Akron, Ohio – (July 13, 2011) – Ken-Tool has released its new T39B Impact Separator tool for use in suspension service situations.
The T39B Impact Separator uses a proven slide-ram design to remove ball joints, tie rod ends and shock links during replacement service – replacing the traditional hammer and fork. It provides the technician with a quick, safe and efficient means to remove worn suspension components from the vehicle.
The T39B Impact Separator tool includes two interchangeable 9” (22.9 cm) forks made from heat-treated, forged alloy steel. The T39B-1 fork has a 5/8” (0.6250 in.; 1.59 cm) opening designed to remove tie rod ends and shock links, while the T39B-2 fork uses a 15/16” (0.9375 in.; 2.38 cm) opening for ball joint service. A quick exchange pin with a safety clip allows the forks to be rapidly replaced. The Impact Separator tool weighs 11 lb. (5 kg.) with a fork installed. Individual replacement forks are available.
The 6-lb. (2.7 kg.) slide ram is made from solid round steel bar stock to drive more energy into the fork to separate the worn component quickly and efficiently. Each strike delivers a strong, focused blow with reduced shock to the operator’s hands.
The Ken-Tool Impact Separator features a rubber safety-grip drive handle and a vibration absorbing rubber grip on the outer tube to protect the operator from shock and provide a positive, slip-free grasp. Additionally, a protective flange at the top of the tube helps to prevent pinching the technician’s hands.
Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide. For more information about these and other professional tire-changing tools, visit www.kentool.com.
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.