Coming in January: A Better Impact System
New Snap-on 3/8” Impact Wrench and New Flank
Drive® Impact Swivel Sockets
MG325 3/8" Impact Wrench
KENOSHA, Wis. – December 19, 2008 – Snap-on’s
new 3/8” Drive Impact Wrench (MG325) and Flank
Drive® impact swivel sockets will be the talk of
the bay, the motorcycle shop and the snowmobile
repair facility. In fact, this
state-of-the art, multi-faceted tool and
Snap-on’s seven-piece swivel socket set and
14-piece deep impact socket set will be causing
quite a stir at any facility that repairs
“The new Snap-on MG325 3/8” Impact Wrench is
twice as strong as previous models so you’ll
want to invest in a set of Snap-on impact
sockets and extensions featuring our Flank
Drive® wrenching system. They are
specifically designed to withstand the torque
output of the MG325,” said Rodger Isetts,
product manager for Snap-on. “We have
received phenomenal feedback from service
technicians who have already tried the MG325
with Snap-on’s Flank Drive® Socket Sets.
They tell us that using them together saves time
and increases productivity. Based on their
comments, we expect a lot of interest when they
become available in January.”
Snap-on MG325 3/8” Impact Wrench features and
- 425 ft. lbs of bolt breakaway torque.
- Patented one piece housing construction which
means components are aligned with precision
accuracy which provides longer tool life.
- Continuous oil bath lubrication means impact
mechanism is always lubricated for less wear and
- Twin hammer impact mechanism means dependable
harder hitting blows with less moving parts for
longer tool life.
- Reverse bias motor means the motor has more
torque output in reverse. This makes getting
stubborn bolts off easier.
- Comfort cushion trigger button means less strain
and stress on the finger which allows the end
user to work more comfortably longer.
- Balanced housing means equal distribution of
weight for optimal tool control.
- Low vibration impact means impact will run
smoother with less user fatigue.
- Anvil stop lock means anvil will stop when
trigger is released. This prevents anvil from
throwing nuts and sockets.
Snap-on Flank Drive® Socket Sets
Snap-on Flank Drive® Socket Sets features and
- Designed to withstand today’s impact guns with
high torque output.
- Laser welded pivot pins means smooth,
full-30-degree uninterrupted swivel action which
allows efficient power transfer prolonging the
life of the socket.
- Flank Drive Wrenching System: The sockets
deliver 15 to 20 percent more turning power
which requires less use and abuse of your power
tool and sockets, protecting your investment.
- 30-degree uninterrupted swivel action means
greater accessibility in tight quarters which
allows easier and faster removal of stubborn
fasteners thus saving you time.
The Snap-on MG325 3/8” Impact Wrench and
Flank Drive® Socket Sets cover most automobile
and light truck applications and are ideal for
general automotive maintenance tasks and
continuous use facilities such as muffler and
tire shops. Small engine repair
facilities, motorcycle and snowmobile shops, and
manufacturing environments where weight and
repetitive motion are concerns will also benefit
from its use.
Customers can find out more about the Snap-on
MG325 Impact Wrench and the Flank Drive® Socket
Sets by contacting their local Snap-on
www.snapon.com or by calling toll free
About Snap-on Tools
Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a leading global
innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools,
diagnostics and equipment solutions for
professional users. Product lines include hand
and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics
software, information and management systems,
shop equipment and other solutions which are
used by technicians and professionals at vehicle
dealerships and repair centers and in the
marine, powersports and aviation industries.
Snap-on is one of the largest non-food franchise
companies in the world, selling its products
through more than 4,000 franchisees worldwide
and through company-direct sales and over the
Internet. Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of
Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920
and is a $2.8 billion, S&P 500 company
headquartered in Kenosha, Wis. For additional
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