Graceful Japanese Tools

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Beautiful craftsmanship on display. These simple tools are thoughtfully designed and masterfully made.

  • Gonna buy me some of these for working on my DMG Mori, maybe the good juju will keep the electronic gremlins at bay...

    Alex LoVecchioAlex LoVecchio21 päivä sitten
    • Nah, DMG Mori guys will always be back with more software updates and patches. Our DMU65 has several sequels worth of gremlins.

      Visual KeiVisual Kei6 päivää sitten
    • @Benjai My employer would run coolant till the gremlins had names !

      E FlanaganE Flanagan8 päivää sitten
    • For working on your digimon? Yeah, i guess Japanese tools would be appropriate for that.

      nitehawk86nitehawk869 päivää sitten
    • @Tzuede Off the Cuff Hear hear on the faded glory of my former eyeballs. I saw a blue tinted contact lens on the deep end of a still swimming pool once from my deck chair. No one believed me till I went down and got it. Now my arms aren't long enough to check my paycheck for typos.

      Mike PettengillMike Pettengill14 päivää sitten
    • ​@Lee Wagner Well we are not all you tube stars now are we? If'n he couldn't affard it they might'n just send him one what for exposure sake and all.

      Mike PettengillMike Pettengill14 päivää sitten
  • Japan is one of a couple of countries that the people actual care about what they put out, they build things beautifully crafted to last ...theyre a very prideful people and it shows in their work , I try to buy products from japan as much as possible ,electronics,tools , cars ...hek even picked up a japanese wife , hopefully she stays together as well as the tools do ;) ! And hell ya japanese and chinese are nothing alike nor do they get along much.

    xlxrootxlxxlxrootxlxTunti sitten
  • *Opens Wallet*

    Ciaran LongmuirCiaran Longmuir5 tuntia sitten
  • I would pay actual money, to see a Hand Tool Rescue and AvE collab..... actual American dinars....

    AJAJ21 tunti sitten
  • The reason you have the unfinished, recessed part is because that way you can see the casting quality without lies. Probably not the best spot to do that, it'll catch dirt, but it's a good idea.

    asertaasertaPäivä sitten
  • Id love to see your opinion on Grey Pneumatics duo sockets and ratchets.

    JmstraubgamerJmstraubgamerPäivä sitten
  • Gooda you got your new seta! Now senda mio, ya olda seta! Pleazaaaaa!!

    ابن آدمابن آدمPäivä sitten
  • If you truly have usagi yojimbo you have a retirement gold mine in comics brother .

  • Work for a Japanese company and machine huge weldments....lots of the tooling we use to machine the parts with comes from Japan,, can definitely tell the difference in quantity, always good stuff

    Phillip LipscombPhillip Lipscomb2 päivää sitten
  • I wish ave was my dad.

    Gary GravityGary Gravity2 päivää sitten
  • A heirloom any man would be proud of

    Sam cSam c2 päivää sitten
  • oops, sorry, Spinner Handle Head Repair Kit:

    Ralph BernsteinRalph Bernstein2 päivää sitten
  • Canadian?

    Tiago BragaTiago Braga2 päivää sitten
  • Hey Mr. Uncle, have you given a feel to Wera(thats Vera lol) ratchet handles and sockets? their product pages show cool laser finished satin smoothness and cool factor. But i've read that their ratcheting mechanisms are wimpy. So are they made for elekchickens, and not locomotive engineers?

    daft norddaft nord2 päivää sitten
  • fun fact about Matco. it is owned by an investment company part owned by Mitt Romney, US politician

    daft norddaft nord2 päivää sitten
  • You're a son of a hamster and my bank account hates you.

    zzpzazzpza3 päivää sitten
    • I also got the very polite email after my order explaining the delay and asking where I'd heard of them. I pointed them here.

      zzpzazzpzaPäivä sitten
  • Did you sell out? those tools look like pieces of shit.

    fakeusafakeusa3 päivää sitten
  • I appreciate you dressing up for the occasion. You scrub up well!

    Michael BirchallMichael Birchall3 päivää sitten
  • I appreciate you dressing up for the occasion. You scrub up well!

    Michael BirchallMichael Birchall3 päivää sitten
  • 1:26 AVE: what do you figure it is? Alzheimer's patient: No idea. Everyone else: It's a ratchet, you showed it in the thumb nail.

    Michael BirchallMichael Birchall3 päivää sitten
  • I really appreciate the "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well" approach to life. Maybe it's a misinterpretation of christian values, but maybe the whole "pride is a sin" spiel had the negative effect that you might as well wing it if you're not supposed to be proud of your achievements. But who knows, maybe that's a terribly reductionist view of the world I've got there. Either way, whether it's filing paperwork or building airplanes, I think it's very comforting to be able to go to bed at night in the knowledge that you did your best that day. Kept me sane so far at least. Even just as a consumer, I've long since learned that bad tools cost you more than good ones, just not necessarily in monetary terms. Buy what you need, when you need it, of the best quality you can afford. (Caveat emptor: quality and price are not necessarily correlated)

    LordHonkIncLordHonkInc3 päivää sitten
  • I ordered one and got an email from their overseas contact. He very politely advised it will take longer due to a sudden increase in orders. He also asked how I heard about his company. I'm linking him this

    Love2DestroyLove2Destroy3 päivää sitten
    • me too

      Mick HayesMick Hayes2 päivää sitten
  • Holy shit balls!! $200 for a ratchet!! If I were 30, I'd do it!

    Chris GilbertChris Gilbert4 päivää sitten
  • Chrome is cool until you get some wiener schliden on your hands.

    C WilksC Wilks4 päivää sitten
  • Looked on ebay these tools are expensive...

    Randy BeltrameRandy Beltrame5 päivää sitten
  • Recalcitrant fasteners. 😆

    Ed SolomonEd Solomon5 päivää sitten
  • I got the semi deeps by nepros about a year ago, I always get compliments on the sockets. Using the koken wobble fix extensions with them and you have a socket set as good as snap-on for half the price. I also have their "stabby" ratchet and it is my favourite ratchet I just keep it in my pocket, love it more than my snap on flex ratchets I use.

    Jacob MuldoonJacob Muldoon5 päivää sitten
  • Damn you. Stop making these videos. I've just spent a ridiculous amount of money on tools I certainly don't need as I already have Snapoff and Fucom tools and I don't really need them either. But 90 teeth and 4 degree angle, oooooh. And shiny, so shiny.

    Mick HayesMick Hayes5 päivää sitten
  • There is always honor in a job done right.

    Metal BobMetal Bob6 päivää sitten
  • i think you were thinking of a hollow ground screwdriver vs flat ground

    From Starlight To SunriseFrom Starlight To Sunrise6 päivää sitten
  • Damn, $400 for that thing on Amazon.

    Forbidden UserForbidden User6 päivää sitten
  • I absolutley love usagi yojimbo!!!!!

    Matthew KlosMatthew Klos6 päivää sitten
  • "Don't matter which way you pull on it, you're still going to break your tool" Found that one out when I was 14

    sunshadow7XKsunshadow7XK6 päivää sitten
  • 'Bout the only place I see flat head screws being commonly used now-a-days is in electrical/electronic gear.... further proof that elechickens are a lower species. The problem with a beaudiful flathead screwdriver is that you wont use it for its modern intended purposes; pokin, proddin, scrapin, and belting with a hammer.

    TKyCossTKyCoss7 päivää sitten
  • Pulls Koken out and slaps it on the table.

    Nick SNick S7 päivää sitten
  • I’m in the age wasteland of “over 65”, and I remember as a kid the announcement Made in Japan meant it was cheap and tinny , like the stuff you used to win at carnivals. Now, it’s usually a sign of quality. They have this rare thing called work ethic that seems to be in short supply.

    Phil MayPhil May7 päivää sitten
  • This may have been said a million times already but I didn't see it. That grind you are referring to on screwdrivers is called "hollow ground".

    ZmechanicZmechanic7 päivää sitten
  • Gunsmithing screwdrivers are hollow ground brother

    boltgunboltgun7 päivää sitten
  • My brother works in machining (some kinda dies for making medicine tablets or something) and they don't get any slack when it's a job headed for Japan, because as soon as you make a mistake that company will NEVER buy from you again.

    willdbeastwilldbeast7 päivää sitten
  • 10:32. Well I’d say they will sell a lot more than they were expecting now.

    Cody MiklesCody Mikles7 päivää sitten
  • Japanese tools are just something else

    Ciel VertCiel Vert8 päivää sitten
  • Not every tool must be art. Some can be artemis.

    Roald ShakletonRoald Shakleton8 päivää sitten
  • The iPhones of tools

    Psilo CapPsilo Cap8 päivää sitten
  • You should check out Mitsubishi indexable tooling. All I use in my shop, also they have been running a promo the last couple years where you buy so many inserts and get the cutter body for free! Shell mills, indexable drills, etc...hell of a deal.

    Kulacz002Kulacz0028 päivää sitten
  • Have you played with their Lobster's X-Drive speed handles? I've always wondered if the 3rd point of contact and relief cuts actually help.

    Adam DumdieAdam Dumdie8 päivää sitten
  • They leave the rough spot as a single beautiful contrast to the polish.

    PetePete8 päivää sitten
  • "beautiful ancient culture" Laugh's in cultural revolution.

    DeplorabologyDeplorabology8 päivää sitten
  • 👌

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu8 päivää sitten
  • Take a look at Japanese woodworking tools - the best! No Western saws come close. Blades on their chisels and planes are laminated steel - supreme!

    Bill RankinBill Rankin9 päivää sitten
  • Love your videos. How much insight and knowledge you share is great! As an auto mechanic my fave wrenches are the black wright grip wrenches. And they're made in ohio to boot! You should get some and review them

    Christopher SobelChristopher Sobel9 päivää sitten
    • I like the wright adjustables. Solid.

      AvEAvE9 päivää sitten
  • I’ve got a bit of the Japan fever as well ... gf is not a fan of my screen time though

    Lolo BerryLolo Berry9 päivää sitten
  • is this dude an alien??????????????

    Sam CaillouetteSam Caillouette9 päivää sitten
  • If I ever have money... One day the hazard fart will be short a customer :p

    BJ JongejanBJ Jongejan9 päivää sitten
  • I know that some places use flat head screws specifically for their susceptibility to camming out. It sort of forces you to use a hand tool and not apply too much torque, so I've seen them used on circuit boards

    BandanaDrummer95BandanaDrummer959 päivää sitten
  • Very nice adjustable hammer!

    p rockp rock9 päivää sitten
  • Is it just me or is he tan?

    Matt McCutcheonMatt McCutcheon9 päivää sitten
  • wtf is up with your sleeves man? They aren't chewed up, worn out, or covered in schmoo

    Johnny TopsideJohnny Topside9 päivää sitten
  • You meant to say hollow ground when referencing screwdrivers and gunsmiths. 😉

    Trevor LeeTrevor Lee9 päivää sitten
  • Wow thanks for making me laugh, doesn't happen too often watching tool videos. Very Funny keep up the good work. Seriously folks I don't take advise about cooking from someone with anorexia anymore than I advise about tools from someone with clean hands: I mean not clean, but like lawyer, doctor, accountant, clean... The topper was the adjustable wrench. A precision adjustable wrench is like being the worlds tallest midget. To be fair I have an old adjustable wrench and I use it daily AS A PAPER WEIGHT for invoices.

    Dave T.Dave T.9 päivää sitten
  • LOL, from Nepros tools "By the way, we have been receiving quite high volume of orders since last month. We heard some FIworldrs made movies in US and this would be the reason."

    TheBryladeTheBrylade10 päivää sitten
  • The space inside my pants just got smaller while watching this

    Tools and TrashTools and Trash10 päivää sitten
  • I am sitting here by myself wondering why I just watched a video of a man gushing over tools for nearly 12 minutes.

    PrinsPrygelPrinsPrygel10 päivää sitten
  • While visiting a fellow Air Force friend in Japan he told me he left his expensive camera on a soda machine in Hiroshima. He didn't have time to go back as it was a weekend... but when he did go back there was a note on it that said if you have lost something please go to the stationmaster. After just a minute of explaining what model the camera was.. it was returned to him. This is all you need to know about Japanese culture in the mid-80s.

    Roger LundRoger Lund10 päivää sitten
  • Graceful Japanese Packaging* ;)

    Ethan CassEthan Cass10 päivää sitten
  • Might be really nice tools but $300 for a small 1/4 drive socket set? I’ll stick to using my old yard sale craftsmens tools, they get the job done and average $1 a wrench.

    Hiro ShimaHiro Shima10 päivää sitten
  • What's wrong with flathead screws?

    Chemistry InstrumentsChemistry Instruments10 päivää sitten
  • The Japanese have a beautiful attention to detail. They know customers.

    Jason LurfJason Lurf10 päivää sitten
  • Are you going to do a torque them till the fail on the Nepros?

    Paige MarquardtPaige Marquardt10 päivää sitten
  • The as-forged spot under the lever is probably there deliberately for styling. For the contrast of the finish and texture.

    drivecam101drivecam10110 päivää sitten
  • Why would you say flat head screw fasteners are the worst? Never used my self so wouldnt know, worked as a tin basher for a couple years and now a fridge, hands down worst for me was Robbie hated the cunt'n things 🤣

    C_Ar_RonC_Ar_Ron11 päivää sitten
  • I've been to Japan twice, long enough to tour about. Great place, highly recommended. While I was there for two months I tried to learn some of the language, really struggled with it. But kids have to take English in school and are always willing to help.

    Larry SchweitzerLarry Schweitzer11 päivää sitten
  • 1:38 'Not a single cut edge visible' Are you blind?!!!

    Victor MuratVictor Murat11 päivää sitten
  • What brought you to Japan tools Ace ? Not mainstream kinda sorta. The only gripe I might have is the handles are made for smaller hands...Universe smiles brings this tool video out on my birthday weekend. Been spinning wrenches since 79'. Took the old mans snow blower apart at age 9. He was not too happy with me. But by age 11 I was correctly diagnosing the corner gas stations bad brake job on moms plymouth.

    Jonathan Weis / Jonathan's Automotive RepairJonathan Weis / Jonathan's Automotive Repair11 päivää sitten
  • I think the rough spot was an aesthetic choice to make it look jeweled. Like a contrast between polished and not.

    DyslexicAnabokoDyslexicAnaboko11 päivää sitten
  • metal injection moulded - LOL

    manxmanmanxman11 päivää sitten
  • A few years ago, I figured out those phillips screws in cars are actually JIS. So, I decided to get me a JIS screwdriver which of course are only made in Japan. Gotta admit, it's a pretty nice screwdriver for the abuse I subject it to because, yeah, you are meant to hammer on them.

    Bill ClintonBill Clinton11 päivää sitten
  • I saw a 120 tooth craftsman for sale the other day. NAW. would probably break before I broke my first bolt on the project

    Wes BWes B11 päivää sitten
  • One of my favorite tools is a pliers from a company called ENGINEER that's specifically made for removing stripped/rusty screws. Look up "Nejisaurus".

    CircuitsoftCircuitsoft11 päivää sitten
    • They show up on Amazon....which hilariously also offers "similar items".

      Old BenOld Ben7 päivää sitten
  • The best screwdriver for carrying around in your pocket and using for prying open paint cans or starting a car is that $2 one from Harbor Freight, not the $30 one from Japan.

    David ThompsonDavid Thompson11 päivää sitten
  • thank you for upgrading your camera.

    Thomas LyonsThomas Lyons11 päivää sitten
  • I can tell by his fingers that hes a short fucker

    A Serious SalamanderA Serious Salamander11 päivää sitten
  • I've always wondered why AvE doesn't buy many Chinese tools. Seems kind of crappy to ignore one of the last few things the Canadians used to make.

    Mike McKeenMike McKeen11 päivää sitten
  • kicking myself for not buying JIS screwdrivers sooner. all these years of struggling with Phillips garbage. after getting JIS all my other screwdrivers went in the bin.

    halleffect1halleffect112 päivää sitten
  • I think the reason why they didn't polish that portion of the face of the ratchet is to give some tactile feedback when switching the direction back and forth. Not a big deal, but I'm pretty sure it was purposeful and functional.

    Kevin WhiteKevin White12 päivää sitten
  • I'm willing to bed they didn't polish the recess around the blinker switch for 3 reasons 1 texture to help keep the thing engaged in the go left go right polition, I've had plenty that like to kick out to neutral when my knuckles are inches from the sharpest metal on the truck, 2 textured for your pleasure, you can feel it even if you can't see it and 3 it's just going to wear anyway if you go left go right a lot. Even if I'm totally wrong I'm nearly certain it was intentionally not polished.

    Gregory KitchensGregory Kitchens12 päivää sitten
  • At 11:14, "looka that..." -- I thought for sure that Don Cherry had grabbed the mic...

    David BeamerDavid Beamer12 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who was trying to catch a glimpse of him in the reflection?!?!?

    85krink85krink12 päivää sitten
  • Begin pedantry: The term for that type of concave grind is "hollow ground". A flat grind is as the name suggest, flat. End pedantry.

    Grn SouthGrn South12 päivää sitten
  • You have short fingers like I do. Short fingers are better for sword fighting and sewing stitches in defeated foes and enemies. Long fingers people can only shove their fingers deep in their asses, or other people's asses, for the data.

    Sewan & Sawen CreationsSewan & Sawen Creations12 päivää sitten
  • What do you think is the best type of 'head' for a screw? I used to hate flat heads with a passion but here lately I find I like them better for torquing down at least over philip heads. Torx are good but overall I think the square bit seems to be the best at powerful torquing and stripping resistance.

    Joker TokerJoker Toker13 päivää sitten
  • Did he say fapoff?

    AndrewKidd14145AndrewKidd1414513 päivää sitten
    • He sure did, somewhere on the interwebs there's a AvE translation manual if you need it.

      Coffee CoffeeCoffee Coffee10 päivää sitten
  • Institutional Inertia Lol

    Watts DesignsWatts Designs13 päivää sitten
  • No false nosstalgia sir, the Japanese DONT FUCK AROUND! Them boys send it HARD!

    Rockabilly RamblerRockabilly Rambler13 päivää sitten
  • I kept thinking you were saying "Fat Bob" until I deciphered your slanguage for that one Highly Priced Tool Company what sells out of their trucks.

    jbh123stljbh123stl13 päivää sitten
  • that little tooth thing looks laser sintered, not the round part but the little triangle wedge thing.

    jake merchantjake merchant13 päivää sitten
  • Another ratchet test!!!! Test the underdogs Milwaukee, tekton, teng tools, gearwrench 120xp vs the top of the league (fap off, mac, matco) please

    Gian LombardoGian Lombardo13 päivää sitten
  • "People who philosophize about tools say that the best are none too good" John Muir

    matthew dyessmatthew dyess13 päivää sitten
  • You are the dankpods of tools

    Iglus MulmusIglus Mulmus13 päivää sitten
  • Oh so they pissed away a bunch of money on the box,, cool

    Bombs AwayBombs Away13 päivää sitten
  • how many teeth in that ratchet? looks to be more than my fine tooth snap off

    justingt3rsjustingt3rs13 päivää sitten