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  • Make your own "copper spoon" for filling holes.
  • Your local drug store has the best option to fill transmission fluid easy and cleanly.
  • Easy and cheap way to keep your cutters from gumming up while working with aluminum.
  • See what make E3 spark plugs the best option on the market today.
  • Make sure you are using the correct tools for this job.
  • Easy ways to protect you and your projects from floor jacks.
  • Aluminum foil to seal exhaust pipe...
  • Tip from Stacey...
  • Work around difficult angles with this spark plug tip...
  • Superglue for nasty nicks and cuts...
  • David Hyde from Richardson, TX says:
  • A little tried and true fact that I have found is to use cheap automatic transmission fluid (ATF) as an engine flush prior to changing your oil. Just pour a full quart in, let it idle for about five minutes, and drop your oil.
  • If you are using a Universal Joint on your ratchet and you need to keep it locked in a position...
  • How about solving those valve cover problems with windshield adhesive? It works...
  • Over time, the jaws on your vice grips will round off and lose their "bite"...when this happens...
  • Tip from Stacey...
  • Need to work the wax from the little cracks on your ride?
  • The Freezer can help install your bearings...
  • Next time you?re out of penetrating oil and you have a stuck or rusty bolt, try this...
  • Kevin King from Acworth, GA says:
  • How to remove rusted or stripped screws...
  • The idea of learning to TIG weld is often thought of as a pretty daunting task. Couple together unfamiliar equipment with improper weld technique, and throw in the misconception that 'only elite welders can TIG', and it's enough to prevent someone from even giving it a shot. However with a few simple pointers on technique, you can prevent the majority of the bad habits that get most beginning TIG welders in trouble. It boils down to 4 simple tips:
  • Clear Nail Polish...just the answer for every guy with a garage!
  • Troy Bridger from Twillingate, NL says:
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  • A great way to keep your wires straight uses plastic tag ties and clothes pins...
  • In a bind and can't find your dielectric grease?
  • Tip from Stacey...
  • Miller Welding and Cutting Tips for Gearz Plasma Cutting Tip #2 Plasma Cutting Air Quality Trouble Shooting Plasma cutting has become very popular for anyone cutting metal in the garage, in the shop, or in the field. Plasma cutting equipment is getting smaller, more efficient and more cost effective making it a great tool for guys that have metal cutting needs. One of the most common problems that operators experience while using a Plasma cutting tool is premature wear of consumables (tips and electrodes) due to poor air quality.
  • Loosen a rusted bolt? Look no further than your kitchen...
  • Miller Welding and Cutting Tips for Gearz Plasma Cutting Tip #3 An easy way to maintain a consistent standoff is to use a roller guide (Fig. 1). The roller guide also makes cutting straight lines really easy: just clamp a straight edge, piece of metal or other guide to your work piece and follow the edge. Circle cutting guides (which also can be used as a standoff guide) allow you to cut perfect circles of varying sizes. (Fig. 2). For cutting specific and/or repeatable shapes, make a template and trace along the edge.
  • Tip from Stacey...