Other than our classic trucks themselves, there’s nothing more dear to a rodder’s heart than our collection of tools. From big giant noisy power tools to neat little manual gadgets that’ll fit in the palm of a hand, nearly all of us have toolboxes jamb packed and workbenches and walls covered and hung with tools of every description and use. Let’s face it, any tool that makes a repair or fabrication chore easier or even possible at all is welcomed into the home shop with glee—even if there are ones that’ll only see service on rare occasions, we’ve gotta have ’em—just in case.

Cool tools can be found anywhere, the local hardware store, parts jobber, metal supply house, ads, and tech stories right here in CT, the Internet, and in the case of some neat homemade tools—the home shops of friends and acquaintances. The subject of this diatribe though was found between the covers of one of my favorite tool sources—the Eastwood Company’s mail order catalog.

What we’re going to check out today is a great home-shop spray gun system offered by, as I just stated, The Eastwood Company. The kit is manufactured by Devilbiss and it contains everything the hobbyist will need to both prime and paint like a pro (with a bit of practice of course). The system is called the Starting Line System and consists of two spray guns (one for primer, and one for paint), a pair of 20-ounce aluminum gravity cups, an air regulator, and a tool kit with accessories—not bad for under a hundred and fifty bucks. So, check out this handy system—it’s a must have for the home hot rod builder, as is most of the cool tools and materials offered by The Eastwood Company—checkout their Website and you’ll see just what I mean.