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Ken-Tool Adds New Bead Holder for Steel and Alloy Wheels

Akron, Ohio – (May 20, 2011) – The new bead holder features the unique C-Lok™ shape, which allows it to be used on nearly all steel or alloy passenger car, light truck, agricultural and over-the-road truck wheels. The design resists slipping off the rim, and is less likely to mar alloy wheels. The new bead holder is ideal for use with super single and super wide truck wheels, as well as low profile passenger car tires.

Made of cast aluminum, the new bead holder tool is compact, lightweight, very strong and durable. The C-Lok shape allows it to be quickly placed into position to block the tendency for the tire bead to creep back below the rim edge when demounting or mounting a tire.

Ken-Tool offers the new Aluminum Bead Holder tool in a cabled pair set (p/n 31714) for difficult wheel/tire mounting situations.

Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide.  For more information about these and other professional tire-changing tools, visit

About Ken-Tool
Ken-Tool is the world’s leading manufacturer of professional tire service hand tools. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for nearly 90 years. 

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