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  • Put away the inverted 5 gallon bucket and build a simple crate step up.
  • Need a magnetic screwdriver?
  • Need to work the wax from the little cracks on your ride?
  • 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:
  • How to remove rusted or stripped screws...
  • Tip from Stacey...
  • 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.
  • Metal cutting with plasma cutters has become so easy that it's tempting to take your new plasma cutter out of the box and go to work. But before you get started, here are a few tips to and some simple practices that can improve your cut quality.
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  • Outer Axle Seals Tip
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  • Next time you?re out of penetrating oil and you have a stuck or rusty bolt, try this...
  • Clear Nail Polish...just the answer for every guy with a garage!
  • Protect your electrical connections from the elements...
  • Tip from Stacey...
  • Over time, the jaws on your vice grips will round off and lose their "bite"...when this happens...
  • How about solving those valve cover problems with windshield adhesive? It works...
  • The Freezer can help install your bearings...
  • If you are using a Universal Joint on your ratchet and you need to keep it locked in a position...
  • 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.
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  • Superglue for nasty nicks and cuts...
  • Work around difficult angles with this spark plug tip...
  • Tip from Stacey...
  • Aluminum foil to seal exhaust pipe...