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News   June 15, 2010   by CARS Magazine

Ken-Tool releases Valve Breaker tool

Ken-Tool has announced its latest tire service tool, the Valve Breaker to quickly remove valve stems from demo...


Ken-Tool has announced its latest tire service tool, the Valve Breaker to quickly remove valve stems from demounted wheels.

The Valve Breaker uses a slide ram design to drive a heat-treated punch into the valve stem seat to easily pop the valve stem out of the rim after the wheel has been demounted. This allows the service technician to quickly remove the stem with the wheel on the floor. The slide ram is made from solid round steel bar stock to drive more energy into the valve stem to knock it out of the wheel quickly and efficiently. 

The Ken-Tool Valve Breaker protects the operator with a rubber safety-grip drive handle and a vibration absorbing rubber grip on the outer tube. A protective flange at the top of the tube helps to prevent pinching, and an energy absorbing spring loaded punch assembly protects the wheel while reducing shock to the operator’s hands.

The Valve Breaker is available in two lengths: P/N 35934 – 27 in. (69 cm) and P/N 35936 – 45 in. (114 cm), and weigh 9 lb (4.1kg) and 16 lb. (7.3 kg) respectively. The shorter Valve Breaker (P/N 35934) fits conveniently in a 30″ toolbox.


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