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February '17

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76 THE SHOP FEBRUARY 2017 Its best features include … … it has a full-length, extruded aluminum handle and dual composite latches that allows for a one-hand, one-motion opening and a secure closure that will not release in transit. When combined with 250-pound drawer slides and the extruded aluminum construction of our carts and cabinets, it's easy to see the superior quality of a CTECH Manufacturing tool storage solution. Quality Hand Tools are an important investment for professional installers & mechanics because … … having the right tool for the job is always important, but knowing where that tool is may be the bigger hurdle to overcome. CTECH has worked with some of the largest race shops and teams to organize their tools and equipment. If we can advise tool storage for racing crews to utilize where seconds mean the difference between win- ning and losing, we are confident we can help you organize your hand tools. Modern technology has affected the profes- sional Hand Tools market by … … in our case, modern technology has affected tool storage solutions in a positive way, allowing us to engineer our carts, cabi- nets and drawer systems on a parametric design, allowing full customization when configuring your new tool box or cabinet. A tip for professional installers & mechanics to protect & preserve their Hand Tools is … … the most important aspect of preserving your tools is having them organized. An unorganized toolbox will result in lost and misplaced tools throughout. Also, having pride in your workspace will result in a longer life for not only your tools, but your toolbox. CTECH can offer the storage space you need, the customized configuration to accommodate your specific trade and tools, as well as great features like: nine standard powder-coat finishes, anodized extruded aluminum MotionLatch handles; and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing. Apex Tool Group Lexington, South Carolina Dave Bigg Global Product Manager – Material Removal Our hottest product for the Hand & Power Tools market is … … the new, long-lasting, hard-working Dotco Random Orbital and Geared Sanders. Their best features include … … market-leading ergonomics designed to meet the needs of the end user, and a fan blade cooling system that results in higher durability and longer life. Quality Hand & Power Tools are an impor- tant investment for professional installers & mechanics because … … they meet the demanding standards expected by our customers. Modern technology has affected the profes- sional Hand & Power Tools market by … … offering better products at a more com- petitive price. New manufacturing tech- niques allow us to build a better tool for our customers. A tip for professional installers & mechanics to protect & preserve their Hand & Power Tools is … … always remember to be safe and keep you tools well-maintained. Ingersoll Rand Annandale, New Jersey Eric Suro Director of Product Management & Marketing Our hottest product for the Hand & Power Tools market is … … the W5132, cordless 3/8-inch impact wrench. It delivers up to 50-percent more torque compared to the leading cordless 3/8-inch impact wrench. Its best features include … … 365 foot-pounds of maximum reverse torque and a weight of only 5.1 pounds, giving it the best power-to-weight ratio of any cordless impact tool on the market. The tool is available with a 3/8- or 1/2-inch square drive and four power and control settings. Each setting operates at maximum reverse torque, so technicians don't need to switch settings to remove a stubborn fastener. The four power modes for forward control include Full Power, Mid Power, Wrench Tight and Hand Tight. Quality Hand & Power Tools are an important investment for professional installers and mechanics because … … time is money on the job, and the last thing that a technician can afford is a tool that doesn't perform the job, or one that is constantly in for service. At Ingersoll Rand, we are not in the business of creating tools that could have been better. Every detail or feature that we put into our tools has the benefit of the mechanic in mind. Modern technology has affected the profes- sional Hand & Power Tools market by … … allowing the technician to get more done with one tool than they ever have been able to before. It has allowed us to not just put more power in smaller packages, but we now have given the user the ability to control that power with more intelligent Performance is the key when it comes to professional tools. (Photo courtesy Ingersoll Rand) New techniques allow manufacturers to build better tools. (Photo courtesy Apex Tool Group/Dotco) SHOP TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

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