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Read this if you work on your own car, Its funny!!!


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Subject: Can you relate to any of these?
Author:  Steve Sexton at Cuba1_Post1
Date:    1/22/99 12:59 PM

The humor just keeps coming:
HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is 
used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive parts not far from 
the object we are trying to hit.
MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of 
cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly 
well on boxes containing seats and motorcycle jackets.
ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel Pop rivets in 
their holes until you die of old age, but it also works great for 
drilling mounting holes in fenders just above the brake line that goes 
to the rear wheel.
PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads.
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board 
principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable 
motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more 
dismal your future becomes.
VISE-GRIPS: Used to round off bolt heads.  If nothing else is 
available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to 
the palm of your hand.
OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various 
flammable objects in your garage on fire.   Also handy for igniting 
the grease inside a brake drum you're trying to get the bearing race 
out of.
WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older British cars and 
motorcycles, they are now used mainly for impersonating that 9/16 or 
1/2 socket you've been searching for the last 15 minutes.
DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat 
metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest 
and flings your drink across the room, splattering it against that 
freshly painted part you were drying.
WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them 
somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light.  Also 
removes fingerprint whorls and hard-earned guitar calluses in 
about the time it takes you to say, "Ouc...."
HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering a motorcycle to the ground 
after you have installed your new front disk brake setup, trapping the 
jack handle firmly under the front fender.
EIGHT-FOOT LONG DOUGLAS FIR 2X4: Used for levering a motorcycle 
upward off a hydraulic jack.
TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters.
PHONE: Tool for calling your neighbor to see if he has another 
hydraulic floor jack.
SNAP-ON GASKET SCRAPER: Theoretically useful as a sandwich tool for 
spreading mayonnaise; used mainly for getting dog-doo off your boot.
E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool that snaps off in bolt holes 
and is ten times harder than any known drill bit.
TIMING LIGHT: A stroboscopic instrument for illuminating grease buildup.
TWO-TON HYDRAULIC ENGINE HOIST: A handy tool for testing the tensile 
strength of ground straps and brake lines you may have forgotten to 
CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large motor mount prying tool 
that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the 
end without the handle.
BATTERY ELECTROLYTE TESTER: A handy tool for transferring sulfuric 
acid from a car battery to the inside of your toolbox after 
determining that your battery is dead as a doornail, just as you 
TROUBLE LIGHT: The mechanic's own tanning booth.  Sometimes called a 
drop light, it is a good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin," 
which is not otherwise found under motorcycles at night.  Health 
benefits aside, its main purpose is to consume 40-watt light bulbs at 
about the same rate that 105-mm howitzer shells might be used during, 
say, the first few hours of the Battle of the Bulge.  More often dark 
than light, its name is somewhat misleading.
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the lids of old-style 
paper-and-tin oil cans and splash oil on your shirt; can also be used, 
as the name implies, to round off Phillips screw heads.
AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a 
coal-burning power plant 200 miles away and transforms it into 
compressed air that travels by hose to a Chicago Pneumatic impact 
wrench that grips rusty bolts last tightened 60 years ago by someone 
in Springfield, and rounds them off.
PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or 
bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.
HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to cut hoses 1/2 inch too short.