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  • Writer's pictureRoger Maeda

Why Expensive Tools Feel Better

Have you ever noticed how some high-dollar tools just feel better than some of their cheaper counterparts? They just seem to provide that tiny bit of extra resistance in their knobs, levers, and ratchets which makes it easier to make small, precise adjustments. It's a small, almost imperceptible difference, but it's enough to make you want to pick up your Snap-On ratchet over that cheap Sears Companion wrench every single time.

As it turns out, that difference in feel doesn't come from the materials, the design, or even where it's made. The real reason for that difference comes from a sticky, little-known substance known as damping grease. And here's a quick video that explains what it is and how you can use it to give your cheap tools a big upgrade:

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