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February 2015 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 53 PHB: Describe some examples of how your equipment is used in a hotrod/ restoration shop. How does it benefit the shop? Kroetch: Scotchman's product line helps the hot rod fabricators by giving a precision quality cut using an inexpensive machine tool. Plus, they save a tremendous amount of time. PHB: What are your top suggestions on how to get the best results from using these tools? Kroetch: Scotchman has 16 factory representatives that cover all of the United States. Each has a demonstration vehicle that will travel to the customer's shop and show them the benefits of all our products before they buy. PHB: Is manufacturer training provided? Kroetch: Yes, the same factory rep- resentative that made the demonstration prior to the purchase will go in after the purchase and train the end user on how to operate the machine. Mike Janey Malco Products Annandale, Minn. www.malcotools.com PHB: What are Malco's most popular metal fabrication tools that are used in hotrod and custom automotive shops? Mike Janey: Our most popular metal fabrication tools are cutting and bend- ing tools, specifically power-assisted TurboShears and TurboXTools. Turbo- Shears are available in 20-gauge, 18-gauge and 16-gauge capacity models. We also have a 20-gauge capacity TurboXTool Door Skin Remover that is designed to cleanly cut and remove damaged door skins of passenger vehicles and light trucks. Hemming TurboXTool models are available for re-skinning doors and closing and sealing flanges of replacement quarter panels. The attraction of all of these high- performance tools is greater precision and labor-saving speed and ease of use. Scotchman Industries' circular cold saws can cut mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. (Photos courtesy Scotchman Industries) Malco's QHT1A Air Powered Hemming TurboXTool (above) is designed to hem wheel arcs on panel replacements for late-model cars. The tool replicates a hammer and dolly motion at high speed. A bull nose hammer face (right) is used on the initial pass to quickly roll over the flange edge. A change out to the flat face side of the hammer head is used to close and seal the flange in one easy pass. (Photo courtesy Malco Products Inc.)

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