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Beast Mode: The MT2760 Stubby Impact Wrench

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

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

1/2 STUBBY IMPACT WRENCH MT2760 | Matco Tools

 

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.

 

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 https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/power-tools/air-tools/ 

 



Topics: Air Tools, Automotive, Cars, Impact Wrench, Matco, Matco Tools, MT2760, New Tools, Power, Technician, Tool Talk, Tools, Torque

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

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

More Torque. More Benefits. Longer Life.

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We 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.

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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 

Why Matco’s Top Torque II Screwdrivers?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.

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 https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/hand-tools/screwdrivers/.

 



Topics: Durable, grip, handles, Matco, Matco Tools, Mechanic, Power, screwdrivers, Shop Use, steel, Strength, strong, Technician, Tool Talk, Tools, Top Torque, Top Torque II, Torque, toughest

5 Must-Have Air Tools for Every Mechanic

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

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

COMPOSITE IMPACT WRENCH MT2138 | Matco Tools

With 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

mt2416 3/16" ORBITAL 6" PALM SANDER

Perfect 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

GEAR DRIVEN AIR SAW MT2219 | Matco Tools

Matco’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

HEAVY-DUTY AIR RATCHET MT2858A | Matco Tools

One 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

LONG BARREL AIR HAMMER MT2816 | Matco Tools

Matco’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 tool catalog at https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/.

 



Topics: Air Hammer, Air Saw, Air Tools, Impact Wrench, Matco, Matco Tools, Mechanic, Must-Have, Palm Sander, Ratchet, Shop Tools, Technician, Tool Talk, Top 5

Get the Diagnostic Coverage you Need at an Affordable Price

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Sharing a diagnostics tablet with other technicians flat out stinks. So why continue doing it day-after-day?

With Matco’s maxME scan tool, you can have your own scan tool for $1,000 with a pay-as-you-go software coverage, you don’t have to share a scan tool anymore.

MAXME-A TABLET SCAN TOOL  MDMAXMEA | Matco Tools

Not only does the price point make this device different from others on the market, but its patented pay-as-you-go software coverage lets you pay for the coverage that’s right for you. That’s right, you don’t have to continue paying outrageous prices for costly software bundled into your tablet. If you primarily work on Ford, then purchase the Ford subscription to gain access to all Ford models offered, like the Focus, Fusion, Mustang and any other models available. You can purchase as many car makes as you need and quickly add or remove coverage with a simple click right from your tablet screen. maxME offers coverage per make for $20 a month, per region for $60 a month and for $105 month you get access to all makes.

 

Why Don't You Have a Diagnostic Scan Tablet? 

The biggest issue technicians have with diagnostics tablets is the price point,” said Kimber Biniak, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “It’s too expensive and they pay for software coverage they don’t use. If a technician can’t afford a tablet, that usually means he/she winds up sharing a scan tool with other techs in the shop making it difficult to get jobs done quickly. maxME’s price point is affordable for everyone and gives technicians the option of choosing software coverage they use most. maxME lets anyone get the job done faster and more accurately than ever before.”

There’s no need to wait around trying to get the job done because someone else is using the shop diagnostics tablet – with maxME, you can have your own. More jobs completed, means more money in your pocket. It’s time to get the job done faster with your own diagnostics tablet – maxME.

For more information about Matco's maxME diagnostic scan tool, please speak to your Matco Tools distributor or visit https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/diagnostics/.

 



Topics: Automotive, Car, Cars, Coverage, Diagnose, Diagnostics, Matco, Matco Tools, maxME, Mechanic, New Tools, Pay-as-you-go, Scan Tool, Software, Subscription, Tech, Tool Talk, Tools, scanner, bi-directional scan tool

Meet the Versapro MTXTREME

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Introducing the Most Powerful 12/24V Jump Starter and Charging Station on the Market.

Matco’s MTXTREME now gives technicians the ability to jump start large trucks, diesels, boats and other large automotive equipment with a compact, easy-to-use-tool.

Top Reasons the MTXTREME is a shop must-have:

1.) Multiple charging options. The MTXTREME includes two USB output ports for charging your mobile devices, one 19V output port for laptop charging*, one 12V/10A output port for DC powered devices and one 12V/24V jump start port.

2.) More Power. A 24000mAh lithium battery, 600 cranking amps, 1200 peak amps and 12V and 24V jump start modes provide power when it’s needed most.

3.) Safety First. The MTXTREME offers real-time monitoring capabilities that include a digital display, buzzer for user feedback and warning and amperage monitoring to protect against abuse.

4.) The first heavy-duty charger that can charge mobile devices. Don’t be left with dead devices when you have an MTXTREME on hand.

5.) Built tough for tough environments. A durable aluminum closure and a thick rubber boot on the corners protects against drops.

6.) Lightweight, compact & portable. Only weighing 4.75 lbs., the MTXTREME weighs ¼ of most professional 12V lead acid jump starters and 1/8 of most 24V jump starters with similar cranking power.

MTXTREME accessories include: jumper cable leads, USB pigtail, AC charging cord, DC charging cord, DC output cord and 7 piece laptop adapter set with lead wire.

Check out Antron Brown demonstrating how he uses the MTXTREME!

From charging smartphones to jump starting semi-trucks, Matco offers the most powerful yet compact portable jump starters and power supply devices on the market. Discover the unmatched performance of the VERSAPOWER family – versatile power to charge any needs.

For more information on the Lithium battery Jump Starter, please speak to your local Matco Tools distributor. 

*Not compatible with Apple 16V laptops



Topics: Automotive, Charging, Charging Station, Compact, Heavy-Duty, Jump Starter, Lightweight, MTXTREME, Portable, Power, Technicians, Tool Talk, Tools, versapro, jumpstarter

Avoid Rounding Fasteners with Matco’s ADV Sockets

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

We Know You Need Dependable Tools that Last a Lifetime.

It’s time you worked smarter and faster, and Matco’s ADV Sockets allow you to do just that. Our best in class ADV Impact Sockets simplify the job and are made to last, because we know that you need tools that work just as hard as you.

What makes Matco’s ADV Sockets better than others on the market? More breadth, features and excellent everyday durability.

ADV Sockets Opti-Torque System

1.) Its Opti-torque system allows torque to be applied to fastener sides, so you can transmit more torque while 

2.) The parallel nose down design lets you reach into tight areas, which is a major advantage over tampered nose impact sockets.reducing the risk of rounding corners.

3.) A 150 degree chamfer on the socket end increases the contact area between the socket and the fastener applying 55% more torque. This helps to improve grab and reduce the chance of rounding fastener corners.

See Matco's 1/4" ADV 12 Piece metric 6 Point Universal Impact Socket Set

4.) All of Matco’s ADV Sockets have high visibility markings so you can identify them quickly even in poorly lit areas.

5.) Save time on all jobs with ADV’s drive end counter sink – it makes for easier and faster loading on pneumatic tools

ADV Impact Wrench

6.) All Matco’s ADV sockets are cold formed from high performance alloy steel using precision manufacturing process. Our advanced heat treating process provides the ultimate in strength, durability and consistent performance every time

With many options, the ADV line is one of the broadest and most consistent in the industry. Make your job easier with Matco’s ADV Impact Sockets - serious tools for serious professionals.

Speak to your local Matco Tools distributor for more information and to see a demonstration of Matco’s ADV Impact Sockets or visit Matco's website at: https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/hand-tools/sockets-bits/

 



Topics: ADV, Automotive, Distributor, Durability, Franchisee, Impact Sockets, Matco, Matco Tools, Mechanics, Sockets, Technicians, Tool Talk, Tools, Torque

maxME Scan Tool is Taking the Field By Storm

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Don't get stuck with yesterday's technology - you can finally own your own diagnostics tablet.

Sharing a diagnostics tablet with other technicians flat out stinks. So why continue doing it day-after-day?

With Matco’s maxME, you can have your own scan tool for $1,000 and pay-as-you-go software coverage, you don’t have to share a scan tool anymore.

maxME Scan toolNot only does the price point make this device different from others on the market, but its patented pay-as-you-go software coverage lets you pay for the coverage that’s right for you. That’s right, you don’t have to continue paying outrageous prices for costly software bundled into your tablet. If you primarily work on Ford, then purchase the Ford subscription to gain access to all Ford models offered, like the Focus, Fusion, Mustang and any other models available.

You can purchase as many car makes as you need and quickly add or remove coverage with a simple click right from your tablet screen. maxME offers coverage per make for $20 a month, per region for $60 a month and for $105 month, you get access to all makes.

Click here to hear what real technicians think about costly scan tools.

“The biggest issue technicians have when purchasing a diagnostics tablet is the price point,” said Kimber Biniak, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “The tablet is too expensive and they pay for software coverage they usually don’t use. If a technician can’t afford a tablet, he/she winds up sharing a scan tool with other techs in the shop, making it difficult to get jobs done quickly. maxME’s price point is affordable and gives technicians the option of choosing the software coverage they use most. maxME lets anyone get job done.”

There’s no need to wait around trying to get the job done because someone else is using the shop diagnostics tablet; with maxME, you can have your own.

More jobs completed, means more money in your pocket. It’s time to get the job done faster with your own diagnostics tablet – maxME.

For more information about maxME, click here or speak to your Matco Tools distributor.

 



Topics: Android, Automotive, bi-directional, Diagnostics, Matco, Matco Tools, maxME, scan tools, Tablet, Tool Talk, Tools, bi-directional scan tool, scanner, Scan Tool

maxME: AFFORDABLE DIAGNOSTIC bi-directional TABLET

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

A Bi-Directional Scan Tool for every technician.

The maxME is the industry’s first diagnostics tablet that offers a patented*, pay-as-you-go subscription service that allows you to purchase software only for the car makes you work on every day.

Matco's maxME Android Diagnostic Tablet

We know that diagnostic tablets are expensive, which is why you probably share it in the shop with other technicians. Time is money, and more jobs completed means more money in your pocket. You shouldn’t have to wait to get the job done because you don’t have your own diagnostics tablet.

You talked. Matco acted. No More Sharing.

“By introducing maxME in the diagnostics market, we want to eliminate technicians sharing a tablet in the shop,” said Kimber Biniak, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “With maxME’s patented pay-as-you-go software subscription service, technicians can finally pay for the car makes they work on instead of paying for everything, which includes makes they don’t use. maxME’s software coverage starts as low as $20 a month, and techs can add or delete makes whenever they want. We want to make owning a diagnostics tablet affordable for Matco customers.”

MAXME-A TABLET SCAN TOOL  MDMAXMEA | Matco Tools

The maxME is:

1.)    Affordable. Not only have we significantly lowered the price of a bi-directional diagnostics tablet, but maxME utilizes the industry’s firs patented, pay-as-you-go software subscription service. Now only pay for the coverage you need, starting as low as $20 a month.

2.)    Flexible. Select the diagnostics coverage as you need it. You only pay for the car makes that you work on, or you can purchase coverage for a certain region (i.e. Domestic/European/Asian). You can also buy a subscription that covers everything. Plus, you can add or delete makes whenever you want, right from your maxME Wi-Fi enabled tablet; you only get billed for what you use.

3.)    Personal. It’s not just one of the most advanced diagnostic tools on the market, but it’s also a full-featured, personal use tablet. Troubleshoot engine codes, or stream your favorite music or movies and play your favorite apps – all from one tool. Get the job done faster and more accurately than ever before with the power to make it your own.

The maxME isn’t your average tablet, it’s built tough. Manufactured to IP65 specifications, the rugged hardware was built for the most demanding shop environment.

  • Dust-proof
  • Waterproof
  • Drop-proof
  • Can withstand a stream of water from any direction
  • All ports, buttons, connections and speakers are completely sealed
  • Extra thick rubber casing for increased durability
  • Includes carry case
  • Features a carry strap and built-in dongle storage for when you’re on the go

Updates
Once you select a subscription plan, you can easily download updates for your coverage.Get the newest offerings and enhancements for FREE, right on your tablet for the life of your subscription. Pay for What You Want, When You Want It.

For more information on the maxME, featuring the industry’s first patented, pay-as-you-go software subscription service, contact your Matco Distributor or visit www.matcotools.com/maxme.

*Patent #: US 8,930,067



Topics: Automotive, Cars, Diagnostics, maxME, Pay-as-you-go, Software, Subscription, Tablet, Tool Talk, Tools, bi-directional scan tool, scanner

The Toughest Tool Boxes Just Got More Powerful

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

If you want power, you want Matco.

As the traditional automotive shop evolves, so does storage and tool boxes that technicians use on a daily basis. That’s why Matco’s Power Toolboxes are different from the rest.

Because Matco knows it’s not just about power; it’s about how you use it, where you put it and when you need it.

All Matco Toolboxes 25" and deeper now come with power and have exposed USB and grounded outlets right in the front, making it easier to plug in tools and personal devices while providing optimal work space on top. Designed with the technician in mind, a second built-in power strip is available in the side drawer.

The Power-Integrated Toolboxes come with the same flexible options and add-ons that allow customers to design their own toolbox to fit different spaces and needs. With several color and trim options, a Matco toolbox is a reflection of individuality. Matco is the only mobile tool company that currently offers the complete power storage solution, starting with an entry-level toolbox continuing through the line of hutches and side lockers. This extensive offering makes Matco’s toolboxes the most obtainable for every tech in the industry.

“With technology advancing at a rapid pace, we want to make sure our products always allow consumers to work effectively and efficiently,” said John Green, Vice President of Marketing and e-Commerce for Matco Tools. “Having multiple power sources for technicians to constantly charge devices and tools maximizes their output. These new boxes are practical, flexible and designed with the technician in mind.”

At Matco Tools, we build trust and craftsmanship into each storage unit assembled at our Jamestown, New York facility. Each Matco toolbox features our T-shaped center shelf that is fully welded to all sides for brute strength and total stability.

From the standard 4s to the ultimate 6s, Matco has the industry’s best toolbox for every technician. And now, with the addition of power, Matco toolboxes just got even better.

For more information and to see the many different options available to customize your toolbox, see your Matco distributor.

*Some exclusions may apply.



Topics: Customization, Matco Tools, Power, Power Toolboxes, Tool Talk, Toolboxes, tool box, tool storage, Automotive, Automotive Tools

Pound for Pound, No One Compares to The MT2769 Composite Impact Wrench

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

The most powerful ½ inch impact wrench on the market. Period.

Matco Tools MT2769 Composite Impact Wrench offers technicians the most powerful 1/2 inch impact wrench on the market with a best-in-class breakaway torque of 1,300 ft. lbs. Plus, an exclusive easy-change muffler design allows for effortless servicing and sound level adjustment.

Antron Brown's MT2769 Demo Video

 

mt2769 Composite Impact WrenchMany of the MT2769’s features allow automotive technicians to work more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Aspects such as a one-handed forward/reverse push button design, reinforced clutch mechanism, rear housing power adjustment and a tip valve variable speed throttle provide techs with the power and speed they are looking for in an impact wrench.

This ½ inch impact wrench is a tool all techs should have in their arsenal,” said Jody Baker, product manager at Matco Tools. “The MT2769’s torque, speed and durability separate it from the other impact wrenches on the market. We always try to provide tools that will make the job easier on techs, and the powerful MT2769 is no exception.”

Matco’s MT2769 is not only the most powerful ½ inch impact wrench on the market, but also one of the most comfortable and durable. The textured housing provides an ergonomic grip, which promotes comfort and durability when using the tool, resulting in less user fatigue and more comfortable operation for the long haul.

If your customer is looking for a comfortable, durable and lightweight impact wrench that’s backed by a class-leading two-year warranty, the MT2769 is the right choice.

A variable speed trigger, one-handed forward/reverse push button, reinforced clutch mechanism, removable muffler plate and rear housing power adjustment is just the icing on the cake.

UPDATE:

See the variety of new colors offered:

1/2" COMPOSITE IMPACT WRENCH - ORANGE

1/2" COMPOSITE IMPACT WRENCH - YELLOW

1/2" COMPOSITE IMPACT WRENCH - GREEN

 



Topics: Durability, Impact Wrench, Lightweight, Matco Tools, MT2769, Tool Talk, Torque, composite impact wrench

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