On pneumatic pipe systems the quick fit push-in fittings can be fiddly things to disconnect. But not with this little gadget, the Quick Fit Coupling Removal Tool (part number 7413), new to the Laser Tools range.
On these pneumatic systems, when fitting, the pipes are designed to simply push in but then hold tight and cannot be pulled apart. You can attempt to compress the release collars with a pair of pliers or similar, but it is awkward and you may need both hands just for the pliers.
This simple device fits over the connectors and compresses the release collars easily so that pipes can be released. It can be finger operated or assisted with a 14mm spanner or socket if necessary. Manufactured from steel, this is a robust and easy to use tool and fits connector sizes 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm.
Pair the 7413 coupling removal tool with the 31897 Assorted Metric Speed Fit Couplings Set from Connect Workshop Consumables for a complete workshop solution for repairing and replacing pneumatic pipe quick fit connectors. The 31897 set is a comprehensive 17 piece assortment of couplings, sizes from 4mm through to 15mm.
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.