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Mechanic's Tools to Have in the Workshop

David Thiel and Aime Fraser, author of Your First Workshop, explain how some automotive tools can be handy to have around the workshop.

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feeler gauges are helpful in adjusting band saw
Photo 2 of 6Feeler gauges can be very helpful when it comes to adjusting a band saw.

Feeler Gauges(2 of 6)

Feeler gauges are strips of metal with varying thicknesses. They are normally used for gapping spark plugs in a car, but they can be used in the workshop to set the distance between the blade and the guide on a band saw. Slip the correct size gauge into place, then use a hex key to make adjustments.

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