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With the calendar flipping to November, for most of us that means that the weather is going to be changing pretty rapidly over the next few weeks. Unless you live in the sun belt, you’ll be seeing the temperatures drop and winter winds that turn rain to both sleet and snow in a lot of places. This change can bring all sorts of precipitation, with some places getting rain, sleet and snow all in the same day. For a lot of us, that means it’s time to “winterize” our homes, which can include everything from putting the summer chairs away, cleaning off our roofs, and keeping up on gutter maintenance to be sure they’re ready for the coming winter months.

It’s that gutter maintenance we want to talk to you about today. For many of us, it’s something we never think about until a problem arises – and that gutter maintenance turns into gutter repair. Here at Malco, we want to help you avoid those problems by providing you with all the tools you’ll need for efficient and effective gutter maintenance – so you don’t run into any major problems come spring.

Gutter Maintenance

Gutter Maintenance is Key

We’ve outlined seven Malco tools that you need for gutter maintenance or repairs:

Downspout Crimper1. 5-Blade Downspout Crimper

Produces a double crimp that downsizes the corners of aluminum or steel downspout to create a male connection for joining sections. This factory-like crimp ensures that the downspout wall stays square for a tight fitting, leak-proof connection.



Gutter Nail Driver

2. Gutter Nail Driver

For installing up to 8D nails over the edge of a gutter. A non-slip ergonomic grip provides multiple positions for grasping tool and working from above or below roof overhang.



Gutter Outlet Punches3. Gutter Outlet Punches

Lightweight tool quickly cuts a clean downspout drop hole anywhere along the length of an aluminum gutter. An easy ratcheting mechanism and angled punch-blade provide smooth cutting action



Gutter Outlet Saws4. Gutter Outlet Saws

Fine tooth saw for safe, fast, clean cuts in thin walled and half round gutter. Downspout always fits flush with gutter. These saws may be used on the ground or on the roof, following power tool manufacturer’s instructions for drill operation.



Gutter Screw Guide5. Gutter Screw Guide

Easily works over the outside edge of rain gutter to hold and guide ¼-inch hex head screws up to two inches long. An impact grade 6-inch long power drive, with a 4-1/2 inch anodized aluminum sleeve, provides easy reach to the mounting surface of eaves without marring the finish of the outside gutter edge.



Snap Lock Punch6. Snap Lock Punch – Gutter, Adjustable

Ideal for crimping gutter end caps in place. Also creates locking tabs in light sheet metals. 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.



Single Crimper7. Single Crimper 

Light duty tool without grips. The single crimper makes it very easy to make a single crimp for downsizing aluminum downspouts.




Like it or not, the winter months are upon us — with these Malco tools, you’ll be able to quickly manage any needed gutter maintenance or repairs with ease so winter precipitation won’t catch you off guard!

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It’s a sure sign that summer is coming to a close when you see backpack-wearing school children on nearly every corner waiting for their bus. Boy, those backpacks sure look a lot more useful than those heavy school bags a lot of us used to carry around don’t they?

At Malco, we sure thought so and that’s why we’ve just released our brand new Malco Tool Backpack!

The Ultimate Tool Backpack by Malco is Here

Now you’re able to haul around up to 25 lbs. (11 kg) of your work tools in our state-of-the-art backpack that’s as fashionable as it is utilitarian. You’re able to organize, protect and safely transport your valuable tools of the trade in this 33-pocket, heavy-duty nylon backpack.

Malco Tool Backpack

With padded and zippered exterior storage for cell phone and laptop or tablet plus two bi-fold expandable side pockets, the Malco Tool Backpack comes in a very stylish combination of black and red. With wide, padded shoulder straps plus back pads that help shoulder the load and save the neck and back. It’s as convenient as it is comfortable too, with a single, top-mounted handle that is easy to grasp for moving the backpack around your work area.

Our tool backpack is made with a thick, nylon shell and pockets, with bonded double stitching, so it can easily withstand heavy loads and everyday use. The seamless molded polymer base and padded sides protect tools from elements and drop damage.

With 29 duo-colored interior pockets, plus one flat-opening shell side make it easy to find and access tools, our backpack is a must-have for hand-tool workers of any kind. It has an impact-resistant and water resistant seamless base, so it will sit near you as you work and provide you easy access to anything you carry in it.

Place any custom tool order now and you’ll receive 50% OFF your choice of the new, 33-pocket Malco Tool Backpack or an 18-pocket tool bag. (Ask your local Malco Distributor for full details.)

The brand new Malco Tool Backpack, another innovative way that Malco is making life easier for hand-tool technicians everywhere!

Tool Backpack

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USA manufacturing

“We start with the finest raw materials available, very robust processes, built with American craftsmanship with the finest labor available. We do thorough field research where we’re checking with our end users on what the exact needs are in the market place. After we understand those needs, we go to work and find innovative solutions that make the jobs easier for the end user. “ – Eric Peterson, Director of Sales & Marketing, Malco Products, Inc.

USA Manufacturing & American Ingenuity

That might sound like a relatively simple plan, and, in fact it is. It’s executing the details of that plan however, that separate Malco Products, Inc. from the competition. The finest raw materials. Craftsmanship and the finest labor available. Thorough field research to find the exact needs in the market place. All of that leads to innovative solutions.

Yes, it might be a simple plan that Eric talks about above, but it’s executing that plan time and time again to the extreme satisfaction of our customers that has made and kept Malco Products, Inc. a thriving, successful USA manufacturing company for over 65 years.

“The number one feedback that we hear from customers is ‘your tools plain work and outlast the competition’ and that’s a testament to our durability. End users simply can’t have tools break in the field and continue to work. Our tools constantly out-perform and if your job and your time are important to you, Malco products are the way to go.”—Eric Peterson.

Work. Perform. Outlast. Those three words are integral to the success of Malco as a company. We’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve upon our existing products to make the end user’s jobs easier, more efficient and safer.

At H&S Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been using Malco products for over 27 years. We use over 20 of the Malco Products. It increases productivity and the biggest thing is reliability. We can’t afford to have down time, so we need a quality piece of product that can help us with sheet metal, help us with in floor heat, help us in our day-to-day services.” – Jeremy Salzbrun, CEO, H&S Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Cloud, MN.

Outsourcing to other countries has erupted into a business issue and a national discussion during this election year. At Malco we continue to believe in American ingenuity and USA manufacturing, and we’ve been able to adapt, adjust and continue to roll out successful products by targeting markets and identifying specialized industry niches.

Malco has continued our founder’s tradition of leadership and innovation, and continually addressed the changing industry landscape and responded to emerging market needs for new specializations and more customized products and services.

A simple plan? Perhaps, but it’s certainly a successful one and Malco is going to stick with it.

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Malco is proud to announce the arrival of two new tools this June to our ever-growing list of product offerings. We’ve released an Expanded Family of Multi-Track Pliers and also Expanded Adjustable Nylon Ties.

New Tools to Make Life Easier

As always, our new tools are intended to make life easier for workers in HVACR, automotive, fence, deck and rail and roofing, siding and gutter.

Whatever your task may be, pliers are almost always needed and Malco is thrilled with our Made in the U.S.A. Expanded Family of Multi-Track Pliers.

Malco new tools Multi-Track Pliers

These pliers include the MT-12 (12 in.), MT 10 (10 in.), MT-7 (8 in.) and MT-6 (6.5 in.). When choosing pliers, there are multiple reasons to choose Malco:

  • Undercut Tongue and Groove Adjustment will not slip! Jaws are held securely in selected position.
  • PermaLock Fastner eliminates nut and bolt failure.
  • Heat Treated Right-Angle Teeth grip better, last longer.
  • No Pinch Point. Lower jaw and reinforcing rib prevent handles from touching.
  • Long, Vinyl-Cushioned Handles give powerful leverage with a gentle spread for easy one-hand operation.
  • Reinforcing Ribbed Edge minimizes stress breakage.
  • Rugged V-Jaw (MT-10 and MT-12) V-shaped jaw creates more points of contact on pipe and round stock for stronger bite and more control.
  • Straight Jaw (MT-6 and MT-7) Ideal for gripping square or hex fastners plus small diameter pipe, conduit and cable connections.
  • Thin Design, Tempered Steel Halves allow access in confined spaces where pliers and wrenches won’t go.

Malco also introduced the Expanded Adjustable Nylon Ties. These ties have new UV resistant options and jumbo heavy duty straps for indoor or outdoor bundling and securing applications. Made of 100 percent nylon, these one-piece, self-locking ties are easy to install. Just wrap tie around material, slip tail through head, tighten and set with a Malco Tie Tensioning Tool.

Malco new tools Nylon Zip Ties

These UV Resistant 11 and 24 inch ties are outdoor rated use including HVAC Mini-Splits and Window Units, and securing/bundling Automotive, Marine, Industrial Cable, Hose and Wire.

The Jumbo 36 and 48 inch Heavy Duty ties are indoor rated use including securing HVAC Take-Offs, and securing/bundling heavy cables and hoses.

These ties work perfectly with Malco’s non-slip, long-life, Tie Tensioning Tools. The TY4G and Un-Gripped TY4 Manual Cut-Off models with comfortable handle openings and reduced pinch point are rugged tools that also feature unique non-slip, long-life notched gripper to ratchet and set thick and thin ties.

The TY6 model with automatic cut-off can be pre-set to engage blade and cut off tie tail at a desired tension. Designed for continuous use on thick ties, the TY-6 features contoured cushioned handles and a long-life notched gripper.

Stay tuned as Malco will have more new tools coming out soon!

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