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Magnetic hanger

The Magnetic Hook 61193 from Yellow Jacket can be attached to any ferrous metal surface to create a convenient hanger for manifold gauges and other HVAC/R tools. The neodymium magnet can hold up to 65 lbs, while the hook swivels up and down and rotates 360°. In addition, the industrial-strength magnet has a rubber backer to stop it…

Heavy duty towels

Masters Pro-Grit towels from Oatey are pre-moistened, shopsize heavy duty towels with pumice scrubbing power to remove tough-to-clean substances such as adhesives, heavy grease, ink, lubricants, oil, paint, wax and tar, while softening and conditioning hands. The towels come in a dispensing bucket of 72. www.oatey.ca

High-leverage pliers

Milwaukee Tool 7in1 high-leverage pliers are an expansion to the 6in1 combination pliers. The pliers perform seven core install functions, and feature a built-in reamer, bolt cutter, wire cutter, wire stripper, loop maker, and wire twister, as well as an on-board crimper for working with insulated and non-insulated terminals.…

Updated: Ontario declares a provincial emergency

The following excerpts from the Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown, January 12, 2021 are particularly relevant to the industry. A link to the full document is provided below. Supply chain Businesses that supply businesses or places that are permitted to open within Ontario, or that supply…

COVID-19 Ontario-wide shutdown announced

Today's announcement regarding COVID 19 restrictions places  all of Ontario in the grey zone, meaning essential services only.  The restrictions start at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The restrictions are in effect for all of Ontario from Saturday, December 26, 2020 to Saturday, January 9, 2021. Public health unit regions in…

Reaching a post-OCOT solution proves challenging

The Ontario government is changing the supervising system for the skilled trades sector. The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) is being eliminated ─ the question is what will replace it? Contractors, wholesalers and manufacturers from across Ontario shared their insights, concerns and ideas with HRAI during three consultation sessions held…

Cut 1 PU coated gloves

Protective gloves from Ballistik have a seamless 15 gauge nylon liner and durable polyurethane palm dipped coating. The gloves are lightweight with an extended cuff for improved dexterity. They are available in sizes from 6 to 11. www. ballistik.ca

Oscillating multi-tool

The M12 FUEL oscillating multi-tool from Milwaukee Tool uses the company’s Powersafe brushless motor. The tool has an oscillation angle of 3.9 degrees and operates at 10,000 to 20,000 OPM. The company’s Redlink Plus Intelligence hardware and software enables full-circle communication between the tool and battery. Additional features…

Thermal imager

Built with dual visual and visual/ thermal (MSX) cameras combined with an IR thermometer, the Extech IRC130 is designed to locate potential issues using a coaxial distance-to-spot guidance laser. The unit will store up to 50,000 JPEG files that can be transferred via USB. It will measure temperatures up to 1,202°F (650°C).…
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