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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

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

Milwaukee introduces new USB neck light

Milwaukee Tool has introduced a new RedLithium USB Neck Light for inspection work and general tasks. According to the company, the neck light adapts to users’ lighting needs with 90 degrees of vertical rotation for complete lighting head adjustment. Featuring a press and hold power button, the neck light features three output modes delivering up

Dynamic introduces new ratchet line

Dynamic introduces a line of ratchets that feature a 108-tooth gear with 3.5-degree arc swing. Dynamic’s ratchets are available in 1/4″, 3/8″ or 1/2″ drive sizes with five-, seven- and 10-inch lengths, respectively. They can also be purchased as the full set of three (Part No. D106003). The ratchets have a nickel-plate mirror chrome finish

Mayhew introduces three-piece demo driver set

Mayhew Steel Products has introduced a new three-piece demo driver set to its line of hand tools. The demo drivers feature a hybrid design of a screwdriver and pry bar in one for various lifting and prying applications. The set includes three lengths: 8 in., 10 in. and 11 in. The tools are made in

Milwaukee Tool adds tool tray to Packout Modular Storage System

Milwaukee Tool has added a new tool tray to its Packout Modular Storage System. The Packout Tool Tray features Stack or Store functionality, providing modular connectivity with any Packout solution and storage within the Rolling Tool Chest, Rolling Tool Box, XL Tool Box or the Large Tool Box, Milwaukee says. In addition, the Tool Tray

Chicago Pneumatic introduces cordless impact wrench

Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new 1⁄2-in. cordless impact wrench, the CP8854 series. According to the company, the wrench is made for tire changing and quick service wheel applications on light vehicles including cars and vans. Mechanics can use the wrench to remove wheels quickly for access to brakes, suspension and shock absorbers, and with

Organization: A matter of patience and planning

I recently read a book about a pair of deep-sea divers who discovered a German WWII submarine off the east coast of the United States. After meeting its demise, it had settled on the bottom approximately 250 feet below the surface. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I learned a

Heat Metal Components Faster with Venom HP

Induction Innovations, Inc.’s Venom HP is the company’s highest powered Mini-Ductor handheld induction heater. The Venom HP is part of the Mini-Ductor series that allows users to release hardware from corrosion or thread lock compounds in a matter of seconds, without the dangers of an open flame. The Mini-Ductor Venom HP’s feature set includes a

JEGS introduces line of hydraulic shop presses

JEGS has introduced a new line of Hydraulic Shop Presses for the removal and installation of bushings, bearings, ball joints, u-joints, pulleys and gears. Constructed with heavy-duty steel, there are four sizes: 6-ton, 10-ton, 12-ton and 20-ton. Features highlighted by the company include: Three-point contact for safe, secure support Black oxide coated steel hardware (5)

Lock Technology offers new line of sockets for work on O2 sensors

Shockit Sockets from Lock Technology, Inc. use the force and sonic vibration of an air hammer along with a self-centering non-turning offset 8mm radius tip Shockit Punch to access, loosen and remove frozen O2 sensors. The LT994 kit includes a 22mm Shockit Socket for limited access O2 sensors; a 22mm long profile Shockit Socket for deep recessed

Aircat flex head ratchet wrench introduced

Florida Pneumatic Manufacturing Corp. has introduced the Aircat 811 1/4-in. 30° Flex Head Ratchet Wrench for smaller fasteners in tight or challenging spaces. The wrench produces 35 ft.-lbs. of maximum torque and a rundown speed of 240 RPM. Features highlighted by the company include: Aircat “silencing technology” reduces the tool noise to 76 dBA Variable