Alright, today on Repairs101 – back by popular demand – it’s the second edition of the Tool Knowledge Challenge!

1.) Alright, I’ll start off with this one – not because it’s hard to figure out what it is – because I think it’s really cool. I got it at a lawn sale for a buck with the stone on it and everything.

Off grid, crank powered grindstone  Nylon webbing band oil filter strap wrench

2.) If you know what these are then you know what this is. I’ve tried just about every filter wrench I’ve ever come across and this old strap wrench beats them all.

3.) Telling you to have a look at my “Grout Renewal” video… Telling you to have a look at my “Grout Renewal” video should be hint enough to get this one, even if you haven’t seen it yet.

Richard brand Grout Rake  Flare Nut Crow's Foot Socket Wrench Adapter

4.) These are three eights inch square drives. They’re used mainly on flare nuts, like this one, on this flared brake line.

5.) If you find some of these in your Granddad’s shed – hold on to them. He probably picked them up because he had a loose axe handle or hammer handle.

Steel tool-handle wedges  Vernier scale caliper measuring diameter of Canadian $2 coin

6.) OK so the top one is digital and it doesn’t count so pretend you can’t see it and just notice that the other ones all share the same scale developed by Pierre Vernier for precise measurements accurate to one - one hundredth of a millimetre and one - one thousandth of an inch.

7.) This just looks like an ordinary tri-corner hammer until you get a close look at it and see that the face pivots. So it will always hit its target square without risk of damaging glass.

Glaziers / picture framing hammer  Pliers for removal of automotive hoses

8.) If you’ve ever worked on a machine and struggled to remove hoses after they’ve been on there for a while, you’ll really want to get some of these.

9.) Now you wouldn’t be wrong if you referred to this as a pilot because that’s what the drill bit is there for. But the drill arbor itself is a means of attaching a heavy duty hole-saw.

Drill arbor with pilot drill bit  3/16" pipe and tube flaring anvil

10.) People like to call these things “buttons” and “fittings” but they’re actually called “anvils” and you can see how they’re used in one of my favourite videos “Brake Line Double Flares”.

Brass suction type transfer pump

BONUS.) This transfer pump is inexpensive and efficient and it makes a lot of otherwise difficult jobs… easy.

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