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MultiTool Work Station (EL930001)

With all the required tools for any aluminum auto body repairs. Specially designed for the repair of aluminum sheet metal panels. An easy to handle, mobile workstation cabinet for dedicated aluminum repair tool storage and work bench area. More car manufacturers are using aluminum as a lightweight, strong material in constructing vehicles. Aluminum has different properties than steel, requiring special tools, equipment, and processes in its repair.

Features

  • Includes MultiSpot M22 AL 115V aluminum capacitor discharge stud welder, complete with stud gun and 2-clamp grounding cables.
  • Anodized aluminum pulling bar kit (90 cm) with mobile feet and 10×10 cm pivoting bases. The special shape of the feet, with suction cups, will perfectly fit to the car body, including angular surfaces. The kit includes 3 tie-rods and multi-hook gripping heads for a combined or independent dent pulling operation.
  • Anodized aluminum pulling system for smaller jobs and a single tie-rod with special heads that can pull either a single or a group of hooks. A circular base accessory for the pulling system (to replace the two feet) is used in the repair of small diameter dents.
  • Hammer kit with 4 anodized aluminum hammers:
    • Round head – 3.2 oz.
    • Round head – 6.7 oz.
    • Square head – 6.7 oz.
    • Mallet – 20.8 oz.”
  • Heat gun is provided to heat the dented area of the aluminum panel that needs to be repaired.
  • Touchless, infrared laser thermometer is provided to closely monitor the heated area to be sure the heat-zone stays within the recommended temperature range.
  • Heat shield gel is used to create a barrier to protect the parts of the panel that are not to be heated during the aluminum repair process.
  • An angled air die grinder is provided as a dedicated tool to eliminate cross contamination during the aluminum repair. Used to remove the weld studs and/or for other sanding or grinding operations.
  • A starter kit of aluminum studs, zinc-plated steel eye-bolts with a plastic holding case is provided

More car manufacturers are using aluminum as a lightweight, strong material in constructing vehicles. Aluminum has different properties than steel, requiring special tools, equipment, and processes in its repair.

Workstation Specifications

  • Single phase input 115V 50/60Hz
  • Supply fuse rating (slow blow) 15 A
  • Weight 270 lbs

FUME EXTRACTOR

Weld Fume Collection is Serious Business!

Protecting your workers from occupational hazards is more than just good business practice or housekeeping. Welders, for example, who are in daily contact with workplace operational hazards, must be protected from exposure to contaminants, such as weld-fume particulate, that can lead to serious health concerns and illnesses.

Chief’s Fume Extractor is purpose built for the automotive repair industry. Its compact design makes it perfect for your body shop.
Fume-Extractor

Features:

  • 750 CFM of airflow to quickly move flux burn off from welding area
  • Quiet running electric motor will blend in with ambient shop sound levels
  • Quick and Easy Maintenance when required
  • Easy to read and reach controls
  • Movable and sturdy to place where needed (5″ Swivel casters with brake)
  • Heavy gauge steel construction with powder coated epoxy finish

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RIVET GUNS

Perfect Rivet Ever Time.

When the job requires a way to fasten rivets the fast, safe, effective way, look to the Chief line of rivet guns. Chief Rivet Guns allow you to quickly restore cars, trucks and heavy duty vehicles back to factory specifications with a professional and seamless finish. With durable construction, a variety of attachments the rivet guns can handle any job you throw at them.

The perfect solution for completing all common riveting operations in thin sheet metal structures.

Specifically developed for riveting sheet metal in the autobody repair field, the rivet gun is a pneumatic-hydraulic system for riveting and pressing out self-piercing rivets. The equipment’s universal technology enables adaption of various attachments for different application. Easy to use, lightweight and highly efficient – this riveting tool allows your technicians to complete repairs in record time.

  • Universal – allows for attachments for various applications
    • Riveting
    • Rivet-GunPunching
    • Pressing Out
    • Calibrating
  • Highly efficient – pressure ratio of 100:1
  • Precise control over strength of impact
  • Sturdy construction with low maintenance

The hydraulic pump is pneumatically driven. Its pressure intensifier, with a pressure ratio of 100:1, delivers hydraulic output pressure of 8702 psi (600 bar) with input pressure of only 87 psi (6 bar). When the equipment’s preset final pressure is reached, the pump stops and maintains constant pressure, using a pneumatically controlled pressure relief valve.

The basic tool kit contains the pneumo-hydraulic pressure intensifier a hydraulic gun, an NB 40 rivet clamp and a fully equipped UN 2.0 Riveting Tool Kit.

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HD RIVET GUN

The heavy duty riveting tool is the perfect solution for completing all common riveting operations in thin sheet metal structures.

Specifically developed for riveting sheet metal in the autobody repair field where high insertion force is needed. Chief’s rivet gun is a pneumatic-hydraulic system for riveting and pressing out self-piercing rivets. Universal technology enables adaption of various attachments for different applications. Easy to use and highly efficient – this riveting tool allows technicians to complete repairs in record time.

The HD rivet gun is the strongest mobile hydraulic tool for bodywork repair with 10 tons of compressive force and 8 tons of tension force..

HD-RivetFeatures, Advantages, Benefits

  • Universal – allows for attachments for various applications:
    • Riveting
    • Punching
    • Pressing Out
    • Calibrating
  • 10 metric tons of compression force (22,000 lbs.)
  • Highly efficient – pressure ratio of 100:1
  • Precise control over strength of impact
  • Sturdy construction with low maintenance

 

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Dust Extractors for any collision shop.

Adapted from military use Chief’s line of dust extractors are built to last and remove particulates from the air in your shop that could be harmful.  Dust from grinding and sanding can quickly become an issue for both your employees and shop. Harmful aluminum dust needs to be addressed as more vehicles are being manufactured with this component. Powerful motors scrub the air and contaminants across filters and through wet immersion systems to neutralize harmful particles.  Easily empty the machine and you’re set for the following day’s work, knowing that the shop is clean and safe because of your investment in dust extraction.

Dust Extractor 85L

Filter the air from anywhere!

Chief’s Dust Extractor System is a CSA certified vacuum with and immersion separator. The CHD3001 has a wet immersion separator with no need for filter replacement.  A series of screens and baffles neutralize and render aluminum dust inert.  With the air free of dust, technicians can breathe easy and continue to work in an environment that promotes clean air. Chief’s dust extractor collects and contains particles that are released when aluminum vehicle body panels are sanded. Dust containment is crucial for shops working on the new F-150 and other aluminum-bodied vehicles, since aluminum particles can cause corrosion on any bare steel they come in contact with. Aluminum dust is also explosive if a spark is present to ignite it. The Chief dust extractor features all-stainless steel construction, so it will not corrode from the inside once aluminum dust enters its system. Unlike traditional models, the Chief dust extractor’s containment vessel can be emptied independently of its water tank. This allows technicians to properly dispose of collected solids instead of pouring them down the drain with the wastewater.

dust-extractorFeatures:

  • Ford Motor Co. Approved
  • 110 CFM of airflow
  • 99.995% efficiency HEPA Filter
  • Fully integrated automatic on/off switch
  • Detachable oil/water tank
  • CSA Certified

 

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Dust Extractor 63L

Filter the air from anywhere!

The CHD3002 works to filter the air in the areas where you make money in, the body repair space. The detachable water tank is easily removable and includes a brass ball valve to empty recovered materials. This unit features a coalDust-Extractor-63Lescing filter element assembly that has a replacement life of around a year.  With optional features like automatic on/off you can customize this dust extractor to meet all your dust removal needs.

Features:

  • 110 CFM of airflow
  • 99.995% efficiency HEPA Filter
  • Optional automatic on/off switch – controlled by a pneumatic hand tool
  • Detachable water tank
  • CSA Certified

 

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Vulcan ADU

BREAK THE BOND OF ADHESIVE

The patent-pending Chief Vulcan ADU is the first product specifically designed to break the bond of structural adhesives in automotive applications. The Vulcan ADU uses infrared radiation technology to quickly heat the surface to a temperature where the first layer of glue underneath releases cleanly – in as little as 20 seconds.

With the adhesive bonds broken, the technician can then easily separate the materials with less risk of damage to either piece. The epoxy remains smooth and hard, not sticky, leaving behind a clean work surface. The Vulcan ADU can be used on any vehicle surface, including aluminum, carbon fiber and steel using no electromagnetic field.

VulcanFeatures:

  • Breaks the adhesive bond between glued panels or surface
  • Precise temperature control – focus on one panel layer
  • Microprocessor control with color touch screen
  • Uses infrared lamps to output focused heat to a surface
  • Calibration feature to address issues when measuring different color paint and reflectivity
  • Can be used to remove molding and labels
  • 5-step program available to set temperature and time for curing adhesives

 

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Concentrated heat at the surface

The Chief Vulcan Adhesive Debonding Unit is a solution to an issue that wasn’t important just a few years ago. But as OEMs incorporate glue and epoxies into their manufacturing processes for more and more vehicles, collision repair shops need to be equipped to efficiently separate those bonded components to properly repair the vehicles.”

Applying heat is a proven method for releasing adhesives, but although there are several options available for traditional steel panels, tight temperature control is needed to not overheat high-strength steels. Aluminum is more challenging because it dissipates heat very quickly and requires a lot of input energy: more than is found in traditional induction heaters or heat guns.

The Vulcan ADU uses very short waves of infrared radiation to quickly produce up to 600 degrees of heat concentrated at the surface of the material being treated. Even though the unit produces very high output temperature, the lamp’s handles and sides remain cool to the touch for safe operation and prolonged lamp life.

The Vulcan ADU has three modes of operation.

  1. Manual : Pulling the trigger will produce whatever level of power the technician set until the trigger is released.
  2. Automatic : The technician sets both a set point temperature and the power level, and the unit will control to that level while the trigger is pressed.
  3. Programmable : The technician can set up to five steps including a specific temperature and how long the Vulcan should stay at that temperature.