AKRON, Ohio (December 1, 2014) — Ken-Tool, known worldwide as a leader in automotive and tire service tools, announces the release of its Automotive Wheel Weight Hammer (pn 35361). The new hammer is designed for installing and removing clip-on wheel weights for automotive and light duty trucks.
The hammer is 11.5 in. (29 cm) long and 3.5 in (9 cm) wide. It has a non-marring, replaceable polyvinyl strike face that is 7/8 in. (2.25 cm) in diameter, making it an ideal size for all automotive and light truck applications.
The fiberglass handle features an ergonomic design to provide the technician comfort with or without gloves, and to reduce fatigue. It is designed for constant use in commercial environments with a rubber grip which resists common shop chemicals. The fiberglass handle and grip are shock resistant and do not transmit as much vibration as steel handled wheel weight tools.
The Ken-Tool 35361 Automotive Wheel Weight Hammer works with all types of clip-on wheel weights – lead, zinc, steel, and coated weights. The anti-marring strike face protects the surface of aluminum wheels, painted wheels, and chrome plated wheels from any potential damage caused by an errant hammer strike.
Each hammer is packaged in a hanging poly bag suitable for retail display and included in the packaging is an additional chromoly removal hook.
To support this new hammer, Ken-Tool is also releasing an Automotive Wheel Weight Hammer Refurbish Kit (pn 35362). The kit includes a new anti-marring impact face, chromoly steel hook, hook set screw, and hex-key wrench.
Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide. For more information about Ken-Tool’s line of professional tire-changing tools, visit www.kentool.com. High-resolution images of the 35361 Automotive Wheel Weight Hammer are available on line at http://www.kentool.com/kentoolmedia_images.html.
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 nearly 95 years.