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  • jimmymckay73
    jimmymckay73 11 months ago +209

    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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago


  • philjafo2
    philjafo2 2 days ago

    Love your videos, that question/quote from monster garage was always one of my favorites too. I’m from Wisconsin and I’m planning a vacation to come check out your museum. Keep posting

  • Reginald Green
    Reginald Green Month ago

    I subscribed but i dnt think i liked the video, the message, yes. But not the video

  • Marcel LeMay
    Marcel LeMay Month ago

    I just find it so hard to find anyone that is even willing to learn anything in the trades. I'm 53, and if I could find one young man that showed any interest in learning how to work with his hands, I would gladly take him under my wing and try to show him everything I know. Sadly, I fear, most of what I've learnt will die with me when I die. I learned by hanging out with the old guys when I was just a kid, helping them work on cars, build houses, welding, machine shop work. I loved being in the middle of that stuff, and thus I've learned to be able to build, repair or make things from almost nothing. I'm afraid for the next generation...seriously.

  • elyse love
    elyse love Month ago

    Young women too!

  • Tubewatcher 501
    Tubewatcher 501 3 months ago

    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!

  • Peter Gregory
    Peter Gregory 3 months ago

    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

  • Bzeemer
    Bzeemer 3 months ago

    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)

  • Brody556
    Brody556 3 months ago

    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

  • Thundercat68
    Thundercat68 4 months ago

    Can’t agree more.

    BADBONESDAD 5 months ago

    Rotten trolls out there go to another channel bastards

  • Jan  Hansen
    Jan Hansen 5 months ago

    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

  • Joe
    Joe 5 months ago

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

  • Markley Thompson
    Markley Thompson 5 months ago

    Thank you for the information

  • C OG
    C OG 5 months ago

    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.

  • Louis Aziz
    Louis Aziz 5 months ago

    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.

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee 6 months ago

    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.

  • Nick Carver
    Nick Carver 6 months ago

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

  • Old Iron Shops
    Old Iron Shops 6 months ago

    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.

  • Joshua DiMaggio
    Joshua DiMaggio 6 months ago

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

  • james leal
    james leal 6 months ago

    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 👍

  • Simon Klysner
    Simon Klysner 6 months ago

    What cind of grinder do you use

  • K Stewart
    K Stewart 7 months ago

    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.

  • mozzmann
    mozzmann 7 months ago

    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 !!

  • David Campbell
    David Campbell 7 months ago

    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.

  • katiemercedes
    katiemercedes 7 months ago

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

  • Autumn Cardona
    Autumn Cardona 7 months ago

    And women

  • Carlos Navarro
    Carlos Navarro 7 months ago

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

    • The Good of the Land
      The Good of the Land  7 months ago

      +Carlos Navarro Thank you Carlos! I should have another one out in the next few days.

  • Wayne Morphett
    Wayne Morphett 7 months ago

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

    • The Good of the Land
      The Good of the Land  7 months ago

      +Wayne Morphett Nice Ego Wayne. I made a special video just for guys like you. I don't know why I'm even telling you this because you were born with all the combined knowledge of the world.

  • LostInMySpace
    LostInMySpace 7 months ago

    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 TVclip 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.

  • Spam Dump
    Spam Dump 7 months ago

    So true about having to explicitly point out the "common sense" basics. It helps everyone. The novice who learns from it and the old pro who has to deal with the mess the novice makes because he didn't know it.
    I always like to say that the things that go without saying are the things that most need to be said.

  • Gary Riefle
    Gary Riefle 7 months ago

    You can also slightly round off the edges of the end of a bolt to start a nut on it in the event the nut wasn't on to begin with. But then again, if the end of the bolt was just lightly sanded down with a file, not with a high speed grinder, it wouldn't be a problem getting the nut on anyways. Yeah it's easier to have the nut on first as it cleans the threads, but it doesn't necessarily have to be done this way.

  • paul k
    paul k 8 months ago

    being doing it for years. just picked it up on my own but still because the end threads are square it is still hard to start a nut at times especially on fine threads. better to put a chamfer on the end so the nut will start easily.
    if i am cutting a bolt i will run a nut down on it first if i have one handy but i do not always have a nut that fits so i just cut it and take a grinder and put an angle on the cut end.
    i am 61 and like someone below said never stop learning. i learn new things or new ways to do things all the time. that is the major reason i come to youtube. collecting other people's knowledge and using it sure speeds up things. so many great ideas out there so why wouldn't anyone want to take what they need and apply it?
    nice video btw but a little too lengthy for my liking. good thing i know how to use the forward arrow to fast forward to get to the point quickly.

  • ddd228/Dave in Seattle.

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

  • Michael Mills
    Michael Mills 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago

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

  • chuckschilling
    chuckschilling 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 months 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 8 months ago

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

  • theduck
    theduck 8 months 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

  • Joseph Ackerman
    Joseph Ackerman 8 months 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 8 months ago

    Thank you for passing this knowledge on!

  • Kid Seville
    Kid Seville 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago

    remember goggles next time

  • Gill T
    Gill T 8 months 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 8 months ago

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

  • Tophand Welding
    Tophand Welding 8 months ago

    This is great info, I want to add that not in every situation this will be the best method though. I'm a welder/fabricator, and when I cut a bolt or anything with a thread I use my grinder with a cutoff wheel. And with practice I have learned to clean the end in a matter of a cpl seconds after cutting in such a way that a nut will spin right on without any resistance... But again this is a great trick I will apply from now on when it applies,.

  • martin d
    martin d 9 months ago

    good message.. subscribed.

  • Bradley Pool
    Bradley Pool 9 months ago

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

  • post 777
    post 777 9 months ago

    Great video man! Good message, subscribed!

  • blackfoot
    blackfoot 9 months ago

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

  • I Despise All Con Artists

    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 9 months ago

    dude. I live in Lancaster where that was built

  • Deigratis
    Deigratis 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

  • Audrey Grant
    Audrey Grant 9 months 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 9 months 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..

  • JNCressey
    JNCressey 9 months 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  9 months 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 9 months ago

    Learned this when I was ten.

  • malcolm oxley
    malcolm oxley 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

  • SpaniardChris
    SpaniardChris 9 months ago +2

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

    • hairyoldhippy
      hairyoldhippy 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

    thanks. i learnt something new

  • Gene Loren
    Gene Loren 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

  • James Beers
    James Beers 9 months ago

    Awesome video!!! But... I have 3 daughters I teach these things too not just sins. One of my daughters was an intern on This Old House working for Silva Brothers! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Wucifer slayer
    Wucifer slayer 9 months 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 9 months 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
    Michael Christenson 9 months ago

    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.

  • No Akomplice
    No Akomplice 9 months ago

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

  • Lee Elliott
    Lee Elliott 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago


  • Mark Kelsall
    Mark Kelsall 9 months ago

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

  • hunt2eat
    hunt2eat 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

  • Karen Mullen
    Karen Mullen 9 months ago

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

  • StJohns River66
    StJohns River66 9 months ago

    hmmmm I like how you think...subbed

  • Paul Becket
    Paul Becket 9 months 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 9 months 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.

  • Peter Butler
    Peter Butler 9 months ago

    Difficult one this... I was taught to crown a cut thread with a file after chasing the thread up with a nut. It is the Right and proper way. But it’s old school. It’s more engineering than mechanics. If you’ve got a beautiful machine that you’re restoring are you telling me you don’t file the thread?

    STEPHEN MARTINI 9 months ago

    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 9 months 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.

    CRABBYAOLE 9 months ago

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

  • Patrick Pizarro
    Patrick Pizarro 9 months ago

    Badass cheatbar bro

  • Allen McC
    Allen McC 9 months 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 9 months ago

    thank you bro