Is This a Plumbing Tool or an Engine Repair Tool?

By: Talin Vartanian
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
1 Known as an under-hood light, the Bayco nightstick is a great light source for which kind of job?
Plumbing
Engine repair
The Bayco nightstick is an engine repair tool that offers light and strong magnetic power, so a mechanic can work hands-free. The nightstick can also rotate at various angles.

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2 The ratchet extender is used to adjust bolts in tight spaces. Is this a plumbing tool or an engine repair tool?
Plumbing tool
Engine repair tool
The ratchet extender is used quite often in engine compartments of motor vehicles. It can also be attached to an extension tool for a longer reach.

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3 Rust and car paint can be removed with a needle scaler. Is this used for plumbing or for cars?
Plumbing
Engine repair
Not only can a needle scaler remove rust and paint off the outside of cars, it can also remove dirt and scales. This is also a great tool for removing build-up around the car engine.

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4 A nut splitter is used to break nuts. Do you think it's used for plumbing or for cars?
Plumbing
Engines
The engine compartment of a vehicle is often filled with surrounding nuts that may have to be broken. This is where a nut splitter comes in, which can break almost any nut.

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5 A locking extension bar is used to remove sockets that are jammed on the head of a bolt. Do you think it's used for plumbing or for cars?
Plumbing
Engines
Sometimes a socket will become stuck or jammed on the head of a bolt. A mechanic will often use a locking extension bar to remove the jammed socket, which comes in various sizes.

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6 This tool is used to cut pipes. Is it for plumbing or for car engines?
Plumbing
Plumbers will often carry pocket-sized pipe cutters on them, which can easily cut through almost any kind of pipe. The pipe cutter can easily attach onto a pipe, and with a swift turn, the pipe will be cut.
Engines

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7 An adjustable pipe wrench can adjust pipes and nuts. Is it for plumbing or for car engines?
Plumbing
The jaws of an adjustable pipe wrench are powerful and toothed, making it easy to grip onto almost any surface. The jaws can also be adjusted by the plumber.
Engines

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8 Tubes and pipes can be cut with a telescopic tube cutter. Do you think plumbers or mechanics use it?
Plumbers
A telescopic tube cutter is a handheld tool that can cut through thick pipes. It can also smooth out rough edges from a cut pipe with the built-in deburrer.
Car engine mechanic

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9 A blowlamp can solder pipes together. Is this mainly a plumbing tool or a car engine repair tool?
Plumbing tool
The fine flame of a blowlamp is perfect for soldering pipes together. It can also be used with a soldering pad to prevent damage to nearby surfaces.
Car engine repair tool

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10 Rounded bolts can be adjusted with mole grips. Is this for plumbing or for car engines?
Plumbing
Plumbers will always carry a pair of mole grips on them, which are used to adjust rounded bolts and nuts. It also has a strong grip, which is perfect for almost any surface.
Car engines

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11 Kiwi pliers have a long reach for clamps and retainers. Is it for plumbing or for car engines?
Plumbing
Car engines
Otherwise known as out-of-sight pliers, kiwi pliers are great for keeping the mechanic's hands out of danger. These also have a strong grip and a long reach.

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12 Flexible sockets are great for bolt installation. Are they for cars or for plumbing jobs?
Plumbing
Car engines
Flexible sockets are great for installing new bolts in hard-to-reach places. Though they can be expensive, they are typically worth it and are used frequently by car mechanics.

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13 Precision hooks and picks look like screwdrivers with a curved end. Do you think these are used by plumbers or car mechanics?
Plumbers
Car mechanics
Precision hooks and picks often come in a set of four, and are used to remove electrical connectors. The hooks at the end of each tool are great for "hooking" onto almost any kind of out-of-reach connector.

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14 Spark plug pliers are used to firmly grasp spark plug boots. Is it a plumbing tool or an engine repair tool?
Plumbing
Engine repair tool
Spark plug pliers feature strong grips that are perfect for grasping spark plug boots. This will help to protect the wires from damage.

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15 A mechanic will often lift a car by using a floor jack. Is this used for plumbing or for cars?
Plumbing
Cars
A floor jack is used to lift a car up so a mechanic can work freely underneath it. It can also be aided with arm adapter accessories.

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16 A pipe bender is used to bend a variety of pipes. Is this for plumbing jobs or for car engine jobs?
Plumbing
Plumbers will often carry a pipe bender on them to bend a variety of pipes. It can also bend up to 22mm in pipe thickness.
Car engines

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17 A plunger is used to unclog toilets. Is it used by plumbers or by car mechanics?
Plumbers
One of the easiest and quickest ways to unclog a toilet is by using a plunger. In fact, you probably have one in your home already!
Car mechanics

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18 Spirit levels are used to level a surface. Is it used for car engines or for plumbing jobs?
Plumbing
Plumbers will often use a spirit level to level out a surface. A magnetic spirit level is also a variation of this, which has strong magnetic power.
Car engines

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19 Ahex grub screws can be adjusted by using Allen keys. Is this a plumbing tool or an engine repair tool?
Plumbing tool
Allen keys are used to adjust ahex grub screws that hold shower heads in place. These also come in various sizes and lengths.
Engine repair tool

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20 Stubborn pipes and screws can be cut by using a hacksaw. Do you think it's used mostly by plumbers or by car mechanics?
Plumbers
Plumbers will often carry a hacksaw with them to cut through stubborn objects, such as pipes and screws. The blade is also held together by dual grips for safety measures.
Car mechanics

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21 You can safely adjust a bolt by using a digital torque adapter. Is this for plumbing jobs or for engine repair jobs?
Plumbing jobs
Engine repair jobs
A digital torque adapter is used to safely adjust bolts and nuts by using torque. This tool also has a built-in screen and controls for ease of use.

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22 A magnetic belt clip is used to hold screws and bolts in place. Is this used for plumbing or for engine repairs?
Plumbing
Engine repairs
It's easy to lose screws, nuts and bolts, which is where the magnetic belt clip comes in handy. The magnetized "pad" can hold together a variety of small metal objects.

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23 A carbide tip scriber is a safe way to "write" arrows and notes on a car part. Is this a plumbing tool or an engine repair tool?
Plumbing tool
Engine repair tool
Car mechanics will often disassemble various car engine components. They'll then use a carbide tip scriber to mark arrows or small notes on each part, so they know exactly where it goes.

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24 The telescoping mirror and magnet set is perfect for a variety of car repairs. Is it used by plumbers or by car mechanics?
Plumbers
Car mechanics
The telescoping mirror and magnet set comes with mirrors and magnet heads so that a car mechanic can easily see various corners when working on a car engine. This is usually a 5-piece set.

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25 A "crows foot" wrench is used to adjust bolts in hard-to-reach places. Is it for plumbing or for car engines?
Plumbing
Car engines
Car mechanics will often combine a "crows foot" wrench with an extension bar to adjust a variety of nuts and bolts. These bolts are often in very cramped or hard-to-reach spots.

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26 A pipe deburrer is used to smooth out rough edges from a cut pipe. Is it used for plumbing or for engine repair jobs?
Plumbing
Plumbers will often use a pipe deburrer to smooth out rough edges from a cut pipe, for both safety and aesthetics. These are often small and handheld in size.
Engine repair

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27 A soldering pad protects a work surface from the flame of a blowlamp. Would you see this in the hands of a plumber or a car mechanic?
Plumber
When plumbers solder pipes together, they'll often use a soldering pad in conjunction with a blowlamp. This allows for the work surface to be protected from the intense heat.
Car mechanic

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28 Clogged drains are no match for a set of drain rods. Is it this a plumbing tool or a car engine repair tool?
Plumbing tool
Drain rods look like a set of rods that can actually be hooked onto each other from each end. They can then be pushed into a drain to clear out the blockage.
Car engine repair tool

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29 A magnetic level can level out a surface and can be held in place via its magnetic power. Is this for car engines or for plumbing jobs?
Plumbing
A magnetic level is essentially a spirit level, but with strong magnetic power. It allows for this level to be held in place, like a fridge magnet.
Car engines

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30 Pipe pressure can be checked with a pressure tester. Is this used by plumbers or by car mechanics?
Plumbers
Plumbers will often use a pressure tester for reading the pressure inside a pipe. A pressure test also has a dial at the end for an accurate reading.
Car mechanics

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31 An inspection camera is used to peer inside a pipe. Is this used for plumbing jobs or for engine repair jobs?
Plumbing
Plumbers will often use an inspection camera to get a better look inside a pipe or a drain. The camera is also attached to a long cord.
Engine repair

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32 Pipe freezer spray can freeze a variety of pipes. Do you think it's used for plumbing jobs or for engine repair jobs?
Plumbing
Pipe freezer spray is often used by plumbers to freeze a variety of pipes. This will allow the plumber to work without worrying about the main water supply.
Engine repair

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33 Under-sink fittings can be adjusted by using a basin spanner. Is this for plumbing or for engine repair work?
Plumbing
This tool looks like a long rod with a "T" attached at the end. It's used by plumbers to adjust under-sink fittings.
Engine repair

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34 A jigsaw is perfect for cutting a variety of shapes, like circles. Is it used by plumbers or by car mechanics?
Plumbers
Plumbers will use a jigsaw to cut circles that can be used for pipes. This tool can also cut almost any kind of shape or pattern, depending on the kind of work at hand.
Car mechanics

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35 An angle grinder is a handheld tool that features sharp discs, and can cut through almost anything. What kind of tool is this?
Plumbing tool
An angle grinder can cut through a variety of objects and surfaces, and can even be swapped out with different kinds of blades. Some of these include a diamond blade and a sanding disc.
Engine repair tool

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36 A cordless circuit tester is used to test a variety of electrical circuits. What kind of tool is this?
Plumbing tool
Engine repair tool
Electrical circuits can be safely tested by using a cordless circuit tester. This is a handheld tool with a very sharp end.

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37 A hose removal tool is used to remove heater hoses. This tool is a/an ...?
Plumbing tool
Engine repair tool
A hose removal tool can easily remove heater hoses from a car. This tool also looks like a screwdriver with a curved and sharp end.

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38 Wire cutters are used to safely cut wires. This type of tool is a/an ...?
Plumbing tool
Engine repair tool
Wire cutters are mainly used by car mechanics to safely cut wires in a motor vehicle. These are often handheld and easy to grip.

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39 Voltage can be safely tested by using a voltmeter. Is this used for plumbing work or for engine repair work?
Plumbing
Engine repair
Car mechanics will often use a voltmeter for potentially dangerous wire work. A voltmeter will give an accurate reading via the easy-to-use controls.

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40 A ball peen hammer is used to remove jammed car parts. It's mainly used by ...?
Plumbers
Car mechanics
Car mechanics will often use a ball peen hammer to remove jammed car parts. This hammer also features a rounded "ball" on the end of it.

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