It is virtually impossible to hand drill or tap a perpendicular hole without a guide. When properly aligned using a guide, such as the Big Gator Tools line of patented Drill and Tap Guides, drill bits cut faster and taps cut uniform threads. Drill bit and tap failures are also reduced. These guides are manufactured using a heat-treated nickel alloyed steel. The guide base surface is machine-ground to assure stability and perpendicular alignment on flat surfaces. The V-Groove base allows the guide to be positioned on virtually any round object or square corners. Convenient alignment marks on one side of the drill guides center the guide holes over material to be drilled.
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- Product From Snap-on Inc.
The small size of the Snap-on 14.4V MicroLithium Drill, No. CDR761, enables users to access tight spaces, and at only 2.4 lbs, this drill is comparable in weight to competitor drills with lesser
- 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 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
Milwaukee has updated their line of compact drilling and fastening tools to include the M18 1/4" Hex Compact 2-Speed Impact Driver, No 2657. It comes as the first tool in its class to give users the option to choose between two fastening modes for increased versatility. With its 2-Mode Drive Control feature, users are able to maximize productivity on the jobsite with optimized speed and power for the application at hand. The drill comes compatible with the M18 battery system.
- Product From Mac Tools
Mac Tools' cordless tools line includes impact wrenches, ratchets and drills that come designed and built tough for technicians. Built from Glass Filled Nylon (GFN) and other quality materials, these tools come built tough to withstand harsh automotive fluids in a shop environment. The tools Dewalt batteries and electronic technology, helping deliver consistent performance, according to the company. Available in both the 12V Max and 20V Max battery platform, these electric tools improve productivity.
- Product From Blair Equipment Company
The Blair step drills benefit from being made of premium cobalt M42 high-speed steel with a TiN (Titanium Nitride) coating which improves tool life. The step drills also feature an angled double flute which increases penetration rates and reduces the force needed when drilling. Starting the hole is made easy, thanks to the drill's split point. These step drills are available in the following sizes: No. 35400 for sizes 1/8" to 1/2" for 1/8" materials, No. 35401 for sizes 3/16" to 1/2" for 3/8" materials and No. 35402 for sizes 3/16" to 7/8" for 1/8" materials.
- Product From DEWALT
DEWALT's Right Angle Attachment, No. DWARA100, allows users to drive screws and drill holes in tight places. Professionals who need their drill to access tough-to-reach spaces can make best use of this tool.
- Product From SP Air Corporation
SP Air's 1/2" Composite Air Drill, No. SP-7527, features a double-gear mechanism with a free speed of 400 rpm. It weighs 2.9 lbs and has a length of 7-5/64”. The unit has a chuck size of 1/2” (13mm) and a 1/4” air inlet. With the tool’s SAS (side and side) forward/reverse system, the user can easily switch directions with one hand. The tool is made in Japan.
- 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.