New from LASER TOOLS
Wheel Nut Torsion Sockets
Wheel nuts are safety-critical items and should always be tightened with a torque wrench, but many mechanics try to speed things up by using an impact wrench, which can over-tighten nuts and make them near impossible to remove later – you could even end up stripping the thread or damaging the nut. These ½-inch drive wheel nut torsion sockets from Laser (part number 6679) are designed to be used with an impact wrench and limit the torque applied to 80lb ft (108Nm), thus preventing overtightening. Then simply use a torque wrench for the final tightening to the manufacturer’s spec. Manufactured from chrome molybdenum steel for excellent strength and wear resistance, the set includes 17mm, 19mm and 21mm sockets to fit the most common wheel nut sizes, and the thin-walled design and soft plastic covers protect the alloy wheel.
The Laser wheel nut torsion sockets are priced at £57.60.
Three-tonne Low-profile Trolley Jack
This three-tonne-rated trolley jack (part number 6734) features an 85mm entry to fit under the lowest vehicles. The long reach allows access to chassis legs and deeper-set jacking points, while the twinpump design gives a faster and more positive lift up to the useful maximum height of 500mm. Designed to withstand heavy usage in the most demanding environments, the jack weighs 34kg and is manufactured to the EN1494:2000 technical safety standard.
The Laser three-tonne low-profile trolley jack is available at a typical price of £310.87.
Ratchet-handled Pipe Cutter
A handy and versatile tool (part number 6736) that combines a compact pipe cutter with a lightweight but robust alloy ratchet handle providing a smooth and positive action. Designed specifically for automotive brake and fuel lines, the cutter opens out to a full 15mm so that it can also handle copper heating pipes and similar. The cutter can be used without the handle for, say, cutting brake pipes under the vehicle. If access is tight, the ratchet handle can be quickly and easily attached.
The Laser ratchet-handled pipe cutter costs £51.82.
Hose Removal Pliers
Removing rubber or plastic hoses and tubes can be a real problem if they have not been shifted for some time. Attempting to lever them off with a screwdriver could potentially damage or break the hose or the component it’s connected to, while metal fuel filter or pump connections can be strained and plastic cooling reservoir stubs can break off. These hose removal pliers (part number 6894) use two separate actions: the slim blades fit between the hose and fitting, while the rear set of blades can be adjusted to grip the fitting firmly before locking in place; using the plier action, the forward set of blades positively pushes the hose away from the fitting.
Laser hose removal pliers offer good value at £41.90.
Glue-puller Dent Kit with 24 assorted pads
Glue-pulling is the ideal repair process if there is restricted access behind a dented panel. This repair kit (part number 7004) is designed for working on small dents and dings without damaging the paintwork. It is supplied with 24 assorted glue pads in eight different profiles, including circular and split elliptical pads suitable for a variety of different dent shapes and sizes. A split pad initially pulls strongly across the dent, then the pad deforms as the metal moves out and the pad is pulling more from the centre. It is recommended for use with the Power-tec Gluematic hot-melt glue gun (part number 91237) and glue sticks (part number 92342).
The Laser Glue-puller Dent Kit is priced at £70.10.