Products of the Month

March 13, 2006

Aerial Work Platform
Reaching work heights up to 25 feet with capacities up to 600 pounds, 23 percent gradeability and a large 26-inch x 64-inch platform, Skyjack’s SJIII compact aerial lifts offer unsurpassed performance in an efficient package. The narrow design allows them to fit through standard doorways. With smooth, variable-speed front wheel hydraulic drive, 90- degree steering, drivable at full height on firm level surface, a proportional drive-lift joystick control system and positive traction, these machines deliver unmatched ease of operation and agility. There is unrestricted access to the 24v DC charger and low-voltage battery protection, with 110-volt GFI protected AC outlet on the platform. For more information visit or call (800) 265-2738.

Ideal for use in aircraft maintenance and inspection applications, Tohnichi’s dial indicating and click type torque wrenches provide long-lasting accuracy. The DB wrenches feature easy-to-read dial measures and adjust torque from both clockwise and counterclockwise directions. The DB comes in American, metric, and SI units of measurement. Torque ranges are from 0-600 inch-pounds and 0-3,000 foot-pounds (American); 2-1,800 and 3-600 kgf.m (metric); and 0.2-6,000 N.m (SI). QL click-type torque wrenches are designed for tightening a wide range of bolts and fasteners. A click signals when the proper amount of torque has been applied. The QL’s fixed ratchet head includes 24 teeth accurately ground for durability. Movement at 15-degree intervals allows for ease of tightening in confined spaces. Torque ranges for the QL are from 4-750 inch-pounds and 15-1,500 foot-pounds (American); 5-2,000 and 4-210 kgf.m (metric); and 0.5-2,100 N.m (SI). For more information visit or call (847) 272-8480.

18-Volt Cordless Grease Gun
Great Neck Saw Manufacturers offers a professional 18-volt cordless grease gun with thermal warmer. Designed to make lubrication fast and easy under cold weather conditions, this grease gun delivers working pressure of up to 10,000 psi. Included are two batteries and a UL listed hour quick charger. Also included is a 42-inch flexible grease hose with dual spring guards at the ends, a 14.5-ounce tube of heavy-duty grease, a nylon carrying strap to reduce fatigue, and a molded storage case for easy portability and safekeeping. Limited one-year warranty. For more information visit or call (516) 746-5352.

Bolt Extractor Socket
Removing rusted, rounded, or otherwise imperfect nuts and bolts is a challenge. Now there’s an easier way with the Stanley Proto Bolt Extractor Socket. The Bolt Extractor Socket’s interior surface consists of 18 to 30 (depending on tool size) spiral threads. “Threading” the tool counterclockwise onto a damaged fastener causes the threads to make a tight grip on the fastener’s surface. The tool’s low profile will easily slip into tight spaces, while a through-hole design lets users access fasteners at the end of long bolts or studs. Use either a box, open end, ratcheting, or socket wrench to turn the tool and extract even the most stubborn nut or bolt. It is available in sizes ranging from 1/4 to 5/8 inch and from 7 mm to 16 mm. Each socket can turn multiple fastener sizes. For more information visit or call (800) 800-TOOL.

Multimeter and Software Combo Pack
The Fluke 189 data logging multimeter and software combo pack includes the Fluke 189 logging digital multimeter and the FlukeView Forms 3.0 software package. The multimeter can measure and log AC and DC voltage and current, resistance and continuity, temperature, and db as well as perform diode tests. The included extended run-time battery pack extends data logging to more than 400 total hours. You can set it up to log and capture data over time to help spot, diagnose, and prevent intermittent problems. Compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system, FlukeView Forms software can display and overlay data from up to six DMMs on a single chart, to show cause and effect relationships or for predictive maintenance applications. Users can modify charts for clarity, print them out, and save them for future reference. For more information visit or call (888) 308-5277.

Hose Reel for Dispensing Nitrogen Gas
Reelcraft’s nitrogen ReelTek hose reel (Model RT650-OLPG-BK35) is an expansion of its ReelTek product line designed for dispensing nitrogen gas. The reel is equipped with 50 feet of special green 3/8-inch ID hose and the green nitrogen hose easily differentiates the reel from other air, water, and oil reels that may be located in the same vicinity. ReelTek’s resilient powder coat finish keeps the reel looking new through years of use and is available in red, black, or green. For more information visit or call (800) 444-3134.

Aircraft Mobile Access Platform
Constructed of heavy-duty aluminum, the Aircraft Mobile Access Platform from Flexible Lifeline Systems is designed to be lightweight and mobile. Urethane wheels allow the platform to be positioned in the work area by one person. By use of a hand-operated winch, it can be adjusted to varying heights for accessing both tail and engine structures on most aircraft. Tie-off points at the top of the platform allow for up to two users and provide 100 percent tie-off from the ground up. Custom heights and designs are also available. For more information visit or call (800) 778-9048.

Reel Stand
Eubanks Engineering’s reel stand, Model 6835, will hold large reels up to 300 pounds and up to 32 inches in diameter. No lifting is required to load this stand, the reels can be rolled into place. Maximum reel width is 22 inches. The reel is dereeled tangentially so that there is no line twist, which often occurs in axial dereeling. It is compact and easy to more around. For more information visit www.eubanks. com or call (909) 483-2456.

Portable Shelf Trucks
A series of open portable shelf trucks marketed under the Hodge brand is available from The Durham Manufacturing Co. Basic design of the trucks consists of four fixed 14-gauge steel shelves, with 14-inch clearance between them, mounted within a three-sided frame of 1-inch diameter tubing and ½-inch diameter steel rods. The top two shelves are slanted, 1 inch front to rear, to permit secure placement of goods. The third shelf is level and the bottom shelf is mounted on four 6-inch by 2-inch phenolic, bolt-on swivel casters for easy maneuverability in narrow aisles and around tight corners. Eight different models are available ranging in size from 36 inches wide by 24 inches deep to 72 inches wide and 36 inches deep. Height is 61 inches. For more information visit or call (800) 243-3774.

The Pila family of professional flashlights from ESA includes the GL2, GL3, and GL4 models. Pila has a wide selection of accessories and attachments such as the heavy-duty nylon holsters, optional Xenon lamp or LED Emitter, headlight filter rings with red, IR, or UV, rechargeable Li-ion batteries with a shelf life of 10 years. The batteries can be recharged up to 500 times. Disposable Lithium CR 123A batteries are also available. Additional accessories are the LED Tail Cap with an output of 3.5 to 7 lumens with the flashlight body housed in black anodized aircraft grade aluminum that is O-ring sealed and water proof up to 3 meters. For more information visit or or call (937) 644-2170.

X-Ray Film Processor
The NOVA X-ray film processor is part of GE Inspection Technologies’ range of field-proven processors. It has been specifically designed for ease-of-operation in NDT applications in industrial environments. Its compact size and light-weight design allow easy transportation and its low power consumption reduces operating costs. It has a standard capacity to handle up to 30 13.8- x 16.9-inch films per hour and a range of developer immersion times from 12 to 150 seconds. It can be used to upgrade laboratory systems from manual to automatic X-ray film processing and it will provide the necessary flexibility to companies who need a backup processor or to complement their digital solutions. With a footprint of 1.3 square feet and weighing 176 pounds, the NOVA can be used as a table-top or free-standing model and can be easily fitted into a van for transport to site. For more information visit

Lithium-Ion Batteries
Metabo now has lithium-ion batteries for its cordless power tools. The batteries feature 40 percent higher performance and 40 percent less weight than traditional rechargeable batteries. The batteries come with a number of cordless tools, including a full line of drill/drivers, a reciprocating saw, and a four-piece combination kit. Existing BSZ Series tools can be upgraded to use the lithium-ion batteries with the purchase of this battery and charger. They can be stored up to 18 months without losing any charge, compared to four to six months for traditional batteries. The batteries are more environmentally friendly and can be easily disposed of because they are not made with any heavy metals. For more information visit or call (800) 638-2264.

Mobile Storage Cabinets
Two models of cabinets designed to combine different secure storage options with mobility are available from the Hodge Division of The Durham Manufacturing Co. The units are of heavy-duty, all-welded 16-gauge steel construction, measure 46 inches wide by 21 inches deep and 34 inches high, and have a 1,200-pound weight bearing capacity. Smooth, easy movement is assured by 5-inch by 1 1/4-inch polyurethane bolt-on casters, two rigid and two swivel. Both models have top work surfaces with a 3-inch lip at the back and push handles. One has a cabinet with a fixed shelf separated by a vertical divider and is fitted with double doors mounted on fully welded piano hinges. The second is an all-drawer unit with eight lockable drawers arranged in two vertical rows of four each. Both are furnished with a locking handle and two keys. They are finished in a durable gray powder coat. For more information visit or call (800) 243-3774.

Cushion-Grip Screwdrivers
Klein Tools has added 11 miniature Cushion-Grip screwdrivers to its line of screwdrivers. These Cushion-Grip screwdrivers are available with the following tip types: #0 Phillips (Cat. No. 604-3), 3/32-inch keystone (Cat. No. 606-2), 3/32-inch cabinet (Cat. Nos. 607-2 to 607-4) and 1/8-inch cabinet (Cat. Nos. 608-2 to 608-10). Blade lengths range from 2 to 10 inches depending on screwdriver tip type. The miniature Cushion-Grip screwdrivers have precision-formed tips, providing an exact fit for small screw applications, and Cushion-Grip handles for superior comfort and grip. In addition, the screwdrivers feature Klein’s patented Tip-Ident handles for quick identification of the screwdriver type and tip orientation. For more information visit or call (800) 553-4676.

Work Shoe
The Walk About Shoe is a classic three-eyelet lace design and it’s made from soft, supple cowhide for long life and comfort. The Walk About Shoe is leather lined and features Redback’s popular anatomic sole support system that prevents foot strain, fatigue, and related leg and back pain from being on your feet all day. The exclusive compression molded TPU sole assures unparalleled stability, long life, and resists oil and lubricants. Available in black and brown and in a wide range of men’s and women’s sizes. For more information visit or call (877) 905-2668.

Storage Chest
The PIG storage chest is a multipurpose, all-weather storage chest that provides 15 cubic feet of lockable, movable storage space. Ideal for use indoors or out, the storage chest is constructed of UV-inhibited polyethylene. The rounded lid prevents water and debris from accumulating on top, and it has an internal piano-style hinge that helps keep contents dry. Even when empty, the chest is designed not to tip over when the lid is raised, helping to keep workers safe. A strong base and heavy sidewalls allow the chest to be moved by forklift, even when fully loaded. The storage chest is available with 5-inch rubber wheels, 8-inch pneumatic wheels, or without wheels. It is offered in three colors: forest green, orange, and dark granite. For more information visit

Electronic Calipers
The L.S. Starrett Co. offers the Model 799 Series electronic calipers. Part of the Starrett Global Series, the 799 calipers are light, comfortable, easy-to-use, and have a slim, streamlined profile. These calipers feature zero at any position, inch/millimeter conversion, a large, clear LCD display, and long battery life. They are available in 0-6 inches (150 mm), 0-8 inches (200 mm) and 0-12 inches (300 mm) models, each furnished in a fitted, protective case. Simple, push-button features provide zero at any position and instant inch/millimeter conversion. Resolution is .0005 inch (0.01 mm) and linear accuracy meets DIN862 standard. To prolong battery life, they automatically shut off after five minutes of inactivity, while retaining the last measuring position. For more information visit or call (978) 249-3551.

Provide comfort and promote efficiency with a workstation designed with T-slotted aluminum extrusions from 80/20 Inc. T-slotted extrusions provide the adjustability to make one work area ergonomically correct for several operators, and can be easily redesigned as processes and procedures change. Standard components like tool hangers, storage bins, swing arms, and linear bearings allow for quick and efficient setup changes. Many extrusions can also be used as a pressure manifold up to 150 psi to accommodate valves, actuators, pumps, regulators, and hoses, eliminating the burden of unnecessary pneumatic lines. The extrusions are cost-effective, modular, require less assembly time, and require the use of only simple hand tools. For more information visit or call (260) 248-8030.

Explosionproof Manlift
Typical uses for the explosionproof manlift from Man & Material Lift Engineering include aircraft and equipment painting and fuel storage. The units include a water-cooled exhaust manifold to keep the exhaust stream below 350 F along with approved engine sensing and fuel shut-off controls. Currently available in the following telescopic boom models: T80DY - 80-foot platform height, T60JDY - 60-foot platform height, and T46JDY - 46-foot platform height. Features include 35-foot platform height; 650-pound platform capacity; 60-inch by 36-inch platform; gas, propane, diesel, or electric power; and tread foam filled tires. For more information visit,, or call (414) 486-1760.

Screwdriver System
Ready Products offers the Retract-A-Bit self-storing screwdriver system that features bits which can be changed with the push of a button. Because the bits are integral to the screwdriver, they can never be lost — making them ideal for many around the hangar uses. Simply select the desired bit, and slide its button into place — a locking collar ensures its stability during use. To change bits, depress the collar, and retract the bit into the handle. It includes two Phillips head, two Slotted head, one Square, and a T15 Torx head bit. For more information visit or call (866) 942-9230.

T1 Abrasive Wheels
A full line of cotton-reinforced T1 abrasive wheels is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc. They provide smooth, chatter-free operation and are constantly revealing fresh abrasives. Designed for use in high-speed die grinders, they can grind, debur, and finish in one-step without changing a part’s geometry. They are offered with either a hard or soft bond in coarse, medium, fine, and very fine grits. Sizes available are 2-, 2 1/2-, and 3-inch diameter by 1/16-, 1/8-, and 1/4-inch thick and a 1/4- or 3/8-inch bore. For more information visit www. or call (800) 225-8182.

Digital Aircraft Cable Tension Meter
Tensitron’s ACX series of precision, digital aircraft cable tension meters provide accuracy and resolution for numerous cable sizes and tension ranges. Simply select the cable size and the instrument automatically adjusts to the correct setting, providing a direct reading of tension in either pounds, newtons, or kilograms. Some of the standard features include: rechargeable batteries, memory feature, large easy-to-read backlit display, one-hand operation, and CE certification. All models factory calibrated and ready for use on aircraft. For more information visit or call (303) 702-1980.

Drill Block
Brown Aviation Tool offers its BAT-70 drill block. This tool allows you to drill perfectly straight holes on a variety of flat and curved surfaces. It features precision and hardened drill bushings for long life. Standard with the most popular aviation drill sizes of #40, #30, #21, and #10, the BAT-70 can also be customized with any size bushing desired. Completely manufactured in the USA. For more information visit