Chief has redesigned and upgraded its popular MultiTool Aluminum Repair Station. The station’s all-new cabinet is taller and slimmer, with improved equipment accessibility and five drawers to neatly store contamination-sensitive tools. The Multitool Aluminum Repair Station comes with the new Chief M30 Pro Alu Stud Gun Welder and new temperature crayons that enable techs to better determine when metal has been heated to the optimal temperature for pulling out dents.
“With all the new equipment necessary for aluminum repair, shops are concerned about crowded bays and keeping all the aluminum tools clean and separate from those used to repair steel,” says Mickey Swartz, vice president of global product management for Chief. “Chief has addressed both of these issues with the MultiTool Aluminum Repair Station redesign. It features a completely new cabinet with a smaller footprint and more drawers for organized tool storage. It also comes with a new stud gun welder housed on a slide-out tray that provides better access to the controls.”
The new Chief MultiTool Aluminum Repair Station mobile cabinet has a shop-friendly 24 ½-inch by 34-inch footprint (including handles). Its 40 1/4-inch tall work surface means techs don’t have to bend as much. Three 10-inch-wide drawers flank a slide-out shelf for the new M30 Stud Welder. Two larger 25 5/8-inch-wide bottom drawers provide plenty of isolated room for larger tool storage.
Equipment changes on the workstation include replacing the M22 AL stud welder with the new Chief M30 Pro Alu Stud Welder and replacing the infrared thermometer with heat crayons. The M30 Pro Alu stud welder operates off 115V, minimizes through-material transfer of welding heat and includes a built-in grounding mechanism that doesn’t require sanding or grounding cables. False readings on infrared thermometers can occur when applying high temperatures to shiny aluminum surfaces. The new heat crayons are just as quick and easy to use, and deliver an accurate temperature indication on any type of surface.
The MultiTool Aluminum Repair Station includes:
- New mobile cabinet
- New M30 Pro Alu Stud Gun Welder
- Anodized aluminum pulling bar kit
- Anodized aluminum pulling system
- Hammer kit with 4 anodized aluminum hammers
- Heat gun
- New temperature crayons
- New smaller stainless steel wire brush
- Heat shield gel
- Angled air die grinder
- Starter kit of aluminum studs and zinc-plated steel eye-bolts in a storage case
“We have received a tremendous amount of feedback from the field, our customers and distributors, on what collision repair shops need to improve their aluminum bays,” added Swartz. “Chief is continually looking at what tools go into our repair station, and how to add or adjust to provide a better experience for the technician.”
To learn more about the Chief MultiTool Aluminum Repair Station, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/Aluminum-Repair/Multitools-Workstation/, contact your local Chief distributor or call (800) 445-9262. Chief is also active on Twitter, twitter.com/ChiefAutomotive and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ChiefAutomotive. For video, visit chiefautomotive.com/video-library.
Chief® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair equipment and services. The Chief product line includes frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, vehicle frame specifications, joining equipment such as welders and rivet guns, as well as related equipment like adhesive debonders and fume extractors. Through Chief University, Chief provides comprehensive training on structural analysis, computerized measuring, collision dynamics, aluminum repair, and design based repair.
Chief is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. It comprises 13 major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Revolution®, Hanmecson®, Ravaglioli, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio. With its American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion-dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.