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February '17

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78 THE SHOP FEBRUARY 2017 Finally, manufacturers of high-quality tools stand behind their products, usually offering lifetime warranty protection to the user. Modern technology has affected the professional Hand Tools market by … … allowing users the opportunity to buy tools online. Most expe- rienced professional techs, however, see the value of working with a knowledgeable mobile dealer who can recommend the best and most efficient tools for the specific jobs they do. Working with a mobile dealer also simplifies warranty claims, since most will exchange tools on the spot, greatly reducing downtime compared to sending tools in to online suppliers and waiting for delivery of replacements. A tip for professional installers & mechanics to protect & preserve their Hand Tools is … … keep them clean. Wiping tools down after each use is a quick and easy way to prevent contaminants from getting into precision mechanisms and keeps surfaces clean and easy to grip. Getting into the habit of cleaning tools not only extends tool life, but gives techs greater control and makes it easier to use tools more safely. Nes Maale Adumim, Israel (Nes is distributed in the U.S. by Anglo American Tools, Somerdale, New Jersey) Alan W. Sipe North American Sales Manager Our hottest product for the Hand Tools market is … … the Nes 1A thread repair tool. Its best features include … … this one heavy-duty tool will quickly and easily repair any damaged threads on any size bolt from 5/32 to 3/4 inches (4mm- 19mm), so it is a very quick fix. It automatically adjusts to any thread count and pitch, so the user does not need to have any specific size threading die set. It also works on right- or left-hand threads, so the mechanic does not need to buy right- and left-hand threading dies. The tool body has a lifetime warranty. Quality Hand Tools are an important investment for professional installers & mechanics because … … a poor-quality tool is likely to fail at the most inopportune time. A quality tool will help the tradesman get their customer on the road quickly and safely and at the same time help the mechanic beat the clock. Modern technology has affected the professional Hand Tools market by … … Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manu- facturing (CAM) allows quality manufacturers to be more precise in everything they make. Parts fit better and last longer. A 10mm socket or wrench is really 10mm. Shear angles in metal can be rounded precisely to protect the tool and the user. A tip for professional installers & mechanics to protect & preserve their Hand Tools is … … try not to lay your tools on the garage floor. That is where they will pick up moisture, and water is the enemy. A quality tool will help the trades- man get their customer on the road quickly and safely and at the same time help the mechanic beat the clock. (Photo courtesy Nes) SHOP TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

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