Remove stubborn and corroded clamping washers quickly and easily with this specialist tool from Laser Tools

Clamping Washers are used by many manufacturers to hold in place underbody heat shields and sound deadening materials. They are light weight sprung steel washers that push on to and grip a simple, coarsely threaded stud that is permanently attached to the vehicle body. Unfortunately they can be tricky to remove once corroded without breaking them or bending the stud. This useful clamping washer tool (part number 7347) has been specifically developed to make the removal and fitting of these clamping washers and easy and straightforward task.

Designed for the 32mm diameter washers, the two steel pins engage with the washer and allow a cordless drill or any ¼" drive wrench to be used to spin the washer and allow it to wind its way off. This method of removal helps avoid breaking the clip, damaging the pin and also helps reduce the chance of the operator cutting themselves on the sharp edged clips, particularly when they break.


Applications include: Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen (OE washer numbers, N90335004, N90335006, and N90796501) and Ford OE 6715468. This type of clamping washer is also found on many other vehicle marques. Compatible with clamping washers from our Connect Workshop Consumables range: part numbers 36149, 36150 & 36571 (all for VAG).


You’ll wonder how you did without it. A professional tool for the professional workshop and available now from your Laser Tools stockist. The 7347 clamping washer tool is typically priced at £28.70 (price + VAT). Remember to check for the best prices and special offers.


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