Brake Spring Pliers
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AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers

Part No. AC556 Warranty Details  
Easily removes and installs shoe return springs on most drum brakes

Product Features:
  • Tempered carbon steel for strength and durability
  • Zinc plated finish resists corrosion
  • Lifetime warranty
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Chrome Plated:No
Function:Easily Removes and Installs Shoe Return Springs on
Handle Color/Finish:Zinc Plated
Handle Material:Carbon Steel
Heavy Duty:No
Length:305 mm
Multi-Function:No
Notched End:No
Package Quantity:1
Plier Material:Carbon Steel
Socket End:No

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AutoCraftBrake Spring Pliers
 
3.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
  • Small cars (3)
  • Trucks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must tool for working on drum brakes.

By 

from North Carolina

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars

    Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

    Just changed the rear shoes on a 1987 Mustang. This tool is a must have for changing drum brake shoes. I was able to take old springs off and install new ones with no problem. Worth every penny!!!!!!

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    • No

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not as handy

    By 

    from Tampa, Florida

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Incompatible

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

    I truly should have returned this item since it did not help me on the job that I performed. My guess is that this tool is intended for trucks or larger vehicles as I have a Toyota Camry and it did not help me one bit. It seems to be a solid tool but not intended for small or medium size vehicles. I was not able to use any of its "featured" uses as it was too big.

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    • No

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    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No Help on Pontiac Vibe

    By 

    from Carmel, NY

    About Me Casual Driver

    Level 3

    Pros

      Cons

      • Incompatible

      Best Uses

        Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

        For the price, it can't hurt to buy them and have them on hand in case they help, but on my 2008 Pontiac Vibe, regular pliers worked better for reattaching springs. I would buy a separate hold down spring tool.

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        • No

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        worth it

        By 

        from Long Island NY

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        Verified Buyer
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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Helps

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Drum Brake

          Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

          for a few bucks it helps

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          • No

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          (5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Works As Advertised

          By 

          from Webster, MA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

            Ordered brake tool online for replacing rear brakes on my Ford Taurus. This tool works for the spring removals and the clip/spring removals. A basic brake tool, but not of the highest quality. While it will do the occasional job, it shouldn't be used for daily work as I don't believe it will hold up. The end rounded spring clip on the pliers does get stuck on the other plier end sometimes, and the metal is soft, but as I said, it does what it is suposed to.

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            • No

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            (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            They work

            By 

            from Michigan

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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            Level 4

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

              Dont be the guy using a screwdriver to stretch springs & pliers on the backing plate retainers. No, this is not a lifetime warrantied tool from the big guys BUT for the low price it does many jobs & will last longer than it really should-pricewise. The right tool for the job makes everything easier.

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              • No

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Worthless Toor - Returned for refund

              By 

              from Highland Park, NJ

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • None

              Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

              Very flimsly, tool jams on itself, difficult to grab springs.

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              • No

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worked good

              Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

              Worked good

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              (9 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              OK

              By 

              from KY

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage

              Comments about AutoCraft Brake Spring Pliers:

              OK

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