Patented by RT Dygert, these tools are a must have for anyone who often installs rod seals or O-Rings. Frequently, 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 situation.
The rod seal installation tool works by allowing the seal to be held securely, while bending it to reduce the overall outer diameter. Once the bottom untwisted 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.
See installation tool instructions here: