BOLTR: Ancient Cordless Craftsman

Thank you for the new camera! Pulled this neat-o vintage craftsman off the pile.


  1. takane151


    پیش 24 روز

    Love Los Tigres del Norte!

  2. Austin Hubbartt

    Austin Hubbartt

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    38 years old, never chooched a girl. Nice hip reference there. Happens to be one of my favorite hip songs. Sorry, but I'm going to exit out of this video now and listen to that song!

  3. Liam O'Tierney

    Liam O'Tierney

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    You started to give me the bloody shits after watching you for ages but I looked around and I’m back with my tail between my legs. If yar gonna use a rolled up newspaper (I used to read them, when they where all commie rags) make sure it’s just a tappy tap tap. PS that’s how us AVE fans find each other, if you say tappy tap tap while working on some piece of shit....which I do for a crust, you get a subtle wink from fellow fans of the channel. I missed ya mate. LTOZ

  4. Tnb Spotter

    Tnb Spotter

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    My dad had one of those in the 80's. It was a piece of crap that died quickly.

  5. ColinBFClarke


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    That’s why you clean up.

  6. Mr. Avuncular

    Mr. Avuncular

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    Butttttt will she choooooch!

  7. Mr. Avuncular

    Mr. Avuncular

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    Ahhhh yes the healing bench! Covered ever so lighty with the carcasses of past dreams dam wood elves

  8. EK89


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    Hey AvE, im the guy who sent this in (it was a long time ago haha) I can assure you the box was never opened. I found 2 of them new in box when cleaning out my late grandfathers basement. So how he ended up with em we will never know.

  9. WarpFactor999


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    Hmmm, I noticed AvE is in incognito mode with gloves.

  10. Dominoc Weber

    Dominoc Weber

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  11. RiceFlavoredGum


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    At ambient temperatures, glass filled nylon used on modern power tools has similar strength as the old die cast. What is really the issue is cheap junk having plastic gearboxes.

  12. De-bodgery


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    A single 18650 cell would provide tripple the run time that tool ever saw on those 2 NiCad cells! And it would run faster too. 2 NiCad cells is 2.4v. 4.1v is not much higher and ought to make that motor run nice and fast!

  13. John Brady

    John Brady

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    Streetcar rail would be a variation. I work for our Street Maintenance team and I get to cut them out before they backfill and resurface in town. They seem to be different because they are harder to cut. They're typically rusty crusty as frig though, so that could affect it somewhat.

  14. bob V

    bob V

    پیش ماه

    Nothing better than a drunk mex welder LOL

  15. Stuart Marshall

    Stuart Marshall

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    You would think by this point a tool company would have caught on and released a "premium" line of old style constructed, no BS fastener, easy disassemble, self-servicable tools. The premium I would pay for something like that at this point, I rue the thought of.

  16. Robert


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    Ave in 1080p

  17. Restoration work

    Restoration work

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    You gotta get a new battery running that thing

  18. Kerry Ware

    Kerry Ware

    پیش 2 ماه

    Get a load of that Mexican polka music. 😆

  19. Owen Nikish

    Owen Nikish

    پیش 2 ماه

    Love your videos! Check out rc car performance websites for low voltage alarms they have them!

  20. Dimi Evers

    Dimi Evers

    پیش 2 ماه

    Bonjour , goedendag , gutentag piet . I love how you show the ins and outs and expose the " crapule deluxe "

  21. Wolfmanndesigns


    پیش 2 ماه

    Okay AVE needs to update it and put in a modern lipo and what have you

    • Wolfmanndesigns


      پیش 2 ماه

      Okay that was before I watched the whole thing

  22. TnHunts


    پیش 2 ماه

    I need a welding lid I can consume cerveza through. Duly noted.

  23. matt blah

    matt blah

    پیش 2 ماه


  24. Jason Hull

    Jason Hull

    پیش 2 ماه

    Don’t see tools made this good anymore.

  25. Brent R

    Brent R

    پیش 2 ماه

    I bought one of these ar a yard sale about 30 years ago. Ended up as a door stop.

  26. dru e

    dru e

    پیش 2 ماه

    Watching this shit makes me want to go work on projects, but I prolly won’t.

  27. Nathain Galt

    Nathain Galt

    پیش 2 ماه

    3:15.... forever a missed "technacolor" reference...

  28. Chris Gilliam Man Stuff

    Chris Gilliam Man Stuff

    پیش 2 ماه

    That camera looks almost exactly like the Panasonic I use. My poor ol laptop is so pathetic it can't handle the 60fps 1080p video, I have to convert it just to edit it.😟

  29. Car Audio Inc

    Car Audio Inc

    پیش 2 ماه

    dom-da-ba-dee, dom-da-been, dom-da-ba-dee, dom-da-been

  30. Joachim Johan

    Joachim Johan

    پیش 2 ماه


  31. 1978garfield


    پیش 2 ماه

    I had the Skill version of that electric ratchet. For some reason I didn't use it much. It looked identical to that one, I suspect it is just a rebrand.

  32. Roy Bane

    Roy Bane

    پیش 2 ماه

    Like the hand covers, got to keep em safe from ovid.

  33. Kevin Ragsdale

    Kevin Ragsdale

    پیش 2 ماه

    I want one of these now, but I can't find one.

  34. Guy the Cooking Sam

    Guy the Cooking Sam

    پیش 2 ماه

    Love the Haphazardly Hip shout-out.

  35. Joe Ray

    Joe Ray

    پیش 2 ماه

    "Whats a few degrees amongst dope smokers anyways" 🤣

  36. Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu

    پیش 2 ماه


  37. carter29288


    پیش 2 ماه

    I don’t understand this language.

  38. Travis Miller

    Travis Miller

    پیش 2 ماه

    Just bought a new cordless dremmel its a peace I have been reimbursed for my purchase and got to keep the tool would like to to see you tar it down

  39. F16crewchief1


    پیش 2 ماه

    @0:57 lmfao

  40. Christopher LaFreniere

    Christopher LaFreniere

    پیش 2 ماه

    New camera makes your hands look smaller.

  41. Andrew Viel

    Andrew Viel

    پیش 2 ماه

    Oh wow you're just pointing out the thing at 12 minutes into the video but I was going to say it was a race for a bearing so it was a little ball in there you'll find it in your shop just don't trip on it

  42. Frogz


    پیش 2 ماه

    @ave you need to put them on the healing bench a while and you'll probably find some 26650 batteries that can handle the current, i did exactly this with a vintage bendable craftsman screwdriver, took a battery holder from a flashlight or maybe laser pointer that screws on and cut the end off the end of the vintage screwdriver's handle and the end of the flashlight allows for the battery to be swapped in and out easily, make sure your 18650s are good, laptop batteries dont like driving screws and cry in pain when used, some of the better 2200 mah laptop cells i have can actually do the job but mostly you want power tool batteries which usually come in 1500 mah-ish because you'll be taking 5, 10, 15 amps off of the 1 battery! the better the brand and the lower the capacity, the higher the current they can supply and vice versa, you're not going to get 10 amps off of a 3400 mah 18650!

    • Frogz


      پیش 2 ماه

      Lithium Werks ANR26650M1B 2500mAh 50A LiFePO4 Battery bet this would chooch like a hot damn!!!!

  43. Alex Kitner

    Alex Kitner

    پیش 2 ماه

    My father had one of these pre-1990, all the power of a mildly annoyed house cat in a design wrought of pre-millenium anti-ergonomic engineering that could access only the most exposed of bolts if only your frenzied jiggling could get the charger to connect post-third charging cycle. Great hammer though

  44. Mikel Cope

    Mikel Cope

    پیش 2 ماه

    Think you could find a brushless that would fit and work

  45. Ian Furqueron

    Ian Furqueron

    پیش 2 ماه

    I had one of these. For the time it was OK... Actually, no... it was crap.

  46. Mark James

    Mark James

    پیش 2 ماه

    (Mono) Rail

  47. mastersergant128


    پیش 2 ماه

    send it in for warranty and see what happens lol

  48. Morten


    پیش 2 ماه

    Open springensproygen inside clear plastic bag, never drop your springs and balls that way

  49. Steve Cole

    Steve Cole

    پیش 2 ماه

    Built by Skil, private labeled for Craftsman

  50. jace damon

    jace damon

    پیش 2 ماه

    Your missing a ball bro

  51. Glen Havard

    Glen Havard

    پیش 2 ماه

    I watched the railroad rail first .

  52. Carveaholic


    پیش 2 ماه

    What other kind of rails are there?! Well on DC cranes there are hot rails (that's all I can think of). They literally are pieces of 60 or 80lb rail with a differential voltage of 250vdc running through them to power heavy industrial cranes. Modern ones are aluminium channel bolted around a T shaped piece of steel, but the old ones are straight up structural steel rails. The collector shoes are a high carbon content cast iron with graphite nodules in they crystal lattice that provide lubrication. That's all I have to say about that.

  53. Random_Act _

    Random_Act _

    پیش 2 ماه

    "Q: I want to tell a company about the secret Lowe’s technology used to create our Kobalt tools to see if they have the capability to manufacture the tools... " I've never seen a BOLTR from you on the Kobalt's "secret technology". There are Lowe's in CA. (?) What is your interested persuasion for a review?

    • Random_Act _

      Random_Act _

      پیش ماه

      3 weeks. I can spell unsubscribe with 4-letters.

  54. warsurplus


    پیش 2 ماه

    Congratulations on reaching 1M subscribers.

  55. Jonny Retro

    Jonny Retro

    پیش 2 ماه

    “Healing bench where things come to die apparently” 🤣🤣👌🏻. Speaking for the maintenance engineer masses right there. I have a special little bench also for such things.

  56. Take Away Kitty

    Take Away Kitty

    پیش 2 ماه

    Hey I recognize this set! You stop by, use my pile+bench 2in1for a BOLTR and didn't have the common cursory to stick around for a beer?

  57. winphreak


    پیش 2 ماه

    I have an old Craftsman battery screw driver. Replaced the two NiCD AAs with an old 18650, taped it up. Battery hasn't died yet in two years. Then I realized I never use the thing. But it still works!

  58. Kyle Ross

    Kyle Ross

    پیش 2 ماه

    A lot of older boxes like that were indeed sealed with hotglue, could be original.

  59. Tobias Jacobsen

    Tobias Jacobsen

    پیش 2 ماه


  60. Crimson Halo

    Crimson Halo

    پیش 2 ماه

    The electrical design in this tool lends itself to a relatively painless conversion to li-ion, as long as you have the parts on hand.

  61. Hardware 570

    Hardware 570

    پیش 2 ماه

    The old camera was definitely better

  62. bluerush 32

    bluerush 32

    پیش 2 ماه

    my guess similar system as a electric locker in a differential ball bearing locking system.

  63. Corgano


    پیش 2 ماه

    I think you need to step back ad get your bearings.

  64. Grizzly


    پیش 2 ماه

    Do you watch the channel " Zip ties & bias piles" ?

  65. Junior


    پیش 2 ماه

    Thought I was Trippin on Mushrooms again 5 Minutes into the video when the non focused background items were Vibrating, OMG ahahaha :-P Jesus Joepsh Mary

  66. Ralph Martin

    Ralph Martin

    پیش 2 ماه

    The 120 sweep lets you use it like a ratchet.

  67. ELDoobodanktree


    پیش 2 ماه

    My grandpa was so excited the day he bought that tool when it came out and i saw him use it twice in my life and it now sits in my own unused random box with most of the other sentimental hand-me-downs now i dont have to rip it apart to see whats inside thank you

  68. bluesman


    پیش 2 ماه

    It's the opposite of a auto darkening helmet. It's an auto lightening helmet. You think you are seeing god but you are only burning your retinas.

  69. IIGrayfoxII


    پیش 2 ماه

    That is a chonki boi. Modern powered 3/4" ratchets are thinner yet more powerful.

  70. Adam Hughes

    Adam Hughes

    پیش 2 ماه

    Your new camera might be my girlfriends best friend as its doing some vibratory shenanigans from about the 5:40 mark to about the 9:00 minute mark. Might not bother others but it hurts my eyes quite a bit

  71. martytime march

    martytime march

    پیش 2 ماه

    Just got my stickers from you and considering they came from Canada they shipped fast! They're awesome thanks man!

  72. Michael May

    Michael May

    پیش 2 ماه

    We agree... Tequila, chili and tacos... We do need more... Wait... I have a bottle of tequila. I'll be right back and graians ble.

  73. Matt B

    Matt B

    پیش 2 ماه

    Would you take a look at Milwaukee and Tekton ratchet/sockets. I think you will see they are consumer-friendly priced gems that are well made.

  74. Julio Rodriguez

    Julio Rodriguez

    پیش 2 ماه

    00:54 I'm fucking dead 🤣

  75. Master of None

    Master of None

    پیش 2 ماه

    old tools are the best.

  76. ImProbablyThatGuy


    پیش 2 ماه

    Works sort of like a diff electric locker

  77. Lofts Sympatico

    Lofts Sympatico

    پیش 2 ماه

    Where ARE you, Ave, with that inimitable 'joual' accent là, @ 12:54... "fit...comme le gant de OJ Simpson" ;-) ? Voilà, de Montréal- Always appreciative of your language manglation skills ;-) . .. as well as your commentary about fits and finishes...

  78. Samuel Hardman

    Samuel Hardman

    پیش 2 ماه

    Recently discovered an old sears craftsman jigsaw - works like a charm

  79. Bear Lemley

    Bear Lemley

    پیش 2 ماه

    Calling me a gentleman ? LOL

  80. theslowride66


    پیش 2 ماه

    Having Owned & quite possibly still in possession of 1 of these underpowered relic. Unless your going to Supercharge + Twin Turbo on Nitromethane (or with a 120 NOS) you will have a very ineffective noise maker. I bought that POS in the late 1980's waste of a $100. Bill . Good to see I did not buy the only one. with not fucking over your client in mechanical engineering they did so with the lack of power .How knows maybe I am the first to write a review on this product...It will look great on a shelf with the obsolete tools . Keep yer dick in vise~ If women downt find ya handsome ......Downt is Southern USA

  81. Abe Young

    Abe Young

    پیش 2 ماه

    More please

  82. Don Whiteside

    Don Whiteside

    پیش 2 ماه

    Had a couple in the 80's worked ok for manufacturing machinery repair. Just to save time

  83. S. M.G.

    S. M.G.

    پیش 2 ماه

    La Puerta Negra by Los Tigres del Norte, great song

  84. autotalon


    پیش 2 ماه

    I bet there's a ball bearing or two that goes in that raceway, does most of one rotation and most of another. Would explain why it's basically 2 turns.

  85. Bryan Stellfox

    Bryan Stellfox

    پیش 2 ماه

    I have an ancient Craftsman "saber saw" that's from the 80s. I actually just used it for a project! I even have the original box it came in.

  86. Mr. Name Last Name

    Mr. Name Last Name

    پیش 2 ماه

    imagine hopping that thing up with some R/C car parts...

  87. Snakebitey


    پیش 2 ماه

    As a battery engineer from Worcestershire 5:20 had me laughing! I have seen the battery fields...

  88. jrbbikerx


    پیش 2 ماه

    bro your commentary is fucking hilarious!!!!

  89. Simon Vaughan

    Simon Vaughan

    پیش 2 ماه

    Damn that floor needs a clean. I hope Mickey had a nice send off...

  90. Hustle Union

    Hustle Union

    پیش 2 ماه

    that battery mill line had me in tears lmao.

  91. DjResR


    پیش 2 ماه

    You can get TC4056 charge controller modules for lithium battery from Aliexpress dirt cheap._

  92. capnthepeafarmer


    پیش 2 ماه

    What's with the micro-shakes on the new camera?

  93. Vogel Services

    Vogel Services

    پیش 2 ماه

    Can't wait to see Uncle B put some chooch in the chaach. What about a brushless d shaft motor? How many ponies can those delran gears take? Looks like you might have enough room to throw a brushless board in there.

  94. Adam dale

    Adam dale

    پیش 2 ماه

    Mono rail 🤔

  95. Jeff Peterson

    Jeff Peterson

    پیش 2 ماه

    I had one until I tried to use it as a breaker bar and shattered the gear.

  96. Allan Skogsholm

    Allan Skogsholm

    پیش 2 ماه

    "close your legs theres a draft" 😂😂😂😂😂

  97. cujoedaman


    پیش 2 ماه

    His table is quickly becoming an "elephant graveyard" of torn down/broken tools :P

  98. R A591

    R A591

    پیش 2 ماه

    New camera, faster, stronger, better...but the tripod (support system) is going to need an upgrade to prevent the shaking.

  99. Seth Murry

    Seth Murry

    پیش 2 ماه

    You should dissect one of your old cameras

  100. SID


    پیش 2 ماه

    @AvE - Railroad track makes good Anvils.