Ken-Tool Corp. has introduced the 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.
Manufactured in the U.S.A., the new tire valve installation tool is made from cadmium plated, high carbon steel to ensure a long service life. The handle is made from a slip-resistant polymer for comfort and durability.
The company notes this tool is not for use on threaded steel or brass valve stems on heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
The 29850 Tire Valve Installation tool features a notched polymer rim guard to protect the wheel rim from damage. It is ideal for aluminum alloy and chrome-plated wheels, according to the company.
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, the29850 Tire Valve Installation tool has a fully pivoting head to ensure 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, and has a manufacturer suggested retail price of $32.99 (U.S.). The tool carries a limited lifetime warranty.
For more information about these and other professional tire-changing and shop tools from the Akron, Ohio-based company, visit www.kentool.com.