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Raw material upgrades signal upmarket shift in automotive tools line

Makers are utilizing CrV steel and new surface treatments to further enhance durability.


  • Upgraded material: China automotive tool makers are adopting CrV steel in place of 45 carbon steel in more upscale models. This new metal has improved tenacity and durability, which makes it fit for screwdrivers, spanners and sleeves.
  • Wider application: Besides the common comprehensive kits, suppliers are rolling out models such as spring compressor and wheel bearing removal types.


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