Quick recap on our first day back from MTE. Hotel, Convention, Good, Bad and the Ugly…
Have you ever felt changing out a tip can take too much time, so you just stick it out with the tool tip you already have on it? Yeah Changing tips on tools takes time.
For those of you hate spending time screwing on and off your tips on a tip holder well I have got a new cool little accessory for you.
Before I begin, this accessory is made from DentSocietyTools.com in the UK. But don’t worry, I’ll mention later on where you can purchase in the States as well. Now there are 2 different types of magnetic tip holders. So lets start with the magnetic strip now.
As you notice, There’s two strong plastic plates screwed together, sandwiching a magnet in between. Nice recessed holes for your tips to fit good and snug. The magnetic tip holder strip from DentSocietyTools.com is a genius idea to help you stay organized and reduce the lazy factor of getting tired of screwing on and off your tips.
These very well made magnetic PDR tip holders are fantastic. The Dent Society Tools has really thought outside the box on this one. A simple but very effective way to manage your screw on tips without squandering lots time screwing with tips. It comes with a metal braided wire ring on the end for hanging as well.
Now i added some velcro on the side of my strip and just stuck it to my felted box in my vehicle. Looks good and serves it’s purpose. Easy for transporting, removing and holding my tips. Okay, so I bet by now you’re wondering how strong is the magnet? Can it hold the tips well enough if I shake it. Well. lets find out. I first tested them outside. Then inside when I was shooting this review. As you can see, no problem with the strip.
And if that’s not enough, check out my favorite. The flat magnetic tip holder. I prefer this because I place the tip holder where I’m working and when i need a new tip, it can switch with just one hand. Remove and replace. No worries about loose tips around me or even worse, loosing them. These flat magnetic tip holders were actually specifically designed for one of the slots on the TDNTools.com PDR Tool Cart. So if you own one, you’re going to love this accessory even better.
For me, I have two flat tip holders on the each side of my box inside my vehicle. Again, I have velcro hold the flat tip holder in place and quick grab n go access when I need to take near me on a repair. Now here’s the shake test outside I did and of course indoors. Would it have made a difference either way, nah, just more footage for you to see.
This is a great product to get . However I laugh at myself because I still find myself tying to unscrew my tips from the magnetic holders. I wouldn’t be surprised if you do the same.
If you’re in UK, you can find the Dent Society Tools magnetic products from their website, DentSocietyTools.com, or tndtools.com, and if you’re in states, check out ansonpdr.com, dentcrafttools.com, elimadenttools.com and blackplaguepdr.com I’m Myke Toledo and thanks for watching.
For me not only does a tool have to perform well but how does it feel? Does it feel right when you hold it in your hand and grip it? Does the tool flex or bend in unwanted areas as you push inside a hole or between bracing?
Well, I’m about to go over what I experienced with the A! Tools and then briefly explain using them on a couple of dents. If you want the full how to tutorial, you’ll want to sign up on denttrainer.com . Now I have only had these set of Quicksilver tools from A1 for about 3 weeks. But based on the what I have experienced so far, I can tell you I like them a lot.
They do have a two different sets. One that is non stainless and one that is. I went for the very nice looking stainless of course which cost me $395.00. You’ll get an 11 piece set, which includes:
1- 2” 3/16″ Diameter straight shaft, rounded with a flat tapered tip,
1- 4” 1/4” diameter straight shaft, rounded with a flat tapered tip,
1- 6” 1/4” diameter straight shaft, rounded and a flat tapered tip,
2- left and right 8” 3/16” straight shaft diameter with a 1-1/8” tip length, bent at a 45 degree angle
2- left and right 12” 3/16” diameter slight bent shaft with a 1-1/8” tip length and bent at a 45 degree angle
2- left and right 18” 1/4” diameter slight bent shafts with a 1-3/8” tip length, bent at a 45 degree angle
2- left and right 24” 5/16” diameter slight bent shafts with a 1-3/4” tip length, bent at a 45 degree angle
With the high polished stainless steel, these babies look beautiful. The tips of the tools seem thin enough for most applications gaining access to a dent into those tight brace strictures and between braces with glue.
The straight rounded and flat tip tools were perfect going into some open holes and between glue especially. Really good for sunroof areas on roofs as well. As for the main set of tools, they are absolutely very comfortable in the hand. These were the main reason I purchased these tools. Doing hail damage on a vehicle for hours at a time, your hand can get very fatigued if they’re not comfortable. From the small to large quicksilver tools, It felt pretty natural in the hand to use. With excellent leverage I felt they would do the job for almost most if not all my pdr repairs.
These tools are not too blunt or too sharp. That’s a good thing because when you are removing a dent on a panel you don’t want to cause over pushing and poke marks. I was getting the right amount of tip control without having to tap down.
Overall, I don;t think you’ll be disappointed. You get super comfort handles that don’t feel skinny and if your hands sweat, these wire tools might be a solid choice.
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After mobile tech expo, we had some time to experiment with the Cola Fria (Cold Glue) We were going into this with low expectations based on what others shared during the advanced PDR seminar. However much to our surprise, the cold glue pulled better than what we expected.
Does it work? Indeed it does. It works so well, I used it last month on about 70% of my PDR repairs I did. It snaps the dent up so well, it shocks the metal back into place without over pulling. I never seen or used anything like it. BUT… at this time, it can’t pull sharp dents, creases or deep dings. It will save you time for mostly all dents that need a clean jump start.
For many weeks now, I have had the honor to use and test the latest Carl Stuckey 2.0 Cordless Glue Gun. Now I don’t know if he calls it that himself but since it’s the second generation I owned, why not?
Now I can tell you right off the batt, the battery is sensational. I had it on for 5 -6 days everyday day and I got consistently 5-6 hours of use depending on the temperature dial I set it too. I’ll get to that soon. Unfortunately, I am so bummed, my truck was broken into recently and of course they took Carl’s gun. So now I’m left to show you on what footage i had so far.
So here are the features.
I’ll start by saying it’s very light and feels well balanced. Feels comfortable in the hand. There were foam grip strips on the bottom of my glue gun which I found very useful to set on top of a vehicle and prevent slipping or scratching the surface. (That though is purchased separately)
There’s a nice well lit battery indicator letting you know about your battery usage. For me, I got about 1 hour and 15 minutes per LED light. That of course again depends how much you cranked up the heat dial. Speaking of this, I found the dial to be perfect at around 3/4 way around. Not too hot. It’s nice too know if you don’t want such a nasty pull on things, you can turn it down to a cooler temp and you pulls won’t snap so hard.
Occasionally the glue gun drips after gun is running but again that depends on the temperature dial you have it on.
It takes about a 5 minutes to start waring up and a good 10 minutes to reach it’s optimum setting . The trigger is smooth along with the feed of the glue sticks. No problems at all. I think it would be nice to see perhaps some temp indicator numbers around the dial. That would be cool.
My conclusion it’s a great cordless glue gun. With added battery just in case you don’t want any downtime at all, I think any pdr route tech and even hail techs will be well pleased how this performs and reliable it is.
An updated version of the latest Elim-a-Dent LED light that offers easier dimmer control, single button on/off switch and more.
Those stubborn door edges or dents right on a double wall can be frustrating to remove. Well with the Jack Edge tool, you’ll be able to remove those dents much quicker and cleaner. You can find this tool at Shane Jacks Signature Tools.
Having the proper essential PDR tools is vital. Here is just a sample of what I recommend and PDR tools you need when doing a mobile paintless dent repair route.