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" Handy Tips "

Just an idea, but maybe there could be a Forum called " Handy Tips ".


This could be Snowblower related, and shop related as well. A place to share general working handy tips, such as this ... A quick solution to always having the spray bottles at hand in my work bench, by just suspending a piece of tubing from the ceiling trusses using a piece of chain I had laying around, or you could use rope also. Saves from having to go over to a shelf any time I needed something.


There are many nifty things people do to save time, quick fixes, and anything to make life a bit easier.
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Just an idea, but maybe there could be a Forum called " Handy Tips ".


This could be Snowblower related, and shop related as well. A place to share general working handy tips, such as this ... A quick solution to always having the spray bottles at hand in my work bench, by just suspending a piece of tubing from the ceiling trusses using a piece of chain I had laying around, or you could use rope also. Saves from having to go over to a shelf any time I needed something.


There are many nifty things people do to save time, quick fixes, and anything to make life a bit easier.
great idea. my shop is a mess and it seems I spend almost as much time organizing as working.

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I use those Costco tubbs ( $5.99 when on sale ) for parts and have a piece of paper on front listing the contents. one is just for carburetors , some are for a specific model blower. saves time looking for parts.

tubbs are up on the shelves in picture.
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nice idea ....



btw, where did you get your parts washer, and what do you use for solution? I currently use a plastic dish pan, and Zep Orange De-greaser, works very well for me, but that parts washer you have is nice.
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btw, where did you get your parts washer, and what do you use for solution? I currently use a plastic dish pan, and Zep Orange De-greaser, works very well for me, but that parts washer you have is nice.
Amazon. It's small but good for my needs. I used Oil Eater the first time. new at this so am going to experiemnt with different degreasers. as you can see I get everything small since this is just a hobby and I have room limits. am planning on upgrading equipment as I go along. already started buying better tools , drill bits , and some specialty tools. Spent $30 on some Vampliers , recommended by donyboy73. They paid for themselves the first couple times I used them.

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I've been using PSC 1000 from Tractor Supply. I think it works great. I don't even have a parts cleaner. I just have a small tub with a lid and I leave a paint brush and tooth brush in it. Works well. I am really constrained on space, so no room for a nice floor standing parts cleaner. Some day....

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I use Krud Kutter as a cleaner, like it, has good reviews, Oil Eater also had good reviews, maybe I'll try that next time.

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Here is my parts cleaner, just a cheap dish pan with Zep Orange De-greaser and a nylon parts brush, also a chip brush if needed.:
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Another thing I fashioned to help me greatly, is putting my kerosene heater on a swivel wheel platform I made from spare material. That way I can either easily swivel it pointing out from under the bench where it is now easily stored, or move it anywhere very easily. I also have it on a 12 gauge cord , remote press button plug, allowing me to control it on and off by a remote button from anywhere in the garage. Also put some rubber, self stick tabs underneath the heater, so it does not move on the platform.
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