More about the creator – Dent Reaper

More about the creator

Posted by Jon Videen on

Hello World,

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all a little more about myself and how the Dent Reaper came into existence.

I started my Paintless Dent Repair career in 2010. Primarily working on dealer lots, as my skills in PDR advanced I graduated to more and more difficult repairs and soon found that I had more work than I could handle.  

I noticed that in many scenarios I would have to utilize multiple tools to properly repair many door dings and other dents.  There were a few specific tools that I always gravitated towards when my go to door tools failed to get the job done.  This led me to imagining the first iterations of the Dent Reaper.

After having a crude prototype made by a local fabricator I knew the design would work, but had to improve on the build quality.  I then had a CAD Drawing made and shopped that around to dozens of machine shops.  The quotes I received back were disheartening to say the least, it would have taken massive investment to make my tool a reality. 

THEN... I heard an episode of the PDR Tool Time Podcast that featured John and Maria Kallenbach from A-1 Tool.  During their interview they discussed their willingness to work with PDR Technicians on possible tool designs.  I contacted A-1 Tool shortly there after and after a few iterations the Dent Reaper was complete. 

I am so grateful to the PDR Tool Time Podcast and A-1 Tool for helping me through this incredible journey as well as all of the great members of the Paintless Dent Repair community. 

If you have any questions for me about the Dent Reaper, bringing your own tool to market, or dent repair in general, please feel free to contact me however you prefer.

All of my contact info is available on my website 

Thanks Again,

 Jon Videen