Engine Removal Tools
Last week I started a series illustrating how much could be saved buying products from Harbor Freight Tools— as opposed to the competition– for the ’67 Firebird Restoration project. Breaking it down phase by phase, we’re comparing the prices of tools used in the project with similar (if not exact) products that the competitors advertise. The competitors I chose were Craftsman, Northern Tool, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Grainger. It should be noted that exact matches weren’t always found, so I substituted the closest comparison available. As I suggested last week, I don’t think this compromises the test because we’re only talking about differences in size and shape, not function. It should also be pointed out that not all the listed competitors carry all the tools used in the project.
This powerful shop crane delivers the lifting power you need to easily hoist engines and transmissions, move heavy machinery and load equipment. And when you’re done, it just folds vertically up against the wall or in a corner, taking up very little space. Made of heavy-duty steel, Harbor Freight’s rock solid and sturdy shop crane is an invaluable, cost-effective addition to the garage.
- Sears – Dragway Tools 2-Ton Engine Motor Hoist Cherry Picker Shop Crane Lift – $279.99
- Northern Tool – Torin Big Red Folding Shop Crane – $279.99
- Home Depot – N/A
- Lowe’s – N/A
- Grainger – Shop Crane, 4400 lb. Cap. – $517.50
- Sears – Black Bull 1000 lb. Four Wheel Engine Stand – $69.99
- Northern Tool – Torin Big Red 1250 lb. Engine Stand – $109.99
- Home Depot – 750 lb. Engine Stand – $104.16
- Lowe’s – N/A
- Grainger – Automotive Engine Stand 750 lb. – $186.25
- Sears – Eastwood 1/2″ Drive Twin Hammer Air Impact Wrench – $59.99
- Northern Tool – Wel-Bilt Air Twin Impact Wrench – $79.99
- Home Depot – PowRyte 1/2″ Heavy Duty Air Impact Wrench – $69.99
- Lowe’s – Kobalt 1/2″ 500 ft.-lbs. Air Impact Wrench – $79.94
- Grainger – Chicago Pneumatic Impact Wrench 1/2″ Drive – $334.25
Check out The Video to see the tools in action during the engine removal process!
In the next installment, we’ll take a look at the tools used for stripping and priming the car, and compare them to the competition’s. Until then!