Performance Tool Heavy-Duty Nut Splitter, Model# W88030
I haven't used this nut splitter yet, but have had a couple of them in the past. This one seems sturdier and a better overall design.
This splitter has the stationary wedge on the body rather than the threaded tensioner. This is the better style.
Can't wait to use it... well I'll actually be happy if I never have to use it but I think from the design it will owkr quite well.
October 28, 2010
Work Smart Not Hard!
Every tool box out there should have this nut splitter. Why struggle with some of these stubborn nuts when you can split 'em?
August 30, 2010
worked great, good quality. just put it over the nut and thighten. simple
August 23, 2010
saved my knuckles many times
Being recently retired, I purchased a 78 MG to rebuild as a toy. In rebuilding the suspension on said MG I found many nuts frozen ( not unexpected ) but also in such tight quarters that you could not get a good pull on the wrench or studs toosmall to take pressure of removing nuts. This nut splitter saved me many bloody knuckles, broken studs and expensive repair work replacing snapped off studs. I would recommend this tool to all who need to remove frozen nuts without damaging either the bolts or studs.
May 26, 2010
I've had this splitter for a few years and use it intermittently. I happened to use it today on a job that had everything else fail. This splitter is different than the lower priced ones in that it has the cutter on the reverse side of the plunger which really makes it much more effective for those tough jobs. I had 4 grade 5 1/2" bolts that were holding a trailer axle on it that had fused to the shanks. I used heat, cutoff tool, and everything to separate their stop nuts from the shank and take them off to replace them. Finally I put the nut splitter on the hardened nut. I used my impact wrench to drive the 3/4" bolt plunger and it made quick work of the nut.
This splitter's cutter is slightly angled so and removable which allows helps prevent the cutter from becoming embedded/stuck in the nut.
I would say that a 1/2" shank nut (3/4" hex) is the largest that this one will cut but it will do a great job and this is one of those tools that makes fast work of an impossible job that you need to do once in a great while.
November 7, 2009