These are my top 10 tools that help to save me time as a flat rate tech in the dealership! You guys let me know what you would change or your top ten in the comments below.
Wilton Hammer
Inductive Heater
Lisle Relay Test Kit
Torque Sticks
Lisle Parasitic Draw test leads

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    • smitty2jones

      Ayy I have that same Milwaukee flashlight! We have a miniductor too, super dope, but those assholes in parts keep it under lock and key. Need to heat something? Walk to parts, check it out, walk back and work, then take it back to parts at the end. Better time saver would be a competent parts department ๐Ÿ‘

      about 9 days ago
    • Rustbelt Mechanic
      Rustbelt Mechanic In reply to smitty2jones

      Good luck on finding one of those๐Ÿ˜‚

      about 9 days ago
    • Bryan Beane
      Bryan Beane

      Cordless everything! and were ever I can shove said cordless tools.

      about 20 days ago

      Im in Australia , so number 1 is beers if your a home mech, you must have them and administer as many as possible.

      about 29 days ago
    • ChasTeaParty

      My man, your glasses like fine on your face

      about 1 month ago
    • Stephen Bay
      Stephen Bay

      For the torque limiting extension bars to perform at their
      stated performance level, each impact gun to be used

      with the torque limiting extension bars must be first
      calibrated according to the procedure below. Prior to
      each use, the user must confirm the air pressure
      matches the calibration pressure / battery level is above
      50%, and the gun setting is at the calibrated value.
      Periodic re-calibrations must be completed as necessary
      to account for wear in impact gun.
      1. Note the air pressure at time of calibration or confirm
      battery charge is above 50%
      2. Set the impact gun to the lowest setting and tighten a
      loose wheel nut using the appropriate torque limiting
      extension bar for vehicle (ex: 80 ft-lbs)
      3. Once the fastener is tightened, mark the lug nut
      position. Then loosen the fastener, and using a torque
      wrench re-tighten the lug nut to its original marked
      position. Note the gun setting and measured torque on
      the torque wrench.
      4. If the measured torque reading is lower than the target
      torque, increase the gun setting up a notch and repeat
      step 3 until the measured torque reading is as close as
      possible to the target torque.
      5. Congratulations! Your impact gun is now calibrated.
      Tag or mark the gun with the setting of the gun
      (including air pressure if applicable).
      6. Prior to using the impact gun, make sure the air
      pressure / battery level match the calibration values
      and the gun setting is returned to the
      calibration setting.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stephen Bay
      Stephen Bay

      You might want to read the instructions that should have come with the torque stick. You (one) cannot used ANY amount of torque setting on the impact. Typically the max is 250 ft. lbs from the gun, and some torque stick manufacturers actually suggest calibrating them.
      They do NOT have infinite twist limit capability. They twist just so far, and then if you're ramming it with a 700 ft, lb impact gun, it WILL put more torque on the lug nut.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ron Bowman
      Ron Bowman

      I love having spring clamps to hold serpentine belts on the pulleys when reinstalling, 2 hands can only keep so much in the right place especially when 1 has to let go to pull on the tensioner.

      about 2 months ago
    • Stephen Merrette
      Stephen Merrette

      Electro-magnetic induction is the passage of energy using magnetic fields generated by passing current through a conductor. Likewise passing a conductor through a magnetic field generates an electrical current in the conductor. This is how AC induction motors and generators work and similarly how the alternator generates electricity by turning the wires through a generated magnetic field in a vehicle. This is the same principle used on modern "smooth top" stoves. The energy passed through to the pan, or in this case the bolt, is concentrated and does not generally have a method of dissipation so the energy is converted to heat. I hope that helps. BTW, thanks for the videos. I enjoy them and have gotten a few things out of them.

      about 2 months ago
    • David Schmidt
      David Schmidt

      After you poke a hole in the wire coating what do you use to seal it back up?
      My most used tool in life is my leather man. In the shop m12 3/8 drive stubby impact love this thing. Lot of power and fits in most places.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rustbelt Mechanic
      Rustbelt Mechanic In reply to David Schmidt

      Dielectric grease and electrical tape. Good one on the leatherman!

      about 2 months ago
    • Master Chief 00117
      Master Chief 00117

      What the hell. No Wobble extensions? Them 1/4-3/8" " wobble extensions and sockets saved my ass from removing shit to get at it. Hell my 1/4" is my go too everyday.

      about 2 months ago
    • Alyssa

      Cool video!

      about 3 months ago
    • Juan  Lopez
      Juan Lopez

      where can i get that heat tool

      about 3 months ago
    • Bottle Jack Buddy
      Bottle Jack Buddy

      That heat induction tool is amazing.

      about 5 months ago
    • behexen250
      behexen250 In reply to Bottle Jack Buddy

      We have one in our shop. It works fine, but a torch still does a better job, and is faster.

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Linner
      Michael Linner

      You forgot the club and fire, not to mention the bow and the wheel.

      about 5 months ago
    • bob kock
      bob kock

      Hate seeing those piercing leads. Get some backprobes! Great video though. My top tools gotta be my fluke 88, milwaukee m12 fuel 3/8th ratchet, my big ass matco prybar, my streamlight, and my sony bluetooth speaker ๐Ÿ˜‚

      about 5 months ago
    • Harley Burns
      Harley Burns

      Shouldnt be piercing the wires....backproping with T-pin an u dont screw up customers wires

      about 5 months ago
    • Brayden Bramlett
      Brayden Bramlett

      I work on small engines (lawnmowers) and my best tools are a chain-fall and my Snap-On 14.4v 3/8 impact

      about 5 months ago
    • Chris Thatcher
      Chris Thatcher

      You lost me at the wire piercing probes. I end up fixing tons of wires people have used piercing tools on due to corrosion...

      about 5 months ago
    • beshj

      Half those tools are unused!

      about 5 months ago
    • simon dubya
      simon dubya


      about 5 months ago
    • allmarinemaintenance
      allmarinemaintenance In reply to simon dubya

      Power probe should be at the top of every techs list of must have tools

      about 9 days ago
    • William Tran
      William Tran

      I need that current draw tester asap

      about 5 months ago
    • Darren Lewis
      Darren Lewis

      I used to be a diesel mechanic but I tried to buy as few tools as possible. I felt like there was no reason to use my paycheck to buy a ton of tools to make someone else money. I got paid by the hour though. I always felt sorry for you flat rate guys.

      about 5 months ago
    • Michel Reineking
      Michel Reineking

      Sewing seem splitter for opening wiring harnesses.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ted Mattingly
      Ted Mattingly

      Take those wire piercing tools and throw them in the trash. I hate following after some dickhead that used them and cause more problems than they're worth.

      about 6 months ago
    • Rick Hastings
      Rick Hastings

      power probe

      about 6 months ago
    • Mochenmat

      Do you have "more than my heart" on your arm/sleeve? Rad!

      about 6 months ago
    • Rustbelt Mechanic
      Rustbelt Mechanic In reply to Mochenmat

      Yep coming from my German/Austrian heritage with a saying from my wife๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

      about 6 months ago
    • zoticus1

      Mapp gas, swivel sockets in 3/8 ,pb blaster,1/4 air ratchet, 3/8 air ratchet, swivel impact extensions, impact swivels in 3/8 and 1/2, metabo grinder with cut off wheels.
      I don't know how anyone works without any of these things in a timely manner.

      about 6 months ago
    • Tojen 1981
      Tojen 1981

      A "wire piercer guy". Love it. These guys keep me fed fixing their hack work. Invest in some good connector backprobes and a circuit tester lead kit to do it properly.

      Torque sticks!? Guess he can sleep at night knowing that he could have ruined a $300-400 brake job on a customer's car just because he's too lazy to use a torque wrench. They don't really save time if you know your impact gun. Plus, they can be a safety hazard when they break.

      about 6 months ago
    • Gregory Fairchild
      Gregory Fairchild

      Electric ratchet by far no.1 must have 2 + batteries.
      Diablo Sawzalls metal blades..
      Headband flashlight...
      Under hood light.
      Remote/cable spring clamp tool.
      Magnetic trays.
      Wobbly extensions, 1" most.
      Test light with audible tone for fuse testing. Harbor Freight $4.
      $20 code reader for quick direction.
      Good extendable pen magnet.

      about 6 months ago
    • Gregory Fairchild
      Gregory Fairchild

      Headband flashlight from Wal-Mart...the Ozark Trail 200 lumen...batteries last all day, super bright, hands free

      about 6 months ago