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Old 10-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Best good mechanical nut splitter?

Talking about these:



Would love to get a hazet or stahlwille but both are over $100 and the snap on nut splitter for 60ish isnt fully enclosed as i would like.

Anyone know of a good made in usa/canada/germany nut splitter's that get the job well done every time?
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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I've seen a General one for like $35 thats made in the USA.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
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Gotta say I have never used one.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:53 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:19 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #6
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Craftsman. I have used it a few times, very heavy built. I also own a General and it seems fine too, but no better.

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Best good mechanical nut splitter?

Snap-on makes a nice one. My dremel with a cut off wheel is also a nice tool to split nuts.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:51 PM   #8
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Default Re: Best good mechanical nut splitter?

I have a couple of Nut spltters from Canadian Tire. They are the Mastercraft Maximum brand, so they are like the professional level. Havent had any problems with the yet. If they dont break the nut off, a die grinder usually does the trick
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:55 AM   #10
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:11 PM   #12
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:44 PM   #13
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I've used both open, much like the Snap-on above, and the closed type.
My experience was that the open type was superior in the real world...the potentially stronger closed ones could not get to as many of the problems as the open, which not only had the open side to create a clear area but had a cutter that could be swiveled to any angle.
Mine was sold by KD, and looks about like a micrometer on steroids. It has an angled shaft, unlike the Snap-on, which gives it some of its ability to reach into tight places.
I think from memory that there is a ball between the cutting ram and the drive screw to handle the angle. It reaches into surprisingly tight nooks and will reliably kill anything it can get its tooth into.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:30 PM   #14
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Kukko (closed type) + Baldur/Gedore (open type - hydraulic version)
but price is around what Hazet + the others charge. Both types work. The hydraulic one the best, but it donīt fit everywhere.

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Old 10-08-2010, 06:47 PM   #15
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Just picked up a KUKKO 55-1 nutsplitter

Funny thing is i picked it up before seeing monte's response, but since hes the man of the old world i feel good about my purchase!

Will update when it gets here.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #16
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why use a nut splitter when you can use a dremel tool with a small cutoff wheel to get the job done?
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:30 PM   #17
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why use a nut splitter when you can use a Dremel tool with a small cutoff wheel to get the job done?
Faster and no need for a air line or electrical cord. I have a older Craftsman and it has always worked when I needed it to.
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Default Re: Best good mechanical nut splitter?

I have the Craftsman one and it has worked for me the few times I've needed it.
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Default Re: Best good mechanical nut splitter?

Fellas -

Bumping an old thread instead of starting a new one...

I'm in need of a nut splitter, but my primary will be Dremel with cutoff wheel. Just need backup in case the Dremel won't fit.

Is Tekton a good brand? Reasonable price but very average reviews --http://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-7580-Nut-Splitter-2-Piece/dp/B000NPZ4ZI/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-5&keywords=nut+splitter

Saw a Craftsman on eBay, but now I can't find the link.

Snap On, Facom, etc, look nice, but I don't want to drop $100 for this.

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Default Re: Best good mechanical nut splitter?

If you want longevity of tool life stay away from Taiwan/china made. I have an old HF set which has cut around 8 nuts (which is 6 more than I ever intended it to last) and it's only got 1 or 2 left in it - the pressure screw threads are very damaged and the small body internal threads are similar (the more used body). They look similar to the closed ones shown above. They are about 10 years old. On the other hand I have my father's KD splitter which is at least 40 years old and was used in a working garage for several years with no noticeable wear or damage. It looks like the hydraulic one above except the pressure screw goes into the body instead of that large hydro cylinder. (Kd715). Not sure of today's KD coo or current quality so I might buy a Snappy or Facom if I were to buy today. You'll love it - much faster than a Dremel and get's into tighter spots.
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