SEMA Show, Las Vegas
Hundreds of new tools are introduced at the SEMA Show each year, here are some of our favorites
-Hello. My name is Mark Fletcher. I'm with Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company. Today, we're gonna talk about the half-inch impact and how it's growing into the new tools of today. The half-inch impact started in roughly the early 40s, late 30s. 734 has been a bread and butter tool for CP for many, many years. This tool weighs about 5 pounds, puts out 400 foot pounds of torque. This has been a standby tool. This is the CP7759Q. It's one of our new half-inch impacts that we're gonna be releasing very soon. It's a half-inch impact. We also have noted in it. It's carbon fiber in the housing to keep the tool nice and light. It uses a magnesium nosecone to protect the clutch and a composite housing. It is nice and light, comfortable for the operator. It has our signature side-to-side forward reverse. It has the variable speed-teasing throttle. It produces 780 foot pounds of torque. It has a controllable torque control on the back so you have low, medium, and high, maximum again in 780 foot pounds. The big difference in this tool is the dBas. Most impacts run between 95 and 105 dBas, and this particular tool runs approximately between 80 and 84 dBas. So it's very quiet in the impact industry. -Hi. I'm Derek Vlcko with GearWrench Hand Tools. We have 3 exciting new products that we're unveiling for spring 2012, and I like to take you through the features and benefits of each of those new products. The first new product that we are featuring is the 84-tooth ratchet. Today GearWrench offers a 60-tooth ratchet, and we're upgrading that internal gear to have an 84-tooth design, and that takes our ratchet swing angle down from 60 degrees to 4.3 degrees. And what that does for the end-user is it allows you to get into a very tight spot and ratchet a fastener for those tough applications. Now at the same time we're also increasing our strength by 25 percent over our current offering that we have today and also maintaining our 25 percent thinner head profile versus the competition which allows you to get into very tight fasteners in this plane as well. The next product that we have is taking an existing flare nut wrench sort of a standard traditional flare nut technology and upgrading it to feature GearWrench ratcheting technology. What that does for the end-user is it allows them to go straight on to a fastener, stay on that fastener, and quickly tighten or loosen that application. Now the head also flexes as well so it can get around an obstruction to allow the user easy access to tough applications. The third product that we feature is taking an existing traditional crowfoot design and adding GearWrench ratcheting technology. Now one of the frustrations for end-users getting into tight spots with a crowfoot is finding that fastener, loosening it, and then having to remove the crowfoot and find it again. Well, with the ratcheting technology you can find that fastener one time, stay on that fastener, and continue to ratchet around. -I'm Jon Petty from Phoenix Systems here to talk to you about our new MaxPro Reverse Brake Bleeder which is important to the agricultural industry because it can remove more trapped air than any other tool in the world, and trapped air kills brake response. What makes the MaxPro Reverse Bleeder famous is its ability to push air in the direction that wants to go and that is up. Traditional methods try and push air down and out the bleeder valve which is in exactly the opposite direction it wants to go. One of the nice features about this system is it's a one-man tool or something one guy can do on a shop. There's no more 2 guys pumping the pedal, doing the dance, trying to figure out who's pressing the pedal and who's closing the bleed screw. This makes it simple, easy, and it's something one guy can do. Come I wanna give you a quick rundown with how the MaxPro works. We've got a fluid source here that you put your new brake fluid in, and the brake fluid is drawn up through this tube. This is a shorter tube just for demonstration purposes. When you squeeze the handle, clean brake fluid is pushed through the outlet into the low point, the caliper bleed screw. The brake fluid and air is then pushed through the caliper up the brake lines and out the master cylinder reservoir. Again, when you release the handle the tool draws new fluid in and you repeat the cycle. It's a simple hand pump. There's no compressed air or electricity required. Again it's something one guy can do. You can put it in the truck. You can take it in the field and have everything he needs to be able to bleed a truck to be able to bleed a tractor, any piece of hydraulic equipment.