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  • jimmymckay73
    jimmymckay73 3 months ago +191

    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 .

    • Chris P. Bacon
      Chris P. Bacon 28 days ago

      Learned a ton by watching my Dad, also when starting a new job by watching how the old timers did things. I always took the time to show new workers the tricks and if they were really trying I would show them 20 times if needed. I just didn't try when they wouldn't even try what you showed them. Plenty of tricks to learn just by keeping your eyes open, when you find an old timer that takes the time to show you something pay attention. Nice channel I enjoyed it and sub'd.

    • originaldanman
      originaldanman Month ago +2

      As a contractor who has hired many "kids" you must also acknowledge the fact that no one knows more than a 17 - 25 year old, I know I was one of them. Most of them are either unteachable or they have to learn the hard way, or you have to force them to do it your way or fire them. Very rare is the one who really wants to learn. And of course same goes for the old dogs who've been "doing it for years". Can't teach them either.

    • Joe Rella
      Joe Rella Month ago


    • The Good of the Land
      The Good of the Land  Month ago

      +Mine Menice Thank you Mine!

  • ddd228/Dave in Seattle.

    OG's have a lot of knowledge. I'm one.

  • Michael Mills
    Michael Mills 2 days ago

    Yeah I own and operate Milwaukee twisted iron custom bike in motor works, and every time I hire a guy and they say they yeah I know everything there is to know about wrenching those of the guys that don’t know anything the guy that says he doesn’t know anything or usually the best technicians

  • Frank Shaw
    Frank Shaw 4 days ago

    Sharing knowledge is so important , i'm a maintenance engineer and I share my knowledge with anyone that wants to listen to me, 40 plus years in industry.

  • Anthony Aguilar
    Anthony Aguilar 4 days ago

    Need more people like you,Everything you said is true thank you so much 👍🏻👍🏻💯💯

  • chuckschilling
    chuckschilling 5 days ago

    For smaller bolts, you can cut off the excess length with a dremel tool with cutoff wheel attached and nuts should thread cleanly without requiring much thread cleanup.

  • Charles Foster
    Charles Foster 6 days ago

    We all have a choice: to be a barking dog or accomplish something that serves mankind amid barking and opposition, which Satan insures will always occur but which God has promised victory over, on His terms, to the over-comer who perseveres by trusting in Jesus and following His instruction/Torah.
    --Shalom bshem Yeshua HaMashiach tsidkenu, HaMelech melachim†

  • Gazgandalf
    Gazgandalf 7 days ago

    You arrived at that stage few men get to - "We don't know everything - time to stop pretending." I still use my 'colombo' technique - 'act humble and ask questions.' Even when I know how to do some kind of work/job. There are folks who get excited to share knowledge so I let them tell me their story of how to do it without stopping them. Why not? What does it cost me to hear it again? I have made friends doing this. It's a matter of losing the ego.
    Secondly - some guys think they cease to learn after College or University. I find that the older generation who never stopped learning and were interested in life and people are often the most healthy.

  • christopher de leon
    christopher de leon 8 days ago

    we need more people like you in education. I was taught into being selfish with my knolage at way to young an age, and only now am I getting out of that mentality.

  • Raul Pendas
    Raul Pendas 12 days ago

    If you are teacher should be willing to share your knowledge. Thank you for the lessons.

  • theduck
    theduck 14 days ago

    As I told my old boss once “you have 40 years of experience to my 10” you know I cannot compare to that, and we do need the older generation to pause sometimes to explain something. On the other hand we have to be willing to listen too

  • Porsche Man
    Porsche Man 20 days ago

    Wow I just learned how to make a cheater bar for wrenches, awesome.

  • Joseph Ackerman
    Joseph Ackerman 20 days ago

    My old man would love to watch your TVclip videos. I know. Cause I do. Pretty cool. Would like to come work in your garage for about a week or so.

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith 20 days ago

    Thank you for passing this knowledge on!

  • Kid Seville
    Kid Seville 21 day ago

    They call me kid even though I'm 40 years old because I ask questions and listen so I can learn more to be able to do my self. And if I am doing it the way I thank is right and someone says this is faster and easier and it works I use that technique. Subscribed and looking forward to more old skool tips.

  • Georji
    Georji 22 days ago

    If your good with a grinder you can just shave off some of the thread that's been bent inwards

  • Gareth lewis
    Gareth lewis 23 days ago

    I like your spanner 🔧 tool at the end, I’m forever looping spanner’s but it’s a bit dangerous.

  • Ivor Davies
    Ivor Davies 25 days ago

    remember goggles next time

  • Gill T
    Gill T 26 days ago

    have you done videos on hammers? My dad was all about the right hammer for the job... ball peen vs claw for example... I hear my late dad every time I see someone doing metal work with a claw hammer... LOL. Oh and the right vs wrong way to use a crescent wrench, although the best one was one I learned from a retired lineman, about "never saddling a dead horse" when installing a cable clamp...

  • john Hini
    john Hini 26 days ago

    true love is giving some thing good, to others for free..johndocofinformation...will have to try it many thanks..

  • martin d
    martin d 28 days ago

    good message.. subscribed.

  • Bradley Pool
    Bradley Pool 28 days ago

    You're a great example! This was very humbling. Thankyou.

  • post 777
    post 777 Month ago

    Great video man! Good message, subscribed!

  • blackfoot
    blackfoot Month ago

    the OLD MECHANIC is still base number1, which you must know before you want to go further and understand

  • Dispise Cons
    Dispise Cons Month ago

    It "Baffels" me how certain individuals can be "Soo Moronic"...That they will actually "Thumbs Down Useful Information" which could be very helpful to the "Many," who are Afficted with; "Three Thumbs" Syndrome!
    Or, how about the 70 to 80% of the Western Nation populace, who are "No Longer Capable" of thinking outside of_The "Proverbial" Box, so to speak!

  • Thomas Storm
    Thomas Storm Month ago

    dude. I live in Lancaster where that was built

  • Deigratis
    Deigratis Month ago

    I'm thankful to have been born knowing most of it but I can honestly say that out of the hundreds of people I've worked with that I can't recall a single one that didn't teach me something new. From the youngest kid to the oldest man if it wasn't how it was how not to. My greatest joy is to be able to pass it all forward.'Thank you all!

  • Nick Hyatt
    Nick Hyatt Month ago

    Just fyi. That's why you chamfer the end of the bolt after u cut it off.

  • Audrey Grant
    Audrey Grant Month ago

    That is what makes a great teacher! "Listening, Learning, then passing it on by showing it and talking through it step by step with tips and hints when you have them!"

  • c h Q p
    c h Q p Month ago

    ok fine... 1st rule.. if i see you walk'n with a damn shovel full of material, you are fired! point blank.. you're either throw'n it onto a pile or into a wheelbarrow, period... i'm a bit more forgiving, but the same basic rule applies with moving firewood. look... you get yourself 5 pieces in your arms and carry it over to the front steps and i'll meet you back here and i'll have 20 pieces throw'd over to the steps without any walk'n. watch your damn head on the way back though, i'm not try'n to kill anybody..

  • hetrodoxly
    hetrodoxly Month ago

    Yes always put a nut on but file or grind the end as well it's best to put a lead on the bolt.

  • JNCressey
    JNCressey Month ago

    *@The Good of the Land,* Hi, can I ask why you grind it down to length rather than cutting it at the length? Thanks.

    • The Good of the Land
      The Good of the Land  Month ago +1

      +JNCressey No real reason other then the Norton blaze disks grind super fast and with very little heat. As a body tech it's just my first go to tool. Cutting is fine. Hope that helps!

  • random269
    random269 Month ago

    Learned this when I was ten.

  • malcolm oxley
    malcolm oxley Month ago

    I do the same when I cut a bolt or threaded bar,it seems common sense to me, also if you put the nut up to the point of cutting you can use the nut as a guide for the hacksaw

  • maritimer Man
    maritimer Man Month ago

    I was fortunate enough to have as a good friend, a German machinist. He had 20 years on me, and was a well of knowledge when it came to tricks of the trade. Thanks for sharing that one, people do appreciate.👍

  • manstersr
    manstersr Month ago

    The nut trick is the same basic principle that the machine screw cutter on most strip/crimp tools works. You thread a machine screw into the appropriate hole, cut off what you don't need and when you unscrew it the threads are magically cleaned up. Just showed a young guy what those holes are for the other day.

  • jcmachines1
    jcmachines1 Month ago

    I manufacture huge machinery. Another easy way, only use a 40 grid flap disk and take the burr of around the threaded bar. No need to clamp it on a vise,

  • checkmate
    checkmate Month ago

    I thought everyone had enough sense to put a nut on first. No one had to "teach" me that obvious "trick".

  • SpaniardChris
    SpaniardChris Month ago +1

    Another way to do it is with a workshop grinder and grind about 45º the tip, so it threads without a problem

    • hairyoldhippy
      hairyoldhippy Month ago

      SpaniardChris. Yea, that's what I do too if the bolt is in hand -- grinding towards the tip of the bolt, not across the threads, rotating of course as one grinds. Makes a super smooth thread entry for nuts or into fittings. Strangely most don't know this technique and chase (slightly unsatisfactorily) with a file. But the nut system is neat in some situations, thanks for sharing.

  • Marcus Bunce
    Marcus Bunce Month ago

    Wow,,, the mechanism on that pillar drill is amazing,,,, keep passing the knowledge man,, I learn so much from these little tips,,

  • dennis aledo
    dennis aledo Month ago

    thanks. i learnt something new

  • Gene Loren
    Gene Loren Month ago

    Actually as a old school mechanic , you double nut the bolt lock the 2 nuts together, so don't turn on you, hack saw off end up to edge of second nut it serves as a straight edge also or now days grind down to side of nut then loosen nuts to unlock grip then thread off both nuts for perfect thread cuts.

  • Phillip Heslin
    Phillip Heslin Month ago

    I'm probably paraphrasing here but Will Rogers once said: Everybody's ignorant, only bout different things. That's one of my favorite sayings of all time.

  • shawn jackett
    shawn jackett Month ago

    Production welders are the worst everyones the best welder. Im always like gtfoh ur a production welder you make none of the parts you weld and u run the same welds all day.

  • phillip miller
    phillip miller Month ago

    I never had any issues starting a nut onto a cut bolt.....

  • Wucifer slayer
    Wucifer slayer Month ago

    As I grew up I was fortunate enough to work among some very skilled craftsmen such as building stairs evrything from basic basement stairs to high polished spiral staircases . the time saving was secondary but came hand in hand with each technique I learned and pretty much never did I suggest doing things another way until I had been at it for about a year. when I first started he asured me I wouldn't last two weeks I would either do what teenagers do and loose the job or would make him so angry he would have no use for me. [long before HR depts where started] I worked there five years. and the things I learned there are still with me today so even wrapping up an extension cord there is the memory of an old man that shared

  • Jimmy King
    Jimmy King Month ago

    One that I came up with myself as using a hacksaw drug across a small screw with a broken head on it. If it's just barely sticking out of the hole. Dragged in the direction that the teeth grab it and spin it out.

  • Michael Christenson

    Give a man a fish, he will eat for one day teach a man to fish and he will eat the rest of his life.

  • Rick Dafler
    Rick Dafler Month ago

    That is a good technique. Learned it. Years ago but I don’t remember where. My greatest frustration is people who say they know what they’re doing, then waste time and money totally screwing up the job. DIYers are fine. Just admit it when you don’t know what you’re doing and be open to learning. That’s why I watch You Tube videos. Good video. Thanks

  • No Akomplice
    No Akomplice Month ago

    Too... Many.. That's what she said jokes.. Can not compute..

  • Lee Elliott
    Lee Elliott Month ago

    Thank you so much for your videos,iv gota cut a bolt shorter to fit my brake fluid reservoir to my cbr and was wondering how to do it without mashing the bolt,didn't think of putting the bolt on first

  • XqeDiosxqe
    XqeDiosxqe Month ago

    very well said. my dad tought me this trick as an early mechanic apprentice and you are so correct as long as the nut is in place you dont need anything else.

  • Jonathan Clark
    Jonathan Clark Month ago

    This is a grate hack that my dad taught me when we where cutting ready rod for a mineral feeder if it wasn’t for my dad or you ide be cross thraedind bolts like crazy keep on trucin

  • Raul Gomez
    Raul Gomez Month ago


  • Mark Kelsall
    Mark Kelsall Month ago

    May I always be humble enough to take good advice, and wise enough to use it.

  • hunt2eat
    hunt2eat Month ago

    Great tip and you have a great outlook on life as well as helping our youth have knowledge and skills that they too can continue passing on.

  • James hickerson
    James hickerson Month ago

    I am 54 and I have learned that if a adult wont pass their know how down to or up to people, that person is not the type that I want to know, it is a thing that all people young and old should do, share what you know, it will please the Karma spirit in all of us, and come back,to you 5-10 times fold

  • Karen Mullen
    Karen Mullen Month ago

    What a revelation, the day I heard the phrase "Work smarter, not harder"!

  • Karen Mullen
    Karen Mullen Month ago

    It's the wise man who knows that he knows not everything.

  • StJohns River66
    StJohns River66 Month ago

    hmmmm I like how you think...subbed

  • Paul Becket
    Paul Becket Month ago

    all it took was one bolt for me and I started doing this it's some thing I've done for a long time it's so simple a solution (and I've got a simple mind)

  • Rob Beiber
    Rob Beiber Month ago

    I’ve got one of those drills! This is the only other one I've ever seen! What are they called? I'd like to look up information on them.


    No one really knows how to use a rasp or a file. Back in Shop Class I had an old teacher, once a Master Machinist who taught us how to not only use a file but to have it last forever. Most buy a really good one for say, $20 and through misuse it's ruined inside of a couple of year. A round rasp will work both ways, back and forth. But a flat file will only cut one way...forward. To use it backwards you flatten the cutting edge making it dull. One quickly learns a wood file go one way, also.

  • Austin Knowlton
    Austin Knowlton Month ago

    Grind that same bolt off square at a 45 degree angle and that nut will thread right on. I learned that from a guy I used to work for as a diesel mechanic.

    DAMDEMSISICK Month ago

    if you would have chanfored the threads before removing the nut it works even better

  • Patrick Pizarro
    Patrick Pizarro Month ago

    Badass cheatbar bro

  • Allen McC
    Allen McC Month ago

    thats the way my Dad always done it by putting a nut on before cutting off the bolt. I always thought it was common scenes

  • Gregory Terrell
    Gregory Terrell Month ago

    thank you bro

  • scorp NZ
    scorp NZ Month ago

    Bench grinder is far faster than a file so is the tool you had in the vid..lol.. will need extra care if bolt is a fine thread & smaller diameter when creating the lead in when a nut is unavailable & even then it may be necessary to have to put a lead in on it

  • Don Brown
    Don Brown Month ago

    After you grind it to the links you are a slight 45° grind around the tip of the threads and that will make the threads clean up much nicer to get a nut on it

  • Bastian Ruz
    Bastian Ruz Month ago

    great stuff man, subbed.

  • Rooker7993
    Rooker7993 Month ago

    We have a thing in the uk, it's called common sense.

  • Morbius1963
    Morbius1963 Month ago

    The best teacher is one who never forgot what it was like to be a learner.

  • Jim kirk
    Jim kirk Month ago

    Nice job !

  • Keith Good
    Keith Good Month ago

    At the end you were talking about the guy that refused your advise and you said, "that's OK, if he wants to take the time and file the nut down..." My Question is, WHY would he have to file the NUT down?? LOL!!!
    I think you mean bolt, not NUT!!

  • Righty Tighty
    Righty Tighty Month ago

    Utmost respect my friend ... many thanks, I'll take all the "skool'n" I can get! Keep up the great trade, very glad to see it being passed down.

    LEVI TATE Month ago

    i think we grew up in the days b4 internet so playing in dads garage messing with tools and scrap teaches a lot of common sense and ingenuity common sense is a thing of the past lol

  • Terry Elliott
    Terry Elliott Month ago

    I do it both ways.. but... when you screw the nut on first and then cut your rod, your rod will ALWAYS have a VERY sharp thread on the end.

  • bob brooks
    bob brooks Month ago

    After you grind it down use the grinder to knock the sharp edge off of the bolt. The nut will come off a little easier and it might save some of your skin. I like your drill press, looks just like mine.

  • Blue swade Shoez
    Blue swade Shoez Month ago

    That's why brick masons are a dieing trade. The older guys where jealous off younger guys learning. So...i stayed after work fixing all there screw ups and learned my self. I'm now retired after forty years. Just finished a brick ceiling in a home. I bring my 12 year old nephew on my jobs and teach him. I pray it sticks with him.

  • William Emmell IV
    William Emmell IV Month ago

    I do both but a person is not going to thread a nut down a foot or two of all thread

  • angel carrillo
    angel carrillo Month ago

    Thanks it was actually really informative I would had though on that way of chasing the treads

  • Johnny Cline
    Johnny Cline Month ago

    Safety first..wear your safety glasses.

  • Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams Month ago

    Just subscribed

  • Becky Shell
    Becky Shell Month ago

    I have always like to see how the "old pros" do things.There are a lot of things you don't know you will ever need to know that are filed away in your brain for the future.The file dude that refuses your way may be without his file someday.

  • Marcus Grant
    Marcus Grant Month ago

    I always hung around with the older guys, the ones who saw the useless generation come in and knew nothing, but instead of dispersing about this. They saw it as their place to teach you, if you did just one thing for them. Ask for help and don't get defensive. Because they will laugh at you hard, watching you fly into a task or job only to run out of steam in an hour, sore a beat up. The old guys can run all day long and more. My advice adopted an old hand and learn from him, he will laugh and test you. But you will never forget him. You never stop learning, and there are better ways than you were taught at college or university. There is a reason why you can go to college or university 5yrs older with hardly any grades.

  • Dave Van Meter
    Dave Van Meter Month ago

    Are you hoping that a bunch of retards are going to find your videos and start watching them?

  • Shane Nudds
    Shane Nudds Month ago

    No such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people

  • Stephen Box
    Stephen Box Month ago

    These days anyone under 49 is inept!

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez Month ago

    You said a lot! Anyone who has done anything fluid, construction, fabricating, mechanical.....etc, knows that time to time their ole tried and true method just ain't gonna work. That means they better have a big bag of tricks, and if they don't shut up, watch, help, and ask, that bag isn't gonna have much in it. I've learned some smart stuff from people who I never would have expected it from. The one that always makes me smile, is when a curious kid is shadowing me, and "Why can't you just do this?", and you explain to them why not 10 times or rather why the extra step is saving time down the road. Then the eleventh time, on the eleventh different task, they ask the same question, and I realize that with fresh eyes they seen something I was missing, that makes it a little easier.

  • Michael S
    Michael S Month ago

    You can't get any better than common sense information. My dad showed me this very trick when I was growing up. Thanks for the video.

  • Dhen Bhoy
    Dhen Bhoy Month ago

    Yup, Dad taught me that and how to do emergency repairs to keep things rolling on the farm. He'd have gone bankrupt if he couldn't weld and repair machinery. Garages charge a fortune. Your ethos is spot on. Share the knowledge.

    CHRITRAC Month ago

    Yes, your method does work but it leaves a terribly sharp edge on the end of the bolt or threaded rod. If it was a hidden fastener then there would bel little problem. If it were an exposed fastener then you know what? ....get out your file, grinder or dremel tool and remove that dangerously sharp edge. That is a safer way if the bolt or rod end will be left exposed.

  • Tomas Classon
    Tomas Classon Month ago

    That hand cranked drill is awesome! As is your attitude.

  • BigSalP
    BigSalP Month ago

    Actually that guy who uses the extra step is right!! When you use your method of screwing on a nut, you end up leaving extremely sharp pieces at the end of the thread which can cause injury if they are exposed when in use. I actually use a combination of the two methods. I screw on the nut, then trim the bolt, then remove the nut, and then file down the sharp edges. If you want to save some time in filing, you can put on two nuts and back them up to each other making sure the outer nut is at the spot where you want to cut. Then grind, or cut off the excess bolt length, remove both nuts, and you barely have to hit it with a file just to make sure there isn't any sharp edges.

  • Robert Ebersold
    Robert Ebersold Month ago

    I would put the nut on, cut the stem, file it a bit, then back the nut off to clean the threads. I hate catching my knuckles on the sharp edge.

  • Keep Onliving
    Keep Onliving Month ago

    I remember having competitions to see if we could "perfect cut " between threads but we always had a nut on just in case we missed. Most of us missed a lot.

  • gardenweld BobJohnson

    My father used to say to me. Be prepared because you will meet one every day. Never argue with a fool as onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

  • paulgraham pgpg
    paulgraham pgpg Month ago

    Good video my dad pass this trick down to me to something I do every time I cut a bolt it saves time on your build and tools

  • Louis Marez
    Louis Marez Month ago +1

    I am now that old man wishing to teach this younger generation useful info or hacks that can help you in life ! So what I’ve learned is that by using oven cleaner to degrease any auto parts instead of gasoline is cheaper and safer especially for idiots like myself that smoke cigarettes.to be clear sparks ⚡️ cause gas to ignite not a cig or cigar there simply not hot enough,so Never strike a lighter or a match around gas ! Also i was taught by my uncles that using any brand of dark colas d -pepper coke Pepsi whatever is an excellent source for cleaning batter cables,battery posts anything that is corrosive will clean them right up.also we used to clean up chrome rims using cola with aluminum actually does work.another useful idea is when you are trying to harden any iron is to heat it up with a torch red hot then soaking the iron in any used motor oil will harden it almost as hard as steal which is one way of recycling your used motor oil ! Their are so many more things to teach today’s kids that I’d have to do a Video myself but unfortunately i am severely disabled due to a drunken driver who hit and ran me over on my motorcycle. ! ! ! !

    • Louis Marez
      Louis Marez Month ago

      The Good of the Land ! Thanks stuff happens ! Appreciate your reply ! ! ! !

    • The Good of the Land
      The Good of the Land  Month ago +1

      +Louis Marez Thanks for all the tips! Sorry to hear about sour situation with the drunk driver. I will do my best to pass them down!