The Stinger allows you to evacuate the refrigerant, whether liquid or vapor, from your A/C or refrigeration units. DIY Toolmongers’ll probably want to check the local equipment rental shops before shelling out for this tool — after all, how often do you need to mess with your refrigerant before it’s completely leaked out? More importantly, how much fun is it when you tell people that you’re renting a Stinger? (Rental places always carry cool stuff — why not missiles?)
The Stinger weighs only 24 lbs — lightweight compared to other recovery systems. Bacharach makes it in 110V and 220V versions, both of which can handle all commonly used CFCs, HFCs, and HCFCs.
Amazon lists the 110V version for $528.