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Toolaremia writes: “If any of you have ever changed the exhaust pipes on a car made in the last 20 years, you’ve dealt with the rubber exhaust hanger supports.  I usually get them off the hanger barbs with a crowbar, WD-40, bloody knuckles, and swearing that would make a sailor proud.  Now I see the Lisle has felt my pain and created a simple solution.  At about $15 delivered, it’s cheaper than stitches, too.”

I have indeed fought with those rubber supports, as I expect many of you have.  In fact, I was convinced for some time that the transfer case was going bad on my ’97 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but it turned out that one of these supports had simply sild off to the side allowing an exhaust hanger to vibrate against the metal hook from time to time under load.

I’m gonna pick one up.  And Toolaremia’s right: street pricing starts under $15.  (If you’re an Amazon shopper, we found it for $16.36 today.)  Lisle makes some good stuff it seems.  I’ve never paid a ton of attention to them, but they make (or sell, at least) a lot of extremely practical and useful tools.

Pipe Hanger Tool [Lisle]
Street Pricing [Froogle]
Buy It Now from Amazon [What is this?]

 

2 Responses to Reader Finds: Lisle’s Pipe Hanger Tool

  1. nrChris says:

    I am a firm believer that the cheap one-use tools, especially in the automotive world, are worth their weight in gold. Or at least worth what you pay for them. I would pay $15 to keep the integrity of my knuckles any day. Too bad they don’t have a similar preventative solution for concrete walls, I keep scraping my knuckles while sweeping the workshop with the push broom. I guess you can’t put a price on attentiveness–too bad.

  2. lev says:

    I just slice the hangers off with a utility knife. You’re going to replace them anyway…

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