Brake Caliper Piston Rewind Tool Set
Oemtools Caliper Rewind

Tool Review: OEMTOOLS Brake Caliper Piston Rewind Tool Set

May 9, 2023
A lead diagnostic technician discusses how the easy-to-use tool set saves time in the shop.

OEMTOOLS Brake Caliper Piston Rewind Tool Set, No. 35058, assists technicians in speeding up brake jobs by retracting the caliper pistons on a multitude of vehicles. This tool includes a powerful internal spring to apply stable pressure to the piston, while the T-Handle ensures that the inner piston is twisted back into position. The set includes a fully adjustable 3/8” Drive 2 and 3 pin adapter tool that fits most vehicles.

Mario Rojas, lead diagnostic tech at Autobahn Performance in Oakland Park, Florida, tried out the set and shared what he thought.

Q: How did the tool/equipment function as far as saving you time?  

A: It performed well and saved me time from hooking up an air compressor since I usually use a hydraulic tool. Plus, the universal puck saves me the hassle of picking out from an assortment of options.  

Q: How has using this tool impacted your shop’s profitability?  

A:Efficiency always equals profitability. This tool increases efficiency. 

Q: What kind of setup was involved? 

A: Practically none at all. It’s a straightforward tool to use. 

Q: How easy was it to use? 

A: As easy as this tool could possibly be. 

Q: How was its packaging? Did it come with any accessories? 

A: The packaging was minimalistic and straight to the point. It comes as a three-piece set – the main winding tool, the universal puck, and the lever. 

Q: Was there a manual included? If so, did you use the manual, and was the manual easy to understand? 

A:No manual was included, but one was absolutely not needed. 

Q: What features did you like? 

A: There is a 3/8” female insert so that I can use my personal ratchet on the tool to wind the brakes or use the provided lever. The is spring loaded, so I don’t have to hook up an air compressor hose like I normally would with a hydraulic unit. Nor do I have to take up the SLCK by tightening a nut every time I wind the brakes back. Plus, the universal puck allows me to simply clock the pins into the correct position and get to work. 

Q: Is there any way you could think to improve or add to this tool? 

A: I cannot think of a better way to execute this idea. 

Q: What types of jobs/repairs did you use this tool for? Please provide a few specific examples. 

A: I used this tool while retracting rear calipers on several vehicles that require the technician to do so in order to complete a rear brake job.

Q: How does this tool compare to other tools you’ve used like it?  

A:This is a simple improvement over the conventional tools available. 

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this tool overall? Why? 

A:I would give this tool a 10 for its ease of use, time-saving capabilities, being packed with features, and requiring almost zero maintenance.  

This review was originally published on VehicleServicePros.