TOP COAT DRIER: Describes a commercial oven for drying the final paint coat.
TUNNEL DRIER: Describes a heated tunnel through which body shells pass during the spray-painting process to dry their coatings.
RAMP: Describes a piece of equipment used to support a vehicle's front or rear during work on the underbody.
REAM: Describes a rotating, cylindrically shaped fluted tool used for precision finishing of bores.
SCISSORS JACK: Describes a device used to raise the corner of a vehicle
SHEET METAL CUTTER: Describes a tool used to cut sheet metal.
SHEET METAL FOLDER: Describes a commercial machine used to bend sheet metal along a predetermined line using hydraulic force.
SHEET METAL ROLLER: Describes a large, hand-operated commercial machine used to roll sheet metal in a single plane, with the pressure of the bottom rollers against the top roller causing the metal to curve.
SHIELD: Describes the eye and face protection handheld during welding that enables the welder to look directly at the electric arc through a particular lens without his eyes being harmed.
SPRAY BELL: Describes a rotating paint spray element.
SPRAY BOOTH: Describes a closed section in a painting line where body shells and parts are spray painted.
SPREADER: Describes a form of hydraulic jack designed to press dented double panels back into shape through the hydraulic action of its wedge-shaped ends.
SPRING COMPRESSOR: Describes a power tool always used in pairs used to restrain coil springs for safe removal and installation. The most common type of spring compressor is made up from two steel jaws that run on a threaded screw securely hooked into the coil spring, available as manual or hydraulic powered.
STAKE: Describes a tool used in panel-beating formed like a dolly, with a shaft attached so it can be clamped in a vice.
STAY: Describes a type of brace used to support another component.
STEERING WHEEL PULLER: Describes a specialist device used to remove a vehicle's steering wheel.
STRAIGHTENING BENCH: Describes a form of workbench equipped with a power jack to hold single panels such as doors or hoods for straightening and other metalworking procedures.
STRAIGHTENING KIT: Describes a power jack used to straighten localized body damage, essentially comprising special ram cylinders, pumps, attachments, and extensions.
STRAIGHT PATTERN SNIPS: Describes strong metal snips with cutting blades designed to make straight cuts on sheet metal.
TENSIONER: Describes a device used to maintain the tension in a belt or chain.
TIRE JACK: Describes a hydraulic jack used to lift one corner of a vehicle so that a wheel can be removed and replaced in the event of a flat tire.
TIRE SPREADER: Describes a manual or hydraulic device used to spread tire beads for inspection, repair or service.
TORCH: Describes a gas torch held by the operator during welding and cutting processes, with the burning gases trained on metal to complete the process.
TOWER JACK: Describes a tower-like piece of equipment with a solid foot and an arm that sits at right angles to it, fitted to a slot in the side of a car to raise its height limited access to the underbody.
VALVE SEAT CUTTER: Describes a specialist automotive tool with carting blades used in conjunction with power tools to cut worn valve seats with 30° or 45° angles.
VARIABLE HOLE CUTTER: Describes a type of drill bit with a stepped cutting head used to drill holes in sheet metal that gradually enlarge the radii by advancing from one step diameter to the next drill bit.
VICE: Describes a clamping device with adjustable jaws mounted on a workbench used to grip an object to be worked on
VISCOSITY CUP: Describes a conically shaped cup with a calibrated bore at the bottom that will see it flow out at the bottom of the cup at a determined time when filled with paint. To adjust the viscosity levels, thinners are added to the paint until the cup contents flow out in the time scale set out by the paint manufacturer.
WEDGE: Describes a simple piece of workshop equipment consisting of a hydraulically driven triangular shaped block that can be forced into a gap, providing significantly increased force.
WELDING JIG: Describes a specialist type of frame gauge used to establish and hold structural parts in the correct position on a vehicle body during the welding process.
WELDING CLAMP: Describes a locking clamp with U-shaped jaws used to hold metal panels, bars, tubes, and other welded items.
WHEEL ADAPTER: Describes a type of spacer ring that adapts hubs to fit a wheel with a different number of lugs.
WHEEL ALIGNER: Describes a specialist device used to regulate wheel camber levels.
WHEEL BALANCER: Describes an item of commercial workshop equipment used to check the wheel and tire assembly for both static and dynamic balance.
WHEEL CHOCK: Describes a wedge-shaped block placed under a wheel to prevent a vehicle from rolling downwards.
WHEEL DOLLY: Describes a professional trolley designed to support the front wheels when a disabled vehicle is being towed.
WHEELING MACHINE: Describes a commercial hand-driven workshop tool, sometimes known as an English Wheel used to shape steel and aluminium panels by moving the sheet back and forth between two wheels.
WHEEL WEIGHT TOOL: Describes a specialist automotive tool use to balance wheels and tires accurately.
WHEEL TREE: Describes a special stand that will hold up to four wheels designed for storage in a warm, dry space to prevent condensation and deformation.
WHEEL WEIGHT: Describes small lead weights attached to the wheel to balance the wheel and tire assembly.
WINCH: Describes a device that can be either manually or power-driven using a drum with a cable to pull heavy or intractable objects where great power is required; a winch can operate under power generated by a vehicle engine or independently.
WIRE FEEDER: Describes the handle and gas nozzle system through which an electric motor feeds the steel wire electrode during a MIG welding procedure.
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