October 18, 2019

We purchase used assembly tools

Elevated Industrial Solutions, through Air Center, has been a leader in assembly tool distribution and service for over 35 years. We distribute Stanley, Atlas Copco, Ingersoll Rand, ASG, Cleco, Dotco, and more. We also service all makes and models of tools, including your entire system.

Learn more about why this is an effective assembly tool program.

Benefits of used assembly tools

When it comes to used tools, our customers see a lot of benefits. It’s, obviously, less expensive saving your department budget, but money isn’t the only reason to purchase a used assembly tool.

Used tools …

  • Are more cost-effective than new tools (as mentioned)
  • Include discontinued tools for those specific jobs you have where only one tool works
  • Work just as well as a new assembly tool
  • Have been through our maintenance and calibration program
  • Come with our warranty – a guarantee

Maintenance and calibration program

So, how do you know it’s a perfectly good used tool? (What does that refurbishment program look like?) We have nine steps to ensure every tool we touch can be used at your facility with confidence. Our team of experts does the following:

  • Disassemble and clean
  • Inspect all internal components for wear
  • Repair as necessary
  • Apply new grease
  • Reassemble
  • Conduct a velocity test
  • Conduct a torque test
  • Create a tool rundown
  • Calibrate with our A2LA-accredited experts to meet compliance standards


Okay, so what do repairs for tools look like? Repairs include a fully functional system test and runoff. Each tool is calibrated to OEM spec and A2LA accredited ISO 17025 compliance as well as backed by our warranty. We have all the necessary closed-loop systems for accuracy and testing, with preventive maintenance (PMs) and/or replacement parts provided for common failure components. A failure analysis report and pertinent scope of work are recorded with every repair.

Beyond used assembly tools

We have an extensive inventory of new and discontinued tools and controllers. We stock common failure parts to ensure Elevated can support all your older (discontinued) tools, including Atlas Copco DC torque-fastening equipment. It’s and we have managed to save several companies thousand of dollars by postponing their costly upgrades to newer equipment.

Tami Matthews
Author: Tami Matthews
Tami Matthews is the Director of Marketing at Elevated Industrial Solutions. She’s spent 20+ years in marketing, focusing on writing, public relations, digital marketing, and content marketing. Before coming to Elevated in December 2020, she worked for a number of high-tech companies. Writing is one of her favorite pastimes. In her spare time, she volunteers for a number of causes including the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy working on the PTO. She also hikes with her husband and begrudging daughter.
Related resources
& expert advice
  • 7 deadly sins of compressed air
    December 2, 2014

    7 deadly sins of compressed air

    When putting together a compressed air system, temptation is all around you. You want the best system, but having the best doesn’t mean grabbing w…
  • Get your compressors ready after the holidays
    January 8, 2015

    Get your compressors ready after the holidays

    The holidays are over and for many plants that mean seasonal shutdowns or lower production demands are also a thing of the past. While everyone is…
  • Don’t get fooled – go with the real deal (Kaeser and dealer expertise)
    February 4, 2015

    Don’t get fooled – go with the real deal (Kaeser and dealer expertise)

    We’ve all been there. I would wager we’ve all done it. When it comes time to get an oil change or replace our windshield wipers, we want to go for…