5 Double Tools to Make Life Easier

5 double tools to help you with your Honda.

By Brian Gillespie

I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of the saying, “Get the right tool for the job.” Having the right tool makes the job go quicker. While using the wrong tool can often times damage the bolts or part you are working on. Sometimes the solution isn’t so obvious OR a solo tool job.

For instance, putting a strategic dent in your frame rail for part clearance can be done with a hammer, but what if you need to be precise and there are things nearby you don’t want to hit? How can you target the area you need to hit without mashing everything in the vicinity?

Let’s say you have a bolt that’s too tight. Say it’s in a tight location and you can’t reach it with a socket and breaker bar? Or how about a crank pulley bolt that even you impact driver won’t remove. Doubling up a pair of tools might just be the solution.

Check out our latest Wrenchopedia tool tips video as we show you some creative ways to solve the following problems:

  • Using a hammer without fear of hitting something you don’t want to hit.
  • Getting the leverage you need to loosen over tightened or rusted bolts.
  • Getting more torque from your impact gun.
  • Getting the right angle on tough to reach bolts.
  • Removing stubborn studs.

 

By the way, have you ever doubled up a couple of tools to get a job done? We are looking for more tips for future videos. Please share your tool tips with us in the comments below or hit us with a message. We’d love to hear from you and we may feature you tool tip in an upcoming video. You’ll be internet famous!

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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy
Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.