Watchs SALE All about watches OLD MECHANIC TAUGHT ME THIS!!! Exposed!!!


I learned this hack from and old mechanic years ago!
if you need to shorten a bolt, simply add a nut to the bolt, cut it then use the nut as a thread chaser.
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27 thoughts on “OLD MECHANIC TAUGHT ME THIS!!! Exposed!!!”

  1. jimmymckay73 says:

    this is such a powerful message . i work in an industry where the guys in charge refuse to help the new kids and it makes me so angry when they act like the new kid is a complete idiot because he doesn't already know how to do the work. thank you for posting this .

  2. My dad died a month before I was born, so I never had someone to pass this type of information down. I'm 39 and God, I wish I'd have known this little trick from a young age. But now, my 2 boys will be taught this, thanks to you!

  3. The extension you forged for the spanner took me back to my apprenticeship, not sure what you call them but to us they were Samson bars. Shaped slightly differently they could be used to ease large steam or water valves. Regards

  4. Bzeemer says:

    A little bit offtopic but I must tell I'm a lucky guy. Suddenly my daughter wants to know and repair her own Honda CB550 (1976) because she wants to understand the technical issues she may get when rideing the bike. I have to tell her from the very start. Last week she changed a gasket of the valve cover. That makes me a proud daddy. I hope you keep explaining things like this video. (forgive me my broken English)

  5. Brody556 says:

    In our shop the guy who comes in being humble and willing to learn goes alot further then the guy who has a big head, unless the guy with the big head is supposed to be a master technician and can do what he should be able to according to his certs and the way he carries himself.
    As for the nut and bolt trick yes its a good trick, im in the camp of using a cutoff wheel then i put the bolt in a socket and at about a 45 degree angle i put a lead into the first thread while rotating the bolt to keep it even. Purely for asthetics and because i hate seeing the burr and/or flat starting thread

  6. BADBONESDAD says:

    Rotten trolls out there go to another channel bastards

  7. Jan Hansen says:

    just grind the edges of that bolt while your at it , so that next person does not cut fingers 🙂 ,, you have the grinder in your hand

  8. Joe says:

    So what is your connection to veolia. They just bought a local company in richland Wa

  9. Thank you for the information

  10. C OG says:

    Or you could grind away from the end of the bolt at a 45 degree angle, and the nut fits every time. I'm also an autobody mechanic, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, and a journeyman gasfitter. Learned it cutting redi rod in refrigeration after 15 years in autobody when I decided to double my income and stop sucking isocyanates.

  11. Louis Aziz says:

    Cudos!!! We need to teach our children everything that we can. These are things thar are not taught in public schools. Common sence and "thought processing" aren't taught either. "Old School" is called that for a reason because something is actually learned. Thank you so much.

  12. Jason Lee says:

    You’re right this is an old trick but a valuable one. I figured this one out for myself but I have learned so much from men just like you. Sharing knowledge is our true legacy.

  13. Nick Carver says:

    That was the best monster garage quote I've lived by that ever since I heard it.

  14. I remember my grandfather showing me that trick. I'm sure his dad showed him. Must be about 4 generator passed on now and it's still a handy trick.

  15. the old men have said to me and many others it is about working smarter not harder always look for the best way

  16. james leal says:

    Such a good point! I knew this trick but I ALWAYS learn something new when I watch videos like this. Ok….. I almost always learn something new. Like you seem like a super cool dude with a great attitude. Good job man 👍

  17. What cind of grinder do you use

  18. K Stewart says:

    Have done the nut trick before BUT you can just use a file at 45 degrees or less and shave part of the thread off (taper) where you cut it. You could of done the same thing with your grinder carefully. Sometimes you may be stuck with no nut. Done it both ways many times—in fact, most times with the file. Tired, retired, and old mechanic.

  19. mozzmann says:

    ANY dickhead that doesn't either put the nut on first so that if can be backed of cleaning the thread , surely have a standard file and knows HOW to use said file .
    Mate as experienced Mechanics and Machinists we know many little tricks and good on ya for passing some of them on !!

  20. Bonus tip: if the nut is still a bit tight, try placing one of the flats of the nut on an anvil (or the fixed jaw of your vise, or a steel workbench, anything solid enough to take a bit of hammering) and tap the opposite side with a hammer. Rotate the bolt slightly so the striking rotates the nut and, as you work your way around, the nut will "iron out" small burrs in the thread. This technique won't replace dies and thread files, but if you encounter a weird thread (BA when all your tools are SAE) it's worth a try.

  21. Very well produced! This stuff fascinates me even tho I'm no good at it.

  22. Thanks for your time, because you care and take the time to make the video. Looking forward to see more.

  23. you had to be taught that…. wow ok! lol

  24. I've done the nut on the bolt trick, cut the bolt, then use the nut already threaded to rethread the cut end. But MORE importantly, I love your mindset of sharing your experience and knowledge and passing it along to all those who haven't had the experience, but searching for a trick or technique that is mystifying them, or curious enough to explore Youtube just to see what they don't know.. We need more guys like you willing to share. Yep, often times we begin to tackle a project and stumble, and are lucky enough, or blessed enough to succeed in the end. And as I always say, with the right tools, you can do anything.

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