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hilmor Debuts HVAC Tool Line


hilmor recently debuted a new line of HVACR tools ranging across multiple product categories.

The full line includes 150 separate products. The new range of manifolds, gauges and electronics are easier to use with push-button simplicity and backlit dial faces, the company says. The new hand tools encompass everything from flaring tools to nut drivers, and hold more securely and ensure better alignment, the company says.

“This exciting product launch is backed by one of the largest HVAC/R research projects in the history of the industry,” said Rich Mathews, Senior Vice President, Marketing. “We wanted to ensure our tools were the best in their class, so we started by identifying the challenges HVAC technicians faced in the field. We rode along with technicians, visited jobsites and talked with distributors. We traveled coast to coast, investing millions of dollars in the research behind this line of tools,” he added.

There are six premier products the company highlights, including:

A Dual Readout Thermometer with Thermocouple Clamps is the only one in the industry that provides two digital readings to help simplify the calculation of superheat and subcool. It can be used with any manifold or as a standalone device.

The Electronic Gauge with Vacuum Sensor offers both analog and digital displays for twice the confidence. Built-in features include pressure/temperature data for 39 refrigerants and color-coding so technicians know right away if they’re working with the correct refrigerant.  

An Aluminum Manifold (4-Valve and 2-Valve) comes in two-and four-valve combinations and features a forged aluminum body and high-impact gauge boots. Other features include replaceable stainless steel valve seats and front-mounted hose positions. 

The Compact Bender allows for tube-bending up to 90 degrees with ease. Additional features include a universal crossbar with color-coded mandrels, a quick-release button to free tubes without damage and a spring-loaded ratcheting lever. 

The Pistol-shaped Compact Swage Tool can be operated single-handedly in tight spaces, and with its hydraulic mechanism, it takes minimal effort to operate. The handle is spring-loaded to control pressure on swages from 5/16” all the way to 1-5/8”. 

The Quick-Engage Flare and Swage features a clothespin-like clamp to secure tubing, ball detents to easily align the yolk and a comfort grip. The flare height gauge makes using a nickel a thing of the past. 

More products are in development for later release. The company is deploying its RETOOL Team — experts with specially equipped signature hilmor vehicles — to visit markets throughout 2013 providing demonstrations and helpful tips for distributors and technicians on how to retool their businesses with hilmor.  

For more information: www.hilmor.com


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