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Kids are out of school, temperatures are rising and pools and patios are filling up with revelry. It’s summertime and with all the fun the next couple of months bring, it’s also the busiest time of the year for HVACR, roofing, siding and gutter, and auto body repair technicians. Long days in hot conditions are when a lot of us earn our stripes. Having trust and confidence in your hand tools of the trade is a mindset that helps technicians all over the world thrive in the busiest times.

Hand Tools

Hand Tools Manufactured with Unparalleled Quality

Malco Products has a nearly 70-year tradition of quality and innovation that has made it an industry leader in making the finest hand tools available. Since founder Mark Keymer first manufactured and marketed a pipe crimper he had invented for installing metal ductwork in heating systems back in 1950, he insisted on quality construction. Malco has insisted on quality construction in its hand tools for HVACR, roofing, siding and gutter, fence, deck and rail and auto body repair tools.

More innovations followed:

  • The first hand seamer, or hand brake, featuring compound-leverage handles.
  • The time-saving hand notcher, for a V-shaped cut in one motion.
  • The hand-operated snap-lock punch.

Just the right tools for crimping, bending, folding or seaming metal. Today, Malco continues the tradition of quality and innovation, and distributes thousands of products from its Annandale, MN headquarters to trade professionals in the U.S. and around the globe.

Malco excels at understanding each industry’s ever-changing workplace needs and workforce demographics, as it affects a tool’s hand fit and weight. Malco’s formal research and development process and award-winning product design team are validated by a knowledgeable network of established sales representatives. We make quality products that you can count on and with broad-based distribution and a vast population of industry technicians and educator end users, our brand is reinforced across the globe.

We continually manufacture work-saving products that make the tough jobs easier. Malco’s success as a company is achieved through our innovation and the quality manufacturing that goes into every one of our products. It’s made all the difference for us, and we hope that it’s made a difference for you!

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Malco Fencing Tools

“Love they neighbor as yourself; but don’t take down the fence.”—Carl Sandburg

Backyard Season is Here – Malco Will Help You Make It Look It’s Best!

Don’t look now, but another school year is winding down and another summer is right around the corner. That means it’s time for backyard parties, family barbeques and lounging in the yard. That also means it’s time to get your fence into tip-top shape and Malco has several fencing tools to help you with that!

The Best Fencing Tools to Make the Job Easier

Fencing ToolsFor chain link fences, Malco’s Fencing Pliers are a must. Our legendary all-steel fencing pliers design features three serrated jaw areas, three built-in wire cutter locations and a compact, rounded and tapered nose. 8-in (203 mm) and 10-in (254 mm) sizes. Our Multi-Purpose Fencing Pliers provide a combination hammer, wire tensioner, staple remover, wire cutter and splicer so you’re able to accomplish a lot of tasks with just one tool.

To see Malco’s other chain link fencing tools and accessories including magnetic sweeps, hammers, measuring wheels and tape measures, click here.

Hog Ring Pliers Fencing ToolsFor fencing pros, Malco offers a variety of Hog Ring Pliers and accessories that help you get the job done quickly and in the most professional manner.

Vinyl Fencing ToolsMalco has you covered for vinyl fencing as well. The VFN1 & VFN2 Notchers create 1/2 and 3/4 inch (13  and 19 mm) wide and 7/8 inch (22 mm) deep louver-shaped tabs in the end sections of vinyl fence pickets or rails.  The resulting raised tabs facilitate a durable lock that prevents the picket or rail from pulling out of the joint opening in a rail or fence post during high winds or abrupt blows.  Notcher performance is clean and precise in temperatures from 40 degrees F (-4.4 degrees C) to 120 degrees F (48.9 degrees C).  Hardened all-steel construction with rust-resistant nickel plate and black oxide finishes ensures long service life.

The Malco VFN1 and VFN2 Picket and Rail Notchers also feature ergonomic RedLine Handle technology.  An Engineered handle opening compliments the natural power stroke of any user’s hand and maximizes the powerful 7:1 mechanical advantage of compound-leverage head to handle linkage.  Comfortable handle grip contours, a non-slip grip insert, spring handle actuation and a thumb-operated handle latch ensure a natural fit and feel for comfortable one hand operation anywhere on the job.

Vinyl Rail Removal Fencing ToolWinter can sometimes take a toll on vinyl fencing, and if you’ve got some repairs that need to be done, the Vinyl Rail Removal Tool is THE tool to get you started. Now there is a reliable, safe and easy way to remove rails from vinyl post and rail fences. Anyone who has had to remove a vinyl fence rail fastened with a series of notched tabs knows the difficulty of performing this task without damaging the rail or post. The Malco Vinyl Rail Removal Tool is a must-have for all installers of vinyl post and rail fencing. This safe and easy-to-use little job-site tool features thin stainless steel blades with angled tips for insertion between the rail and post. A safety lanyard anchors the tool to prevent injury or loss of tool when extracting the rail. Insert, anchor and extract. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

To see the other valuable fencing tools Malco offers for vinyl fencing construction and maintenance, click here.

Whether you’re a fence professional, or just want to build or do some maintenance on an existing fence, Malco has all the fencing tools you could possibly need!

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Auto Body Tools

A Great Time to ‘Spring’ for these Auto Body Tools by Malco

April brings spring, a wonderful time of year the world over. Re-birth and renewal are all around us in the spring, from trees, to grass and flowers. Spring is also a great time to get your automobiles looking their best – and Malco has just the auto body tools to help you do it!

Malco’s power assisted Metal-Cutting TurboShears and Hemming TurboXTools are work-saving innovations targeted to the restoration and collision repair pro. In the TurboXTools series, Malco also offers the DSR Door Skin Remover Air Tool for repair pros.

Metal Cutting Auto Body Tool16 Gauge Metal-Cutting Air Turbo Shear: Step up to heavy-metal-cutting performance with a 16-gauge (1.52mm) capacity TurboShear from Malco Products. This Air TurboShear is rated for cutting automotive grade sheet steel including trunk pans and floor boards.

To see all the other Turbo Shear options and accessories, check out our products page here.


Door Hemming Auto Body ToolDH Door Hemming Attachment: Drill attachment for hemming replacement skins on doors of passenger vehicles and light trucks. To see the other Hemming tools and attachments, check out our page here. Hemming is the process of bending or folding the flange of the outer panel over the inner panel. The accuracy of the operation significantly affects the appearance of the outer surface of an automobile, so choosing high-quality auto body tools like Malco’s can greatly impact the look of your finished product.


Door Skin Remover Auto Body ToolDSR Door Skin Remover Air Tool: Air tool for cutting damaged door skins off door frames of passenger vehicles and light trucks. No more dust, dirt or sparks from time consuming grinding. And no risk of burn marks on the door frame. To see the other Door Skin Remover attachments, check out our page here.



Spring is a great time of year, and it’s certainly a time when people everywhere are getting their cars in to tip-top shape to show off during the spring and summer months. Malco has just the auto body tools for the restoration and collision repair pro. Get your car looking great this spring!

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As we continue to go through 2017, we’re reminded how life is always going to have some rough edges. Whether it’s weather, taxes, or something as simple as your daily commute, we could all use a little help smoothing down some of the rough edges in our life!

Speaking of rough edges, Malco is thrilled to announce our brand new Conformable Sander! That’s right, now techs can sand contours with a block that holds a set shape and is easy to grip.

autobody sander

A Conformable Sander?! – Yes, You Read it Right

The Malco Comformable Sander is the first re-usable sanding block capable of holding a desired hand-pressed geometry throughout the sanding operation. The segmented block features a slide interface that works with standard 2-3/4 inch wide hook and loop backed abrasive paper.

conformable sandersander

Highlights of Malco’s new Conformable Sander include:

  • A generous gripping area on block that reduces fatigue and ensures even-pressure sanding.
  • An internal aluminum memory bar that holds the block and slide contour in place, and can be set and re-set with reasonable hand force.
  • The thin, flexible slide interface allows the block contour to be changed without buckling or tearing abrasive paper. There is no need to reposition the paper, and worn paper may be replaced without changing the block contour or removing slide.
  • The Malco Conformable Sander is available in 8-1/4 inch and 5-1/2 inch lengths (defined by the length of the paper-slide).

Let’s be honest, sanding uneven surfaces has always been a pain in the neck. Malco has addressed this problem and we’re proud of our new Conformable Sander—we think it will make your life a lot easier once you add it to your tool kit.

Once again, Happy New Year from all of us at Malco, where our resolution is always to make life easier for anyone who uses hand tools. The Conformable Sander will do that and is a must-have for anyone who does any amount of sanding work!

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