Excellent tool choice for removing spin-on style oil filters, especially those that are over-tightened or are in hard to access locations
Fits oil filters with a minimum diameter of 2.5" (64mm) and a maximum diameter of 3.25" (82mm)
Patented jaw design provides an excellent grip on the filter
Extra heavy duty design includes .050" captured springs as opposed to .020" springs used on similar tools
Made from durable materials
This tool is excellent for removing over-tightened filters or those that are hard to access. This tool is only for removal, it can NOT be used to install a filter. Only use it on disposable spin-on filters, not on cartridge style filters that use a metal or plastic re-usable housings as the sharp teeth will cause damage.
Here's how to use it in hard to reach locations where you still have access to the end of the filter: Install the wrench on the end of an extension that's long enough to reach the filter. Set the ratchet to the tighten, or right hand direction. Push the wrench against the back of the filter while rotating it the in right hand direction. This will cause the jaws to open and the wrench will slip down over the filter. Now reverse the ratchet and turn it to the left to remove the filter.
Model # MX2330
Minimum Size: 2.5" (64mm)
Maximum Size: 3.25" (82mm)
Effective Jaw Depth: 1.25"
Material - Top: 3/8" plate steel
Material - Jaws: 4130 chromoly steel
Square Drive Size: 3/8" (ratchet or extension)
Finish - Top Plate: Painted
Finish - Jaws: Matte chrome
Tool Weight: .9 lbs
Warranty: 1 year
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It's the first wrench that let me easily remove the filter from my 2005 Accord. However, the sharpness of its teeth requires that it be treated with respect. I wouldn't set it in a tool box any more than a would a utility knife with the blade sticking out. The special screw in funnel is also very nice.
This made a hard job so easy!
Because of the tight space that I was working in, I had some initial difficulty getting the wrench on the filter. That being said, once it was on it was a "beast" at gripping the filter for removal. I have since recommended it to others that do their own oil changes.
Great worked as I was hoping in the tight area I needed it for
Great for removing tighened down oil filters. Still have to use my old rounded out tool to install the new filters.