Our brace tools are used as an anchor point when used with our Nut Buster during removing and/or replacing nuts, glands, etc. The adjustable brace tool captures clevises by using a threaded shaft to move brace supports tight against the clevis thus reducing bearing damage and is recommended for high torque nuts and shafts.
Adjustable Brace Tools | MSD-ABT, MSD-ABT-40K/50K, MSD-ABT-70K/100K
The Adjustable Brace Tools are used to hold the cylinder tube or rod in place while the nut is removed. The brace tool uses a threaded rod through the clevis of the cylinder tube or rod to pull the uprights tight against the cylinder. This provides maximum support to the tube or rod. The uprights can be adjusted to a wide variety of clevis dimensions to help the Brace tool provide maximum rigidity. The heavy-duty adjustable brace tool with its 1-1/2” (38.1 mm) thick uprights will handle the high twisting loads developed by the Nut Buster.
Standard & Heavy Duty ABT 16.5” | MSD-ABT-S165 | MSD-ABT-H165
The MSD-ABT-S165 Brace Tool has a center height of 16-1/2” (419.1 mm). The brace tool is used to hold the cylinder tube or rod in place while the piston nut or head gland is removed. The brace tool uses a 1-1/2” (38.1 mm) threaded rod through the clevis of the cylinder or rod to pull the uprights tight against the clevis. This provides maximum support to the tube or rod.
The brace tool can accommodate a clevis of 25” (635 mm) in diameter and 20” (508 mm) in width.
Fixed Brace Tool | MSD-BT
Our standard brace tool is used to capture clevis ends of shafts by simply inserting the pin through any hole of the tool and securing it with the pins provided. This brace tool is intended to be used with the pull a-part system. The brace tool mounts on the slide plates, which are predrilled for this tool.
Brace Tool 15.75 | MSD-BT-15.75
The Brace Tool 15.75 is used to pull apart the rod assembly from the cylinder tube. It is typically used as a set, one holding the rod clevis and the other holding the base clevis. It comes with a 2” threaded rod. The maximum diameter this tool can handle is 31”. The maximum clevis width is 15.75”. This brace tool attaches to one of these slide plates (MSD-SP-15.75 or MSD-SP-PA-15.75). The slide plate is sold separately.
Brace Tool 19.5 SL | MSD-BT-19.5-SL
The Brace Tool SD 19.5 SL Brace Tool was designed to be used with the pull a part cylinder. The minimum clevis width 2.25″ (57mm), maximum clevis width 15.75″ (400mm) & maximum diameter is 38″ (965.2mm).
Vertical Brace Tool | MSD-VBT, MSD-VBTET
The Automatic Slide Plate is available with two options: Vertical brace tool (MSD-VBT) and Vertical Brace Tool Extra Tall (MSD-VBTET). The MSD-VBT has a maximum clevis diameter of 16-1/2” (419.1 mm) by 17” (431.8 mm) wide. The MSD-VBTET has a maximum clevis diameter of 24” (609.6 mm) by 13” (330.2 mm) wide.
These Vertical Brace Tools are used with the Automatic Slide Plate (MSD-ASP).