ACDelco ARM602-3 Torque Cube – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

ACDelco ARM602-3 Torque Cube – SEMA/AAPEX 2012 Good things come in small packages, as the saying goes. That’s what makes the Torque Cube so cool. Unlike a standard torque wrench, it can fit easily in your pocket. It’s available in 3/8″ (ARM602-3) or 1/2″ (ARM602-4) drive and has an audible alert when you’ve reached your […]

ACDelco ARZ605 Inspection Camera – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

ACDelco ARZ605 Inspection Camera – SEMA/AAPEX 2012 Technology continues to amaze me, especially when it comes to cameras. A few short years ago (OK, it was like 2 decades ago now), my ex worked at a film production company owned by a very paranoid (and rich) man. He always felt someone was after him, so […]

Bosch CAG180 18v Cordless Grinder – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

Bosch CAG180 18v Cordless Grinder – SEMA/AAPEX 2012 Bosch’s cordless grinder looks like a pretty decent tool to add to your collection, if you’ve got the cash. Quality is never inexpensive, as you know. This tool was on display in the Bosch booth during the SEMA/AAPEX show in Vegas. Kurt Bontemps, Marketing Manager for Bosch,  […]

Exide Battery Technology – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

Exide Battery Technology – SEMA/AAPEX 2012 We stopped at the Exide Battery booth at the urging of a very persistent PR agent. It’s true what they say – persistence pays off, because you’re about to see what we saw. And that was his job – to get us there. Kudos. What we learned was that, […]

Smart Hitch Camera System – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

Smart Hitch Camera System – SEMA/AAPEX 2012 Few things have frustrated me over the course of my life as much as hooking up a trailer. I doubt I’m alone in that sentiment. Sure, there are those who can do it blindfolded in under 10 seconds – and they’ll let you know how good they are […]

Schumacher Battery Extender – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

Schumacher Battery Extender It should come as no surprise that along with every other technology in the world today, battery tech is changing as well. What does that mean to you and me? Simply put, we have to spend some money upgrading our set of tools designed to keep batteries charged and maintained. Go figure. […]

Craftsman C3 19.2V AM / FM / Weather Radio

Craftsman C3 19.2V AM / FM / Weather Radio Have any tools in the Craftsman C3 line?  If so, the Craftsman C3 19.2V AM / FM / Weather Radio could be a functional add-on tool for you.  Before getting this tool to test and review, I didn’t have a weather radio, and I’ve always thought […]

TERRACLEAN Mist In-Car Air Quality System 203160 – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

TERRACLEAN Mist In-Car Air Quality System 203160 It’s a mouthful to say the least, but this is a pretty cool tool. In a nutshell, it can do for your vehicle (or your clients’ vehicles, really) what HVAC duct cleaners do for sick houses. The Terraclean Mist System is an ultrasonic unit that disperses a mist […]

Powermate VKP1080418 Air Compressor – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

SEMA/APPEX Show 2012 Series Powermate VKP1080418 Air Compressor During our stop at the Powermate booth at this year’s show, we took a look at a couple of compressors. For the stationery bunch, check out the Powermate PLD1581518. For the portable, on-the-go crowd, this was our favorite. The Powermate VKP1080418 Air Compressor is a great tool […]

Powermate PLD1581519 Air Compressor – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

SEMA/AAPEX 2012 Series Powermate PLD1581519 Air Compressor: The SEMA/AAPEX 2012 show in Las Vegas was a lot like a walk through a candy store – without the impending tooth decay. We got a glimpse of a lot of tools and accessories that were either new to the market or hadn’t even hit the shelves yet. […]