“Must-have” tool quickly removes surface rust from wheels, hubs, studs
AKRON, Ohio (January 11, 2017) – Ken-Tool, a leader in professional automotive and tire service tools, announces the new Rust Hog™ abrasive tool (pn 30167) for the removal of surface rust and debris on studs and flat mating surfaces of wheels, wheel hubs and brake rotor hats.
The Rust Hog uses a dense, aluminum oxide-infused polypropylene abrasive material attached to a 4-inch (10 cm) hub used with a ½-in. drive electric or pneumatic impact tool. The Rust Hog hub body is 4.25 in. (10.8 cm) long, and the abrasive pads are 2 in. (5 cm) in diameter. It features a 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) deep center hole for use on wheel studs.
The tool allows a service technician to aggressively attack the oxidized surfaces, and is ideal for removal of corrosion from wheel mating surfaces. It can be safely used on steel, aluminum, magnesium and alloy wheels. See the Rust Hog in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmE2uVmkTqg .
The Rust Hog assists in meeting compliance with the Tire Industry Association’s (T.I.A.) R.I.S.T wheel mounting procedural standards. Ken-Tool advises the technician wear protective goggles and a dust mask when using the Rust Hog abrasive tool.
The 30167 Rust Hog is sold in hanging blister packs, suitable for retail, with three abrasive discs. Replacement discs are available in blister packaging with five discs (pn 30168). The 30167 Rust Hog package weighs 0.5 lbs. (0.23 kg), and the 30167 Rust Hog replacement pads package weighs 0.25 lbs. (0.1 kg).
For more information about this and other professional tire-changing and shop tools, visit www.kentool.com. High and low resolution images of the 30167 Rust Hog™ are available online at http://www.kentool.com/kentoolmedia_images.html.
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 over 95 years.
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