Whether you’re working on the engine of a multi-million-dollar military jet or the engine of your favorite collector car, you want your tools handy, but without fear of them falling into the engine bay or creating a scratch as they tumble down a fender.
Tom Burden, a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Toledo, was working on F-16 fighters as an Air Force Reserve mechanic and didn’t like his tools falling, so he set about to produce a solution. After three years of development, he produced a non-slip, chemical-resistant, anti-static tool organizer from a secret rubbery material.
Joining with other military veterans, he launched Grypshon Industries, which sells the Grypmat ultimate tool mat in three sizes.
Each version has compartments to hold tools and spare parts in place. The sizes are 6X12 inches, 8X12 and 12X22. Prices range from $29.99 for the small Grypmat to $129.99 for a set that includes one of each size.
Though designed for use by mechanics, the mats also works in other applications, from holding Lego-like children’s building blocks to crafting materials.
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