Chief Upgrades MultiTool Aluminum Repair Station
Aug. 22, 2017—Chief has redesigned and upgraded its 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 ProAlu 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 keepingall the aluminum tools clean and separate from those used to repair steel,” says Mickey Swartz, vice president ofglobal 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). It also features a 40 1/4-inch tall work surface, three 10-inch-wide drawers that flank a slide-out shelf for the new M30 Stud Welder, and two larger 25 5/8-inch-wide bottom drawers that provide isolated room for larger tool storage.
Equipment changes on the workstation include replacing the M22 AL stud welder with the new Chief M30 Pro AluStud 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 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 four 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.”