"I am not an auto mechanic, I have a 4 wheel drive truck that Ive
built up and take off road. When things break on my truck, especially on the
trail, Id like to have the tools and ability to fix them.
Most folks are not as clumsy however Ive messed up a wheel lug
while taking off or putting on a large Mud Terrain tire more times than I care
to mention. After the first time I learned not to put the lug nut back on and
cross thread the thing. Ive saved a few by filing or chasing the thread with a
die and/or a spare lug nut. That is a pain but not nearly as bad as the few of
times I had to change the lug.
The last time I was off road I cut the sidewall of a tire (aired down to about
18psi and on a very rocky trail) and had to change it. I messed up yet another
wheel lug in two spots. One near the end of the lug preventing the use of a
regular die and one back far enough to prevent me from being able to stroke a
file through it. Before taking the wheel hub apart to change it I found the Split
Die Thread Repair Tool on the web.
I wasn't getting the whole kit to try it out but for $20 plus
S&H ($26.49) I took a gamble and ordered the 12M x 1.25 size for my lug.
This thing worked so well I didnt even have to put a wrench on it; just some
oil, a 6 point socket and turned it by hand. I didnt even need to take the
tire off. Like a few minutes, clean up took longer.
For a hobbyist like me it was worth every penny. I believe that
for someone who makes a living with tools, the Split
Die Thread Repair Tool would be a wise investment and would pay for itself
the first time it was used."
seized lug nut caused thread damage on the very end of a stud. There was
sufficient good thread left on the stud, but a normal die couldn't be used for
repair, since the damaged threads would have prevented getting a proper start
with the die. The split-die tool was exactly the right idea, since it could be
placed on the undamaged part of the stud, and then backed out to restore the
thread at the stud end. On some vehicles, there is a special place on the
steering knuckle where the studs can be removed and re-installed, but not on
this particular model. As I understood it, replacing the stud would have
required removing and disassembling the steering knuckle, and reassembling it
with a new bearing. A new lug nut installed easily onto the repaired threads, and
torqued to specification, saving significant cost and time."
Tool Supply put in the extra effort that helped us finish our project on
time. We had an issue with stripped threads on
a foundation bolt. Thread Tool was able to source everything we needed
for the repair - even when they didn't have it at hand, and get it to us
overnight. Great customer service, and we look forward to doing business
are very pleased with the industrial thread repair kit supplied by Murray
Tool. Our technicians have found it to be the ideal tool to restore
damaged stud threads. The split die design makes for a quick and easy set
up and operating the die with a standard 6 point socket makes even hard to
reach studs accessible without removing adjoining parts."
Middleton & Meads Co.
"Your die is amazing. Without it, I would have had to pull out the
engine on the motorcycle I was repairing, split the case and replace the
crank. A standard die wouldn't work because the shaft was the same O.D.
as the threads, so a standard die would not go over the shaft to reach the
threaded portion. Your tool worked like a charm. You saved me a
couple thousand dollars today in labor and parts. I own an independent
Harley Davidson repair shop and I will definitely use your products again, I
will also recommend it to my other mechanic friends."
"It took only 20 minutes using Murray's Split Die Repair Tool to rethread
the motor shaft on a centrifuge unit. To disassemble, machine thread, and
reassemble would have taken 5 hours. We realized a savings of 4 hours 40
minutes, or $313 on the first use."
National Institutes of Health
"In the tire sales and auto repair business the most common problem is
wheel stud damage. This damage usually occurs on the end or halfway down
the stud's threads. By applying the Split Die beneath the damaged area we
are able to accurately clean the outer threads. Other chasers or dies
actually try to make new threads that would not always match inner threads, in
essence creating two different sets of thread pitch, making it impossible to
properly seat the lug. We use the time saving Murray Tool Split Die more
than once per day, saving between $18 and $36 per wheel, and it's improved our
customer relations significantly."
Southern Tire & Auto
Lexington Park, MD
"Reduced downtime on punch press and pump by 50% to 60%. Avoided a
complete tear down of equipment using the Murray Tools product. The tools
paid for themselves the first time they were used."
Square "D" Company
"Worked perfectly. Restored the threads on my outer steering rack in a
single pass. Thanks for a great product!"
Stony Point, NY
"Many times a stud is damaged at the very end. A normal die cannot
repair this damage because it has no threads to catch as a starting
point. Using the Split Die Thread Repair Tool, a wheel stud that had to
be replaced can now be repaired, saving up to an hour in labor and over $19 on
each stud that needs to be repaired."