Tuesday, September 6, 2016

In “Top Tools” News from Snap-on:

Most times the energy to power a tool comes straight from a tech’s own hands instead of a MicroLithium battery. Snap-on makes revolutionary hand tools for customers who need to apply a little elbow grease while maintaining control. 
       “The history of Snap-on begins with hand tools, and 96 years later it’s no surprise customers consistently reach into their tool boxes and pull out our cutters and pliers,” says 
Snap-on product manager, Jason Frey. “When facing a stubborn fastener or tough wire, techs want a tool that’s designed to remove it or cut it quickly and effectively. Every minute counts in this business, so there’s no time to waste with dull cutters or inferior pliers.”

The following Top Tools are ideal for gripping, cutting and protecting in a variety of applications:

Snap-on 47ACF Combination Slip Joint Pliers
These patented pliers feature a three-position joint for more applications and a wider spread. The 47ACF measures over eight inches in length and provides techs with a strong grip allowing up to a 57 percent increase in pulling power over previous models. A long, contoured vinyl handle offers better leverage and control during jobs.

Snap-on 84CF 4-Inch Diagonal Cutters and 85ACF 6-Inch Diagonal Cutters
Sturdy and precise diagonal cutters with a bowed handle style, the 84CF and 85ACF feature VectorEdge technology with parallel cutting edges to provide repeated cuts of hard wire, soft wire, spring steel and cable ties at all locations along the blades. These tough, standard cutters are equipped with comfortable cushioned plastisol handles to reduce hand fatigue and enable extended use in the shop. 

Snap-on GLOVE308 Material4X Impact Gloves
The ideal leather alternative to standard synthetic gloves, the GLOVE308 can be used for automotive repair, abrasive material handling, heavy equipment operation, DIY projects and more. A pressure-molded pattern on the palm of the thumb and first finger give techs an incredible grip while the guard-padding panel on the first and second knuckles provides a strong layer of protection. Featuring a wrist hook and loop closure, the GLOVE308 comes in medium, large, x-large and xx-large for a secure fit. These tear-resistant gloves are machine washable and built to last.

“When techs choose Snap-on hand tools to get the job done, having a durable pair of gloves for protection and comfort is like topping off all the engine fluids after routine maintenance. It may not seem important at the moment, but over time it makes a big difference,” says Roxanne Stowell, product manager at Snap-on. “Trends are changing, and many techs use gloves to prevent cuts and calluses and avoid harsh chemicals. A tech’s hands are certainly the most important tools to get the job done, so it makes sense to protect the asset that can’t be replaced.”

Customers can learn more about these Top Tools by contacting their participating Snap-on franchisee or other sales representative, visiting www.snapon.com or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-4 (877-762-7664).

About Snap-on Tools
Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on Tools is one of the largest non-food franchise companies in the world, selling its products and services through franchisee, company-direct, distributor and Internet channels.  Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920, is a $3.4 billion, S&P 500 company located in Kenosha, Wis. with operations throughout the world.  For additional information, visit www.snapon.com.