The Right Tool

As every mechanic and restorer knows the right tools are invaluable to doing the job properly. Below is a list of common tools and their uses. Even experienced restorers/mechanics may find something useful in this list.

HAMMER - Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive parts not far from the object we are trying to hit. Also very good for locating thumbs in the way of the necessary task. Comes in various sizes and is colloquially known as a taco-meter or whack-ohmmeter.

COLD CHISEL - A most ingenious tool that makes superman look as if he is standing still. Once used in conjunction with the above hammer it can fly to great distances across the room thus denting anything in its flight path.

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