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IDEAL Monster-Wipes™ Extend Life Of Contractor's Tools, Safely Cleans Hands

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 1, 2006 (Electric West Show) -- Electricians and contractors spend hundreds of dollars annually on professional-grade hand tools, regularly replacing screwdrivers, wire strippers and pliers that become worn, rusted or broken.

Easing this financial burden can be as simple as thoroughly cleaning tools after every use, a preventive step that may extend tool life by as much as 50%.

To help contractors make the most of their hand tools, IDEAL has introduced new Monster Wipes™ multi-purpose towels, a container of 82 extra-large (12" x 9"), citrus scented, disposable wipes designed to tackle the toughest tool clean-up jobs, including dirt, grease, grime and lube, yet are safe to use on hands. Infused with Vitamin E and natural moisturizers, IDEAL Monster Wipes are safe on hands, leaving them feeling soft, clean and residue-free so no rinsing is required after use.

Designed to provide wet strength and absorption characteristics, each wipe has two unique sides - a non-scratching, textured side for scrubbing and a smooth wiping side for delicate surfaces. The wipe fabric offers industrial strength durability, meaning it won't tear or shred like lesser quality wipes, even after large jobs.

Packaged in a re-closable, moisture-retaining dispenser, IDEAL Monster Wipes do not need water to activate their powerful cleaning solution, so they're perfect for in the field or in the shop. The solution brings tool finishes back to "just-like-new" condition in one step, preventing rust, grime build-up and corrosion from destroying the tool's usefulness.


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IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies meeting the needs of installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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By combining IDEAL Monster-Wipes with the following techniques, contractors will increase the service life of their hand tools:
  • A drop of oil at a tool's hinge will extend its life and assure easier operation. Do not allow oil to get onto the handles as it causes a slipping hazard.

  • Store tools in a dry, secure location where they won't be tampered with or exposed to the elements. If you are storing them in a damp basement, install a dehumidifier.

  • Place tools in individual pockets in a tool tote rather than together where they can be nicked, scratched or broken.

  • If possible, hang tools with cutting edges to keep them from getting dulled by contact with other tools.

  • Never use pliers, screwdrivers or other tools as a substitute for a hammer.

©2006 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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