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This weekend we ended up having to pull the battery out of a Porsche 944 S2 we’re working on, and it’s not exactly easy. The battery’s way in the back right near the hood hinges, and you have to lift it straight up out of a pretty tight little box; There’s very little room to get your hands in around it to lift.

This would have been the bomb, and I’m planning on ordering one for the next time I get stuck removing that battery.  It’s a plastic handle with two adjustable “claws” that grab onto the battery’s posts to give you a nice handle for lifting and carrying.

All things considered, I wish I’d had one earlier.  The corporate site below shows better pictures, but they appear to only sell in case quantities.  No problem, though.  Lots of merchants on the web sell them individually starting at around $8 each.

Though we didn’t see any photos of it, they also make a version for side-terminaled batteries starting at around $12.  Maybe I’ll pick up one of each.

“The Claw” Top Post Battery Lifter [EZ-Red Co.]
Street Pricing [Froogle]


2 Responses to Finds: EZ-Red Top Post Battery Lifter

  1. Michael says:

    This is definitely a case of “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Brickmason’s have used brick tongs to carry multiple bricks (6-11 or so) at a time for almost two hundred years. Examples can be seen here- http://hand-tools.hardwarestore.com/25-96-brick-tongs.aspx

  2. sam says:

    Thanks for the post… I really need one!!! I tried to find the location that was mentioned but unable to find it… where can I find these life savers???

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