How to Metal Etch Your Tools

  • Published on Jun 28, 2016
  • DIY Metal Etching. Learn how to add larger sized numbers to your sockets so you can actually see what size they are, and learn how to etch your name or logo into your tools using a battery! This is great for gifts or just to mark your tools!
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Comments • 3 642

  • Der Shep
    Der Shep 12 hours ago

    I noticed you dont have a 10mm socket. either does the rest of the world.

  • Mohabat khan Malak
    Mohabat khan Malak 14 hours ago

    Very cool idea, I am glad I found you, got my garage tools to personalize and some machines. Thank you and thumbs up!

  • Truman Barney
    Truman Barney 2 days ago

    Now you can etch whether your wrench is a left handed or right handed

  • joe Acosta
    joe Acosta 4 days ago

    What you created is an electrolytic cell

  • ihzero
    ihzero 4 days ago

    w00der b00tle

  • James Moore
    James Moore 6 days ago

    Does this method work to put the bembro logo on my brake disc's as well?

  • Bobby B
    Bobby B 9 days ago

    How cool is that LOL....yeah that's pretty cool. My next weekend warrior project. Thanks!

  • Bobby B
    Bobby B 9 days ago

    I love Pittsburgh tools, they're cheap with a lifetime warranty and quality is good enough for me.

  • Heart of Wolves28127
    Heart of Wolves28127 11 days ago

    Your missing your 10mm socket

  • Smoove King
    Smoove King 12 days ago

    what about the black impact will this have same effect

  • wesleythomasm
    wesleythomasm 15 days ago

    Huh, I didn't know Acme was a real company...

  • Lancelot F
    Lancelot F 17 days ago

    I think a sharpie would do the same job...

  • Dylan Valdes
    Dylan Valdes 17 days ago

    On a tablet too

  • Patrick Mcluty
    Patrick Mcluty 17 days ago

    Chriss or any one out there can I use a 6A charger?

  • Scott LaBone
    Scott LaBone 20 days ago

    Awesome! Thanks for the great tips Chris!

  • Daniel D
    Daniel D 23 days ago +1

    At this point I think it’s just hands talking and not Chris. Because we barely see him LOL

  • Brick Slayer
    Brick Slayer 25 days ago

    I love this ! Been searching for a way to mark my tools as I always do collab fixes with my grand pa and he always claims some of my tools as his 😂 this way we will never get mixed up

  • sp0rka
    sp0rka Month ago

    Gotta Love PittsburghPRO socket sets. Super cheap yet good quality backed by a lifetime warranty

  • Michael D
    Michael D Month ago

    Yeah, sure Chris. . . . . "BORROW" some nail polish. . I remember seeing that glossy finish in that old suspension video! 😉

  • Michael D
    Michael D Month ago

    *SUPER COOL!!!* You always make things look so easy. I'm still working on creating personalized stencils 😅

  • aufer oal
    aufer oal Month ago

    Just constructive criticism. Anything with a ph of 7 or higher is a base and can be used to neutralize the acids.

  • sjagain
    sjagain Month ago

    Did you etch yourself, because you're a huge tool!

  • 43 Troubleshooter
    43 Troubleshooter Month ago

    Your a genius

  • Austin T.
    Austin T. 2 months ago

    Will this work on aluminum? Say on a valve cover?

  • Arian R1A
    Arian R1A 2 months ago

    nice hack!

  • Forged Steel Wrench
    Forged Steel Wrench 2 months ago

    🤔hmmm what the hell do i etch here at the house.

  • Buck Gill
    Buck Gill 2 months ago

    Wow!! Never knew it was so easy!! Thank you!!!

  • Kevin O
    Kevin O 2 months ago

    That's cool and it's science

  • arjnsdca
    arjnsdca 2 months ago

    You’re amazing

  • Smartthinker g
    Smartthinker g 2 months ago +1

    Chris you have a talent in editing . I enjoy your videos ,get to the point criteria videos .clear to understand . Thanks for helpful information videos .

  • HRTsAFyre
    HRTsAFyre 2 months ago

    As always, Chris you rock! Problem solved!

  • Lidija Cullen
    Lidija Cullen 2 months ago

    Eumphhgh, how is this easy?

  • Shing Wong
    Shing Wong 2 months ago

    So those are really pitting, and you "paint" it afterward?

  • Smytus
    Smytus 2 months ago

    Yeah, I gotta try this!

  • Shannon Lawson
    Shannon Lawson 2 months ago

    OK dude, this one was freaking awesome too. I dig your work.

  • Andrew Farnam
    Andrew Farnam 2 months ago

    Got the wrong size socket? Apply a swing vise, aka hammer. Can't make it fit? Ask your husband for help ma'am!

  • Jptheguy
    Jptheguy 2 months ago


  • L Faker son
    L Faker son 2 months ago +1

    Love that nail polish trick

  • Jack Boisvenue
    Jack Boisvenue 2 months ago

    that's a cool wooder bottle

  • Fra Gil
    Fra Gil 2 months ago

    Dude you rock

  • Wm Brian Savacool
    Wm Brian Savacool 2 months ago

    Should try this on Black Cr-Mo sockets

  • Juan Salinas
    Juan Salinas 2 months ago +2

    Hey ChrisFix! Yesterday, May 10th was Mother’s Day in Mexico. Since my whole family is Mexican i decided to make my mom this as a gift for her. My Mother likes to fix cars and motors. So i decided to create this awesome tool set for her with her name and her date of birth. I gave it to her as a gift to Mother’s Day. She loved it!! Thanks ChrisFix!

  • hoes madd
    hoes madd 2 months ago

    I watch ads for my boi

  • Mike Davis
    Mike Davis 2 months ago

    can do this with calipers???

  • Jochem Bonarius
    Jochem Bonarius 2 months ago +1

    6:24 Are you seriously suggesting to buy a $10 socket set? Well that's a good way to get yourself into trouble! I still dread the time when I stripped a bolt in the middle of the engine bay because a cheap socket broke on me (the metal just cracked open). Wasted another 2-3 hours removing that bolt. Buy quality tools people!

  • Lawrence Daniel Bautista

    The Blinker Fluid 😂😂😂😂

  • Jesus Melero
    Jesus Melero 2 months ago

    Next: how to make your own tattoo machine at home!

  • Patrick PK
    Patrick PK 2 months ago

    Isn't it going to rust now? you just removed the plating, now rust can form on that area and probably eat under the plating on the surrounding area...pretty soon you will just have a rust blob, not a number.

  • FrontierDynamic
    FrontierDynamic 2 months ago +9

    You should do an update on how this has held up.

  • djsonicc
    djsonicc 2 months ago +1

    Is that blinker fluid conventional or synthetic?

  • Jack Bjork
    Jack Bjork 2 months ago

    i like my coffee how i like my etched numbers... black

  • Brian The Explorer
    Brian The Explorer 2 months ago

    Chrisfix is a fucking master!!!

  • Nathan Soto
    Nathan Soto 3 months ago

    Damn bro your pure genius!

  • trii.xGamin
    trii.xGamin 3 months ago

    Maybe you will make a bottle with chrisfix logo

  • Oisin Donoghue
    Oisin Donoghue 3 months ago

    Do you have a bottle of blinker fluid on you work bench :)

  • bo lorenz
    bo lorenz 3 months ago +1

    I use acid and use clere nail polish to make the number letters bright and the rest is dark

  • spiralnapkin
    spiralnapkin 3 months ago

    I want to be best friends with Chris.

  • Chele
    Chele 3 months ago

    This is cool but TIME CONSUMING

  • tyler thurman
    tyler thurman 3 months ago

    He is missing the 10mm

  • Paul Flynn
    Paul Flynn 3 months ago

    Wtf is soapy wooder

    ARTURO EL MAFIOSO 3 months ago +1

    Now I’m going to etch the snap on logo on my harbor freight tools😎

  • Nowthen AD
    Nowthen AD 3 months ago

    Why do you do the etch with the earth connector?

  • Richard Varden
    Richard Varden 3 months ago

    Does this premote rust

  • Tony Trilex
    Tony Trilex 3 months ago

    once at music school I asked my friend to borrow a wooden pencil and his name was professionally etched on the pencil, I still have no idea how he did that lol. He also denied that he did it so the mystery continues lol

  • Emmanuel Plata
    Emmanuel Plata 3 months ago

    Actually, I never thought that etching a metal piece could be that easy 😮

  • Christian Hormachea
    Christian Hormachea 3 months ago

    Dude, you are the bomb!! I love your stuff G!

  • Waldo P
    Waldo P 4 months ago

    Can you do this on Rims??

  • pv_plays games
    pv_plays games 4 months ago

    Can you do this on apple products

  • oxdanig45
    oxdanig45 4 months ago

    Will this process work on black chrome vanadium

  • eazthitman
    eazthitman 4 months ago