Wand Selection & Butler Comparison

A customer asks for my wand recommendation; specifically, he wants a comparison of my wands to the Butler wand.  OK. In my biased opinion…  All my wands are custom made, built-to-suit. You have several choices not available with any other wand purchase.  VT14 is a descendent of the Butler wand.  So many improvements over Butler […]


I’ve been teaching guys to use Gator Crimps for the last 7-8 years. They are all I use for the high heat 1/4″ hose and i crimp thousands of feet of hose every month. Anyone can install Gators using common tools you probably already have in your garage like wrenches and a vice. Gators eliminate […]

Gators and Thermalplastic hose

There seems to be unhappiness among guys using Gators with thermalplastic hose, Parker Parflesx and OEM. In my opinion, it’s the hose.  OEM is still kind of new. There’s still some variability in the production.  But overall it’s a good hose if you like thermalplastic. The crimps are fundamentally the same once installed, inner sleeve/outer […]