Performance & Hotrod Business - February '15

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24 n Performance & Hotrod Business n February 2015 PERFORMANCE money and helps prevent comebacks due to a tool that was not up to the job." Stewart agrees. "The two major benefits users expe- rience as a result of investing in quality tools are that they save time and they can rely on the tools' increased durability," he notes. "Quality tools allow technicians to get work done efficiently, while ensuring the tools last job after job." From longevity to safety, a well- equipped work bay pays off for employees and the bottom line in many ways, Janey adds. "From Malco's point of view, the big- gest benefit for the professional's tool investment should be quality design and manufacture—labor-saving tools that are easy and safe to use, and that provide consistent high-quality results over a long service life." Making it Work Next, we asked for any tips for shop owners who want to better-utilize the specialty tools they already have in their toolbox. Janey points out, "Specialty tools are designed to be better solutions in any number or combination of ways. (They offer) performance, speed, ease of use, durability and results." And the best way to consistently enjoy these benefits? "Getting familiar with specialty tools and getting over any learning curve will reap benefits early-on," he suggests, "and avoid the pitfall of reverting to old prac- tices and under-utilizing or wasting an investment." Tools are your direct link to quality work and profits. (Photo courtesy GearWrench) Specialty tools are an important investment that can pay dividends down the road. Take the time to properly store your tools so they will main- tain their accuracy for their intended use. (Photo courtesy Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders)

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