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.