Ken-Tool has announced the introduction of 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., 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. Robust and durable, it is ideal for fleet and service bay use, the company says.
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. In addition, 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.
This tool is not for use on threaded steel or brass valve stems on heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
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 suggested retail price of $32.99. The Ken-Tool 29850 Tire Valve Installer tool carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty. It is polybagged with a hang tag for vertical retail display.