For use with 20" to 26" solid wheelchair tire tires
Included pegs are 7/16", and 5/8" (the 7/16" peg is used for 7/16", 1/2", and 12 mm inner diameter bearings). The 5/8" peg is used for stretching the tire
Spacer included which helps keep the handrim from getting damaged
Sold individually (each)
Most solid wheelchair tires are made smaller than the rim they fit and require a substantial amount of stretching to install. With this tool you can mount the wheel and tire onto the tool and as you turn the wheel the large steel peg will stretch the tire onto the rim. It makes quick work of installing solid wheelchair tires of all types onto most wheelchair rims.
This tool has one peg for the wheelchair wheel axle and one peg to keep the tire stretched away from the wheel as you turn it. The tool itself is clamped in a solidly mounted bench vise giving you a stable platform to apply the necessary rotational force on the wheel needed to stretch the tire. The biggest difference between this tool and our economy tire tool is the larger and more robust square tubing which has more surface area for the jaws of your vise to clamp onto. The heavier gauge steel is less prone to bending and is ideal for repetitive use. It also comes with a handy spacer so you can keep your handrim from getting damaged if the wheel is mounted face down.
This tool is mounted in a bench vise. Your bench vise has to be mounted securely to a solid surface (such as a work bench). The work bench (or other surface) itself must be securely fastened to the floor or wall. Remember, you will be using a great deal of force to stretch the tire onto the rim and using an unsecured work surface could pose a danger.
A must have tool, November 16, 2023 By Leo (San Diego)(Verified)
Purchased this tool to help me install 2 new solid tires on our son's chair. It is not an easy job to do with the tool, probably next to impossible w/o it. The instructions state the need for a solid bench vise and work bench. It's true. I also had to put the tires in some fairly warm water for a while to help get them a little more flexible. The tie wrap tip was helpful.
Holy Guacamole!, October 11, 2021 By Tom (Caseyville, IL)(Verified)
I replace motorcycle, car, and truck tires myself. I have NEVER had the problems with them that I had when attempting to put a new tire on my wife's chair! I busted one of the tires attempting a YouTube installation technique and decided to bite the bullet and get this tool. WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!. It was STILL a pain to do, but with about 8 large zipties and this tool I was able to get the job done. The tool is nice and heavy, goes together easily, and is held in your vice (so if you don't have one, be aware). The tool worked exactly as described. You'll need to eat your Wheaties before attempting to seat a solid wheel onto the rim, but this item makes it SO much easier! #worththemoney
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