Nothing can ruin a day in the garage faster than a busted set of knuckles, and Snap-On's new Supergrip work gloves offer protection and so much more. Silicone-fused palm and finger patterns provide maximum grip and dexterity while double-stitched Duraclad reinforcements have been used in key areas for additional protection. Low-profile Airprene knuckle impact protection also adds to the Supergrip's value, as does the gloves' lightweight and breathable moisture-wicking properties. Stock up and work in comfort.
What a Creep
ProZee Concepts' The Creepr Light mounts to most 17-inch-wide straight metal mechanic's creepers with no modifications at all. The rechargeable light source features 118 individual LED bulbs, which are powered by a 3.7 lithium/polymer battery that provides 4 to 8 hours of illumination. Ditch those drop lights that put out way too much heat, and never worry about holding and aiming a flashlight while underneath your truck again.
The Bare Essentials
Making trips to the hardware store in the middle of a project for something as small as a zip tie is the worst thing ever, which is why we love Summit Racing's electrical tool kit. It is packed with wire stripping, cutting, and crimping tools, 180 terminals, 61 pieces of heat-shrink wrap, 250 zip ties, 125 rubber grommets, and a UL-listed pencil soldering iron. With an assortment of necessary goods like that, we're sure you'll be spending more time in the garage and less time in the checkout line for quite some time.
The Autoscanner Plus OBDII diagnostic tool from Actron features CodeConnect-a comprehensive database containing three million verified solutions for trouble codes that cause the check engine light to flash. Compatible with '96-and-later vehicles, the AutoScanner Plus also serves as a CAN and ABS scan tool and can also record, graph, and play back real-time data as well as read and erase generic and manufacturer-specific trouble codes.
Another useful item from Graham Tool, is their tube holding tool, which secures tubes for beading, flaring, and cut-off from 1/4- to 1-inch diameters.
Craftsman's 14-drawer, stainless steel tool storage combo includes a six-drawer top chest and an eight-drawer rolling cabinet featuring Griplatch technology and ball-bearing slides. The chest lid is embossed with the Craftsman logo, includes two gas struts, and has full-width piano hinge for additional security.
If you need a compressor for jobs around the garage, take a look at the 15-gallon model D55168 from DeWalt. Not only does the D55168 have an exceptional size tank for the price, it also has 200 psi of maximum tank storage, and 5.4 scfm @ 90 psi, which allows for quick compressor recovery times using most air tools. The D55168 has an oil- and maintenance-free air pump, which means more time using the unit and less downtime maintaining it.