16 new shop equipment and tool storage solutions for auto techs

Oct. 17, 2023
Whether looking to keep your tools secure, organized, or within reach, knowing your options before you purchase, especially a big purchase like a toolbox, is essential. The same goes for other equipment around the shop.

Whether looking to keep your tools secure, organized, or within reach, knowing your options before you purchase, especially a big purchase like a toolbox, is essential. The same goes for other equipment around the shop. From having proper air circulation to reaching a component more easily, it's like the old saying, "Work smarter, not harder". 

The Olsa Tools 3-Row Magnetic Socket Holder can hold both deep and shallow sockets and is compatible with 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" drive Metric and SAE sockets, fitting impact and chrome sockets from any brand.

The Snap-on Flexible Tool Clips, Nos. FLEXCLIPLG and FLEXCLIPSM, come in small and large sizes and can be magnetically mounted to toolboxes, lifts, and car hoods. 

The GEDORE Universal McPherson Strut Compressor, No. 5501-B, is able to handle right or left rising springs, conical springs, eccentric springs, springs with a low number of coils, springs with a high or varying spring pitch, spring struts with tension stop springs as well as spring struts with electronic control and sensors. 

The Cool Boss Tempest and Windstorm Series HVLS Industrial Ceiling Fans are designed to deliver optimized temperatures and air circulation in large interior spaces while reducing energy costs. 

The Homak Manufacturing 44" RS Pro 8-Drawer Flip Top Power Service Cart features a power strip in the top till and a power drawer with another power strip.

The Lanair AMS Industrial Fans provide cooling comfort for any space, measuring 59" in diameter with an output of 43,000 cfm.

The Autel ADAS Bay Max Lift is a flush-mount hydraulic scissor lift designed to enable mechanical repairs, wheel alignments, and ADAS calibrations to be done within a single bay space.

The Cool-Space 350 from Big Ass Fans is a versatile and mobile fan that can put out up to 3,400 cfm of airflow, covering an area of up to 2,300 sq. ft.

The Killer Tools Vacuum Floor Puller, No. ART23, can pull from most shop floor surfaces and offers over 1,200 lbs of pulling force for sheet metal non-structural pulls on both steel and aluminum.

The Heavy Duty Creeper with Adjustable Headrest, Tool Tray, and Magnetic Light, No. 1010931, from LDS Industries is designed for rugged shop and service center low-working height applications. 

The COExhaust Econo-Reel is made of rugged components and features a heavy duty spring pack with a ratchet lock mechanism.

The Harbor Freight U.S. General Series 3 72" Top Chest features 12 drawers and a top compartment that has an easy-to-open lid with gas struts. 

The ATD Tools 1/2-Ton Hydraulic Telescope Transmission Jack, No. 7429, features an extra wide base for stability, has a capacity of 1,000 lbs, and  rises to a maximum height of 74.8".

The Rotary Lift LT33A Air-Hydraulic Lift Table is designed to service batteries on hybrid and electric vehicles.

The JET Tools JLA Compact Lever Hoist Series includes three models: 0.75-ton, 1.5-ton, and 3-ton. All feature a compact design, allowing users to get into tight areas. 

The OTC 2-Ton Low Profile Long Reach Service Jack, No. LDJ2, is ideal for general service and high-volume service shops looking to lift midsize cars, trucks, SUVs and compact cars and SUVs.

This product compilation originally ran in the September 2023 issue of PTEN.

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