15 new hand and specialty tools for auto techs

Sept. 19, 2023
Balancing price and quality of a hand tool and/or specialty tool can be hard. Here are some of the latest tools we think will be of interest to you.

Between balancing the price and the quality of a hand and/or specialty tool, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for the application at hand and for your wallet. Here are some of the latest hand and specialty tools that crossed our desk that we think will be of interest to you. 

The Dynamic 3/8" Drive Starter Socket Sets have a chrome finish and feature both standard and deep length sockets in SAE and metric sizes.

The Assenmacher Specialty Tools 10mm Bypass Wrench, No. BY10, is designed to access bolts and nuts by going around obstructions that would normally be in the way.

The Master Harmonic Balancer Install Kit, No. 15086, from ARES includes a threaded driving stud, a heavy duty driving nut with thrust bearing, 12 threaded install adapters in both metric and SAE thread sizes, four long-reach threaded press rods, and a heavy duty case for easy storage and transport.

The Klein Tools Locknut Wrench Set, No. 50900R, features opposing offset bends for access to difficult-to-reach locknuts.

The VIM Tools 12-point Ratcheting Wrenches, No. SAR100, feature an exoskeleton design to reduce weight and give additional comfort and grip to the user.

The Mayhew Tools 4-pc Micro Torx Set, No. 31030, features an ergonomic micro handle design and high alloy steel blades with a black oxide finish. 

The Lang Tools 26" Internal Retaining Ring Pliers with Interchangeable Tip, No. 1489, are heavy duty pliers used to remove and install the large internal retaining ring in transmission cases.

The Milwaukee Tool 6-pc Metric Double End Flare Nut Wrench Set, No. 48-22-9471, features slim profile open ends to help provide additional access to hard-to-reach line nuts and hex bolt heads.

The CTA Tools 5-pc Wire Install Tool Kit, No. 1450, is designed to help users place and extract cables, connectors, and components with ease, while reducing the chance of damage to wire insulation.

The GEDORE Excentric Wrench is designed to remove and install axial joints and fits universally for cars and vans.

The Grey Pneumatic 1/4" Extended Length Impact 4" Hex Drivers, No. 9247H, are designed for getting to the smallest fasteners located in hard-to-reach places.

The Wera Tools 2-pc Zyklop Mini 1 Bit Ratchet 1/4" SB with 1/4" Drive, No. 8001, is designed to be suitable for the direct take-up of bits with a 1/4" hex head drive.

The OEMTOOLS Long Reach Harmonic Balancer/Pulley Installer, No. 37306 is used to install crank pulley or underdrive pulley on many late model Ford, GM, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles with V8 and V6 engines, with or without recessed threads. 

The Matco Tools 8-pc Pliers Set is made from high-alloy carbon steel, drop-forged and heat-treated with a steel surface that has been polymer-coated for corrosion resistance and extending the life of the tool. 

The OTC Angled Wire Stripping Tool, No. 5950D, is a versatile handheld tool designed for stripping wires in tight spaces, up against bulkheads, and in other hard-to-reach areas.

This product compilation originally ran in the August 2023 issue of PTEN.

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