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Old 12-12-2013, 01:47 AM   #381
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My 4 tap keezer has a 5lb co2 tank that I've seriously considered bring with me to the track, but for mundane things like tire inflation rather than air tools. Straight co2 generally OK for tires?
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There's also some company that sells a compressor that takes 85psi shop air input and a 110v outlet and over the course of like 8 hours would fill the tank too, for not crazy money. Joe, being an old timer you might recognize the man behind this as TK, the man behind the automag.
Huh, very cool.

I've seen the more die-hard folks bring SCUBA tanks with them to the field and do transfer fills between rounds. I guess with something like that, you could fill your own SCUBA tank at home.
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Interesting...

The NASCAR / IRL / etc pit guys have huge CO2 bottles next to them. I have to wonder how much runtime a paintball-sized bottle would get you?
I'm not sure what the NASCAR guys use, but all of the ALMS/Rolex/Grand AM teams use N2 tanks, not CO2. My guess is that the NASCAR/IRL guys are also using N2 and not C02, but I'm not 100%.

No concern with low temps with N2, plus it's (relatively) cheap. That and N2 is also good to have around for filling tires.

EDIT: N2 = Nitrogen Gas...for all the Club Roadster dudettes browsing this thread

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Old 12-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #384
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I'm not sure what the NASCAR guys use, but all of the ALMS/Rolex/Grand AM teams use N2 tanks, not CO2. My guess is that the NASCAR/IRL guys are also using N2 and not C02, but I'm not 100%.
You're probably right. I've never been down to one of their pits, just saw big gas bottles and didn't think about it.

And I should have assumed N2 in the first place, since in my line of work we use T-size (330cf) N2 bottles to purge high-power transmission line and keep moisture from entering it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:17 PM   #385
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I should have known...

3 Piece "L" Square Set with Levels


FAIL
3/10

I suppose if you're in carpentry then these may be decent. I still wouldn't build my house with them.
The small one is out .050. The big one is off almost 1/8 of an inch...
Which i suppose isn't toO bad considering their price. Good for getting things sorta lined up. But i'll stick to my starrett for perfection.
The worst part is the numbers rub right off. Yup. Just rub your finger over the lines and numbers and they're gone... Now they're pretty much completely useless.
If you see them on sale 50% off like me, then they're good for tossing around the house.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:28 AM   #386
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Windshield Repair Kit

Windshield Chip Repair Kit

This kit appears to be EXACTLY the same as the Permatex kit sold at the auto parts stores for twice as much. I bought one and tried it out on a really bad damaged spot on the windshield. It definitely improved the damage. It really does need UV light to cure. I used a black light bulb since at the time I could not roll the car outside to sit in the sun (what the directions recommend).
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It would be very cool if a mod would go through and created a running list or diagram of all the HF products in this thread and the WIN/FAIL rating. Like brainy did for the spool thread!
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FAIL: Ratchet Action Hose/PVC Pipe Cutter 39749

Doesn't really ratchet. Blade is very soft and bends. Spend $10 more for HD/Lowes version.

PVC Pipe Cutter w/ Ratchet Action
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FAIL: Drill Master - Item#69645 4-1/2" Angle Grinder
Had I not been wearing my welding gloves, I would've noticed the heat from the grinder. Though it sounds as though the bearings just gave up. I have a much older $10 HF grinder that's still working fine.

4-1/2" Angle Grinder
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FAIL: Drill Master - Item#69645 4-1/2" Angle Grinder
Had I not been wearing my welding gloves, I would've noticed the heat from the grinder. Though it sounds as though the bearings just gave up. I have a much older $10 HF grinder that's still working fine.

4-1/2" Angle Grinder
I have to disagree with the FAIL on that item. For $15 I think it is an epic win. I have had one die on me, it was after 4 years of good use. I went and picked up the replacement one and it has been working fine for the past year. So while yeah it might break eventually, at that price point I am fine with replacing it ever 3 or 4 years.
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5/5 - Incredibly impressed with this thing. I finished part of my basement this winter - used this hammer-drill to frame out a 33'x11' room with 2x2s into block walls. I bought decent bits and this thing just wouldn't stop . Only compliant is that the forward/reverse switch works backwards from my other drills.
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The standard drill with 1/2" chuck is "backwards" too. My other gripe is that the chuck doesn't stay tight, but for what I paid, it served its tube notching duties just fine, and has more ***** than my 18v Dewalt.
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I have to disagree with the FAIL on that item.
You're correct. I bought another one to replace it for $12.99 with a coupon.
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Bolt-Type Wheel Puller Set
Pittsburgh Automotive - item#37824

$12.99 + impact gun = easy removal of the balancer from Hell.
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I've had one of those sets for at least a decade. Don't use it very often, but there's no substitute when you need it. I second the win, as I paid nearly nothing for it.
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5/5 - Incredibly impressed with this thing. I finished part of my basement this winter - used this hammer-drill to frame out a 33'x11' room with 2x2s into block walls. I bought decent bits and this thing just wouldn't stop . Only compliant is that the forward/reverse switch works backwards from my other drills.
Agree, made hammer drilling into concrete a breeze. Hasn't quit yet.
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50" Clamp And Cut Edge Guide
Pittsburgh - Item#66581
WIN WIN WIN
Works as expected. Eliminates all the extra work with clamps + straight edge.
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1/2" drive torque wrench: win


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Got it for 12 bucks, plus a free tape measure. Not sure how accurate it really is, but the 1/4" drive one I have is pretty damn close, so I expect it's good enough for anything I would use it for.
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Normally they're 9.99 on sale.
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Win: Snap ring pliers for $3.99. I used these numerous times without a problem.



Win: 3/8" Angle Drill for $29.99



Win: 3 Piece two-jaw puller set for $24.99

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