While doing the yearly maintenance on your lawnmower like a good Toolmonger, you pull the spark plug and discover it’s covered in crud. While replacing the plug is a fine idea, you might save a little dough and a trip to the store by cleaning it and using it for another year. And though you could clean the plug with a little elbow grease, why do it the hard way when this cheap-ass pneumatic spark plug cleaner’ll do the job for you?
Both Harbor Freight and Tool King sell a low-cost pneumatic spark plug cleaner. They look slightly different, but both seem to function similarly. Hook the 1/4″ inlet of the cleaner to your compressor, crank the pressure regulator to 90 PSI, and pray you have enough CFM’s (7.7) to get this baby to clean. Then choose air or abrasive cleaning with the turn of a switch, stick the plug in the opposite end, and hit the start button — and see whether the plug looks like new or, more probably, slightly cleaner.
The $10 price even includes the abrasive material — but is this cheap-ass tool a bargain, or is it just a cheap tool? If you’ve had experience with one of these things, let us know in the comments.