MT2760

Beast Mode: The MT2760

Matco’s new Stubby Impact Wrench is small, powerful and exactly what you need to get the job done.

Photo c/o Matco Tools distributor Sean Kirkby.

Photo c/o Matco Tools distributor Sean Kirkby.

Turn heads in the shop when you bust out your new ½” Stubby Impact Wrench (MT2760) and get to work. Wondering why you should add this new impact wrench to your tool collection? Keep reading.

The powerful MT2760 has the ability to break loose rusted bolts at 600 ft. lbs. of torque. Its three position speed regulator allows you to control the power output in the forward direction. Now you have the power to efficiently tackle more jobs in less time, because this tool gives you ultimate power for extended use in the tightest work spaces.

Click here to watch Antron Brown put the new MT2760 to work on the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster. 

Not only does the MT2760 pack 600 ft. lbs. of breakaway torque, it also has the best power to weight ratio of any tool its size at only 2.2 lbs. Lightweight and composite, the MT2760 is stronger by 5% and easy to take with you anywhere in the shop. Its strain-free operation also makes it the perfect impact wrench for extended use.

“The MT2760 is a great impact gun for access into tight areas where you need high torque to loosen fasteners,” said Jody Baker, product manager at Matco Tools.

We know the shop can sometimes be a dangerous place – tools everywhere, sharp objects and grease and oil spots. This means you need an impact wrench that withstands the toughest environments, which is why the MT2760 is your perfect match. Built tough, the textured housing provides a rugged yet ergonomic design for added comfort, grip and durability.

It’s time to tackle tight areas with ease, power and control – add the MT2760 to your toolbox. For more information about this item, please speak to your Matco Tools distributor or visit www.matcotools.com.

Expect More from Your Screwdrivers with Matco’s Top Torque II Screwdriver

More Torque. More Benefits. Longer Life.

IMG_6216We know that being a technician can be messy and leaving the shop at the end of the day means dirty hands covered in oil and grease. Washing your hands between every job isn’t a possibility, so you need tools that are strong, durable and won’t slip out of your hands. Matco’s Top Torque II screwdrivers give you the grip you need when you need it most.

They’re strong. Matco’s Top Torque II screwdrivers are made with the best steel available. Produced from German specialty high alloy Chrome vanadium steel, our screwdrivers give the user a lightweight tool that is strong, long-lasting and ready to take on the toughest jobs.

It’s what’s inside that matters. All of our Top Torque II screwdrivers feature a forged-in, butterfly shaped blade deep inside the 3-layer, molded-on handle. This molded-in blade cannot be pulled out, pounded through or twisted in the handle. Although you cannot see this feature, rest assured it’s there providing durability and strength at every turn.

Ultimate turning power. Each handle on our Top Torque II screwdrivers features patented flocking on the sides. This is the fuzzy material that gives you a vice grip in slippery situations. Regardless of how much oil, grease or sweat is on your hands, our Top Torque II screwdrivers give you the grip to get the job done.

MatcoScrewdrivers_DBRLukeBensonWhy Matco’s Top Torque II Screwdrivers?
The handle shape is designed specifically for the task at hand. Our large screwdrivers have large triangular handles for a strong grip; the middle-sized handles are less triangular so you have the ability to turn them quickly; and our smallest handles are almost round for fast turning and precision work. When you need a tool that is highly-engineered, effective and ergonomically-designed for the job at hand, Matco’s Top Torque II screwdrivers are what you want to reach for in your toolbox.

For more information about Matco’s line of screwdrivers, please speak to your Matco Tools distributor or visit our website at www.matcotools.com.

The Matco Glossary

With a new line of work comes a new list of things to learn. We’re here to help with some of the most common terms you’ll come across upon starting as a new Matco franchisee.

Starting a new business comes with its share of challenges and questions. We at Matco pride ourselves on providing our new franchisees with all the support they’ll need to succeed – that’s what makes us a family.

Matco LogoWhether you’re a new franchisee or you’re simply considering starting your own franchise with Matco, you’re bound to come across terms that you’re not entirely familiar with. That’s why we’ve come up with the following glossary that defines some of the most common terms you may not have heard of before. This post can serve as a handy reference – take a look:

Franchisee: The franchisee is the owner of an individual franchise. That’s you.

Franchisor: That’s Matco, the corporate franchise seller. You’ll use our branding, our tools, and our advertising all to your advantage as the franchisee. By joining the Matco family, you’ll be able to take advantage of our proven business system, increasing your chances of finding success.

Assets: These consist of your equipment, supplies, products, and other physical items associated with your business. When you’re ready to retire years down the line, you’ll be able to sell these. Your ability to build equity in a business as you grow it is one of the most appealing aspects of being your own boss.

In-House Financing: This means you can finance your investment and costs directly through Matco, rather than going through a bank. Even if you’re not sure about the strength of your credit, we have many flexible options, so there may be something available for you. There’s no downside to seeing what may be available.

Pre-Approval: You can apply for pre-approval on a financing plan through Matco right online. By entering some basic information into our 100% secure system, you’ll be able to find out what type of plan you’re qualified to receive.

Franchise Agreement: When starting with Matco, you’ll sign a franchise agreement that outlines both your responsibilities as the new franchisee and ours as the franchisor. It’s a document you’ll want to read carefully and have your attorney or accountant review with you as it contains protections for you and your rights as a franchisee. Matco’s is a ten-year agreement, and after those ten years, you’ll need to renew the agreement.

AronDavis_TruckSunlight_resizeThe Mobile Franchise: Our franchisees are the proprietors of mobile franchises – this means that as a part of the Matco family, you’re not tied down to a brick-and-mortar operation. This has a number of benefits – first, you don’t have to own or lease expensive real-estate property. As well, instead of requiring your customers to come to you, you can go directly to your customers. Your exposure will increase, your hours will be flexible, and you’ll be able to run your new business the way you want.

The Route: As a new franchisee, we’ll do our best to start you out on the right foot. Your route will be made up of hundreds of potential new customers – generally, professional technicians who are required to purchase their own tools to perform their jobs. Those customers are surveyed by one of our Matco Local Managers, and these customers will be put on the list of calls in your Exclusive Geographic Territory. This means that you won’t be competing with other Matco Franchisees – the customers will be all yours.

No employees: Day-to-day, your business will depend and rely on the hard work of one person – you. That means you’re your own boss, and don’t have to worry about managing a staff. Of course, we’re there to support you in any way necessary.

Tools & Equipment: Or, your product offering to your new customers. Matco rolls out hundreds of new and exclusive products annually and offers more than 22,000 of the highest quality tools and products in the industry. We’re trusted by our customers because we help them work harder and smarter every day.

Training: Matco’s training services are unmatched. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, we’ll take the time to make sure you know everything you need to know to be successful in your new business venture. You’ll receive training before you begin, and we always offer continuous training as your business matures. In addition, our existing franchisees are always happy to offer help to the new members of the Matco family.

National Advertising: Name recognition is never a problem for our franchisees. Matco’s national advertising promotes the brand with campaigns that span television, motorsports and industry publications. We don’t charge our franchisees advertising or royalty fees, freeing up your dollars to grow your business on the ground.

Business plan: As you’re first starting up, it’s important to develop a business plan. Writing a business plan enables you to prepare yourself for running the business. What are your expectations? How will you meet challenges as they arise? Since Matco writes many of our own loans, we know what needs to be in your business plan, so we’ll be able to offer plenty of help with this process.

Franchise Disclosure Document: Under federal law, you’ll receive a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) at least 14 days before signing a franchise agreement. Matco, as the franchisor, is required to provide you this uniform document, which will tell you all about the franchisor, their corporate history, their audited financial statements, their past and current legal issues, dispute resolution, renewal, termination and transfer information, the programs they offer, how many franchisees they have in their system, who the franchisees are and how they can be contacted, what franchisees have recently left the system, how franchisees are distributed throughout the country, the costs associated with purchasing a franchise, copies of any agreements you would be required to sign and even financial performance representations which you and your accountant or attorney can use to get an idea of the average sales volume of a franchisee.

Time Payment Account: This is one of the major ways you’ll collect money as a franchisee. A Time Payment (TP) Account is an account through which your customers will be able to purchase products on credit, and can then pay for them over several weeks or months. TP accounts are one of Matco’s best sales tools – your customers will enjoy that they can purchase a new tool without spending the money that day.

It might look like a lot to learn, but with Matco’s support every step of the way, we know you’ll catch on quick. To take the next step, fill out our Tell Me More form. This form is simply an initial indicator in finding out if franchising is right for you and your family. It will in no way commit you to buying a franchise.

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Five Must-Have Air Tools from Matco Tools

Having the Right Tools Makes the Job Easier.

In the shop, having the right tools for the job is a necessity. At the end of the day, the more jobs you complete means more money in your pocket. Having the right air tools from Matco in your toolbox gets your customers’ vehicles running and back out on the road.

MT2138 – 3/8″ COMPOSITE IMPACT WRENCH

mt2138With 370 ft. lbs. of breakaway torque, this Matco exclusive provides a cushioned grip and superior comfort. It features true variable speed performance for precise control during jobs as well as a handle exhaust that directs air away from the work area.

MT2416 – 3/16″ ORBIT 6″ PALM SANDER

mt2416Perfect for extended use in the shop, Matco’s Palm Sander has an anti-dust shield system that protects the tool for a longer life. Only 3.5” in height, this sander will fit perfectly in your toolbox taking up very little space. Its tip valve variable speed design gives you full throttle control, and its 3/16” design is great for surface preparation from body filler to paint primer.

MT2219 – GEAR DRIVEN AIR SAW

mt2219Matco’s Gear Driven Air Saw is unstoppable! It functions like a standard air saw, but has one major key difference – a geared mechanism that produces additional torque, providing 87% more power. The MT2219 features a patent-pending, gear-transmitted design that provides more than 200% more cutting capacity than standard air saws. This product will make your day-to-day job as easy as possible.

MT2858A – 3/8″ HEAVY-DUTY AIR RATCHET

mt2858aOne of the most powerful 3/8” ratchets on the market with 130 ft. lbs. of torque, Matco’s Heavy-Duty Ratchet helps you complete jobs fast. Its rapid response, variable speed trigger allows for one finger operation and unmatched control.  Bearings on both sides of the gearing increase durability, tool life and cut down on internal friction allowing the tool to run smoother.

 MT2816 – LONG BARREL AIR HAMMER

mt2816Matco’s Long Barrel Air Hammer cranks out 20% more power over standard air hammers due to its cutting edge air flow design.  Its patented integrated chuck allows you to quickly change chisel blades while working so you can work on more jobs in a shorter period of time. We know that working with a tool for a long period of time can cause strain in your hand(s), which is why Matco’s Air Hammer has an ergonomic handle designed for maximum all day comfort.

It’s time to add efficiency and ease back in to your job with Matco’s Air Tools. For more information on these items, please speak to your Matco Tools distributor or visit Matco’s website at www.matcotools.com.