How to Metal Etch Your Tools

27 Bir 2016
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DIY Metal Etching. Learn how to add larger sized numbers to your sockets so you can actually see what size they are, and learn how to etch your name or logo into your tools using a battery! This is great for gifts or just to mark your tools!
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  • Fantastic

    Truck TaxiTruck TaxiPrieš 16 val
  • I bet if you etch the name brand on some broken cheap tools and get a new person, you can get the real one, if it's worth your time. I can totally see that working at a full line Sears store. Just take it and the new one to a clothing cashier.

    Ben ClineBen ClinePrieš 22 val
  • And two years later you have your name on your tool in RUST!

    Larry Hutcherson SrLarry Hutcherson SrPrieš dieną
  • Or just use permanent makrker.

    Totally HackedTotally HackedPrieš dieną
  • As a father with children who has time for this. School, sports, work, honey do list. I like the idea but I would rather clean the garage. Wait, arts and crafts project with the kids?

    York BleyerYork BleyerPrieš 2 dienas
  • I'm going to be etching my bitcoin private I'm not going to send you a picture. Very cool video. Thanks!

    sleeknubsleeknubPrieš 3 dienas
  • Too cool

    ecfearfactory86ecfearfactory86Prieš 5 dienų
  • I imagine someone etching a metal door fridge! xD

    Dan DanDan DanPrieš 6 dienų
  • WAW

    MOH HUSINMOH HUSINPrieš 7 dienų
  • wader bottle

    Sergeant ScumbagSergeant ScumbagPrieš 7 dienų
  • Where can I purchase those Stencils?

    Gord BakerGord BakerPrieš 8 dienų
  • Will they not rust where its etched

    Luke QuinnLuke QuinnPrieš 9 dienų
  • Great idea. THX! Have you tried this on black sockets/tools. Typically the higher end tool or impact sockets?

    Paul CochranPaul CochranPrieš 10 dienų
  • I got heartburn from watching Chris mix salt and vinegar lol

    SouthernAutoDiySouthernAutoDiyPrieš 10 dienų
  • i know what im gonna etch! the paint on my parents car

    Oliver GottbergOliver GottbergPrieš 11 dienų
  • Metal clamp on your hand and etch a tattoo don't try it i just wanted to make a joke

    we are the spy ninjaswe are the spy ninjasPrieš 11 dienų
  • You beat the hell out of it to the point where no one would claim it as theirs.

    BISHOP298BISHOP298Prieš 12 dienų
  • Very slick 👌

    Howard SHoward SPrieš 13 dienų
  • etching does not last long ive had factory etched sockets already and not chinese. made in america

    alsada charltonalsada charltonPrieš 13 dienų
  • Thanks man

    spanzerker1spanzerker1Prieš 13 dienų
  • Great video. Very useful information.

    Benjamin CastilloBenjamin CastilloPrieš 15 dienų
  • Thank you Chris. I have three days to get all my tools etched and this is by far the smartest method I’ve seen that will work. I’ll let you know how I did.

    Mark GalanMark GalanPrieš 16 dienų
  • Thanks for sharing...

    Urbano Jr. Pinto DetchosoUrbano Jr. Pinto DetchosoPrieš 17 dienų
  • Did I spot the blinker fluid?

    Dinesh RaoDinesh RaoPrieš 17 dienų
  • This is awesome

    Francis MwangiFrancis MwangiPrieš 17 dienų
  • یک کلید از منطق محض به دلالتهای عقلی محض پل بین شخصیت و هویت

    moein kasraeimoein kasraeiPrieš 21 dieną
  • Good vid. Thank you.

    jfarinacci0329jfarinacci0329Prieš 23 dienas
  • Wow at almost 7.5 mil subs he is out here spending 4 hours a day repliying to comments. You are great

    Reyansh RoutrayReyansh RoutrayPrieš 26 dienų
    • Thanks a lot! I love seeing what you guys have to say!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 26 dienų
  • Would this work for labeling our partner and/or children?

    Michael ZMichael ZPrieš 27 dienų
    • Oh damn--only on metal surfaces. Boo!! 😒

      Michael ZMichael ZPrieš 27 dienų
  • The wrench looks like you etched the background dark, not the letters. Would have actually been a lot easier than using the nail polish technique.

    Terry WysockiTerry WysockiPrieš 27 dienų
  • Thanks Chris am new to u canal, and l enjoyed watching your videos, thanks. Merry Christmas Chris

    Hector VargasHector VargasPrieš 29 dienų
  • Where do I get some wuter?

    Kevin WilliamsKevin WilliamsPrieš mėn
  • Will it works on aluminum?

    DaBobDaBobPrieš mėn
  • would this work on chrome or zinc plate? it would be sick to do designs all over my Harley

    Johnny the MenaceJohnny the MenacePrieš mėn
  • Cool to watch but I don't see myself ever doing this, nice video though.

    Emory HolleyEmory HolleyPrieš mėn
    • Thanks! And you never know!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Works for tattooing as well. Maybe. Let me know.

    Patrice ColasPatrice ColasPrieš mėn
  • Slick

    David RobinsDavid RobinsPrieš mėn
  • cool

    mike deemmike deemPrieš mėn
  • can I etch a BMW logo onto a Civic ?

    Juppie902Juppie902Prieš mėn
  • All my tools already have my name. Stanley

    dutch baptistdutch baptistPrieš mėn
  • Don't know if to believe him or not

    Selwyn EdwardsSelwyn EdwardsPrieš mėn
  • The Vinegar is no problem, but where can I get "wooder" ???

    Randy FuchsRandy FuchsPrieš mėn
    • Go to your sink and say "Hey guys!" 3 times and you should start to get wooder coming out!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Who else notice the blinker fluid??

    Jose FloresJose FloresPrieš mėn
    • ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Just a caution to people out there, in my experience at least, water does NOT work unfortunately ☹️

    Jim EllisonJim EllisonPrieš mėn
  • 8:28 bottle of blinker fluid - very funny

    Brett CohenBrett CohenPrieš mėn
    • :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn

    Dorthy NortonDorthy NortonPrieš mėn
  • My wife knew I was always looking for a 10mm, so she engraved the whole set as 10mm. She's so pleased with herself...

    Jak ConradJak ConradPrieš mėn
  • This is so cool. This weekend, I'm going to etch "Chris Fix" into every tool in my garage!

    Gdjnx GdkGdjnx GdkPrieš mėn
    • Haha awesome!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • That is really cool

    rob mrob mPrieš mėn
  • that was a great video and do you also know to clean old rusty and oil stained tools u can do a videon it thanks

    Brian StarrssBrian StarrssPrieš mėn
    • Thanks a lot! And I can make a video on cleaning tools!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Weres the 10 millimeter ?

    Angel BarronAngel BarronPrieš mėn
  • U da goat bro

    Robert WestonRobert WestonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Blinker fluid, man Ive been looking all over for this! Where did you get yours?? I have been out for ages.

    Mr. WebguyMr. WebguyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Using cold bluing might work well on the etched surface instead of a sharpee.

    Patrick LoewenPatrick LoewenPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Too time consuming heh

    Radek WRadek WPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The best vid I seen in a while. I wish I knew this trick 4 years ago...

    joracer1joracer1Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey @ChrisFix -- where did you get the stickers? I'm striking out on google. Thanks man, love the videos, they're always educational with absolutely zero bullshit.

    Brandon LockhartBrandon LockhartPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Just like all your videos - awesome and clear. Thank you 🙏

    The SkullzoneThe SkullzonePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • hey Chris can I spend a week in ur driveway pls I learn so much more from you than I do an official technology institution in Australia..

    bmanbmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Im so glad you never said"DUDE".

    jeff lawjeff lawPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Dude I think your hammer has a case of being bent

    HTML5HTML5Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I see you're fully stocked on Blinker Fluid. Good man.

    AKnightAKnightPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I have that same hammer, I found it on the roof of my garage when I moved here years ago.

    Mike KingMike KingPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Super bitchin' video! Thanks! Just ordered some leads on Amazon $9.98 14awg jumper

    Savage 17Savage 17Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Dang...every clips I watched from Chris Fix I get blown away...I Can Do This!

    tony trantony tranPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Looks cool but nah not trying to play with a battery i hate electric

    Tommy TTommy TPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Great idea.

    Brad PoolBrad PoolPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Good video

    Ruger ShooterRuger ShooterPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The video is very helpful, but I wish you would stop waving the "#¤&#"(% camera around making us all dizzy

    Ideal1980Ideal1980Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for sharing

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius

    joe bamajoe bamaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • unknowingly puts a Martha Stewart plug in there LOL ..........or was it on purpose?

    MXStar189MXStar189Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • This is really awesome Chris! Thank you very much...

    SpectrumguySpectrumguyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What happens if you breath in a little of the fumes or gas

    Easton StrongEaston StrongPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Cool idea, thanks for another awesome vid.

    Mean GreenMean GreenPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Very cool Chris Fix!!

    Joseph MJoseph MPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Yeah but can you... ETCH A SKETCH!?

    Everything Metal DetectingEverything Metal DetectingPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You know it's bad when you're watching this video and your wife is talking about etching your name into the side of tour truck.

    Herbert SchroederHerbert SchroederPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Nice work Chris.

    steve baumgardnersteve baumgardnerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Love it that's one great way to protect yourself and quickly identify your property will be doing this to every metal piece I own and care about. THANKS Chrisfux

    Jeffrey SampsonJeffrey SampsonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I love your video very much. Every time, I always learn a lot from the videos.

    臥雲先生臥雲先生Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Chris Fix videos are ALWAYS informative.

    nemo227nemo227Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • My kobalt set of sockets is barely readable.

    932511ajm932511ajmPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Yea, don't do this really cool looking thing.

    RPKRPKPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Could it hurt my car battery if I didn’t disconnect the positive and negative terminals and use jumper cables to do this?

    Seth RosczewskiSeth RosczewskiPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • no but you could hurt yourself if you short it and the sparks starts a fire

      Nipuna GunarathneNipuna GunarathnePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thanks. I will be doing this.

    Mark RowlandMark RowlandPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Will this work on aluminum?

    Gotchure Beacons - GamingGotchure Beacons - GamingPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Will this work to remove tattoos I have?

    Phil IndeblancPhil IndeblancPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You know it's a brand new socket set, still has the 10mm

    FaelwolfFaelwolfPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I saw the Blinker Fluid, but where's the Soapy Wooder?

    Leston YearwoodLeston YearwoodPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Now you need to invent a process that prevents your tools from growing legs and walking off......Then you might have something really useful.....Lol

    Riley 1955Riley 1955Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Ha blinker fluid

    John MacchiaroliJohn MacchiaroliPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • VOLTS DON'T KILL YOU! AMPERAGE KILLS YOU! YOU CAN EASILY BE KILLED WITH 12 VOLTS! Most Automotive Batteries are capable of Hundreds Of Amps!

    Torpedox ttocsyorTorpedox ttocsyorPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Can you use this process to make the markings on a metal ruler/square/carpenter square darker and visible?

    moishemgrinbergmoishemgrinbergPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You can also use letter or number punches

    CookieCat3CookieCat3Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • I just use a dremel

    CookieCat3CookieCat3Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • OMG @ 6:08 - it olooks like Shit and sharpie will fade in a week. This hack is hack!

    itsruf1itsruf1Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • observation: I doubt this works. All his videos are are proof.

    itsruf1itsruf1Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Will this work on titanium? I have a hammer that I would like to do this to

    Ryan NylundRyan NylundPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Just what I was looking for , Chris...thanks a lot for sharing this video..

    karuna karan Josephkaruna karan JosephPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • That's nice for about 6 mo; if you don't use them daily; and only for chrome non-impact sockets which is a nice touch. This doesn't work well for impact sockets though. For those, you'll needed to clean with carb cleaner real well. Take a bottle of white Testor's Enamel paint and a tooth pick and fill in the size stamping and use a piece or stuff rubber as a squeegee to level it off. Once it's dried, you can use wet Emory cloth to remove the excess.

    DjJtownDjJtownPrieš 2 mėnesius