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Old 08-20-2016, 10:53 AM
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I had to trim some carpet and the utility knife wasn't doing it. It was hard to cut and a pain so I went to Home Depot and was looking for a better knife. An employee told me that using Carbide blades in the same knife instead of standard razor blades would make a huge difference and they were right

Replacing the blade in my knife with a carbide blade made a huge difference.

I was thinking it would be good to start a thread to share little things that like this that make a huge difference

What trick did you learn that made a difference?
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Soldering iron for holes in carpet, drills make a mess.
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I've been doing some electrical work on the FJ60 lately so electrical stuff is fresh in my mind:

Heat shrink tubing is 1000x better than electrical tape for making nice connections. It also works lots better and easier if you put it over the wires before soldering/crimping the connection.

Buying a quality crimping tool and the correct sized bullet connectors, power poles, etc is worth the extra expense.
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Central Park to 56th. A nice back way to the airport if the highways are all messed up, and they usually are.

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Great idea for a thread. Here is a trick I learned on how to get fluids pumped into difficult areas

The trick is to drill two holes one for the hose and one for the pressure supply. Use a thin wall hose with a nice ID like 1/4 or 3/8

DONT USE MORE THAN 10psi
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I recently needed to get silicone spray way further than the little tube would allow. The quarter windows on my Packard were difficult to raise and lower. I needed to get back into the tracks and gears. So I ordered some of these and got the job done easily. I did take a coat hanger and cut it to the same length and taped it to the one end so I could guide it easier.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:38 AM
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Great idea for a thread. Here is a trick I learned on how to get fluids pumped into difficult areas

The trick is to drill two holes one for the hose and one for the pressure supply. Use a thin wall hose with a nice ID like 1/4 or 3/8

DONT USE MORE THAN 10psi
Cool tip Jackson, I hate pumping 90wt and I've tried every trick in the book, that looks like it be great!
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