Products of the Month

June 5, 2007

Engine Stand Kit
Aircraft Tool Supply offers the ATS Aircraft Engine Stand kit. It is built to the same standards as its original Aircraft Engine Stand (65520CX). This kit comes with pre-drilled adapter blocks to fit most Continental and Lycoming engines. It has also included a set of locking casters to complete the kit. The engine stand is shipped unassembled, with easy to assemble instructions. It bolts together in minutes using just a 1/2-inch wrench and no welding is necessary. It can support more than 1,200 pounds and ships as a regular sized package, not oversized or dim weight. For more information call (800) 248-0638 or visit

Safety Vests
R & R Ind. offers the Hi-Vis Build-A-Vest program. ANSI-ISEA 107-2004 Certified Products are available. ANSI Class II and ANSI Class III Safety Vests can be purchased directly from the manufacturer. R & R Industries currently stocks more than two dozen styles of safety vests for immediate delivery and can customize each vest with your company logo and/or safety slogan. If you don’t see the exact features your vest requires from its line, it can create precisely the model you need with the Build-A-Vest custom vest program. Select from different fabrics (mesh or solid), reflective tape (glass bead, PVC reflective, each in a wide variety of widths and colors), pocket styles and placements, vest closures (snap button, Velcro, zipper), and more. It also offers ANSI Class III outerwear, ANSI Class II T-shirts, solid or mesh Class E pants as well as an enormous variety of standard custom embroidered or silk-screened sportswear. For more information call (800) 234-5611 Ext. 250 or visit

The AeroPoint jacks utilize an all mechanical system to negate the ill effects of potential hydraulic failure as in common hydraulic jacks. This allows the jacks to maintain positive holding power at all times, during and after jacking. This eliminates the need for an operator to engage backup safety holding devices which usually are effective after jacking only. The mechanical design further utilizes the benefit of cordless drills/drivers to power the jack. The use of modern 14.4- or 18-volt cordless drills (with a low speed range of 400 to 500 rpm with a minimum of 400 inch-pounds) makes light work of lifting an aircraft. Included is a crank to operate the jacks manually. The compact design allows the operator to easily select the right height for the job. The jacks come in two sizes: short (23 to 45 inches) and tall (34 to 76 inches) and are on collapsing casters. The pyramid shape allows the stand to be filled with ballast to a maximum total weight of 500 pounds. For more information visit

xenon/LED light
The Night Com Xenon/LED from Streamlight features multiple lighting modes including state-of-the-art LED night vision protection. The flashlight is ideal for aircraft mechanics and other professionals who occasionally work under low-light conditions because it preserves and optimizes night vision. A special mode select dial allows users to choose from three lighting positions — two Ultra-Bright red or safety green LEDs when the light will be used for an extended period of time, a Xenon bulb when high-intensity light is needed, and one low-power red or safety green LED to provide optimum night vision protection. The Night Com light features a 4.8-volt Xenon bulb, providing 72 lumens (typical) of incandescent light for a maximum of 2.5 hours. The two Ultra-Bright LEDs offer up to 8 lumens (typical) of LED light, while the Indicator Type LED is able to preserve complete dark adaptation per MIL-1472D. The LEDs feature a run time of up to 28 hours and last for 100,000 hours. For more information visit or call (800) 523-7488.

Flex Handle Breaker Bar
Mac Tools offers the 1/2-inch Drive 15-inch Flex Handle Breaker Bar (V15E24F). This hinge handle bar is perfect for breaking tough nuts and bolts that have rusted and corroded. With one touch of a button, the breaker bar extends from 15 to 24 inches to provide extended reach and exceptional leverage. It meets the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard for hand tools. Mac Tools’ 1/2-inch drive flex handle bar is finished with a high polish nickel chrome surface for long-lasting corrosion resistance. It features a knurled grip for anti-slippage and better torque application. The head provides 180 degrees of access giving both control and flexibility. For more information call (800) MACTOOLS.

High Temperature Refrigerated Dryer
Moisture, oil, and dirt in compressed air lines hurt product quality, reduce productivity, and increase maintenance requirements in shop equipment. Kaeser Compressors’ High Temperature Refrigerated Dryer (HTRD) removes moisture and filters contaminants in one compact, easy-to-install, low-maintenance package. All HTRD models include a precooler/reheater, chiller, two-stage separator/filter, and automatic drain. They are designed to work well in environments where contaminant levels are high, and to handle high inlet temperatures. For more information call (800) 777-7873 or visit

Kraftform Comfort screwdrivers, from Wera Tools, offer professionals comfort, torque, and value for demanding applications. The line features the ergonomic Kraftform handle. Its shape is formed to the hand and allows fast and efficient fastening with little effort. The handle’s large, soft, black zone has varying roughness to help stop the tool from slipping in the hand. The unique shape provides additional gripping power and fast turning, while protecting the hand and arm. Kraftform Comfort screwdrivers also have markings on the end of the handle. The marking indicates the profile and size, thus making it easier for professionals to identify the right tool. The blades are made from high-grade steel and go through a special hardening process that makes the tools accurate and durable. This line also features Wera Tools’ black point screwdriver tip, which snuggly fits into the screw and prevents wear and damage caused by poor screwdriver tip fitting. For more information call (800) 267-5541 or visit

16-inch portable cooler
Port-A-Cool offers 16-inch variable speed models along with the variable speed 24- and 36-inch fan blade sizes. Producing more air than any previous 16-inch model, the variable-speed units crank out 4,000 cfm of delivered air. Plus, the units accomplish the higher airflow rating by utilizing a 1/3-hp fan motor that draws only 2.9 amps of power. These units from Port-A-Cool are available in two models. The 16-inch variable speed model has a 3-gallon built-in reservoir and it can be attached to a 3/4-inch garden hose for a continuous water supply. Like the other 16-inch Port-A-Cool units, it is available with an optional accessory cart with casters or can be used on a tabletop or workbench. The 16-inch variable-speed model with filler cart comes mounted on a roll around cart with casters and a 22-gallon water reservoir that eliminates the need for a garden hose or other outside water source. For more information or to locate a distributor near you, call (800) 695-2942 or visit

Welding Gloves
Hobart Welding Products offers two styles of form-fitted gloves that bring a new level of comfort to protective welding gear at a reasonable price. Designed to meet the durability demands of professionals and home hobbyists alike, the gloves are available in a Premium Form-Fitted natural-grain or a Rust/Black Form-Fitted split leather. The gloves have an absorbent lining that insulates against heat while providing comfort. Both designs feature finger patches to protect knuckles along with extra padding in the palm. Hobart Welding Products offers a complete line of industrial-grade stick, MIG, TIG, and spot welders, plasma cutters and generator/welding power sources designed for easy use. For more information visit or call 1-877-HOBART1 (462-2781).

5 mm Digital Videoscope
BorescopesRus offers a 5 mm digital videoscope kit. The kit consists of 5 mm diameter with two-way articulation, 1,300 mm long with AC/DC capability. It is battery powered for portability with a shoulder strap. The design concept of this unit targeted the requirements for a midpriced quality videoscope that was compact, portable, and capable of recording a running inspection video. The built-in hard drive allows a direct link and download to a computer for extended record keeping and/or transmission capability. For more information call (931) 362-4009 or visit

Floor coating System
Chemline Inc. offers its Floor NU P.A. (Poly Aspartic), a two component high solids (86 percent solids be weight), Zero VOCs, aliphatic poly aspartic coating that is ideal for concrete, wood, and steel surfaces in aircraft hangar flooring, cold room floors, maintenance areas, and industrial shop floors. This product offers fast cure times (45 minutes) and it has excellent adhesion properties. Floor NU P.A. is engineered to gel quickly (15 minutes) in order to optimize leveling and wetting properties. It can be applied at temperatures ranging from 40 F to 110 F (4 C to 43 C). This poly aspartic elastomer features chemical resistance, water insensitivity, and UV resistance across a wide range of temperatures. When fully cured, the facility owner will enjoy the glossy, smooth finish. Aggregate can be broadcast into this product to provide a non-skid surface. For more information visit or

Aviation Hand Tools
Xuron’s Suite of Aviation Tools are designed for precise jobs and include the Model 2175 Flush Cutter for cotter keys and safety wire; Model 9200 Micro-Shear with a tapered head for tight spaces; the Model 450 needle nose pliers; Model 450BN bent nose pliers with an improved head angle for better vision when positioning small components; and the Model 505ST adjustable stripper for stranded wire down to 26 gauge without nicked wire strands. Featuring “always open” construction because of their Light-Touch return springs, they have soft rubber grips, are rigid, and easier to handle than conventional pliers or loop-style cutters.
For more information call (207) 283-1401 or visit

Wall-Mount Spill Kit
New Pig Corp. offers the PIG See-Thru Wall-Mount Spill Kit — a durable, transparent, trunk-style container packed with a variety of PIG absorbents to absorb spills of oils, coolants, solvents, and water. The polypropylene spill kit features transparent walls, which allow employees to check inventory levels without opening the lid so that your facility is always prepared for quick spill response. And the lockable, snap-tight lid protects absorbents from dirt and moisture. Ideal for placement in any location throughout your facility, it hangs securely on a wall to save floor space and increase visibility. The kit can easily be removed from the wall bracket and taken directly to the clean-up site. For more information call 1-800-HOT HOGS (468-4647) or visit

350 Tig Welder
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers the Maxstar 350 DC TIG/Stick inverter. It offers high-speed pulsing capabilities (up to 5,000 pulses per second), Auto-Line power management technology, and a robust design. The Maxstar 350 delivers 5- to 350-amp output and weighs 135.5 pounds. The Maxstar 350 enables users to adjust the number of pulses per second (PPS) from 0.1 to 5,000 PPS, control the amount of time each pulse cycle spends at peak amperage from 5 to 95 percent of total cycle time, and set the background or “low” current pulsing value to between 5 to 99 percent of peak amperage. Typical applications include stainless steel, nickel alloys and other metals where excess heat can lead to warping or degrading metallurgical composition (e.g., carbide precipitation). For more information visit

Rust-Free Drawer Insert Tray
Stanley Vidmar offers a rust-free drawer insert tray. The plastic insert allows for storage of liquids and corrosion sensitive equipment. It is water tight and corrosion resistant, letting users store a wider variety of items. It’s used in place of the standard metal dividers, and can be shipped fully assembled in new cabinets. The smooth white plastic insert has transparent partitions and dividers that are easily removed for cleaning, and that lets users reconfigure the drawer as needed. Trays come in 1 3/8-, 2 5/16-, 4-, and 5-inch heights, and in sizes that fit the following drawer types: standard, small version, extra wide, double wide, shallow depth, small version shallow depth, extra wide shallow depth, and double wide shallow depth. For product information visit or send email to [email protected].

Pressure Washer Detergents
Spraymart, a supplier of pressure washer parts and accessories, offers a full line of Legacy branded detergents designed for use with high-pressure washers. The detergents are available in two product categories: one for heavy-duty, industrial cleaning, and another designed for single-use applications. The industrial-strength detergents are concentrated, and deliver a powerful cleaning ability, capable of tackling the toughest cleaning jobs. Legacy detergents are biodegradable and are available in 5- or 55-gallon drums. They are available in 10 varieties: General Purpose Cleaner, Chloro-Clean All, Vehicle Wash, Heavy-Duty Vehicle Cleaner, Heavy-Duty Degreaser, Grease-Away Degreaser & Cleaner, Citra-Clean Degreaser & Cleaner, Concrete Cleaner, and Aluminum Brightener. For more information, call customer service at (800) 752-0177.

Electric-Powered Hot Water Pressure Washers
Kärcher offers a line of full-sized, electric-powered, diesel-heated hot water pressure washers. The eight models of this line deliver cleaning power of up to 3,000 psi of pressure. All come with Kärcher’s patented, commercial-grade axial pump integrated with a four-pole, water-cooled motor. Heat from the motor is transferred to the water stream before it passes through the heating coil thus minimizing the fuel needed to heat the water. This feature, along with Kärcher’s extra-efficient downdraft burner, reduces fuel consumption significantly. This line comes with many safety features and equipment-protection innovations such as an anti-scale system, low-fuel shut-off, low-water shut-off, and high-temperature protection. They feature a pressure-controlled auto start/stop that ensures motor and pump shut down automatically when trigger is released, variable water pressure, volume temperature control, and detergent metering. For more information, contact Crismon Lewis at (888) 805-9852 Ext. 175.

The Wag-Aero Group now offers the Deluxe Tailwheel Towbar. It uses a positive locking control cable to attach the towbar to the wheel from a straight on position. No maneuvering or lifting is required. It is easy to use, convenient to store, and adjusts to various tailwheel sizes. For more information visit or call (800) 558-6868.

Ultra Thin Wrenches
Stanley-Proto offers a full line of ultra thin wrenches, Check Nut wrenches, and has added SKUs to its service and tappet wrench lines. Ultra-thin wrenches are used when access is needed to tight spots, and where high torque isn’t needed. Check Nut Wrenches are used to tighten the check nuts that hold other fasteners in place. The wrenches have a slim profile, a single, thin open end, and a short oval handle with a slip-resistant grip to improve safety. SKUs include 18 fractional and 20 metric sizes. Service wrenches, also called pump wrenches, are similar to check nut wrenches, but they have a satin finish, and their heads are set at a greater angle. They’re frequently used on hydraulic equipment where high torque is not needed. SKUs include 26 fractional and 21 metric sizes. Tappet wrenches, specialized ultra-thin wrenches, are used to adjust the tappets in an internal combustion engine. A tappet wrench’s long shank provides leverage, while keeping the technician’s hands clear of hot engine parts. SKUs include five fractional wrenches with 10 opening sizes, and nine metric wrenches with 18 opening sizes. For more information call (800) 800-TOOL, or go to

Spray Guns
The DeVilbiss family of Compact spray guns is built for energy savings, ergonomic comfort, and superior transfer efficiencies. Each spray gun is available in three versions, and each version is offered in siphon, pressure, and gravity feed platforms. The Compact Trans-Tech is a robust, light-weight suction feed spray gun that ensures superior transfer efficiencies, energy savings, and outstanding finishing quality. The Compact HVLP maintains EPA compliance and produces a superb finish for all types of solvent and waterborne materials, again in a light-weight gun designed for operator comfort. The Compact’s advanced conventional air caps make this gun the ideal performer in small operations or high volume facilities, providing improved finishing productivity. For more information visit or call (800) 992-4657.

Diamond tools
The best approach to aircraft production and maintenance begins with the best tools. ATI offers PCD polycrystalline diamond tools. Recommended for use on today’s hard-to-cut composites, PCD is a synthetic diamond produced by an advanced sintering process, bonded to tungsten for exceptional uniform hardness, and abrasive-resistant in all directions. Because PCD is a conductor, it can be used to produce more complex form tools. PCD-tipped tools are exceptionally wear-resistant and can extend carbide cutting tool life 50 to 100 times. For more information call (800) 284-4460 or visit

Bit and Multi-Handle Ratchet Kit
Klassic Tool offers a 98-piece Bit and Multi-Handle Ratchet Kit (part number KTC5660. It consists of handle, two bit extensions, plus a large variety of bits including the following: Phillips, Square, Torx, Hex, Clutch, Torq-set, Metric Hex, Tamper proof Torx, Slotted, Prince & Reed, Spline, Robertson, Tri-Wing, Spanner, Metric, and SAE Tamper-Proof Hex styles. For more information visit or call (734) 947-8100.

Safety Gloves
The NorthFlex series Light Task Plus 3 cut level 3 glove offers twice the cut resistance of a cut level 2 glove. Workers accustomed to wearing a lighter cut level 2 glove will appreciate the dexterity, tactility, and lightweight feel retained by this cut-resistant glove. Gray color hides dirt. Choose the North Light Task Plus 3 for handling sharp objects such as sheet metal, metal shavings, glass, and metal parts. A stretchy, seamless knit Dyneema shell offers form-fitting comfort and does not restrict hand movement. Dyneema is up to 15 times stronger than steel and the polyurethane palm-coating adds exceptional abrasion resistance. The uncoated back allows for ventilation and comfort. For more information contact North Safety Products, (888) 422-3798 or [email protected].

Ultrasonic and Sonic Bird Repeller
The Bird-X BroadBand PRO programmable ultrasonic and sonic repeller targets pest birds with an unrelenting combination of four different sound types: distress cries to indicate danger to pigeons, starlings, gulls and more; predator cries, like falcons and hawks; general harassments for an all-bird defense; and ultrasonic waves to guard day and night. This technology eliminates the need to use multiple machines while providing sound variety. BroadBand PRO sound waves move from speaker to speaker for a constant, menacing defense. This powerful sound attack forces birds to leave for good, yet it’s harmless to the birds and the environment. “Surround sound” directional speakers are separate from the control box to offer greatest all-around flexibility. One unit covers up to 10,000 square feet. The 110v AC unit arrives ready-to-use with control box, four speakers with 100-foot cords, adaptor with cord, and complete instructions. For more information call (800) 662-5021 or visit

Inventory Tracking Solution
Tdata has expanded its software suite with iTrax, an aviation-specific inventory management program.Developed specifically for the aviation professional, iTrax provides you the ability to track inventory items including serialized and life-limited consumables. With iTrax, you can specify the condition of serialized parts to ensure they are utilized in the order that best fits your operation. When it comes time to generate reports, iTrax has a variety of report types to choose from to help you get a handle on your inventory. For more information visit or call (800) 783-2827.

Magnetic Pickup with LED Flashlight
The KTC569 Magnetic Pickup with LED flashlight from Klassic Tool has six powerful, 100,000-hour LEDs that illuminate as a standard flashlight while functioning as a magnetic retrieval tool. Tool extends to 21 inches and has a 3-pound pickup capacity. It is great for hard-to-reach areas. Flashlight operates on four LRR44 Lithium button batteries. For more information visit or call (734) 947-8100.

Welding Helmet
The Fibre-Metal full graphic Tigerhood Futura welding helmets set the quality standard for highly detailed, decorated welding helmets. Fibre-Metal Futura is lightweight for comfort, balanced for maximum productivity, sturdy and durable with greater resistance to impacts, chemicals, scratches, and cracks for longer service life. Graphic options include Stars and Stripes, Burning Freedom, and Racing Stripes. Lens options include Wide Vision, Lift-Front Glass Holder and Stationary Glass Holder; passive or ADF lenses installed. For more information contact Fibre-Metal at (888) 422-3798 or [email protected].

Palm-Dipped Gloves
A line of Tuff-Coat gloves is now available from Perfect Fit Glove, a Bacou-Dalloz company. This line of palm-dipped gloves features a lightweight stretchy nylon liner which provides unbelievable flexibility and dexterity combined with a durable latex coating for resistance to cuts, punctures, and abrasion. For more information visit or call (800) 245-6837.

J.Reico offers the Vertical Toolbox. The vertical panel concept allows maximum visibility and easy manual access to all objects stored in the toolbox. It features four-way swivel casters with easy maneuverability and a safety locking feature. The handles are large and easy to grip. All four sides of the toolbox are covered in stainless-steel trim. The panels feature roller bearings slides and a locking mechanism for greater load capacity, easy access, and safety. The barrier free doors retract into the toolbox. The toolbox has 27,500 cubic inches of storage space and 40 square feet of tool hanging space. For more information visit or call (517) 223-1221.

Engine Dehydrator
Tanis Aircraft Products, known for its preheat systems, offers the Tanis Engine Dehydrator. The purpose of the device is to remove as much as 95 percent humidity from the aircraft engine between flights. If the aircraft sits for just a few days, this humidity can start to cause corrosion in the engine. If aircraft aren’t flown regularly, but aren’t going to sit long enough to need long-term “pickle kits” also provided by Tanis, it offers an intermediate solution. It is a great value compared to the cost of engine corrosion. The Tanis Engine Dehydrator also incorporates indicating desiccant crystals; an LED display hygrometer/thermometer and Tanis preheat technology to reactivate the desiccant if it becomes saturated. For more information call (800) 443-2136 or visit

Multi-Bit Screwdrivers
The FELO brand of multi-bit screwdrivers from Bondhus features a handle that magnetically holds eight different bits. It is easily accessible with a simple push/twist of the cap. Three models in the Bit Boy 370 Series cover a wide assortment including fixed blade with magnetic holder, ratcheting blade, and removable blade versions. All models feature the exclusive push/twist cap which pops up to allow easy access to the bits, without disconnecting the cap from the handle. No more lost caps. For more information call (800) 328-8310 or visit

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 or call (800) 800-TOOL.

Impact Gloves
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 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 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

Tool Solution
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 or call (800) 328-8310.