How to Use Dent Pulling Tools in Your Workshop

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There’s nothing quite as frustrating as denting a fender on your car or your motorcycle and not being able to get it out. Fortunately, there are tools that you can use to pull those dents right out of the metal so you can return your beloved ride back to its original condition. Let’s learn how to use dent pulling tools in your workshop today!

What are dent pulling tools?

Dent pulling tools are used to remove dents from cars, metal, and other materials. You can use these tools with a variety of different materials including aluminium, plastic, fibreglass, and steel. The most common type of dent removal tool is the hammer. Hammer dent pullers work by using the weight and the force of the hammerhead to remove a dent. The hammer’s head is usually made out of lead or steel with a rubber cushion attached for grip and safety purposes. Hammer dent pullers come in several different sizes ranging from 2 pounds to 12 pounds; this will depend on how much power you need for your project.

How do you use them?

Dent-pulling tools are a great way to repair dents without damaging the original paint. They work by inserting them into the dent and then using tension and leverage to pull the metal back up. The best way to use them is by starting from the inside of the dent and working your way out. Here are some more tips: 

1) Be careful not to use too much pressure as this may cause damage. 

2) Make sure you don’t pull on any part of your car that has body mouldings as they can easily be pulled off. 

3) You might need an extra set of hands if there are multiple dents you want to remove or if it’s hard for you to reach certain areas.

What are some common applications for dent pulling tools?

Dent pulling tools are used for removing dents and creases from metal surfaces. Common applications include removing dents from car bodies, auto fenders, bumpers, and hoods; removing creases from aluminium roof panels, doors, and hoods; and removing creases from steel plates. Dents can be pulled with a variety of tools depending on the thickness of the metal surface. For example, a thin panel such as an aluminium roof may only need a puller or pusher tool to remove the dent. A more heavy-duty application may require multiple pullers and pry bars as well as an air hammer (or some other power source) to make quick work of the job.

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