Latest Review of Goose-Grip™
All Goose-Grip work lights are available in the Milwaukee M12 and the DEWALT 12V. battery platforms. Many videos and pics show the original non-branded LION battery .powering these lights. They are now M12 or DEWALT 12V only.
One of the many challenges that exists for a professional auto mechanic everyday is our methods of lighting – being able to see the hardware, nuts and bolts and fasteners that hold parts together.
We are working with ratchets and wrenches and loosening and tightening pumps and manifolds and brackets that are positioned all over at every angle and hidden by so many things that overlay them, and we want to do this while we are using both of our hands as often as we are able to, but with the majority of times, the current
worklights do not permit this.
All of the work lights that exist require that you illuminate your targets by positioning a beam of light that must be constantly held in one hand like a flashlight or attached to some nearby metal with a magnet which you mostly cannot do because of all the alloys and plastic.
The result is that mechanics just accepted that this is the best that can be done for lighting.
Now myself being a professional auto mechanic for my whole career, I got frustrated with the current lighting designs.
I hate that I could not position a worklight and have it stay close to what I needed to see and not have to hold it.
Gravity always wins and the light does not stay and the lights that exist do not fit into narrow places.
So, I set out to make the best worklight that has ever been made.
One that defies gravity, one that does not need to be held. A light that is so bright and so narrow that it can fit into the smallest places even without needing to move hoses and wires out of your way.
Lastly, I wanted a worklight that was better than a person holding a light for me.
This worklight set was designed and built with the input of 30 other lifelong professional auto and truck mechanics.
Everyone clearly talked about the problems associated with hand held worklights,
head mounted “headlight”, underhood hanging worklights.
The problem is they all do not get close enough to see the hardware that you are trying to access with hand tools.
The underhood light is good to illuminate the top of the engine, but it will not show you the heads of bolts down below hoses and pulleys and you end up grabbing a hand held light and working with one hand often just to break loose bolts.
The headlamps worn on your head – it gives many of us headaches after a short time
and lets face it, ya gotta aim your head or constantly adjust the aim.
It works but they are not without their issues with battery life, you must control the aim always.
Magnetic flip lights well there is limited places to attach with all the plastic and alloy and the range of motion in limited.
And what about when you need to change a brake light switch or a clutch safety switch or
unbolt a brake booster from under the dash?
There is no good way to illuminate the nuts and bolts that are up near the top of the
brake and clutch pedals or the nuts holding the booster.
You end up holding some type of “flashlight” with one hand and using a ratchet and extension
and socket with swivel in the other and you hope you found the bolt.
The Goose-Grip™ Mechanic’s Worklight can attach to any glass nearby and can go down and back up under
the dash and stay put where you aim it, even inside the dash inches from what you need to unbolt.
Clearly, Goose-Grip™ Mechanic’s Worklight has so many clear advantages that
if you are a real mechanic, the function need not be explained.
One look at one video of Goose-Grip™ being used on a job should go right to your pleasure center as any intelligent mechanic knows that being able to position a light source at a strategic place to illuminate your target area and not have to hold that light source so you have both your working hands free is a wonderful thing.
Plain and simple advantages.
Some additional information about myself and my company – Goosegrip Products LLC. We / Me is a small company in Myrtle Beach, SC. I am a professional auto mechanic and I am still a working auto mechanic although I do not know for how much longer I will continue fixing vehicles because my obligations to the design, and assembly and shipping of Goose-Grip Work Light products that we make are beginning to require much more of my time. What is a small company vs a big company? Is a small company something to worry about vs a big company when buying a product? Somehow, I grew up believing that if you buy a product from a big company that you are somehow more protected? Like if the product breaks quickly you will be ignored if its a small “noname/unknown company? Big companies have been doing bad things to many people that buy their products for decades. Protected from what? Goosegrip Products is a small company – a micro entity yes. You will never be ignored by me if something goes wrong. I’m the CEO and my personal phone # is 843-310-3000.
My company makes mechanic work lights. We make 5 different types of work lights + one more coming out soon. I designed each one because I first made each one for my own use when I was out there fixing cars. A work light is a tool and a very important tool and it is used on more than 50% of all jobs every day in the average general mechanic’s life. When I open one of my drawers in my toolbox I have many different styles, shapes and sizes of various pliers. Why so many pliers? Because the job requirements vary wildly. For me, its also the same thing with work lights. A work light has to fit into the spacing requirements of different jobs, so over the course of a couple of years I paid attention to lighting needs that were not being fulfilled well due to access limitations of hand-held lights currently out there . Is there anyone who would know better what light needed to be brought to life than a 64 year old professional auto mechanic fixing cars every day for 40+ years?
The work lights we make are made one at a time by hand. And before we consider selling a new product I use it for many months to see its shortcomings if there will be any and to find its weakness if there will be any. If there is anything that worries me after using it, I fix it, I redesign it until its reliable and rugged and does not break. I am of the belief that I expect to sell all the different lights I make just one time to the mechanic. I do not expect that the light you buy will wear out and have to buy another. Buy it once and I will keep it fixed and functioning like new for lifetime with your small copay under warranty. The reason it broke does not matter.
Once you have our main vacuum suction plate work light and you see how much it helps you in your daily routine, consider buying the other products we make as well. Because nobody said that a mechanic had to select just one work light and expect that one work light to get used in all the different jobs. Y’all buy multiple scan tools nowadays and we justify that, right? No reason to just have one work light. Have all the lights that can be used in different situations. Cover all the repair types with Goose-Grip™. You will not regret it.