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  • Tool review: Induction Innovations Mini-Ductor II and Coil Kit

    Induction Innovations' Mini-Ductor II uses high-frequency magnetic fields to heat metal objects without an open flame. This helps in the removal or installation of metal hardware or parts without having to use a torch, or worry about melting plastic...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool Review: Keen Cleveland boots

    The Cleveland boot, from Keen, promises sturdy protection with durable design details with an understated classic design. This all-leather waterproof nubuck 6" boot features a KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane lining letting moisture out but never...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool review: Matco Tools eighty8 ratchet

    Matco Tools' eighty8 ratchets have 88 teeth providing the smallest swing-arc in a family of ratchets, in all three primary drive sizes. Other space-saving features include the ultra-low-profile head, Tear-Drop head design and recessed shift...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool review: Mityvac Silverline Elite Automotive Test Kit

    The MV8500 Silverline Elite Automotive Test Kit from Mityvac performs engine performance diagnostics, brake bleeding, fluid transfer, evacuation, sampling and windshield repair with twice the vacuum and pressure output as previous models. The pump...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool Review: Magrail TL from VIM Tools

    Editor's note: The incorrect image and product text ran with Lou Fort's review of Durston's Magrail TL in the October 2010 issue of PTEN ; the correct images and product text are included here, along with Fort's original review. PTEN regrets the...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Vehicle Inspection System from Automotive Solutions Inc.

    Automotive Solutions' Vehicle Inspection System features the ability to add up to 10 photos to the inspection report and customizable questions on the inspection report. As of Sept. 1, 2010, when the new CARB compliance was scheduled to take effect...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool Review: AGS Company's FlexForce Wrench Set, No. FF204

    The AGS Company FlexForce Wrench Set, No. FF204, assists with removing even the most worn brake and fuel fittings. This wrench can be slipped over lines in tight fitting areas, and fits over 90 percent of domestic and import vehicles. A square-drive...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool Review: Programa PC Retriever

    The PC Retriever from Programa consists of PC-based software which is linked to the vehicle by a Vehicle Interface.  This system delivers a wide range of manufacturer-specific diagnostic data from European vehicles covering Mercedes Benz, BMW, MINI...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool Review: CRKT Ignitor knife

    The Columbia River Knife & Tool Ignitor Knife includes a titanium nitride blade and black scales, with a combination razor-sharp and veff serrated cutting edge. This knife combines CRKT's patented OutBurst assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tool Review: VO Scope Sound Stik

    The VOscope SS-1000 is also known as the Sound Stik, a device for detecting sound in a tightly focused area. It can be used to detect air/vacuum leaks, electrical noise, bearing or friction noise, leaking door/window seals and fluid noises. The heart of...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • SRP100 Snap Ring Pliers Master Tool Kit from Just Clips

    The Just Clips SRP100 Snap Ring Pliers Master Tool Kit is an all-in-one anvil snap ring removal and installation tool kit. The SRP100 offers an  O-ring removal hook with deburing pads and a pad holding plate. The color-coded removal and installation...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • UPS adding propane vehicles to its delivery fleet

    UPS ( www.ups.com ) is purchasing 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and will install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations in the U.S. – an investment of approximately $70 million. The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and...

    Article • April 14th, 2014

  • Tool review: Ingersoll Rand 2135TiMAX 1/2" Air Impactool

    The limited edition 10th anniversary release showcases the impact's feather-touch trigger, wide range power regulator settings and one-hand forward/reverse control.

    Article • April 7th, 2014

  • Mastercool 69789-H RRR A/C Machine

    The 69789-H meets the SAE J2788 for use with standard 134A and hybrid 134A vehicles.

    Article • April 4th, 2014

  • S&G Tool Aid Deutsch Terminals Service Kit

    Kit allows techs to crimp and release Deutsch terminals subject to excessive vibration that have environmentally sealed connections.

    Article • April 4th, 2014

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