Products of the Month

Dec. 29, 2005

Sheet Metal Cutters
Klein Tools offset snips are available with right, left and straight cutting patterns, and notching cutting pattern snips, for reliable and comfortable sheet metal cutting and trimming. Offset snips cut: 18-gauge cold-rolled sheet metal; 22-gauge stainless-steel sheet metal. Notch snips cut: 16-gauge cold-rolled sheet metal; 18-gauge stainless-steel sheet metal. They are spring loaded for easy self-opening and latch to keep jaws closed when not in use. They feature comfortable, contoured plastic handles and are color-coded by cutting pattern. For more information visit or call (800) 553-4857.

Oil Filter Cutter
Kell-Strom offers the CT 925 oil filter media cutter. This cutter standardizes the procedure of holding onto a filter spool, rotating it while a knife attached to a rod guides a cutting blade to make a clean cut in a short amount of time. Work can be performed safer and more quickly resulting in cost savings. For more information visit

The Scorpion LED from Streamlight is an improved version of the company’s TL-2 LED tactical lights. Recent upgrades with the new tactical light include a longer life span, with a shelf life of nearly 10 years and an anti-roll head for added stability. For more information visit or call (800) 523-7488.

Used-Oil Boilers
EnergyLogic offers its line of used-oil boilers, which offer added efficiency, reliability, and durability in providing a lower cost of ownership. Available in 200,000 and 500,000 Btu sizes, the boiler’s uses can include radiant floor heating or hot water. For more information call (800) 311-8828 or visit

Welding Helmet
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s Big Window Elite Series of auto- darkening helmets offers exceptional performance in all welding applications and is specifically designed to satisfy the most demanding industrial requirements. Exclusive features include four independent arc sensors and a 30 percent larger lens window than Miller’s standard helmets. The independent sensors improve out-of-position welding, while the larger window provides maximum viewing capability while retaining a 4-ounce weight edge over competitors. For more information visit

Cornwell Tools offers a variety of pliers combinations for nearly any application. The pliers feature high-strength chrome vanadium steel construction with a high-polish finish, induction-hardened cutting edges, and zipper storage pouches. High-visibility, neon orange, cushioned handles are designed for added comfort. For more information visit or call (800) 321-8356.

Although the Bone creeper has been available for more than 10 years, recent improvements to it, include permanently lubricated metal axle bearings on every wheel, specially formulated TPE tires with improved resistance to oil and grease, and stronger caster designs. The Bone wheels are guaranteed for as long as you own the creeper. Custom molded, they are 1-inch wide, and 5 1/8 -inch diameter mag-style wheels and are rated at 130 pounds each. Dual race ball bearing swivels are thru-bolted to the creeper body. The overall load capacity is 300 pounds. For more information call (800) 266-3321 or visit

Racatac Products Inc. offers the RACATAC, an innovative designed kneeling/rolling/sitting tool that enables users to scoot around on your knees instead of crawling. It allows users to move in a kneeling, leaning over, or kneeling/sitting position while taking the pressure off of knees, feet, and back. Features include strong, lightweight aluminum construction, larger 3-inch casters, adjustable seat, tool tray, and a new attachable chest support. For more information visit or call (877) 722-2822.

Large Parts Washer
The S530 large capacity parts washer from Mantek is designed to handle the workload of many shops, industrial factories, and maintenance facilities. It features an extra-long spout and a flexible hose with brush for dual cleaning. A full (one year supply) charge of Electra 221 solvent is provided; it’s a heavy-duty degreaser that is nonflammable and noncombustible (flash point of 221 F). It dissolves the heaviest grease and leaves no residue behind. Quick-controlled evaporation allows quick, efficient cleaning. And it will not contribute to the hazardous waste stream. For more information visit or call (800) 527-7850.

Powder-Free Latex Glove
SafeGrip by Microflex is a powder-free latex glove designed specifically to meet durability needs during high risk applications because it is up to four times thicker than standard gloves, offering added protection from chemicals. Textured fingers provide a secure grip in wet and dry applications, reducing the need to change gloves and create a comfortable fit while allowing for full range of motion. An extended cuff offers greater protection over the wrist and forearm, covering more of the skin while working in hard-to-reach areas. For more information visit or call (800) 876-6866.

Pneumatic In-Line Dryer
La-Man’s SPG103 is a Pneumatic In-line Dryer that installs in compressed air lines within 6 feet of the end use. This economical point-of-use dryer removes moisture, oil, and dirt from the compressed air before it reaches air tools or spray guns. And when compared to disposable filters, the SPG103 has a permanent brass housing that lasts indefinitely. The dryer also has replacement cartridges to renew efficiency and only need to be replaced every 30 days. The dryer is also used to increase the life of air tools, especially spray guns, and is used to reduce maintenance costs and time and increase efficiency and productivity. An optional hose assembly kit is available. For more information visit or call (800) 348-2463.

Mechanix Wear’s offers FastFit gloves with a wider opening, elastic cuff for easier entry, and two-way stretch spandex-padded top that provides form-fitting elasticity. A synthetic leather palm also provides a more durable grip, but still allows hands to breathe. And like all Mechanix Wear gloves, the FastFit is machine washable. For more information visit or call (661) 257-0474.

The Proto ratchet will earn its keep anywhere that technicians need to turn fasteners in tight spaces. It includes a small pear head that encloses a 45-tooth gear mechanism; the gears provide high torque-carrying capacity while maintaining an 8-degree articulation angle. The ratchet’s low-profile reversing lever makes it easy to use with one hand. A contoured, easy-to-grip handle features knurled bands for increased slip resistance. Full-polish, double nickel chrome plating provides corrosion protection to the outside of the tool. The tool is also available in a black oxide finish. It comes in 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch drive sizes. For more information call (800) 800-8665 or visit

30-piece Reamer Kit
The 30-piece Threaded & Chucking Piloted Reamer Kit from Brown Tool makes the job of hole preparation for today’s aircraft fasteners easy and precise. Packaged in a heavy-duty custom-fitted storage case, the kit contains 15 threaded and 15 chucking reamers in the appropriate sizes for standard and oversize fasteners including rivets and Hi-Loks. Completely manufactured in the United States, each reamer features a cutting pilot which ensures a quick and true hole. For more information visit

Mechanic’s Belt
Redback’s mechanic’s belt features a brass-plated adjusting buckle and is completely protected with a 1 1/2-inch outer leather strap, helping to prevent scratching surfaces in the workplace. Made in the United States, the belts are made of 1 1/2-inch full-grain leather with an embossed edge and the Redback logo, and are avaiable in black and sizes 28 and 30-50. For more information visit or call (760) 746-9632.

Hole Finder
TracerMarker Hole Finders make copying hole patterns for sheet metal repairs faster than ever before. TracerMarker is an adhesive backed plug that contains an internal feature that accurately locates and center punches hole locations for parts that require hole patterns to be duplicated.

  • Reduces costly mistakes by decreasing the potential for mislocating hole-patterns by eliminating the use of templates.
  • Replaces the current process of making extremely time-consuming plastic templates, or numerous other tedious processes of tracing hole patterns to be duplicated.

The TracerMarker will show its savings in time and dollars quickly as it reduces aircraft downtime. For more information, visit or e-mail [email protected].

Electric Cord Reels
Coxreels’ PC Series of power cord reels is growing. The company now offers heavy-duty 100- and 75-foot electric cord reels that feature automatic spring-driven rewind and CPC powder coating for a durable, noncorrosive scratch-resistant finish. Each reel is adjustable to overhead, floor, and ceiling mount positions. A multiposition locking ratchet secures the electrical cord at the user’s desired length. There is a choice of electrical accessories including single plug, quad box, fluorescent light with electrical tool tap, incandescent cage light, shock-resistant fluorescent tube light, and GFCI box. EZ-Coil controlled retraction allows for retraction speeds up to 80 percent slower for greater operator safety. For more information visit or call 800) 269-7335.