Ratchet Tool Set
The Blackhawk by Proto Quick Ratchet tool set lets any technician enjoy the benefits of a technology once found only in precision torque wrenches. It includes a ratchet handle that accepts interchangeable working heads, including ratcheting box wrenches, 3/8- and 1/4-inch socket drivers, and a screwdriver bit driver. A precise positioning head rotates through 180 degrees, locking every 12 degrees in 15 different positions. The tool set includes a flexible ratcheting box wrench in 13 common SAE and metric sizes; a standard ratchet, able to accept any 1/4- or 3/8-inch drive socket; a ratcheting screwdriver; and a standard screwdriver. Rather than lugging around separate sets of wrenches and screwdrivers, workers need only carry the handle and the lightweight heads, in a compact, 8.5- by 12-inch case. The handle’s slim profile, flexible head, and short sweep make it easy to access and turn fasteners in some of the most cramped and hard-to-reach spots. For more information visit www.stanleyproto.com or call (800) 800-TOOL.
For high performance fit and added protection, Mechanix Wear offers the Impact Glove. Whether laying brick or turning a wrench, the Mechanix Wear Impact Glove offers Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR) rib panels to provide a pliable layer of protection for the back of the hand, knuckles and fingertips. Impact gloves have a non-slip, dual-layered, padded Zues Claino panel on the upper palm, thumb, index, and middle fingers that increase grip, comfort, and durability. Both the Mechanix Wear Utility and Impact Glove designs are 100 percent machine washable and will not stretch, shrink, or harden with repeated washings. For more information visit www.mechanix.com or call (661) 257-0474.
Folding Work Benches
A 10-model series of ergonomic, stringer-less, folding leg work benches offering 2,000-pound capacities is available from The Durham Manufacturing Company. Designed with four heavy-duty gussets for stability, the benches are easy to work on from both sides. Tops are fabricated of 14-gauge steel with formed channel on all four sides. Corners are ground safely smooth. There is a choice of steel or tempered hard board over steel top surfaces. Hinged legs are welded to the tops and can be adjusted in 1-inch increments, from 28- to 42-inch height above floor. Shelves and drawers to fit all models are offered as options. The shelves are 14-gauge steel with 2 1/2-inch backstops which bolt to the cross braces on the legs and are 11 1/4 inches above floor level. Drawers attach to the tops using predrilled holes and open and close smoothly on ball bearing slides. They have recessed handles with locks and two keys. The work benches are available in 10 sizes ranging from 60 inches wide by 30 inches deep to 120 inches wide by 48 inches deep. Setup takes less than 10 minutes and no tools are required. For more information visit www.durhammfg.com or call (800) 243-3774.
Palm Air Ratchet
Mac Tools offers a small scale and powerful 3/8-inch palm air ratchet. This ratchet is perfect for aircraft soft metal. It’s compact and lightweight reducing fatigue. It offers big power in a small package and is perfect for work in confined areas such as behind dashboards. It also offers a 1/4-inch palm air ratchet, the only difference is in the size of the anvil. You must oil the pneumatic tools daily. For more information visit www.mactools.com.
The Bondhus Corp. offers the ProHold tools. The Bondhus ProHold have the ability to hold the screw on the tool tip, a critical and helpful function. All ProHold tools are made with Bondhus’ exclusive Protanium steel, which makes Bondhus tools up to 20 percent stronger than competitors’ tools, and feature Bondhus’ proprietary ProGuard finish, which offers five times more corrosion protection when compared to competitor finishes. Bondhus Corp. manufactures and distributes innovative, high-quality, time-saving tools for use in electronics, automotive, hobby, and machine tool industries. For information visit www.bondhus.com or call (800) 328-8310.