Testing the World’s Most Hated Tool
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Are universal sockets as bad as people say? We bought a bunch of Gator Grips to find out how useful they REALLY are?
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What tool should we test next?
Duct tape vs gorilla grip vs jb weld
Oil filter wrenches
Floor jacks and torque wrenches. Separately of course
@Jundi Khaalish wouldnt be a bad D-List sode
Chinese makita based tools like those on aliexpress
Oil Filter wrenches would be sick to see.. the three different kinds of them as up against each other
Strap wrench is the best IMO jaws when jiffy lube tightens the oil filter with a half inch impact
I’m a chevy lubetech. I have band type oil filter wrench, Turn-and-close 3 jaws socket, and normal oil filter pliers. I use all of them every day. If you’re not mechanic and trying to find a best tool for oil filter change, it really depends on what car you have. For example, some toyota cars, you need a special socket. oil filter wrenches won’t work.
By the way, circle steel band type filter wrench works most of the time.
I have always just stabbed a screwdriver through the old filter to spin it and just screw on the new one
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I’ve had limited success with this tool. It’s useful occasionally for jacked up bolts and things like ceiling hooks (as seen on tv!). But they are definitely not a do-it-all replacement tool by any stretch of the imagination.
@Just Jeff Home I guess it’s one of those things where I’ve done it enough that I just have a couple laying around.
@Chasm 95 yeah, but I’ve already got a gatorgrip lying around. And I don’t have to go to the store.
If you’re talking about drop ceiling bolts you hang the grid from, you can go to a hardware store and get a screw bit that’s designed to screw them into place.
@TRU-TONE good for you? It’s still not as effective as using the proper tool.
Yeah my father got a non name brand Gator grip for real cheap for those once-in-a-blue-moon bolts so he probably used it every like five years.
I have one of these, and honestly, for like simple jobs, it is pretty handy because you don’t have to keep going back to your toolbox. As long as you don’t use it under a lot of torque it’s handy.
A better-made (maybe old) one actually doesn’t suck, to my experience. I mean, bear in mind what it even is before hauling on it hard or something, but it has its applications.
@micro Graham I Ugga all the time maybe it’s because it’s a impact rated grip socket. Mine has held up for a year of using it maybe once a week.
I’m with you I’ve used mine for nearly 8-10 years. Great for hooks and smaller things like u said, not something I use on my vehicle or anything that needs real tools lol
Exactly. This is designed for light duty, it’s for your average joe who might use a socket wrench once or twice a year.
Grug no like ugga dugga snap god
I’m surprised he didn’t immediately lose the socket after using it for the 10mm lol 😆
There *has* to be a scientific explanation for this.
My car ate my 10mm fell into a rain drain hole and is gone forever but it’s not lost just inaccessible
There is a merch opportunity for donut, the donut 10mm socket
😂🤣😂👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 You do realise there’s groups of mongrels that go around stealing people’s 10mm from there toolboxes.
nice… i have brought 5283 10mm sockets over my lifetime and have ZERO of them today 😪😂
This saved me a trip to the store once after sitting in my tool box for years unused. It’s good for low torque bolts if you cant find a socket or something. For big jobs, just use a standard socket
I agree with this sentiment 100%. It’s an absolute useless piece of junk 99% of the time, but it’s so small, you might as well just keep it around for those 1% of times it could actually come in handy.
if you cant find a socket or something go buy one
I use the magnet for rc car bolts lol I wouldn’t dare use it on my actual truck
what if my sockets are metric
My father had one and he had a just for those bolts you would run across once in a blue moon and to this day it’s it’s in the tool chest waiting for that probably we haven’t had to use it in about five years.
These are indeed PERFECT for hooks and eye bolts. They are also pretty handy if a bolt is already kind of rounded or youve lost a socket. As with most of the “As Seen On TV” stuff, its good for around the house odds and ins, but not good for an actual job.
I have a specific wingnut/hook bit that I can use instead
@orsmplus A fellow redditor I see
Its a good tool to just throw in a bag with its wrench just in case you need it for something. I would never use one if I didnt need to tho.
Yeah. I own one for the situations where a proper tool doesn’t exist. Not to replace my actual sockets.
I was going to say the same thing. Say you were a wedding prop builder and you needed to quickly pop in and out hooks, it looks really good for that.
I would just love to get a job at an auto shop and stroll in with this bad boy first day on the job lol
i work in autozone and we have took boxes lol
I love crap like this so much <3
+1's for everyone XD
Well, that and your Sears RoboGrip pliers.
@EjG Insert Donald Trump “You’re fired,get outta here” meme here
This is on top of the tool list for just brakes technicians
We use Gator Grips at our job….they are pretty useless, but come in handy when you don’t have everything with you, such as wrenches, sockets, etc.. When I’m out “in the field”, I cant lug around 250+ tools where I go.
It isn’t a literal “field”….that’s just what we call it. Lol, but yeah…..we go through Gator Grips like candy.
Going through them like candy is a good sign you should invest in some real tools.
Not trying to be rude but, if you’re spending 20-30 bucks on these things, and consistently shredding them, expecting a different result, then that’s being insane and wasting money.
@Zoltrix77 sometimes you’re carrying more than just a socket set for your job though.
Putting a single socket and small ratchet in one of you pockets could be the difference between one and two trips everywhere you go. Even though the socket sucks, it can be better than the alternative in some situations.
I actually am literally out “in a field” with a toolbox a lot..I work for a farm equipment service..Damn tractors never break down near the freaking road.
Oh, I think you can lug around 250+ tools where you go. You just need a tool packout kit.
Do you think a similar tool but with different pin shapes would work better? Like hexagonal shaped pins?
I thought these DID have hexagonal pins. . .
@Just Chad Hexagons wouldn’t chew up the bolt because only one side of each little hexagon would be showing, therefore creating flat sides. Triangles would have a similar result, but as a result would have to be smaller, and therefore more fragile.
I would say very small triangles would be the best
@I Argue With Dense People I mean I would assume the round pins would scar it less was my point
@Just Chad like it didn’t do that already