Installation ToolsOriginally patented by RT/Dygert, these rod seal installation tools are a must have for anyone who often installs rod seals or O-rings. Often these seals need to be placed in small, closed diameter gland openings or deeply set rod grooves. This tool is specifically designed to help with this.
The rod seal installation tool works by basically allowing the seal to be held securely, while bending it to reduce the overall outer diameter. Once the bottom undeformed portion of the seal is in the groove, the tool can be released and removed. Installation is completed by snapping the remaining part of the seal into the groove.
This tool comes in three different sizes:
The IT-100 for 1 to 1.5" shafts
The IT-150 for 1.5 to 2.0" shafts
The IT-200 for 2"+ sized shafts