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News   February 8, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Ken-Tool Announces New Tire Valve Installation Tool


29850 Valve Stem Installation tool 300dpi

Ken-Tool has introduced the new 29850 Tire Valve Installation tool to aid tire service technicians with the installation of “snap-in’ rubber tire valve stems into automotive, light truck and trailer wheels.  (NOTE: This tool is not for use on threaded steel or brass valve stems on heavy-duty trucks and trailers.)

Made in the U.S.A., the new tire valve installation tool is made from cadmium plated, high carbon steel to insure a long service life.  The handle is made from a slip-resistant polymer for comfort and durability.  It is very robust and durable, ideal for fleet and service bay use.

The tool features a notched polymer rim guard to protect the wheel rim from damage, and is ideal for aluminum alloy and chrome-plated wheels.  The rim guard features five fulcrum notches to provide the technician with the right leverage point to pull and seat the tire valve in a wheel.  Additionally, the Tire Valve Installation tool has a fully pivoting head to insure the correct stem angle as it is pulled into position on the rim.

The Ken-Tool 29850 Tire Valve Installation tool weighs 9.6 oz. (0.27 kg), is 12 inches (30.5 cm) in length. The Tire Valve Installer tool carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  It is polybagged with a hang tag for vertical retail display. For more information about these and other professional tire-changing and shop tools, visit www.kentool.com.

 


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