You need the right tools to swap brake parts on your street machine unless you want it to become a lawn ornament. For most jobs, a large wrench and a hammer will do, but other times, a special touch is needed. Sadly, the bleeder screw attached to your brake caliper is a fragile bit of metal that's ready to shear off at the first turn of a wrench. And, you're left in a puddle of brake fluid and metal shavings trying to drill the bleeder remnants from the caliper. There's a solution to keep your next brake job from becoming an exercise in pain and frustration - The Phoenix Systems Brake Free Bleed Screw Remover.
This little doo-dad can be used with a standard hammer or, more effectively, with an air hammer to gently rattle the bleeder screw loose. It's so effective that during its initial testing on 30 rusty, junkyard cars, the Phoenix Systems Brake Free Bleed Screw Remover successfully yanked 29 bleeder screws without issue. That's a feat that no amount of experience or penetrating oil can match.
Simply put the device over the screw and work it until it comes loose. Rust, dirt and miscellaneous crud won't stop the Phoenix Systems Brake Free Bleed Screw Remover. The tremendous time savings and ease of use make this tool a must have for the DIY'er and professional technician alike. 90 day warranty.
Reviewed by Jeff S (LYNDHURST, VA) — Sep 08, 2014 12:39 PM
I tried to use this on a stuck bleeder valve, but still could not remove it. My conclusion is if you try heating and taping the valve and it wont come out, then it probably wont come out with this thing either. This is a pretty simple tool and way over priced. I can't figure out what the 0rings are about, it's all one piece with groves in it for the 0rings. I gave it a two star because I figure with all the vibration and tapping it should help remove bleeder valves, but it didn't work out for me
Reviewed by Dave H (Fremont, OH) — May 21, 2014 3:36 AM
I had a bleeder screw that I been trying everything to break it loose. almost was ready to buy a new caliper, but I figure that id try this tool out first. I connected to an air hammer put the socket on, and put it to work , within 30 seconds it broke it loose, this tool works awesome!!!
Reviewed by Duane K (Aniwa, WI) — Aug 14, 2013 3:53 AM
I watched the video and thought, if it saves 2 calipers, it pays for itself. Well I got it in the mail and went down to the shop and try it out. I grabbed an old rusty caliper out of the corner and put it in the vice and said well.... Well a little ways into it I thought, I'm gonna call and find out how to get my money back! Not happy! Then all of the sudden it loosened up! I was sold! No heat, no penetrating oil, nothing. I highly recommend!!