Auto Service World
  February 11, 2016   by CARS Magazine

Ken-Tool’s new tire valve installation tool

29850 Valve Stem Installation tool 300dpiKen-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.

Made in the U.S.A., the new tire valve installation tool is made from cadmium plated, high carbon steel to enable a long service life.  The handle is made from a slip-resistant polymer for comfort and durability.  It is 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, it has a fully pivoting head to insure the correct stem angle as it is pulled into position on the rim.

The tool weighs 9.6 oz. (0.27 kg), is 12 inches (30.5 cm) in length, and has a manufacturer suggested retail price of $32.99 (US).

(NOTE: This tool is not for use on threaded steel or brass valve stems on heavy-duty trucks and trailers.)

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