Most Wanted Tools: February 2023

Feb. 14, 2023
The Volt Tester, Ergochair, and Super Relay Buddy are some of the popular tools and equipment among auto repair techs.

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The following products are among the most requested tools and equipment from recent issues of Professional Distributor's sister publication, PTEN. Perhaps you've already received requests about some of these items. Take a closer look at stocking them on your tool truck.

Volt Tester, No. VT750LCD

The Power Probe Volt Tester, No. VT750LCD, is a compact automatic voltage tester up to 750V. It can measure and indicate the exact voltage (AC/DC), phase indication, and phase rotation, and continuity, RCD, and resistance via an LCD.

Button Clip Disconnect Tool with Swivel Head, No. BCT1

The VIM Tools Button Clip Disconnect Tool with Swivel Head, No. BCT1, fits securely and ergonomically in the palm of the users hand, and is used to quickly disconnect fuel, EVAP, and DEF fittings with button-type connectors.

12V Max Brushless 3" Angle Grinder, No. GWS12V-30N

The Bosch 12V Max Brushless 3" Angle Grinder, No. GWS12V-30N, features a compact design to make quick, difficult cuts in tight spaces. It produces 19,500 no-load rpm at 1.5 lbs (not including battery).

Ergochair

The patent-pending Ergochair adjustable-height rolling work seat from BendPak is designed to make performing awkward work tasks in the shop more ergonomic, reducing stress and strain on technicians’ bodies to deliver improved safety, greater productivity, and reduced injuries.

Super Relay Buddy, No. 194

The Electronic Specialties Super Relay Buddy, No. 194, is designed to provide an indication of the general health and functioning of the most common 4/5 pin 12V relays. It cycles the relay several times while loading the switch contacts to detect any excessive resistance.

PlierPull Locking Plier Adapters

The ProMAXX PlierPull Locking Plier Adapters are designed to produce greater pulling power thanks to their quick slide hammer connectivity. They're ideal for repairs where a high level of force is needed, such as for popping out cotter pins, pulling bushings, seals, and other applications.

8" S-Shaped Quarter Stick, No. 4SS8

The EZRED 8" S-Shaped Quarter Stick, No. 4SS8, features a compact design to allow easy access inside tight corners. The tool is forged from chrome vanadium steel, and is ideal for exhaust work, body work, dashboards, motorcycles, inside fan cowls, and other hard-to-reach areas.

3/8" Drive Folding Ratchets

The Tekton 3/8" Drive Folding Ratchets are designed for use in minimal access spaces, providing low leverage and high speed. The patent-pending ratchets use the company's 90-tooth ratchet mechanism in the ultra-compact 3/8" drive head. 

Cooling System Refilling Gun, No. SER 70880

The Carlyle Tools Cooling System Refilling Gun, No. SER 70880, is designed to reduce filling time and eliminates airlocks in cooling system. It uses deep vacuum technology to eliminate the need for system bleeding.

Handheld Tubing Straightener, No. TS224

The S.U.R.&R. Handheld Tubing Straightener, No. TS224, is designed to straighten 3/16" and 1/4" tubing. It can be used on aluminum, copper-nickel, and steel lines. It straightens tubing with the flip of a convenient thumb-size selector, then slide the tubing through the straightener to eliminate curves or bends. 

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