PROTHANE offers Shop Tools, made from PROTHANE's unique compound and molded into pads and inserts for jacks and vises. These are soft yet firm cushions, which provide protection against metal-to-metal contact. The unique qualities of PROTHANE make it impervious to grease, oil and transmission fluids. Products now available include: the Jackpad 3", 5", 7-1/4", 9"; Jack Stands Pads fits heads, 1-1/2" x 4-1/2", 2-1/2" x 4-1/2", 1-1/2" x 6"; and Vice Pad universal vise jaw fit has imbedded magnets to hold them on the jaws.
Shop Tools Jack and Vise Pads
- Product From OTC, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
The OTC DriveMaster Driveline Lift, No. 5130, with a 1,000-lb capacity has a low profile of 6” and raises to 30”, enabling the handling of a wide variety of driveline components, from light duty to heavy duty. The included differential adapter makes the tool even more versatile, spreading the purchase cost among multiple uses.
- Product From Mueller-Kueps LP
The Mueller Kueps Wheel Hub Grinder Type 1 includes a special grinder for cleaning the wheel centering device as well as the attachment area between wheel and hub. This tool allows technicians to completely remove burned-in corrosion residues in a quick and easy process. Actual process time per hub only takes about 3-25 seconds, depending on residue thickness.
- Product From Hoist Hanger
Hoist Hanger provides an accessory for automotive lifts that allows wheels to be placed on and removed from vehicles at the same level the technician works, preventing the need to bend down to pick up or place a vehicle. Each Hoist Hanger is an independent unit that is quickly and easily installed or removed. When the technician is allowed to hang the wheel off to the side, back strain is avoided entirely.The Hoist Hanger comes in several sizes and fits almost any two-post lift. Each unit folds "out of the way" against the lift arm when not in use.
- Product From Rotary Lift
The Rotary Lift MW-200 Mobile Wheel Lift helps reduce the risk of employee injury while simultaneously increasing productivity. The air-operated lift provides 200 lbs of capacity at 100 psi, enough to lift a broad range of wheels and tires. The lift's design requires no batteries and it has a rise time of six seconds. The wheel lift rolls on four high-quality casters for easy maneuverability and features single-lever controls for quick operation. Once properly positioned within the lift, a tire or wheel can be rotated 360 degrees on three large rollers.
- Product From Mohawk Lifts
The Mohawk Lifts Backsaver can be used on all Mohawk 10,000-lb to 18,000-lb two-post lifts. The tool allows technicians to hang tires from lift swing arms, saving them from having to bend down to lift heavy tires and preventing potential sick days or workers' compensation claims from back pain. It can be installed in 10 minutes. With a 100-lb capacity, the Backsaver can hold the heaviest passenger car and light truck tires. Heavy rubber coating on the Backsaver prevents damage to expensive wheels and rims.
- Product From Hunter Engineering Company
The LED Rack Lighting Kit by Hunter illuminates wheel alignment adjustment points for higher productivity in the alignment bay. It mounts higher on the runway surface for brighter and more focused illumination. The kit switches on and off automatically as the rack rises and lowers. They can be installed by a Hunter Service Representative during a new rack installation or at a future date as required.
- Product From Kar Lift Solutions by Omer
Kar Lift Solutions by Omer's Fold & Go ramps come as low angle retractable approach ramps that can be folded up. Heavy vehicles that come lower to the ground make access difficult when the lift is surface mounted. These low angle approach ramps for the KAR series Pantograph vertical platform lifts benefit from being strong yet light weight and can be easily retracted by the technician. They come in several different models capableof a maximum capacity between 44,000 lbs to 99,000 lbs.
- Product From GearWrench/Apex Tool Group
Gearwrench's Two-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver with LEDs, No. 82788, has two LEDs that help illuminate a work area, making it easier to work in poorly lit spaces. It has a 45-tooth ratcheting mechanism with forward, reverse and locked positions to quickly tighten or loosen fasteners. The screwdriver features a stainless steel collar that magnetizes the bit tip to help hold fasteners on the tool, resulting in fewer dropped and lost fasteners. Users also benefit from 6-bit storage (Phillips #1, #2 and T15, T20, T25 and T127 included) in the handle.
- Product From Autodata Publications Inc.
The 2013 Maintenance Reminder Reset Procedures, No. 13-450, from Autodata helps users to ensure that vehicles always leave the shop with the maintenance reminders reset. The manual covers domestic and imported vehicles from 2002 to 2013, and includes step-by-step instructions, vehicle specific illustrations and system operation notes. The convenient spiral bound format lays flat or folds in half for easy handling within the vehicle.
- Product From Lisle Corporation
The Lisle Spark Plug Starter Set, No. 63100, features a 9" flexible shaft that allows technicians to obtain the desired angle to accurately install most spark plugs, without cross threading. The 3/8" square drive socket includes a strong neodymium magnet to hold the spark plug in during installation and removal. The tool can also be used as a magnetic pickup tool with a weight capacity of 1.56 lbs. The set includes four spark plug sockets: 9/16", 5/8", 3/4" and 13/16". Made in the U.S.A.