Heavier weight, ergonomic design gives greater technician efficiency
Akron, Ohio (June 3, 2014) – Ken-Tool, known worldwide as a leader in automotive and tire service tools, announces the release of its Heavy Duty Universal Wheel Weight Hammer (pn 35359). The new hammer is designed for installing and removing clip-on wheel weights for light to heavy duty trucks.
The hammer is 12-in. (30.5 cm) long and features a 2.5 lb (28 oz/794 g) cast steel head — nearly twice as heavy as comparable wheel weight hammers. It has a non-marring, replaceable polyvinyl strike face that is 1.50 in. (3.8 cm) in diameter, which is 34% larger strike area than a typical 7/8-in. diameter hammer. The hammer’s greater mass and large strike face allows a technician to efficiently install the wheel weight with a single blow.
The fiberglass handle uses a shock resistant, ergonomic design to provide technician comfort with or without gloves, and to reduce fatigue. It is designed for use in a heavy duty commercial environment with a rubber grip which resists common shop chemicals. It is four times stronger than a typical wooden handle, with improved longevity.
The Ken-Tool 35359 H.D. Universal Wheel Weight Hammer works with all types of clip-on wheel weights — lead, zinc and steel. The mar-free strike face protects the surface of aluminum wheels, as well as chrome plated steel wheels, from damage caused by an errant hammer strike.
Also available is a Heavy Duty Universal Wheel Weight Hammer Refurbish Kit (pn 35360). The kit includes a new anti-marring impact face, chomoly steel hook, hook set screw, and hex-key wrench.
Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide.
Ken-Tool is the world’s leading manufacturer of professional automotive and tire service tools. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for over 90 years.