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On any given day, if you were to look in my car, you would see that it is in need of cleaning. It’s a chore I always put off because it’s such an ordeal to drag the vacuum outside. Well, Ryobi has solved that problem with their new battery powered 6 gallon wet/dry vac. We have to admit that both Steph and I were a little skeptical that a battery powered vac would work as well as a corded version. This new offering from Ryobi’s One+ line holds up to its corded cousins without the need to search for an outlet.
We actually used the vac in a recent closet install and used it for quick clean up. It was helpful to not have to deal with a cord as the closet did not have a nearby outlet. We even used it to catch drywall dust from holes we drilled in the drywall.
Here in Florida, we don’t have to change out our car tires in the winter, but I know it’s a “thing” in colder climates. If you’re someone who does this on a regular basis this impact wrench from Ridgid may just be what you need. Once only available in a compressor tool, Ridgid has introduced a battery powered impact wrench. Perfect for tire lug nuts and hard to remove bolts.
I’ve only ever changed one tire and it may or may not have been related to the clearly hypothetical question asked above! I was able to jack the car up but I had the hardest time getting the lug nuts off. I did end up being successful but it literally took all afternoon. A powered impact wrench would have made short work of the job.
My husband used to routinely carry around jumper cables because he had a vehicle that regularly needed to be jump started! The drawback to jumpstarting a car with jumper cables is you must have another vehicle to make the process work. Husky has come out with a Jumpstarter/Charger.
It’s an 8-in-1 that can jump start any 12-Volt battery quickly and safely—no second vehicle needed! (Do check your car owner's manual to be sure it's safe for you vehicle as some with computer components are not compatible with this.)
Car/road trip emergencies are the worst! We've had our fair share of them in the past. Thankfully today, we drive newer cars with fewer problems so many of these emergency items are not that necessary. BUT, if I was traveling where help would not be readily available or phone service was spotty, these are all things I would put in the car for such a trip.
Actually, recently when traveling to Atlanta from Tallahassee we found ourselves on lonely 2-lane country roads with NO phone service. I would have felt way more confident with these tools in the car knowing I'd be able to take care of basic emergency needs if I couldn't get outside help.
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Steph & Vicki
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