“Christmas tree” plastic rivets are the bane of a mechanic’s sanity. They grip like mad, their edges are nearly flush with the part they retain, and the heads tend to pop off when you pull on them. Fortunately, Snap-On’s A161B is the bane of Christmas tree rivets. It’s pretty versatile for removing any kind of plastic fastener, and does general interior work pretty well — much gentler than a big flat-head screwdriver.
Snap-On makes a bunch of different versions for specific applications. A161B is designed for GM cars and most imports, making it the most widely-applicable model. Unfortunately, this is Snap-On, so the price of this convenience is about $29.
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Hanging Christmas lights each year can be both a chore and a danger — the less time you spend up on that ladder the better. The Fast Trax track light system makes it easier to put up your Christmas lights and get them straight the first time. When the holiday season ends, Fast Trax also stores your lights tangle-free.
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