Disc Brake Spreader
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AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader

Part No. AC562/W209 Warranty Details  
Designed to compress disk brake pistons for easy brake pad installation

Product Features:
  • Durable pushing plate
  • Lifetime warranty
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Assorted Adapters:No
Material:Rolled Steel
Multiple Applications:No
Plier Type:No
Type:Disc Brake Spreader

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AutocraftDisc Brake Spreader
 
2.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Always wanted one

    Have always used a C-clamp since disk brakes were installed on vehicles.
    This works better.

    Have always used a C-clamp since disk brakes were installed on vehicles.
    This works better.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Helps some ??

    Its easy to use, after a few uses the plastic knob striped out & came off. Had to use locking pliers to clamp on shaft in order to finish the job.

    Its easy to use, after a few uses the plastic knob striped out & came off. Had to use locking pliers to clamp on shaft in order to finish the job.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    1.0

    Broke on first use!

    By 

    from Wausau, WI

    About Me Casual Driver

    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

      • Broke
      • Broke First Time Used
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

        Tried to use Brake Spreader and it broke the first time I tried to use it. Very disappointed in product as the part is now useless without even performing its intended task.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review(earn points)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works Great

        By 

        from North Aurora, Il.

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

            Much easier than fumbling with a C Clamp. Worked perfectly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review(earn points)

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Always wanted one

            By 

            from va

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                Have always used a C-clamp since disk brakes were installed on vehicles.
                This works better.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review(earn points)

                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth the cost

                By 

                from Bel Air, MD

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer
                Level 4

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                  No problems at all using this tool. Not sure why others had problems. Was much easier than using a C-clamp. Seems as though it is sturdy enough to last for quite a while.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review(earn points)

                  (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works good and cheap

                  By 

                  from Lake Mary, FL

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Learning Mechanic

                  Ask me a question

                  Level 5

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Cheap Handle

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                  It does what it's supposed to but I can understand what other people have said about the handle breaking or stripping, it hasn't happend to me yet just because I was careful when using it and if you are careful when using it then you will have no problems and this works good.

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                  (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  this product is junk

                  By 

                  from new haven ct

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                      the thing stripped out after one use a real junk tool donot buy

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                      (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      cheaply made. not worth the money

                      By 

                      from Fairfax, VA

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                          cheap plastic cap that came off after first use. The round disc at the end came off after first use as well. You're better off loaning a disc brake caliper set from advance auto parts (leave a $20 deposit that will be refunded once you return the set) or go buy a better quality one from somewhere else.

                          Comment on this review(earn points)

                          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Cheap tool save your money

                          By 

                          from apopka

                          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Back yard mech, Casual Driver

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                            • None

                            Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                            handle is plastic and easily strips once pressure is on it, some brakes take a little pressure. save your money

                            Comment on this review(earn points)

                            (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Cheap tool, do not buy

                            By 

                            from Madisonville, Tn

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast

                            3 or more reviews submitted

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Upkeep

                              Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                              Has cheap plastic knob, can't get good grip on it. Too much play in nut welded to bracket, allowed shaft to cross tread during first use. Cheap junk from China, do not buy this tool.

                              Comment on this review(earn points)

                              (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Helps some ??

                              By 

                              from Inez, KY.

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Autocraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                                  Its easy to use, after a few uses the plastic knob striped out & came off. Had to use locking pliers to clamp on shaft in order to finish the job.

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                                  2 Questions | 3 Answers
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                                  • Q:

                                    Can the brake spreader tool work on rear disc brake pad replacement on a 2006 Audi A4?
                                    Asked on 4/24/2010 by Steve from Pompano Beach, Florida

                                    2 answers

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      Yes. It is meant for disc brakes.

                                      Answered on 4/26/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                    • A:

                                      Watch out and make sure you have a VAG COM these guys don't know jack about how the new electronic brakes work on cars.

                                      Answered on 6/4/2010 by tj from ocala, fl
                                  • Q:

                                    Does this tool allow the piston to spin as it is pushed back in.
                                    Asked on 3/15/2010 by AJ from moncks corner sc

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      This tool pushes the caliper piston inward.

                                      Answered on 3/23/2010 by kevin from AAP
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