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Sleek, sexy and now available (for a limited time) – the Red Bull Racing Tools range are the latest must have for your tool box.

Sleek, sexy and now available (for a limited time) – the Red Bull Racing Tools range are the latest must have for your tool box. Each car is a technological masterpiece filled with all kinds of wizardry many of us fail to even think about as we watch a race unfold.  Every part and [...]

By |2019-05-17T13:40:42+00:00May 17th, 2019|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

Up next for the BTCC is Thruxton, the UK’s fastest race circuit for what promises to be an action packed weekend of racing.

Up next for the BTCC is Thruxton, the UK’s fastest race circuit for what promises to be an action packed weekend of racing. We will be there too – out on track with Sam Osborne behind the wheel of the Tool Maniac sponsored MG along with Rob Smith in the Draper Tools sponsored MG.  [...]

By |2019-05-17T13:41:35+00:00May 17th, 2019|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

A beginner’s guide to hammers

You might well think that a hammer is a hammer. They can be different sizes, weight, even made from different materials, but they all look similar and have the same basic purpose. To whack things - not the most technical description, but you get the gist. This simple hand tool is made up of [...]

By |2019-04-17T19:00:02+00:00April 17th, 2019|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

Five things to consider before you choose a tool box

Tools are at the centre of what we as tool maniacs love. And if we look after them and protect them and treat them right, they’ll serve us for years. Many people use the floor or a bedside chair as a makeshift wardrobe and in our book that’s fine for your typical Armani suit. [...]

By |2019-04-17T18:53:29+00:00April 17th, 2019|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

How To Change Your Oil

Women: Pull up to any Halfords Service Centre when the mileage reaches 3000 since the last oil change. Drink a cup of coffee and read an old copy of Vogue. 15 minutes later, pay via mobile phone and leave with a properly maintained vehicle. Men: Go to Halfords and spend £50.00 for oil, filter, [...]

By |2019-03-21T08:39:00+00:00March 21st, 2019|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

The Elusive Foo Foo Valve Extractor

As a lifelong Tool Maniac,  I created the ‘Foo Foo Valve’ when I ran a garage specialising in Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini. One day a customer brought his Aston DB6 in sounding rough. I had just bought the latest ‘Snap-On Stethoscope’, so of course I milked the part, making the most of my [...]

By |2018-12-12T21:22:31+00:00May 28th, 2018|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

A Dream Tool Storage Solution

Hi Maniacs No matter how hard I try to stay away when I enter a shop, a gleaming tool box has a mesmeric effect, and before long I’m pulling out drawers and trying to work out whether I can fit the thing into my boot. So it was that on a recent visit to [...]

By |2018-12-12T16:30:19+00:00May 28th, 2018|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

Complete Tool Sets

Personally, I’ve always bought the tool storage solution then built up the contents from scratch, finding the right tools, getting the racks for sockets and spanners so that everything has a home. But some people want the whole shebang in one go; a complete tool set. I was at the NEC for the Classic [...]

By |2018-12-20T10:12:32+00:00May 28th, 2018|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments

THE REBELLION STARTS HERE FOR OUR FITTED GARAGE

What do we want?  The perfect fitted garage, my own man cave! When do we want it? NOW! For years we have succumbed to pressure to invest in someone else’s vision of a ‘dream kitchen’, complete with the latest in culinary pyrotechnics and labour-saving technology.  Some of us have been subjected to the torment [...]

By |2018-12-17T17:01:52+00:00April 17th, 2018|Member Tool Articles, Tool Articles|0 Comments
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