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Valve Core Gripper Remover/Installer Tool-Remove Stubborn/Broken Valve Cores

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Valve Core Gripper Remover/Installer Tool which removes stubborn/broken standard valve cores most of the time by gripping the rounded tip of the valve core depressor usually even if the valve core itself is broken. Simply  push down on the top of the valve core gripper and place the gripper on the tip of the valve core depressor, hold the knurled handle down, twist the valve core and pull up on the included key ring, which then safely, easily removes the stubborn/broken valve cores in most cases. Can also be used to install standard valve cores. Works on any standard valve core including HVAC/Refrigeration, automotive/truck/bicycle tires, aviation, fire extinguisher equipment, hydraulic systems and more. Durable stainless steel construction. Made by EB Tools Inc. Click on link below for more info and videos. Gripper tool measures approx. 3 1/8" in length, stem remover measures approx. 1/2" L.

http://www.valvecoretool.com/

My idea of inventing a valve core tool that grips the valve core began several years ago when supermarkets began retrofitting their systems to run on the new HFC refrigerants. One of the requirements was to replace every valve core during the refrigerant change out. A good number of the valve cores were stuck or broke apart during removal and so many of those valve cores never got replaced.  

A couple of years passed by and I foundhttp://www.valvecoretool.com/index.php/about/81-general/72-about-valve-core-gripper-tool myself in a spot wrestling with a stuck valve core that just would not come out.  Removing the valve core was a must since it was in a water based system. I tried using the usual tools like needle nose pliers without success. So I screwed the valve core back into the valve and the vision of creating a valve core gripper device was revisited once again.

I put pencil to paper and created a few designs. I had a crude prototype put together and I returned to remove the stuck valve core that defeated me two weeks earlier. I clamped the tool onto the valve core and began pulling and unscrewing at the same time. To my amazement, the valve core popped out with little fight and all in one piece. That was certainly not what I was expecting to happen. Stuck valve cores never come out in one piece.

I began testing the valve core gripper out on areas of refrigeration systems that I know are prone to having stuck valve cores, like steel drier cores, and each time the valve core has popped out in one piece without much of a fight.

That was not what I was expecting to happen. Stuck valve core never come out in one piece. During testing there were a few things I did not like about the valve core gripper so I optimized the design to what you see today.

I hope you enjoy using your new valve core gripper as much as I do!

Best Regards, Evan Krause, Inventor


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