What to get the hot rod farmer in YOUR life for Christmas 2021!December 1, 2021
Please use this buyer’s guide in conjunction with my podcast by the same name. Here I explain the value of each tool and why it is a must have for your hot rod farmer.
I also want to make clear that these are just gift suggestions that many may not know about.
Please explore different brands of the same type of tool. A brand or model that I suggested may not be the best choice for who you are shopping for, but the concept may be valid.
Also, please shop around for pricing since in some instances you may find the item at a lower cost than I listed.
These are all great gifts during the rest of the year too.
Have a blessed Christmas and 2022!
Ray Bohacz… the Hotrod Farmer!!
1: IPA blow gun tips
The innovative and versatile 3-Pc. Specialty Blow-Gun Assortment includes: a BlowBack™ model, Air Bender™ model, and an Air Scraper model. They are ideal for engine repair, machine shop, agriculture, and general industrial applications and much more.
Air Bender Blow-Gun reaches hard-to-access areas with focused, high-pressure, 90° angle output
– For blowing out channels, ports, or reaching around obstructions
Air-Scraper Blow-Gun features a stainless steel shaft and scraper tip that combines air pressure and scouring action to remove and blow away stuck-on debris for faster cleaning than other methods
– For cleaning gasket surfaces, removing grease, rust and more
BlowBack™ Gun dislodges and evacuates debris from the bottom of a bolt hole and out of all the threads
– For cleaning head-bolt holes, manifolds and more
2: Esco u-joint puller
Starting at $85.00
ESCO U-JOINT PULLERS are manufactured to withstand rigorous use in day-to-day service applications. Cast out of high-quality heavy-duty steel, U-Joint Pullers are built with quality and precision to last and deliver the best user experience possible. Specifically designed to eliminate the use of dangerous vice-and-socket or hammering methods, ESCO U-Joint Pullers aid in reducing the risk of damaging joints, bearing caps, yokes, and driveshafts. Engineered to be a solution in the shop and provide universal application use to get the job done. ESCO U-Joint Pullers are to be used with up to a 1 in. impact tool.
3: Cal-Van trim clip pliers
Removes plastic anchors with center pins without damage to the pin or the anchor with one-handed operation. These anchors are found on the interior panels of vehicles and farm machinery.
Adjustable head design allows access to difficult or otherwise unreachable areas when trying to use other similar pliers
Steel construction with a double-dipped textured, grip
4: Century drill bits
29-piece Set includes 1/16″ to 1/2″ by 64ths drill bits
Made from M42 steel with 8% cobalt, Century’s Cobalt drill bits are designed to cut through extremely hard metals, including stainless steel
No center punch needed: Century 135-degree quick-cut points are self-centering and penetrate faster with less pressure…will not “walk” or “wander” at the starting surface
Extremely heat resistant, must be used and operated in power units that have a RPM speed of 1,500 or more for maximum efficiency
Aerospace NAS 907-J specifications
Made in the U.S.A.
5: SURAR universal clamp making kit
# CT500 $67.00
Universal clamp making kit
Everything You Need for The Job — Tool, Wire, Cutter And Wire Nut
More durable than standard worm gear clamps
Makes a true 360° seal
Strong, stainless-steel wire makes secure, long-lasting clamp connections. Proudly manufactured in USA
6: Durofix impact gun
60V deliver higher power and more than 35% longer run-time by drawing less current.
Dual Battery Bays for doubling the runtime.
5-Stage Electronic Torque Control (ETC) and Auto-Shutoff: Higher power comes with high precision.
2″ (RI60760) or 6″ Extended (RI60176E) Anvil.
Adjustable Side Handle & Two super-bright side LEDs
7: Fenix flex head flashlight
The Fenix WT25R Adjustable Head Flashlight is a great all-purpose light with many features. The 105° adjustable head allows you to put light where you need it. Attach the light to most metal surfaces with the built-in magnet for hands-free lighting. Quickly choose between four brightness levels, including a maximum 1000 lumen mode, with the large, easy-to-use mode switch. Recharge the light with the magnetic USB charging cable and check the battery’s remaining charge with the battery level indicator. Built-in body clip, lock-out function, and an IP66 rain resistant/dustproof rating round out the features for the Fenix WT25R—a great all-purpose tool for the farmer or rancher..
8: FJC handheld hydraulic crimper
Hand-held Hydraulic Crimper Kit
Lightweight and portable.
Efficient tool to crimp pipes, barrier hoses and beadlock fittings
Repair, recrimp, create.
Hand-held, hydraulic tool – ideal for shop and field applications.
Quick-snap dies require no pins or screws.
Includes complete set of dies.
For hose sizes: #6, #8, #10, #12 and reduced barrier hose sizes. Packaged in convenient, custom-molded protective case.
9: Porta Cool
Starting at $646.00
Maintain shop comfort with powerful evaporative coolers in the Portacool Jetstream series. The Portacool Jetstream™ packs the biggest cooling punch by combining impressive airflow with Kuul Comfort evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool products. Jetstream evaporative coolers provide maximum comfort when it counts. Cool larger commercial and open spaces from 700 to 5,625 sq. feet.
10: Portasol Butane Torch
A butane Torch with 2,797 BTU/hour of flame power, extra strong welded stainless steel head built to protect the burner. Made with butane compatible plastics and ultrasonically welded tank that prevents gas leaking.
Compact lightweight (7oz) high power Torch for hard-to-reach areas
50-820 (watts equivalent) adjustable power
Adjustable flame length up to 4 1/2 inches.
45 minutes of continuous use at mid-setting
Flame temperature 2,462 °F (1350 °C) – All-in-one on/off ignition switch – Safety button
Soldering joints, plumbing, and brazing
Heat shrink tubing, paint stripping
Fusing rope ends, loosening frozen or rusted nuts and bolts
Heating and bending thin metal
11: Schumacher battery charger
# FRO1577 $176.00
www.schumacherelectric.com The Schumacher Farm and Ranch Battery Charger is built for heavy-duty farm equipment. The powerful 6/12 Volt, 200 Amp design is perfect for engine starting and charging robust batteries. Offers 200 Amp (12V) and 125 Amp (6V) Engine Start, 40 Amp Boost, and 6–2 Amp Charge/Maintenance rates. Plus, quick-connectors with a 12-foot reach make it easy to hook up to the battery. Works with 6V and 12V Standard, AGM, or gel batteries. UL, ULC, BC safety certifications. DOE compliant.
12: SP Tool exhaust bung taps
Farmers and ranchers will appreciate this set of re-threaders that have been designed to repair exhaust temperature sensors bungs. Because of extreme heat cycles and the corrosive environment of modern diesel exhaust systems, the EGT sensors become very difficult to remove without damaging the exhaust system. The shape and depth of the fittings are such that standard re-threaders cannot be used.
These re-threaders are designed with a specific geometry that allows them to clean-up most types of damaged EGT sensor bungs and allow a new sensor to be installed without needing to replace the very expensive exhaust system. The six different sizes, and one special drive adaptor, that are included in the kit will accommodate repairs of most if not all EGT sensors used on cars, as well as light, medium and heavy-duty trucks on the road today.
13: Thexton relay jumper kit
Bypass relays to test and activate components.
Also, tests circuitry to determine faulty wiring.
• Extended 5-foot cord allows the technician to test the component visually or audibly when activated.
• Custom molded relays dissolve the need to determine which circuit is the power, ground, or signal.
• 4 different tools cover the majority of foreign & domestic relay applications.
14: Anglo American tight space thread repair
# NES 55 $297.00
Introducing a solution to one of the most common and frustrating recurring problems when working with fasteners that have stripped and damaged threads in tight spaces!
Automatically adjusts to any thread diameter and pitch, within range.
Cutters are self-adjusting to any pitch within range, coarse or fine.
No need for calibration or identifying fasteners thread type.
The one-handed tool restores inch or metric, right or left handed, coarse or fine thread.
15: Knipex twin grip pliers
# 8202200sb $41.00
Front grip and side grip function, box joint, push button adjustment.
Very slim pliers let you work even in confined installation spaces with a narrow turning zone for fast results.
High-grip front jaw with robust teeth and high gear ratio at the tip of the mouth
Large front and side gripping capacity.
Reliable front gripping of flat workpieces due to the three-point system.
Gripping, tightening and loosening screws with worn heads and threads.
Five-way adjustable slip joint with push button adjustment for precise adjustment of gripping capacity.
Pinch stop reduces the risk of crushed fingers.
Durable and resilient due to the robust box joint.
Forged from high-grade chrome vanadium electric steel, oil-hardened, teeth additionally induction-hardened.
16: Ullman Devices digital mirror
# E-DM-1MB $100.00
Smart phone enabled 720p camera with LED illumination; save images and videos direct to your mobile device. It lets you position the digital mirror where it needs to be and then you view is shown on your smart phone or tablet.
Connects to your mobile Android or IOS device through the Ullman App; dual point 360° rotational knuckle securely holds the digital mirror at optimal viewing angle
Magnetic base adheres to vehicles, lifts, racks, toolboxes and other ferrous objects; telescoping handle helps reach tight spaces
Rechargeable battery provides 45 minutes of run time; IP54 dust and water resistant.