Induction Heating Tools

Extinguish the Flame

Mini-Ductor Venom Named to Auto Industry Magazine’s List of “Unusual Tools” Worth Buying

Thursday September 24, 2020

auto industry magazine list's mini-ductor venom as unusual tool worth buying

As the most recent issue of TechShop Magazine reminds its auto technician and shop owner readers, there are a lot of tools out there, and figuring out which ones are worth the investment can be a tough call.

That’s why the magazine put together a list of “unusual tools” that are worth owning for those in the automotive industry.

We were excited, but not surprised, to see our Mini-Ductor® Venom® included in the magazine’s description of induction heating as a “quicker, safer and more efficient” way to apply heat than the acetylene torch. While conceding that the use of induction heating tools isn’t really that unusual anymore, writer Eric Garbe says “what’s important is that they work, and they work really well.”

“What we’re bringing to the table today is a list of tools that can and will save you a lot of time. Sometimes the most useful things get overlooked, in many cases, because we don’t know they exist. So, here’s to the unusual and hoping that some of these keep you some day from saying, “I wish I’d bought this 30 years ago.” – Eric Garbe, TechShop

TechShop is a resource for the automotive industry that features the latest and best equipment, tools and supplies so technicians and shop owners can stay current with the latest technology and techniques.

A Safer, Versatile Alternative to the Torch

According to the article, ”Not only do [induction heating tools] provide a safer heat with no flame, but there are many different coils and accessories available to allow for multiple uses.”

Our induction heating tools work by generating a flameless heat through high-frequency magnetic fields that travel through the unit to the coil to heat only the ferrous metal within the coil. When the magnetic field encounters the metal, it produces a circulating current. The current combines with resistance in the metal to generate heat.

Saving Time, Money and Providing Safer Options

Induction heat is not only a faster and safer way to remove rusted or corroded parts, but also greatly reduces the risk of damage to the surrounding work areas, including the risk of igniting flammable materials. Induction heating allows the removal of nuts, bolts, O2 sensors, exhausts, struts, graphics, decals and more in just seconds.

About the Mini-Ductor Venom

The Mini-Ductor Venom is our 3rd generation tool in the Mini-Ductor product line and features an angled pistol-grip design with a Coil Twist Lock™ so you can lock your coils into place with just a quick turn. It has 1000 watts of power and a 15-amp line. It also has a work light as well as an LED indicator light and a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Upgrade to the newest Mini-Ductor Venom HP, which at 1800 watts of power is the highest-powered Mini-Ductor available.

Contact us to learn more about how induction heat can save you time and money.


Induction Innovations, Inc.

U.S. patents: 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 220V (MD-800) and Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
Australia patent: 343968 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters

Induction Innovations has been issued a CAGE code and is SAM registered compliant to do business with the Federal Government.

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