- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 16, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menu
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This entry in the History Channel's Toolbox series goes inside the pits of NASCAR to explore the world of top-notch mechanic's tools. Tracing the history and evolution of the hydraulic jack and the socket wrench, the program explains how these tools can mean the difference between a winning lap and a losing one. This set also includes a study of the chainsaw, complete with a behind-the-scenes look at a factory floor where they're made.
Description by New Video Group:
The key to winning a NASCAR race is a lightning-fast pit stop. And for this, high-tech mechanic tools are crucial: the hydraulic jack, the impact wrench, and a good set of socket wrenches.
MECHANIC'S TOOLS offers a detailed survey of these must-have tools and reveals the secret weapons of racing, including 1,000-piece socket sets, Sawzalls® that rip metal, and a specialized tape that binds even at soaring speeds. Next, CHAINSAW traces the evolution of one of the world's most powerful tools, from its original half-ton manifestation to the newest innovations. The tour includes a visit to a modern chainsaw factory and a glimpse into the future with the Timco 820, which can harvest seven acres of trees in a single day.
Together for the first time, these fascinating TOOLBOX programs showcase some of the world's most essential tools.