Extractor Tools

The motor industry, and the manufacturing industry in general, require a very delicate and precise hand. Which is why extractor tools, commonly referred to as gear and bearing pullers, are such an integral part of any toolbox.

An extractor tools allows the technician or handyman to steadily and gently remove mechanical components from a system without harming or bumping any other sections of the system. When a hand just isn’t enough, it’s time to pull out a extractor tool to help you with the job.

More often than not the factory-trained technicians at Ideal Tool Repair spend more time refurbishing and replacing extractor tools than they do repairing them, due to their very simplistic mechanical design. However, part replacements do occur occasionally once significant wear has occurred.

Extractor tools, or pullers, are incredibly versatile and are using on an enormous selection of components.



Extractor Tool Applications

  • Boat Motors
  • Small Engines
  • Starters
  • Conveyer Belts
  • Golf Carts
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Timing Gears
  • Snowmobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Washing Machines
  • Battery Terminal Removal
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Air Compressors
  • Power Steering Pumps
  • Harmonic Balancers
  • Fly Wheels

Extractor tools come in a variety of sizes and types, each suited to different applications. When selecting the correct puller for the job, it’s crucial to take certain points into consideration.



Selecting the Right Extractor Tool

  • Puller Reach - When choosing an extractor tool, make certain the available distance between the pulling surface of the jaw and the jaw head of the extractor tool is enough to attach the puller.
  • Puller Spread – The extractor tool spread is double the distance from the center bolt to the pulling surface of the jaw. Ensure that the extractor tool you’ve selected has a large enough spread to attach to the component being removed.
  • Tonnage – This is the amount of pulling force that can be exerted by the extractor tool. A rule of thumb is that the center bolt diameter must be at least ½ the diameter of the shaft from which the component is being removed.

Extractor tools can frequently be used to lift heavy and even dangerous components in environments with lots of moving parts, so always wear a good pair of gloves and safety glasses.

Ideal Tool & Equipment Service is your source for prompt and complete parts replacement and service by technicians you can trust. We're a family-owned brick and mortar business, servicing generations of cordless power tool users in Philadelphia and the tri-state area since 1952.




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