A Valve Breaker designed for Aluminum wheels
AKRON, Ohio (November 18, 2014) — Ken-Tool, known worldwide as a leader in automotive and tire service tools, announces the release of its T38B Metric Valve Breaker™ (pn 35938). The new Metric Valve Breaker is designed to remove valve stems quickly from smaller 10mm valve stem holes which are common on Heavy Duty Aluminum and Alloy wheels.
The patented Metric Valve Breaker features a specially designed, heat treated, steel punch. The punch is 9mm in diameter which allows it to remove nickel plated, steel, and brass valve stems from aluminum, alloy, and European style wheels without contacting the wheel. The T38B is 45” long and weighs 16 lbs.
The Metric Valve Breaker allows wheel refinishing shops, truck tire service centers, as well as retreading shops, to have a specific tool to remove corroded and stubborn valve stems without spending time hunched over a wheel with a wrench and hammer.
Based on Ken-Tool’s original T36B Valve Breaker, the T38B Metric Valve Breaker utilizes a pinch-preventing rubber safety grip, high-grade steel tube construction and a solid steel ram bar. The heat treated 9mm steel punch will remove hundreds of valves before needing service. The punch is spring loaded, which reduces vibration and user fatigue.
Also available is the Metric Valve Breaker Repair Kit (pn 35937). The Repair kit includes a new punch, spring, and retention pin. Service is a snap with only 3 components. A tool can be refurbished with only basic tools in less than 10 minutes. The suggested retail price of the T38B is $277.47 and the Repair Kit is $59.80.
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 patented 35938 T38B Metric Valve Breaker are available on line at http://www.kentool.com/kentoolmedia_images.html.
See the Valve Breaker in action here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyx-OqN0QVU
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.