Mini-Ductor II Saves the Day for This Second-Generation Combo Tech (article continued)
The Mini-Ductor was designed to solve problems such as removing stuck or corroded parts and adhesives in a faster, safer and more precise way than using an open flame torch. The company’s founder and president, Tom Gough, developed the first Inductor® Series model 22 years ago, having 28 years in collision repair and seeing the many time-consuming processes in the industry, according to the company’s website.
Aumiller loves her Mini-Ductor II. It provides a flameless solution for releasing corroded or frozen hardware and other metallic components from corrosion and threadlock compounds, without the collateral damage normally associated with torches.
Saying goodbye to oxy-acetylene torches was a real game changer for Aumiller at Hixson’s Body Shop.
“Induction heat is really the only way to go,” she said. “From my experience, the results from torches are unpredictable. Things like uneven heating and open flames can cause more damage and catch plastics, wiring, fuel or trim on fire. Since we are located in a barn that consists primarily of wood, the Mini-Ductor II gives me that much-needed peace of mind.”
With her Mini-Ductor II, Aumiller said she doesn’t need to use any other substances to get the job done right every time.
“That’s another huge thing because with those lubricants, they’re flammable. And a lot of times, especially with the rust work that I do, it’s either cab corners or rocker panels or boxes for the trucks and cars I repair or restore,” she said. “So, with the introduction of heat to the process, you can often burn away the finish. Or if you happen to be near a gas line that can also obviously be a concern. With this device, you don’t have to worry about those types of things.”
With her Mini-Ductor II in her arsenal of go-to tools, Aumiller is happy to be a brand ambassador for Induction Innovations and its drama-free flameless approach to dealing with frozen hardware.
“This device hasn’t failed me yet, so I will continue to use it and I will continue to recommend it to other shops,” she said. “When something works well, I am never afraid to tell other people about it. The Mini-Ductor II saves time and it’s so much safer to use, so it’s perfect for our applications and here at Hixson’s Body Shop.”
Induction Innovations, Inc.
1175 Jansen Farm Court
Elgin, IL 60123
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