Fleet Maintenance - A10

TOOL REVIEW

Cal-Van C-Frame Socket Press
The reviewer appreciated being
able to use his own sockets.
Tool reviewer Randy Kaiser likes everything the Cal-Van C-Frame Socket Press
has to offer: its strength, the fact he can
use sockets he already owns, and the
included adapters that hold the sockets in place to keep them from falling to
the floor.
Kaiser is a service manager and partial
owner at Rost Motor, Inc. in Manson, Iowa.
He says the tool is very easy to use and the
idea behind it is "ingenious."
"We've probably all [dragged] the driveshaft to the bench vise, found the right size
sockets, and used the vise to push the U-joint
out and a new one in," Kaiser says. "This
[C-Frame Socket Press] has adapters that hold
the sockets in place so that they don't fall on
the floor every time something shifts. You

can line everything up, hit it with the impact
wrench, and problem solved."
The tool saves the technician time in a few
different ways. It is designed to use sockets
the technicians already owns as the forcing
and receiving portion of the tool. Since virtually everyone has sockets readily available,
this saves time looking for the correct forcing
cone, Kaiser says.

TOOL REVIEW

The quick adjustment and guard were
features this reviewer enjoyed.

10

I Hand & Specialty Tools I February 2020

The Cal-Van Tools
C-Frame Socket Press,
No. 201, utilizes a 2.5-ton
capacity C-frame and is
designed for removal and
installation on driveline
and non-driveline
applications. With eight
adapters and the many
combinations one can
create with various 1/4" to
1/2" drive impact sockets,
the tool can be used on
various applications such
as cars, trucks, ATVs, UTVs,
farm machinery, and even
medium to heavy duty
trucks. The press set can
be used at the vehicle or
mounted into a vise
for added stability
and assistance.

-Kayla Oschmann, Assistant Editor
To read the full review, visit:
VehicleServicePros.com/21120338

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

KNIPEX Pipe Wrench S-Type
Time is of the essence for
technicians, so when a tool has
an easy, quick-change mechanism it can instantly become
a preferred tool in the shop. The
reviewer of the KNIPEX Pipe Wrench
S-Type, No. 83 61 015, found this feature to
be a plus and said it offers many time-saving
opportunities.
"The quick-change mechanism design of
the wrench allows for split second resizing of
the pliers," says Lou Fort, lead technician at
K.A.R.S Inc. in Huntingburg, Indiana.
Fort used the pipe wrench on a variety of
jobs, from adjusting steering wheel centering
on a late model Dodge Ram to grabbing a rear
toe buckle on a Buick Lacrosse that didn't
want to move, to holding a lower threaded

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

portion of a cab mount on a 2000 F-250. He
said the cab mount was just over three inches
in diameter, outside the working range for
pliers, but by using the pipe wrench he was
able to secure a great grip.
Noting the KNIPEX 83 61 015 is the easiest pipe wrench he has used, Fort said he
liked being able to change from a 2-1/4" grip
to a 1" grip quickly and safely.
"Outside of alignments I don't see much
of a call for pipe wrenches in my day-to-day
challenges," Fort says. "I am confident that
when I do [see a need], reaching for this S-type
pipe wrench won't leave me wanting more."

The KNIPEX Tools Pipe
Wrench S-Type, No. 83 61
015, offers a push-button
fast-adjust feature to
make finding the precise
adjustment position quick
and easy, directly on the
workpiece. The push-button
adjustment stays locked
in position for repetitive
work. The S-type head style
provides three points of
contact that securely grip
and hold round, square,
hex, and flat workpieces
without slipping. The pushbutton design is ideal for
tight confined areas as
the handles do not open
outward. It also features
a guard to prevent the
operator's fingers from
being pinched. The pipe
wrench is forged from
chrome vanadium
electric steel.
-Kayla Oschmann, Assistant Editor
To read the full review, visit:
VehicleServicePros.com/21119713


http://www.VehicleServicePros.com/21120338 http://www.VehicleServicePros.com/21119713

Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Vehicles: What's Next in Federal Vehicle Emissions Standards?
In the Bay: Technician Tool Support
Shop Operations: State of the Industry
Taking the Extra Step to Prevent Wheel-offs
Planning Ahead for Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats
Management: How Do You Know When to Replace a Vehicle?
Economic Outlook: Won't Get Fooled Again
Letter from the Editor: Real-world Views on Parts, Service, and Operations
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Moisture in Trailer Brakes is Not Just a Nuisance
Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
Time to Multitask
Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Tool Review
Products
Fleet Maintenance - 1
Fleet Maintenance - 2
Fleet Maintenance - 3
Fleet Maintenance - 4
Fleet Maintenance - 5
Fleet Maintenance - 6
Fleet Maintenance - 7
Fleet Maintenance - 8
Fleet Maintenance - 9
Fleet Maintenance - Vehicles: What's Next in Federal Vehicle Emissions Standards?
Fleet Maintenance - 11
Fleet Maintenance - 12
Fleet Maintenance - 13
Fleet Maintenance - 14
Fleet Maintenance - 15
Fleet Maintenance - 16
Fleet Maintenance - 17
Fleet Maintenance - 18
Fleet Maintenance - 19
Fleet Maintenance - 20
Fleet Maintenance - 21
Fleet Maintenance - 22
Fleet Maintenance - 23
Fleet Maintenance - 24
Fleet Maintenance - 25
Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay: Technician Tool Support
Fleet Maintenance - 27
Fleet Maintenance - 28
Fleet Maintenance - 29
Fleet Maintenance - Shop Operations: State of the Industry
Fleet Maintenance - 31
Fleet Maintenance - 32
Fleet Maintenance - 33
Fleet Maintenance - 34
Fleet Maintenance - 35
Fleet Maintenance - 36
Fleet Maintenance - 37
Fleet Maintenance - Taking the Extra Step to Prevent Wheel-offs
Fleet Maintenance - 39
Fleet Maintenance - Planning Ahead for Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats
Fleet Maintenance - 41
Fleet Maintenance - 42
Fleet Maintenance - 43
Fleet Maintenance - Management: How Do You Know When to Replace a Vehicle?
Fleet Maintenance - 45
Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: Won't Get Fooled Again
Fleet Maintenance - 47
Fleet Maintenance - Letter from the Editor: Real-world Views on Parts, Service, and Operations
Fleet Maintenance - 49
Fleet Maintenance - 50
Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
Fleet Maintenance - 52
Fleet Maintenance - Classifieds
Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Moisture in Trailer Brakes is Not Just a Nuisance
Fleet Maintenance - 55
Fleet Maintenance - 56
Fleet Maintenance - Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
Fleet Maintenance - A2
Fleet Maintenance - Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
Fleet Maintenance - A4
Fleet Maintenance - Time to Multitask
Fleet Maintenance - A6
Fleet Maintenance - Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
Fleet Maintenance - A8
Fleet Maintenance - Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Fleet Maintenance - Tool Review
Fleet Maintenance - A11
Fleet Maintenance - A12
Fleet Maintenance - Products
Fleet Maintenance - A14
Fleet Maintenance - A15
Fleet Maintenance - A16
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/may2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/april2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/toolsandshopequipment_april2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/march2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/february2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/december2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/october2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/september2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/august2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/july_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/june2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/may2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/toolsandequipmentsupplement-april2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/april2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/march2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/february2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/December2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/october2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/september2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/august2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/july2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/June_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/may2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/toolsandshopequipmentsupplement
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/april2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/march2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/february2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/december2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/october2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/september2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/august2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/vehicleliftguide2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/july2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/june2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/may2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/april2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/industryinnovations-March2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/toolsandshopequipment
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/march2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/fleetmaintenance/januaryfebruary2019
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com