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Top 5 Favorite Tools & Equipment

Rick Moe, owner
The Nurburgring, Inc.
Saint Bonifacius, MN

My shop is an independent Porsche repair shop specializing in 356s and early 911s. I’ve been a professional Porsche mechanic for more than 30 years. I established The Nurburgring, Inc. in the Minneapolis area in 1977. I am a factory-trained mechanic with extensive background in all phases of Porsche repair.

Here is my list of top 5 tools:

Nikon Cool Pix 800 Digital Camera — I keep customers up-to-date via e-mail pictures. It also aids the memory as mine slips away…

Mac Tools AW226 3/8” Impact Wrench — In my 35+ years of wrenching this, or its equivalent, has saved my right elbow.

Mitutoyo 150 mm Digital Calipers — Seems there is always something to measure.

Fluke 179 Multimeter — Straight-forward, very reliable, no bells and whistles, just quick, accurate readouts.

Raytek Ranger ST Temperature Gun — Just a great diagnostic tool. A very fast way to find faults.


Leon Allen, owner
Allen’s Engine Repair & Parts
Mt. Vernon, IL
Craftsman Multitester 82012


St. Louis Pneumatic 3/3-1/4” Air Ratchet SLP7025
Milwaukee 4” Mag Grinder
Lincoln Welder 300 amp
Matco Tools Gear and Bearing Puller


Shane Scott, tech supervisor
Quick’s Car Lube
Ashdown, AR


Snap-on MODIS — Use in all diagnostics.
Snap-on 3/8” Swivelhead Ratchet — Good for odd positions.
Cornwell Tools Metric Socket Set
Snap-on D-Tac Plus — Works on all battery, alternator and starter issues.
Snap-on Kool Kare 134a — For all A/C work — recovery, recycling and recharging.


Hank Henniger, technician
Ruscon Truck Service
Congers, NY


Snap-on Pocket Screwdriver with magnet
Fluke 78 DMM
Laser Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
Auto-darkening Welding Helmet
6” Pocket Ruler (standard and metric)

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