Ken-Tool has introduced its new Valve Breaker, a tool to help quickly remove valve stems from demounted wheels.

The patent-pending Valve Breaker uses a slide ram design to drive a heat-treated punch into the valve stem seat to easily pop the valve stem out of the rim after the wheel has been demounted. This allows the service technician to quickly remove the stem with the wheel on the floor. The slide ram is made from solid round steel bar stock.

The tool features a rubber safety-grip drive handle and a vibration absorbing rubber grip on the outer tube. A protective flange at the top of the tube helps to prevent pinching, and an energy absorbing spring loaded punch assembly protects the wheel, while reducing shock to the operator's hands.

The Valve Breaker is available in two lengths: 27 inches and 45 inches, weighing 9 pounds and 16 pounds, respectively. The shorter Valve Breaker fits conveniently in a 30-inch toolbox.

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