Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Seyfert, Karl

Key Tag Incentive Program

Similar to loyalty programs found at video, grocery and drug stores, Punch-A-Deal key tags can be used by auto dealers and aftermarket service stations to encourage customers to return for discounted oil changes and other services. More than 1100 clients throughout North America are currently using the Punch-A-Deal key tag, with more than 6 million units in circulation. The company is currently expanding the program, with post cards, business cards and claim checks also offered. Dealer Concepts

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Hose Reel Package Deal

Hose reels are now available with quality hose and hose stops as a complete, affordable package. Reel packages come completely assembled from the manufacturer, allowing full operation in three steps: bolt the reel in place, connect the inlet and add the nozzle (or tool). Reel packages are offered in low-, medium- and high-pressure models, with grease and lube reels up to 5000 psi. Custom packages and an oxyacetylene reel with twin hose and ball stop are also available. Hannay Reels

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Bold Colored Tool Storage

Add color to your shop with the Magnum Series 46- and 56-in. chests and carts, available in iron blue, black and red. Professionals can now chose from the three colors in the 10-drawer MG4610 and MG5610 chests and 12-drawer MG412 and MG5612 tool carts. The three colors are also available in select tool storage units in the Traxx Series. Each Magnum Series tool unit has rollcage construction, the Posi-Latch drawer securing system, full-extension, heavy-duty ball-bearing slides, a high-security lock system and 14-gauge steel support coasters. Waterloo Industries

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Flex-Handle Oxygen Sensor Wrench

Featuring a long flex-handle, the SWRl oxygen sensor wrench is designed to remove and install all 7/8-in. (22mm) oxygen sensors. It can also be adapted to access the O2 sensors on Ford 5.4 and 4.6L modular engines. Other applications include some Chrysler minivans with limited clearance against the floorboard. Use of the SWRl eliminates the need to loosen or remove other exhaust system components to access otherwise unreachable oxygen sensors. The wrench features an easy-clean chrome finish that also protects against corrosion. Snap-on Tools

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Ford Stroker Grate Engine

The Ford 347Extreme is a stroker crate engine that produces 380 hp at 5500 rpm and 395 ft.-lbs. of torque at 4500 rpm. Not a rebuild, the engine features a brand-new Ford block and all-new components from top to bottom, including full roller valve gear, specially modified Edelbrock cylinder heads with 2.02/1.60 valves, an Edelbrock RPM air gap intake manifold and a nodular-iron crankshaft. A hydraulic roller camshaft is used, so there’s no valve lash to set. A 9.7:1 compression ratio means the engine can run on pump gas. The engine is covered by a one-year warranty. Smeding Performance

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