Quality and productivity are two virtues that every contractor is looking for, whether in the shop or in the field. And choosing the right tool for the job can go a long way to a successful installation. With that in mind, Snips gives you its second annual tool and test instrument product guide. We hope that this year’s guide will help you find more of the tools you need to ensure that your next HVAC or sheet metal project goes smoothly. Snips asked tool and instrument manufacturers and distributors to provide us with information, in their own words, about their company and product offerings. The following companies can help you find the perfect tool for your next job.
ACR WHOLESALERS1200 W. Commerce Road, Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 747-2428; fax (214) 747-3810
ACR has been furnishing soldering tools and supplies to sheet metal craftsmen for over 50 years. Our products include bench-type soldering furnaces (natural gas or propane); portable, tank-mounted soldering furnaces; “plumbers pot” propane tanks; portable, floor-style soldering furnaces with hoses (popular with roofers and gutterers); soldering irons (No. 1 through No. 10); solder and other supplies.
ADDSION EQUIPMENT CO.P.O. Box 291, Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-1313; fax (630) 773-4411
This company is the manufacturer of 6-inch stainless steel scribers.
ALNOR/TSI INC.500 Cardigan Road, Shoreview, MN 55126
(800) 424-7427; fax (651) 490-3824www.alnor.com
HVAC contractors, facility personnel, building engineers, safety officers and industrial hygienists around the world use and trust Alnor brand handheld instruments. Products such as the Alnor Velometer, Velometer Jr. and the Balometer Capture Hoods are standards of performance in HVAC testing and balancing.
AMCRAFT INC.5144 Enterprise Blvd., Toledo, OH 43612
(419) 729-7900; fax (419) 726-3524
Amcraft is a quality manufacturer of fiberglass duct board tools and accessories since 1959. We look forward to supplying your needs.
AMSI SUPPLY4333 Lynwood Court, Douglasville, GA 30134
(800) 943-9771; fax (770) 920-6838
AMSI distributes a huge variety of hand tools for the sheet metal, metal roofing and HVAC worker. We offer Malco, Midwest, Fruend, Tajima and more, from aviation and offset snips to scratch awls and hammers. We also carry fall protection, head and eye protection equipment. Call for our free catalog.
ARMSTRONG INTERNATIONAL INC.816 Maple St.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
fax (269) 278-6555
Armstrong International is a U.S. multinational manufacturer of steam traps and steam tracing equipment, condensate recovery equipment, liquid drainers, air vents, pipe line strainers, steam and gas-fired water heaters, humidification, coils, unit heaters, mixing valves and washdown stations. Armstrong also provides utility optimization services for industrial, food and institutional clients.
ARMSTRONG MONITORING CORP.215 Colonnade Road S.
Ottawa, ON K2E 7K3
fax (613) 225-9965
AMC is a manufacturer and service provider for gas-detection systems. Our products service a dynamic list of hazardous chemicals including CO, NO2, O2 combustibles and refrigerants. Customer service, flexibility, cost effectiveness and dependability are driving forces at AMC ensuring health, safety and energy efficiency of our clients.
ATTEXOR INC.90 Carando Drive, Springfield, MA 01104
(413) 746-0222; fax (413) 746-6341
Attexor Inc., with a fully equipped competence and service center in Springfield, Mass., is a leading supplier of clinching and stitchfolding tools particularly suited for the HVAC sector. Users of the Mega models systematically make 5,000 – 7,000 joints per shift when fixing end-flanges to rectangular ducts. Daily cost for consumables only $10.
B&B SHEET METAL2540 50th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 433-2501; fax (718) 433-2709www.bbsheetmetal.com
B&B Sheet Metal stocks a variety of tools for all your needs. Our extensive product line includes an assortment of hammers, crimpers, mallets, hacksaws, drills, knives, punches, snips, etc. Want to learn how to solder? Our “How to Solder” DVD is a step-by-step instruction video featuring basic soldering techniques. Our soldering iron, regulator, hose and soldering accessories will help you get started. Log on to bbsheetmetal.com to learn more.
(800) 736-4666; fax (724) 334-5001 www.Bacharach-inc.com
Bacharach is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and service of advanced equipment for measurement and detection of gases and refrigerants. The company’s extensive line includes instruments that detect, measure and record combustion and environmental gases, temperature, relative humidity, air velocity and other air quality and safety parameters.
BANNER SALES CO.P.O. Box 1453, Covington, LA 70434
(800) 821-8487; fax (985) 893-8298 www.bannersalesco.com
Crimp-Tite is the strongest TDC/TDF corner tool in the industry. It is hot-forged with a “beefed-up” head for extra durability. Also available are TDC/TDF cleat tools, square lock cleat dimplers and Condu-Mate insertion tools. Banner Sales is your premier source for all label, tool and hardware needs.
BESSEY TOOL GMBH & CO. KGP.O. Box 490, Cambridge, ON N1R 5V5
(800) 828-1004; fax (519) 621-3442www.besseytools.com
Bessey Tool got its start as a steel mill in Germany more than 100 years ago. Now available, for the first time in North America, Bessey Tool’s line of cutting tools for the trades and professionals offers the quality of German design at a price anyone can afford. Bessey’s new line will include aviation snips, offset snips, long nose snips, special hard-cutting, multipurpose tin snips, strap cutters and even industrial scissors and shears. Bessey’s line of snips includes tools that are specifically designed for straight, left or right cuts, so users can easily cut angles, curves, circles or straight lines. Some snips have very finely serrated jaws that cut without slipping.
BONDHUS CORP.1400 E. Broadway, Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 295-2162; fax (763) 295-4400www.bondhus.com
Bondhus manufactures the world’s strongest hex and star tools. Bondhus offers a complete line of L-wrenches, T-handles, fold-ups, and screwdrivers in both hex and ball-end styles.
BOSCH POWER TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES
(877) BOSCH-99; fax (224) 232-2743 www.boschtools.com
Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite. With innovative, powerful, precise and durable Bosch tools and accessories, professionals can truly take control of their work. For more information, call (877) BOSCH-99 or visit <a href="link:http://www.boschtools.com" target="_blank">www.boschtools.com</a>.
COOPER-ATKINS CORP.33 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT 06455
(800) 835-5011; fax (800) 347-5135www.cooper-atkins.com
For over 120 years, Cooper-Atkins has been a leading manufacturer of environmental solutions and innovative food safety. We have a global reach and are a trusted resource for reliable, high-quality instruments and expert advice.
COOPER HAND TOOLS1000 Lufkin Road, Apex, NC 27539
(919) 387-0099; fax (919) 387-2614www.cooperhandtools.com
Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries LLC, manufactures and markets many well-known brands of hand tools, chain and electronic soldering products, including Crescent brand wrenches, Wiss snips, Campbell chain and Weller soldering products. Cooper Hand Tools has 14 domestic and overseas manufacturing facilities and approximately 4,000 employees worldwide.
CORE TECH TOOLS INC.P.O. Box 100, Stratford, OK 74872
(866) 513-7201; fax (580) 759-3455 www.coretechtools.com
Core Tech Tools Inc. manufactures a metal cutting tool designed to cut angles with factory looking edges on corrugated/profile panels. CTTI also carries a wide variety of tools for the construction industry. Kett Tools, Everhard (Klenk Tools), Tenryu Blades, Fairmont Tongs, Hemming Tools and much more. Best prices on the Web.
DON SIITER & ASSOCIATES INC.4757 Cardena Plaza, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 693-7259; fax (714) 693-7259 www.hvacinnovations.com
Made to order: hand-held pneumatic TDC/TDF corner crimper. Especially designed for 18-gauge flange. SPND sample of type. Corner used. Four to 6 week delivery. One hundred percent guarantee of satisfaction.
DORAN PRECISION INC.76 North Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 262-8200; fax (203) 262-8206 www.doranprecision.com
The Doran Super Air Hammer is the best choice for sealing Pittsburgh lock seams. There’s no trigger. Lift the Doran Hammer from the work and the hammer automatically turns off. A truly industrial piece, this hammer will last for years and years. If your hammer does get worn out, it can be rebuilt at a fraction of the original cost. Call now or visit our Web site for more information.
DURO DYNE81 Spence St., Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 249-9000; fax (631) 249-8346 www.durodyne.com
Duro Dyne Reciprocating Saw Blades feature bi-metal construction for long life and rugged use. The blades have excellent flexibility and are designed to fit all reciprocating saws using a 1/2-inch universal shank. The teeth are hardened giving the blades a durable, high-speed cutting edge.
DWYER INSTRUMENTS INC.P.O. Box 373, Michigan City, IN 46361
(800) 872-9141; fax (219) 872-9057 www.dwyer-inst.com
Dwyer Instruments Inc. produces a broad range of competitively priced precision instruments for measuring, transmitting and controlling pressure, temperature, level and flow. Founded in 1931, Dwyer Instruments manufactures quality precision instruments. Dwyer is committed to a standard of customer service – including competitive prices and knowledgeable, courteous technical support that generates and sustains long-term relationships.
DYLON INDUSTRIES INC.7700 Clinton Road, Cleveland, OH 44144
(216) 651-1300; fax (216) 651-1777www.dylon.com
Dylon Industries is a manufacturer of products that provide superior protection for gears, bearings, chains and cables. This focus on the maintenance and protection of industrial equipment has earned Dylon a leadership position in enclosed and open-gear lubrication, grease technology, chain, cable and maintenance products.
Raytown, MO 64133
fax (800) 844-1199 www.dynamicfastener.com
Dynamic Fastener offers same-day shipping of screws, anchors, flashings, safety equipment, hand tools and power tools. In- house painting of screws and rivets, with one or two-day lead time also available. The company’s free, full-color tool and fastener hand guide provides engineering data and details product offerings.
EAGLE MORLIN MANUFACTURING CO. INC.
Addison, IL 60101
fax (630) 773-3020 www.eaglemorlin.com
Eagle Morlin is a manufacturer of sheet metal tools providing service to the HVAC trade. We have been in business for 24 years.
EVERGREEN TOOL CO. INC.5200 13th St., Menominee, MI 49858
(906) 863-8074; fax (906) 863-8477www.evergreentool.com
The Evergreen Holecutting System II. A superior method for cutting holes in stainless steel and other materials as well. Designed for technicians, fabricators and installers. The system is available as a pre-tested kit ready for immediate use or can be customized to meet your individual needs.
EXCALIBUR TOOLS USA LLC
(262) 639-2723; fax (262) 639-0477 www.excaliburtools.com
The Excalibur sheet metal cutter was invented in Australia to cut out automotive body panels. It is also used for corrugated metal roof panels. It is now available in the U.S. It comes in both corded and cordless models. Excalibur cuts with speed, accuracy and is easy to use. Excalibur “cuts on a dime” without distortion or narrow strips (rat tails). Excalibur cuts mild steel up to 16 gauge (1.6mm) and stainless steel up to 18 gauge (1.2 mm). Excalibur is “lightning fast” with a speed up to 12 inches a second. The blades can be sharpened at our service center in Racine, Wis.
FLUKE CORP.P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206-9090
(425) 347-6100; fax (425) 446-5116www.fluke.com
Fluke Corp. is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools.
GENERAL TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS80 White St., New York, NY 10013
(212) 431-6100; fax (212) 431-6499www.generaltools.com
General has been a leader in specialty hand tools for more than 85 years. Its extensive line of over 1,500 specialty hand tools, used by do-it-yourselfers, technicians and other industry professionals worldwide, has been supplemented with the addition of over 650 handheld test and measurement instruments through the acquisition of Mannix Instruments.
GRAYWOLF SENSING SOLUTIONS12 Cambridge Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 416-0005; fax (203) 416-0002www.wolfsense.com
Graywolf Sensing Solutions is the industry leader in portable, mobile PC-based indoor environmental monitors and report generation software. Probes measure CO2, CO, Total VOCs, airspeed, differential pressure, temperature, humidity, toxic gases, particle counts, particulate concentration and more. Application-specific sensor tips and pre-formatted field forms are standard.
HOUGEN MANUFACTURING INC.
(810) 635-7111; fax (810) 635-8277 www.hougen.com
Hougen precision ground annular cutters easily make clean, accurate, round holes in sheet metal without ripping or tearing like hole saws. Holecutter and RotaCut cutters are available in 1/4-inch through 3-inch diameters.
HVACR-TOOLS.COM200 Grove Road, Suite F, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
(856) 848-9993; fax (856) 848-9988www.hvacr-tools.com
HVACR-Tools.com is a stocking distributor of tools and test instruments used by HVACR techs. Featured lines are Yellow Jacket, Bacharach, Imperial, Robinair/SPX, Fieldpiece, Fluke, Inficon, C&D and Testo.
INTEC CONTROLS INC.P.O. Box 12506, La Jolla, CA 92039-2506
(858) 578-7887; fax (858) 578-4633 www.inteccontrols.com
This company manufactures gas sensors and detection instruments, as well as IAQ-, temperature-, humidity- and pressure-sensing instruments.
J. BEE ENTERPRISE INC.
1311 Ottawa St., Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 585-1502; fax (800) 291-8041 www.jbee.biz
J. Bee Enterprise is a wholesale supplier of sheet metal hand tools for the sheet metal fabricating trades.
KESTREL POCKET AIRFLOW TRACKERS21 Creek Circle, Boothwyn, PA 19061
(800) 784-4221; fax (610) 447-1577 www.kestrelinstruments.com
Kestrel Pocket Air Flow Trackers are making HVAC professional’s jobs even easier with automatic, calculator-free cfm readings. Kestrel Meters accurately measure: volume air flow, wet bulb temperature, humidity ratio, relative humidity, air velocity, temperature, barometric pressure, dewpoint and more. Plus it stores all the information in the 2000-data point logger. Durable, easy-to-use, made in the USA and comes with a two-year warranty. NIST-traceable calibration of each Kestrel Meter, with free certificate of conformity.
KETT TOOL CO.5055 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 271-0333; fax (513) 271-5318www.kett-tool.com
Kett Tool Co. manufactures electric and pneumatic portable power shears, saws and nibblers.
KLEIN TOOLS450 Bond St., Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 821-5500; fax (847) 478-0625www.kleintools.com
Klein Tools is a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational protective equipment. Klein Tools’ product line includes every major type of hand tool used in the aviation, construction, electronics, maintenance, automotive, chemical, security, metalworking, mining, appliance, HVAC and manufacturing industries. Since 1857, Klein Tools has been uniquely committed to providing only the finest professional-grade hand tools.
KLENK TOOLS1016 Ninth St. S.W., Canton, OH 44707
(800) 327-5619; fax (800) 225-0984 www.klenktools.com
Klenk - a manufacturer of premium hand tools for HVACR, plumbing and sheet metal markets – recently expanded its existing tool line, allowing us to sell our distributors more high quality products. Aviation snips, crimpers, pipe cutters, seaming tongs and duct tools, wrenches, and the Select-A-Bit line of multi-drivers and multi-sockets, available in classic, security and ratchet models.
LENOX301 Chestnut St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(800) 628-8810; fax (413) 526-5115www.lennoxsaw.com
Lenox, a leading manufacturer of premium power tools, accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and saw blades, introduces a premium line of snips and HVAC tools specially designed for HVAC installation and metal fabrication. The new line features precision-formed blades and reinforced springs for longer tool life, and sharp blade tips for puncture starts.
(831) 663-1100; fax (831) 621-9520 www.holepro.com
Contractor Grade adjustable hole cutters for cutting exact size holes from 2 inches to 17 inches diameter in sheet metal, drywall, lathe and plaster, plywood and acoustic tile. Clear ABS Safety Shield provides ball bearing support for cutting tool and traps dust and holds cut plug. Faster – easier – safer.
L.S. STARRETT CO.121 Crescent St., Athol, MA 01331
(978) 249-3551; fax (978) 249-8495www.starrett.com
The L.S. Starrett Co. offers a complete line of high-quality, American-made precision tools, including micrometers, calipers, rulers, electronic gauges, dial indicators and gauge blocks; metrology systems including optical comparators, vision systems, and a full line of saw blades.
LUX PRODUCTS CORP.6000 I Commerce Parkway
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 234-7905; fax (856) 234-7825 www.luxproproducts.com
Full line of contractor-duty thermostats. Mechanical, digital and programmable for single- and multi-stage applications.
MALCO PRODUCTS INC.P.O. Box 400, Annandale, MN 55302-0400
(800) 328-3530; fax (800) 206-6760
New Malco knives offer comfort, sure grip when cutting flexible fiberglass wool duct. Double-edged blade easily pierces through outer skin, fiberglass wool, and liner. Serrated knife is also available to aid cutting. Hardened stainless steel blades hold edge. Puncture-resistant nylon sheath comes with DK6 knife and serrated model DK6S.
MARATHON ROOFING PRODUCTS367 Nagel Drive, Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 685-3340; fax (716) 685-1108
Marathon Roofing Products for 40 years has been a manufacturer and distributor of commercial industrial new and retrofit roof drains, vents and accessories, roofing equipment and paver support systems. The MRP expanded line includes a 48-inch Gang Slitter and Band Iron tool used for punching, cutting, twisting and bending.
MCGILL AIRFLOW LLCOne Mission Park, Groveport, OH 43125
(614) 829-1200; fax:(614) 829-1291www.mcgillairflow.com
Leak Detective test kits make it easy to measure duct system leakage and performance. Four standard sizes are available either as a kit or a wheeled cart assembly. Test kit includes orifice tubes, calibration charts, OSHA-approved fan with damper, manometers, tubing and dye. A smoke generator can also be specified.
MCKAY BROS. INC.3738 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67204
(316) 838-8411; fax (316) 838-5959
McKay Bros. Inc. is a one-man business. I invented, manufacture and sell a small tool, a scribe, which I call the McMarker. It makes marks – scribes – accurate marks on sheet metal up to 12 inches. It’s a great bench tool for making notches, bends and allowances.
MEASUREMENT COMPUTING CORP.10 Commerce Way, Suite 1008, Norton, MA 02766
(508) 946-5100; fax (508) 946-9500 www.mccdaq.com
Measurement Computing Corp. is the market leader in low-cost, computer-based, data-acquisition, test, and measurement hardware and software. Our analog input, analog output and digital I/O devices support all popular PC buses – plus serial and GPIB interfaces and remote dataloggers. Our software solutions serve the needs of all DAQ users.
METABOP.O. Box 2287, 1231 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
(800) 638-2264; fax (800) 638-2261www.metabousa.com
Metabo is an international leading manufacturer of professional grade portable power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications. The company has focused its product development on technological advancements in electronic circuitry and mechanical design, which has resulted in high performance, durable electric power tools.
MIDWEST TOOL AND CUTLERY CO.P.O. Box 160, 1210 Progress St., Sturgis, MI 49091
(269) 651-7694; fax (269) 651-4412 www.midwestsnips.com
Manufacturers of made-in-the-USA snips. Professional tradesmen tools include compound leverage regular, offset and upright snips, forged aviation snips, tinner snips, utility snips, hand seamers, folding tools, hand notchers, hand seamers and other HVACR specialty tools.
MITTLER BROS. MACHINE & TOOL10 Cooperative Way, Wright City, MO 63390
(636) 745-7757; fax (636) 745-2874 www.mittlerbros.com
Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool is a full-service machine shop specializing in the manufacture of special machines for the HVACR, automotive restoration, aircraft and racing industries. We currently manufacture a couple of rotary machines and a unique moveable bed finger box and pan break. We pride ourselves on innovative design and the highest quality standards.
MODERN MANUFACTURING CO.680 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 659-4820; fax (215) 659-6889 www.modernnibbler.com
This company is a manufacturer of portable hand tools. “An old fashion tool makes it a modern tool,” says the company.
OMEGA ENGINEERING INC.One Omega Drive, Stamford, CT 06907
(203) 359-1660; fax (203) 359-7700 www.omega.com
Since its inception in 1962, Omega has grown from manufacturing a single product line of thermocouples to offering more than 10,000 state-of-the-art products for measurement and control of temperature, humidity, pressure strain, force, flow, level, pH and conductivity. Omega also provides customers with a complete line of data acquisition, electric heating and custom-engineered products.
PALMER WAHL234 Old Weaverville Road, Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 658- 0738; fax (828) 658-0728
Palmer Wahl, with 170 years of innovation, manufactures industrial temperature, pressure, humidity, test and calibration instruments – including thermal imaging cameras; infrared thermometers; temperature calibrators and recording labels; bimetal, dial, industrial and laboratory thermometers; thermowells; pressure gauges; chart recorders; RTD and TC meters; dataloggers; megohmmeters and ohmmeters. ISO 9001:2000 certified.
P.F. FREUND & CIE GMB
(773) 463-6390; fax (773) 463-6453 www.freund-tools.com
Since 1844, Freund has been pursuing a family tradition, namely the design and manufacturing of our state-of-the-art special handcrafted tools made in Germany. We specialize in high quality, traditional and innovative hand tools for professionals in the roofing, sheet metal, plumbing and carpentry industries.
PRODUCTION PRODUCTS INC.30487 Potomac Way, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
(301) 472-4200; fax (301) 472-4300www.productionproducts.net
Production Products Inc. Corner Tools are laser cut from 3/8-inch plate steel, the jaws are mill cut from case hardened steel and tungsten welded to the handles, making this the strongest corner tool on the market. With their replaceable bronze bushings, this tool will last a lifetime. Simply the best! Call (800) 231-8040 to order your tool today.
PRO-WELD INTERNATIONAL129 Commerce Drive, LaGrange, OH 44050
(440) 355-6064; fax (440) 355-6474
Pro-Weld International is a manufacturer of reliable and economical stud welding equipment for over 30 years. Our equipment is designed to weld both insulation and cupped-headed pins. We offer both arc and CD stud welders. Visit our Web site for more information.
RIDGE TOOL CO.
(440) 323-5581; fax (440) 329-4551 www.ridgid.com
Ridge Tool Co., a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 130 countries. The company’s broad offering includes threading and drain cleaning machines, and more than 300 types of tools serving the rental, plumbing, HVACR, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets.
ROTOZIP1800 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(800) ROTOZIP; fax (224) 232-2734www.rotozip.com
Focused on saving time and money, while improving his results, a professional drywall contractor founded RotoZip in 1972. Today, the new RotoZip continues to build upon more than two decades of high-performance tools, accessories, and attachments for cutting a wide variety of building materials.
S-B INDUSTRIES210 Fabricator Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
The new, patented RiveDrill converts cordless, electric and pneumatic drills into blind rivet or rivet nut guns. This portable, lightweight drill attachment fits onto any 3/8-inch reversible power drill, instantly turning it into a power riveter that sets up to 14 rivets per minute.
(800) 515-5857 www.sartamindustries.com
The new AutoFast Riveting Tool is the first automated rivet system for blind breakstem rivets. This portable tool feeds and sets blind rivets of all types through a cartridge feed system (100 rivet spool) or an exclusive continuous feed system (up to 800 rivets).
(239) 304-1000; fax (239) 304-0375 www.strapmaster.biz
The Strapmaster is the industry’s best-kept secret. Loved by masons, HVAC marble installers and roofers. The Strapmaster creates custom z-clips, custom anchors, HVAC straps, but this seven-in-one tool also punches holes, cuts stainless steel, flat bar, bends and twists steel, and will bend rods.
SHOOK MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS INC.P.O. Box 15058, Akron, OH 44314
(800) 354-9792; fax (800) 733-3882
Shook Manufactured Products Inc. is the importer and master distributor for the Digi-Cool Refrigeration Analyzer. The Model DRSA-1100 is the “state-of-the-art” tool that offers unprecedented diagnostic power. The patented pressure bar graphs allow you to see pressure dynamics intuitively for quick diagnosis. It features an integrated temperature probe to automatically calculate superheat and subcooling, and pressure extremes monitoring for simple pressure controls set-up for even greater convenience during start-ups. It includes profiles for 22 common refrigerants. (Service manifold not included.) Shook Manufactured Products Inc. is also home of the “Jiffy” Chuck, Jiffy point screws, along with tools, fasteners and accessories for the HVACR industry.
SHORTRIDGE INSTRUMENTS INC.7855 E. Redfield Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 991-6744; fax (480) 443-1267
AirData Multimeters from Shortridge Instruments feature fast, accurate measurement of airflow, velocity, differential pressure, absolute pressure and temperature. The instrument features RS232 port for direct serial download to printer or computer, along with up to 2,000 reading memory, display of average, total, minimum, maximum, recall of individual readings. Electronic, digital readout, lighted display and NIST traceable calibration are also benefits.
SIEVERT INDUSTRIES INC.5255 Zenith Parkway, Loves Park, IL 61111
(815) 639-1319; fax (815) 639-1320
Sievert Industries Inc. has continually strived to be a leader in the North and South American roofing market since 1993. Our goal is to provide our valued customers with the highest quality products, offering exceptional customer service at competitive prices. We currently offer a full line of products to suit every roofer’s needs. From open flame torch kits, soldering equipment, repair kits, granule embedders, hard irons and a full line of gas hot-air welders, electronic robotic and hand welders, generators, power cords, industrial rollers and plugs.
SPECTRONICS CORP.956 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
(800) 274-8888; fax (800) 354-2353
Spectronics Corp. is the premier manufacturer of ultraviolet dyes and inspection lamps. Spectroline fluorescent AC&R dyes are ASHRAE and ANSI compliant, are approved by more compressor manufacturers than all others combined, and are the only lubricant-specific, co-solvent free dyes in the industry. Spectronics has a presence in such diverse markets as banking, the life sciences, forensic inspection, nondestructive testing and many more.
SPX CORP.655 Eisenhower Drive
Owatonna, MN 55060
SPX Corp., under the brand names, Promax, Robinair, TIF and OTC, designs, manufactures and markets a fully integrated family of global brands providing service tools, advanced diagnostics, fluid service tools and equipment, inspection and gauging systems and professional test equipment.
STANLEY WORKS480 Myrtle St., New Britain, CT 06053
(800) 262-2161; fax (800) 643-3756
The Stanley MaxSteel Insulated Pliers line offers combination, diagonal, adjustable joint and long nose pliers plus an insulated wire stripper. The line is forged from chrome vanadium steel for durability and their bi-material grips insulate against electrical shock up to 1,000 volts. Precision ground, high frequency hardened cutting edges provide long-lasting blades and superior wear resistance.
SUPERIOR MACHINE WORKS LLCP.O. Box 1395, Kosciusko, MS 39090
(662) 290-0007; fax (662) 290-0008
Superior Machine Works LLC is a manufacturer and distributor of insulation-cutting machines for the HVAC and insulation contractors. The Jerry Cutter XL is a patented portable duct wrap cutter which scores and cuts to length duct wrap.
SUPERIOR PNEUMATIC & MANUFACTURING CO.P.O. Box 40420, Cleveland, OH 44140
(800) 521-2282; fax (440) 871-5127
Model 261 Air Hammer Lock Seam Tools from Superior Pneumatic are said to cut finishing time up to 80 percent. These rugged tools can be used to fold over or seam metal 22 gauge and lighter on general fabricating. It runs Pittsburgh lock seams on ductwork, tubes, doors, panels, gutters and more.
TINNERS TOOLS9635 Park Davis Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46235
fax (317) 899-4465
Tinners Tools offers a wide selection of high quality hand tools, equipment and accessories for sheet metal and HVAC professionals. We offer brand name tools like Malco, Wiss, Vice Grip and Roper Whitney. Tools are for sale online atwww.tinnerstools.com or by ordering from our Tinners Tools catalog.
TRUMPF INC. POWER TOOLS111 Hyde Road
Farmington, CT 06032
fax (860) 255-6433
Trumpf is a global leader of metalworking technology, producing its specialized tools since 1934. Trumpf tools for cutting, fastening and beveling are made for processing many different kinds of metal. Our path to success has been forged by providing solutions for the metal processing challenges presented by our customers’ applications.
VALLEY TOOL AND DESIGN INC.P.O. Box 68, 2307 Weyers Cave Road
Grottoes, VA 24441
(540) 249-5710; fax (540) 249-3539
Valley Tool and Design Inc. is a manufacturer, for over 20 years, of linkage components for the heating and air-conditioning industry. The company also manufactures ball joints, crank arms and push rods.
WARD INDUSTRIES484 Thomas Drive
Bensenville, IL 60106
(800) 624-8642; fax (630) 766-5259
Ward Industries, a commerical products group company, is pleased to offer a new economical corners injector. The Ward Corner injector can install two corners at a time, works on Ward H or J flange, and installs corners in under five seconds. Contact Ward industries or your local Ward distributor.
WERA TOOLS INC.3-370 South Service Road,
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5S7
(800) 267-5541; fax (877) 650-9372
Leading European manufacturer of industrial quality screwdrivers, bits and hex-keys. Also distributing the complete range of Knipex plier products.
WHITE-RODGERS/EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIESP.O. Box 36922
St. Louis, MO 63176-9022
(314) 553-3600; fax (314) 553-3650
White-Rodgers has been in the business of making people more comfortable since 1937. As part of Emerson Climate Technologies, our range today is global. Simply put, White-Rodgers thermostats, ignition controls, humidifiers, electronic air cleaners and our many other quality products make people everywhere feel better. And that makes us feel better.