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Mayhew Tools Launches New ProGrip Hook and Pick Product Line

The new line is comprised of over 30 unique hooks and picks and 11 convenient sets all featuring Mayhew’s non-slip ProGrip handle

Turner Falls, MA – Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) announces the launch of a new ProGrip Hook and Pick product line. The new line, featuring Mayhew’s signature ProGrip handle, includes over 30 unique hooks and picks and 11 convenient sets, from miniature, to heavy-duty, and extra-long. The varying lengths, shapes, and angle bends are uniquely designed for an array of industrial, automotive, and hardware applications. All of the tools, including marking and hole-making picks, O-ring picks, trim tools, and hose picks, consist of an alloy steel shank with black oxide finish to deter rust and are made in the USA.

The ergonomic ProGrip handle, made of highly-resilient Polypropylene with an over-molded Thermoplastic Elastomer soft grip, has two patented ribs around its neck to allow for maximum transfer of torque from the hand to the tool and a slip-free grip when pushing or prying. Additionally, the rounded end rolls smoothly onto the heel of the palm, reducing friction and hand fatigue. All of the tools in the line are designed for easy access into tight spaces and provides necessary leverage in close-quarters to position, retrieve, remove parts, or easily maneuver around obstacles that otherwise would be troublesome.

Mayhew ProGrip Miniature Pick Set

Additional use applications include:

  • Marking or tracing crisp, accurate lines on work pieces
  • Puncturing or enlarging holes in leather, canvas, or wood
  • Removing O-rings, springs, and spacers
  • Extracting door panels and molding rivet fasteners without damage
  • Positioning, installing, separating, or removing of radiator, heater, vacuum, or other transmission lines/hoses from their fittings

The available hook and pick sets are as follows:

Item # Description
13090 4 Pc. ProGrip Miniature Pick Set
13091 4 Pc. ProGrip Miniature Long Pick Set
13092 4 Pc. ProGrip Miniature Seal Removal Set
13093 3 Pc. ProGrip Marking & Hole Making Set
13094 4 Pc. ProGrip Hook and Pick Set
13095 6 Pc. ProGrip Long Pick Set
13096 4 Pc. ProGrip Hose Pick Set
13097 6 Pc. ProGrip Hose Pick Set
13098 4 Pc. ProGrip O-Ring Removal Set
13075 4 Pc. ProGrip Trim Tool “U” Notch Set
13076 4 Pc. ProGrip Trim Tool “V” Notch Set
13077 4 Pc. ProGrip Trim Tool


For more information on the hook and pick tools and sets contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or click here to download the brochure.

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About Mayhew Tools

Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools), founded in 1856, is an ISO 9001-certified company and the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Headquartered in Turners Falls, MA, the company’s transition from a small tool house to industry leader comes as a direct result of their dedication, quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. While their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools has continued to fuel its century-old product line growth. Mayhew Tools, serving primarily the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries, are sold globally through an extensive distributor network.

Mayhew Tools to be Primary Sponsor for Whelen Modified Tour Car in 2017

Doug Coby Becomes a Man of Steel

Turners Falls, MA– Mayhew Steel Products is excited to announce we are teaming up with Mike Smergilio from MSIII Racing and 4 time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby as primary sponsor of the # 2 car for the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour.   Doug Coby made the announcement during his champion’s speech at Night of Champions Touring Award Banquet on December 10, 2016 in Charlotte, NC at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“We are obviously really excited to bring Mayhew into our team as we try to chase four championships in a row,” Doug Coby, of Milford, CT said.  “We feel like we have a great brand to pair up with their great brand.  They are an industry leader in their field and they feel like we are an industry leader in our field, so it was a natural fit for the two of us to come together.”

This year, Coby became the first driver since the inception of the Whelen Modified Tour in 1985 win three consecutive championship titles. He won his first championship in 2012 driving for team owner Wayne Darling. He was second in the standings to Ryan Preece in 2013 before winning the last three titles with the Mike Smeriglio owned MSIII Racing Team led by Crew Chief Phil Moran.

“We’re really excited to win some races with Mayhew’s logo on our car and really get them more involved in the automotive side of their business,” Coby said. “They do industrial products and automotive products and they’ve made it pretty clear that they would like to get some more traction among the automotive consumers and the race fans and race team members. It’s a great fit for everybody involved and we’re really excited to move.”

Mayhew Steel Products had served as an associate sponsor the Bob Garbarino owned Mystic Missile NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team for the 2016 season and was looking to expand its racing sponsorship program.  Mayhew President John Lawless was happy when the opportunity was presented to step up as primary sponsor with a championship team.  We’re very excited to begin our relationship with MSIII Racing,” says Lawless. “This partnership will help us reach the NASCAR and racing fan base, whose demographics match those of our target customers.”  Mayhew has a great line of specialty automotive tools that fit in well in the racing world and looks forward to getting our brand out there in a big way.

Mayhew, founded in 1856, is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Over time our product line has grown but our passion for manufacturing quality hand tools here in the USA continues as we serve the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries. As we’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed—our dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why we’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the tool boxes of do-it-yourselfers as well.

Mayhew Steel Products Expands With a New Injection Molding and Manufacturing Company

Turners Falls, MA: Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew ToolsTM) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the business assets of the injection molding and manufacturing company, originally Kelly Manufacturing, located in Clinton, Massachusetts. The plant’s wide range of molding machines, investment in automation and strong management team will compliment Mayhew Basque Plastics’ current operation which supplies component parts for Mayhew’s quality hand tool line in addition to servicing customers with proprietary products across diverse industries. By the end of 2016, all operations, including 15 injection molding machines and manufacturing personnel, will effectively consolidate into Mayhew’s 30,000 sq ft Leominster, Massachusetts plant and operate under the Mayhew Basque Plastics banner.

The combination of plastic operations will feature 31 injection molding machines ranging in size from 40-700 ton, 2 shuttle machines, a pad printer, and a hot stamp press. The complimentary integration of all machinery and processes will create greater scale and automation, increase capabilities within current and future products and leverage the combined skills and talents of Mayhew’s strong management, sales and engineering staff. Some of the main production items purchased by Mayhew include a hand tool line of paint scrapers and trowels.

“As a leading USA hand tool manufacturer and marketer, Mayhew’s vertical integration has proved invaluable in our ongoing lean initiatives. Internally sourcing many component plastic parts has prompted cost stability, lead time improvements, product quality and innovation. The integration of the Clinton, MA based plastics operation fully supports our rapid, reliable growth as the leading supplier of punches, chisels, pry bars and specialty tools while offering new and expanded capabilities to explore new markets in the plastics industry.” said Mayhew President John Lawless.

Mayhew Basque Plastics will now run a 7/24 facility under the guidance of new general manager, Chris Salinas. Chris was formerly a plant manager, instrumental in creating sales growth, and enterprise-wide automation in his previous position.

“Chris is well respected within the plastics industry and brings the experience needed to catapult our operation as best in class.” said John Lawless, “We are a respected, growing company and Chris will be the catalyst as we bring breadth, depth, and agility to our molding and manufacturing division.”
About Mayhew Steel Products, Inc., Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. manufactures high quality hand tools that are sold under the Mayhew ToolsTM name as well as other private brands around the world. Mayhew is a 160 year old manufacturer of hand tools, which began business in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1856.

John Lawless, President
Mayhew Steel Products, Inc.
199 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376

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