Cotter Pin Pullers provides excellent leverage in prying out cotter pins quickly and easily. It design includes heavy duty plastic handle plated shaft and point made of heat treated high carbon steel. It is used easily and safely removes steel cotter pins from confined areas. It facilitates use of the tool with either a pull or a twist motion. It provides a familiar, comfortable grip, safe and effective removal of cotter pins, used in repairing both small and large machinery. It allows removal with either pull or twist motion. It has heavy duty screwdriver handle with comfort grip. Pins are removed by hitting anvil sharply. Side handle ensures a firm grip. Tough steel hook is replaceable.
A cotter pin is a metal fastener with two tines that are bent during installation. This function is similar to a staple or rivet. It is typically made of wire with a half-circular cross section, a new cotter pin that has its flat inner surfaces touching one another for most of its length, so that it appears to be a split cylinder. Once inserted, the two ends of the pin are bent apart, locking it in place. In order to facilitate the initial separation of the tines, one tine of the cotter pin is often noticeably longer than the other. Cotter pins are frequently used to secure other fasteners.