3-Jaw Oil Filter Wrench
Suitable for removing and installing oil filters ranging from 55mm to 110mm.
Can be used with 1/2" or 3/8" square drive ratchet handle.
Also used with a 21mm hex spanner.
|MG50034||3-Jaw Oil Filter Wrench 75mm -140mm|
An oil-filter wrench is a tool for removing spin-on type oil filters. These filters are smooth, cylindrical canisters with knurling on the bottom that are difficult to grip, especially when they are oily.
One common type of wrench is shown on the right. The loop of chain is placed around the filter, and the bar is turned anticlockwise by hand until the chain wraps itself tightly around the filter. A socket wrench or adjustable spanner is then used to turn the hexagonal bar further in the same direction. This increases the tension in the chain, which bites into the soft metal casing of the oil filter which helps prevent slippage.
Another type uses a metal band that is attached at both ends to a handle. The looped band is placed around the filter and the handle is turned anticlockwise, which puts tension on the band, causing it to grip the filter.