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BendPak announces upgraded Litestix work light

BendPak announced a new, upgraded version of its Litestix portable LED work light. The company says the new Litestix LS36SMDX model is now powered by a higher-capacity rechargeable battery and provides up to seven hours of continuous use on one charge. This represents another hour of performance over its predecessor, BendPak said. Additional features include:

Snap-on debuts new general service tool set 

Snap-on has introduced a new 33-piece tool set for general car service. The 233FSMBFR 33-Piece 3/8in. Drive General Service Set offers tools in a closed cell cross-linked foam case. The set includes the following:

Gray Tools introduces insulated hex bit socket set

Gray Tools has introduced a 16-piece insulated hex bit socket set. Made in the U.S.A., the set features both SAE and metric sizes, contained in a carrying case with a foam organizer. All pieces have dual-layer insulation, providing user protection up to 1,000 volts in a variety of electrical applications, the company said. Gray’s new 3/8-in. drive

Mayhew introduces 14-piece micro hand tool set

Mayhew Tools has introduced a new 14-piece micro hand tool set. This new set is a compilation of all the current micro line products from Mayhew, including pry bars, picks, hooks, and screwdrivers (Slotted, Phillips, and Torx). A custom-cut foam tray securely stores each tool, and the tray is solvent resistant, fits most toolbox drawers,

Aircat 1⁄4-in. mini die grinder released

Florida Pneumatic Manufacturing Corp. recently released the Aircat 6205 1⁄4-in. Mini Die Grinder. The tool features a .3 HP motor that produces 25,000 RPM. The company says that its design provides control and maneuverability and allows access into tight spaces. A variable speed throttle lever enables the users to control the tools speed, while the

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Tub O’ Towels debuts heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser spray

Tub O’ Towels announced a new heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser spray, which the company says is aimed at taking care of grease and grime in service shops, oil change bays and engine or transmission shops. “Customers have been asking us for years to offer our cleaning solution as a spray,” said Ashley Szeremet, director of

Gray Tools releases insulated socket sets

Gray Tools offers two new insulated socket sets, available in 1/4-in. and 3/8-in. drive sizes. According to the press release, each set contains a 42-tooth round head ratchet with two extensions and a variety of SAE and metric sockets. Each piece is individually insulated to 1,000 volts and tested to 10,000 volts in compliance with

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Shop organization: Tools in a tube

Every shop has a special location. Sometimes it’s a shelf, sometimes it’s a drawer. It’s where we keep all the “tools” that come in a tube. They’re usually community property, except for the occasional extra expensive items that reside in a manager’s office. Of course, I’m talking about sealants, anti-seize and thread lockers, the chemical

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Autel introduces alignment and ADAS lifts

Autel has introduced new Bay Max 12K and Bay Max 14K lifts, which are flush-mounted hydraulic scissor lifts with twin 6K and 7K Jacking Beams, respectively, and a Floor Lift Table. The new lifts mark Autel’s entrance into the lift market. The company says they can allow technicians to perform re-scan, visual inspection, and mechanical

BendPak introduces new double-wide parking lifts

BendPak has introduced two new double-wide parking lifts: PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS. BendPak says these lifts will allow shops to securely store four vehicles in two parking spots. BendPak notes that each PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS platform operates independently, so one can be lowered while the other side remains still. As a result, it’s only necessary to

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Is your shop ready for a service EVolution?

The auto industry is investing more than $1 trillion into shifting new vehicle production from internal combustion to electric power. Forecasters estimate that EVs could account for up to one-third of the North American market by 2029. And with dozens of electric models from domestic and import brands already on the road, chances are good

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Ingersoll Rand introduces new air hammer for shop work

Ingersoll Rand has released the new 135MAX Heavy Duty Air Hammer, a shop tool that the company says delivers power without sacrificing precision thanks to a featherable trigger. Weighing in at 4.5 pounds, the 135MAX HD Air Hammer delivers 2,600 blows per minute (BPM), with a 3-in. piston stroke. Featuring a 3/4-in. (19mm) bore size, the new