Ingersoll Rand | October/November 2011


Issue #2 — October 2011

FEATURES

Pneumatic or Cordless? Sorting through the Clutter

If you've ever joined or monitored a "tool talk" blog, or initiated debate with other mechanics about air and cordless tools, you're likely aware of the varied opinions and conflicting information out there — both pro and con — about each tool:

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IN THE NEWS

Stop by the Ingersoll Rand booth at SEMA

SEMA Show Ingersoll Rand will be attending the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) on November 1-4, 2011. Be sure to stop by the Ingersoll Rand booth (booth # 10120) to see NASCAR pit crew veteran DJ Copp, test new Ingersoll Rand products and meet motorsports legend, Ray Evernham.

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TECH TIP

Providing a Reliable, Safe Brake Repair

As winter approaches and brake repair jobs begin rolling in to the shop, the engineers at Ingersoll Rand want to share some important tips for ensuring a safe and reliable brake repair or replacement for your customers.

Whether it's a DIYer replacing brake pads at home or a technician in a shop, the primary concern in a brake job is cleanliness. This is one area that is often over-looked both at home and in the shop. Today's slip-on rotors fit between the wheel and the brake hub. Since rotors are made of steel, they're subject to corrosion and rust. In order to avoid making the situation worse, make sure the wheel hub and rotor are spotless.

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TOOL TIP

Air Compressor Impact on a Tool's Performance

Air compressors are one of the most critical, yet often misunderstood, pieces of equipment in a shop. A good air compressor will allow a tool to operate at its full capabilities, but poor air supply in a shop can result in decreased tool performance. Taking the time to understand how air compressors can impact tool performance will pay dividends on how quickly and efficiently the job gets done.

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REBATES AND PROMOTIONS

Receive a $25 NFL Shop Gift Card with Purchase

NFL Shop Gift CardIngersoll Rand is offering a special promotion on the industry's most popular ½" Impactool™: the 2135TiMAX. From select distributors look out for the offer for a FREE $25.00 NFL Shop Gift Card with purchase of a 2135TiMAX ½" Impactool™ (while supplies last).

RebatesOctober - Purchase a 2115TiMAX ⅜" Impactool™ between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31 and receive an Ingersoll Rand cap and tee.

November - Purchase a 125 Needle Scaler between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 and receive a $20.00 rebate.

December - Purchase a 4151 Random Orbital Sander between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 and receive a $15.00 rebate.

Follow the link below to get yours now!

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  W7150 GIVEAWAY

W7150 Promo

Watch this video, then like us on Facebook to win the Ingersoll Rand W7150 Cordless Impactool™. With 780 foot-pounds reverse torque and 1,100 foot-pounds nut-busting torque, it's the only cordless that belongs in the same class as the industry's best air tool.
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TECHNICIAN'S CORNER

Talk shop, share your projects, win a $25 Shell Gas Card!

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We want to hear from you. Write in with tricks of the trade, share a cool project you're working on, or give us your two cents on an industry topic – the first 10 submissions will receive a free $25 Shell Gas Card! For every edition of Maximum Impact we'll choose a story or submission, and feature it in the next edition of Maximum Impact! Let's talk shop.

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TOOL OF THE MONTH

231C

231C Impact Wrench

With new advances in technology constantly being developed by Ingersoll Rand, it's important to keep in mind the strong legacy of professional tools that we here at Ingersoll Rand have been providing to professional technicians year in and year out.

Ingersoll Rand invented the impact in 1934, and one of our longest-standing tools is the 231C Impactool™. Over the years, advances in technology and changes in industry standards gave us the opportunity to expand our product offering and develop new tools.

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