Top 5 Tools: Jim Kovach, Kovach & Assoc. Performance Engine Builders

Top 5 Tools: Jim Kovach, Kovach & Assoc. Performance Engine Builders

 Jim Kovach

Jim Kovach, owner

Kovach & Assoc. Performance Engine Builders

Parma, OH


My top five tools:

Grey Pneumatic Impact Hex Driver Set — These are great to use with or without an impact wrench; much stronger than the two-piece tools that strip out. I have never broken one.

Ingersoll Rand 1/2” Air Impact Wrench — Very strong with more than 600 lbs. of torque. It will handle the toughest jobs.

Chicago Pneumatic 3/8” “Butterfly” Style Air Driver — This is small enough to hold and operate both ­forward and reverse in the palm of your hand. Very handy for tight spaces.

Superior Tool Co. 10”, 14” and 18” Aluminum Pipe Wrenches — Light and strong. Great for suspension work and those partially stripped nuts/bolts/studs that a normal tool won’t touch.

Millermatic 140 Mig Welder — This is a great welder — the Auto-Set feature takes the guesswork out of setup. Weld up to 3/16” steel — truly the mechanic’s friend.

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