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Ken-Tool Launches Six New Tire Service Tools at SEMA in 2012

Akron, Ohio – (October 25, 2012) – Ken-Tool, the leading manufacturer of tire service tools in the world, will debut six problem-solving tire changing and service products at the 2102 SEMA Show. The launch includes three specialty socket sets, a Dual Wheel Separator, the world’s largest single-piece tire inflation cage and the revolutionary reCore™ TPMS Sensor Saver System, which makes short work of TPMS sensor repair.

TPMS Sensor Saver System.  An affordable solution to valve stem corrosion problems, the patent pending reCore Sensor Saver System provides everything service technicians need to repair seized and corroded TPMS valve cores — including replacement TPMS valve stems and caps that are nickel-plated and will not fail due to galvanic corrosion. The replacement process itself is fast and simple. Technicians work directly on the damaged sensor valves, removing the corroded core and stem, tapping new threads, and torqueing in the replacement stem. There’s no need to remove the tires from the vehicle, no need to rebalance the tires, and no need to reset or relearn the TPMS computer.

World’s Largest Single-Piece Inflation Cage. The new Ken-Tool Earthmover and Agricultural Tire Inflation Cage guards both technicians and the shop environment against the explosions that stem from blown lock rings and rims on large earthmover and agricultural tires. Made from heavy-gauge steel tubing welded to a steel base and measuring 48” x 72” x 89”, the upsized and Patent Pending Tire Inflation Cage features a robust 10-bar construction and fits up to 29.5R25 L-3 Earthmover tire and rim assemblies. A new video from Ken-Tool — viewable at SEMA Show Booth #40088 — graphically demonstrates both the destructive power of a 150-psi earthmover tire explosion and the strength of the Earthmover Tire Inflation Cage that contains the blast.  The video can also be seen at

Dual Wheel Separator. This new specialty tool from Ken-Tool makes removing stuck or frozen dual steel wheels quick and easy. Ideal for use on nearly any dual steel wheel truck, bus or van, the separator slips between rust-frozen wheels and uses the power of a screw-driven pusher to force them apart. Technicians can drive it easily with an impact wrench.

Sockets for removing wheel locks or damaged lug nuts. The new Ken-Tool 4-Piece Lug Nut Remover Impact Socket Set has patented, internal tapered reverse threads that lock onto damaged nuts and easily tap the power of an impact wrench to pull them off. The set comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Sockets for removing damaged wheel studs and inner Budd nuts.  The new Ken-Tool 4 PC. H.D. Wheel Stud Remover Set features patented, internal tapered reverse threads that lock onto damaged studs or nuts, so technicians can easily remove them with an impact wrench. The set comes conveniently packaged in a compact storage case — and with a limited lifetime warranty.

Thin-wall sockets for wheels with minimum clearances. Ken-Tool’s new 7-Piece Thin-Wall Impact Socket Set are designed for tire care on delicate car and light truck wheels with minimal clearance. The set comes with seven 6-point sockets, color coded by size, and sheathed in a plastic sleeve which further protects wheel surfaces from damage. It comes with a 2-Year Limited Lifetime Warranty.

According to Rock Tyson, VP Sales and Marketing at Ken-Tool, “These six new product offerings are precisely what you would expect from Ken-Tool. They solve problems that are important to tire service technicians, and help them boost customer satisfaction and shop profitability at the same time. Everybody wins!”

Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide. 

See the Ken-Tool’s new tire service products at The SEMA Show Booth #40088 in the Global Tire Expoin the South Hall.

About Ken-Tool
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. 

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