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Craftsman  Brake Bleeder Vacuum Test Kit perform one person Brake bleeding; Automotive; Motorcycle ; ATV many other uses

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Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 12 in L x 9 in W x 3 in
Product Overview:
Auto Tool Type: Brake system
Item Weight (lbs.): 2.8
Package Contents: Vacuum Pump; 24 inch Vacuum & bleed hoses & accessoies
Materials & Finishes:
Material: Durable Metal Die-Cast Contruction with Heavy-Duty Guage
Guides & Instructions:
User Guide Included: Yes
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 1 year full

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Brake Bleeder Vacuum Test Kit Offers Single-Person Convenience

Brakes are the most important part of a safely running vehicle, and the Craftsman brake bleeder vacuum test kit is an essential part of keeping them working reliably. This single-person system allows you to bleed brakes, siphon fluids out of various systems in your vehicle, and perform vacuum tests without the need of an assistant. Use it on any type of vehicle, including your passenger car, motorcycle or recreational vehicle.

This brake bleeder vacuum test kit comes with a manual vacuum, vacuum canister, pressure gauge, tubing, and a range of connectors that allow you to hook into virtually any automotive hose. Different shapes and sizes of tips ensure that you get a leak-free seal every time, regardless of what you're doing. Sturdy aluminum and plastic components are designed to last for years to come, forming an indispensable part of your home auto shop.

  • The Craftsman brake bleeder vacuum test kit boasts a wide range of uses
  • Includes a variety of ends and connectors for a leak-free fit on any applicable system
  • Vacuum suction allows you to bleed your brake system solo
  • Manual operation eliminates need for a power source
  • Includes a pressure gauge so you can test for vacuum leaks and malfunctioning switches
  • Works with virtually all transportation and recreational vehicles
  • Quality construction is intended to last for years

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Added on May 13, 2010

 

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2 Reviewers (17.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise4 found this helpful
RoroX
Feb 12 , 2008
MityVac Reloaded
This is essentially the same as the MityVac 4000 unit they also have. The only differences are: - Sear's comes with a repair kit - MityVac's comes with a molded case, but NO repair kit. Minor difference - on the handle, the Sear unit has Craftsman written while the other has - you guessed! - Mityvac. Both use the same repair kit. The manual is largely obsolete - it still deals with *really* old vacuumatic engine transducers (there is even a thermally controlled vacuumatic valve) -never seen these in cars newer than 15 years :) The unit itself is good quality, quite heavy and a bit of a pain to use due to the force required to repeatedly squeeze the handles. All in all, good. WARNING!!! the seals DO NOT resist brake fluid. You would think they would cope since the unit is meant to bleed brakes. The nitrile rubber used is susceptible to all but silicon based brake fluids. However, there is a suction container that will ensure that the fluid is not sucked into the pump, AS LONG AS you do not overfill, tip or otherwise abuse the tool. Once you buy it, you might realize that would you have known that there is an option to have a vacuum/pressure tool you would have bought that one - yep, Mityvac has this available. You can also purchase a conversion kit, but this is a waste of money. All in all, an "OK" tool, meant for the DIY infrequent tinkerer. Not for professional usage, and not for "serious" usage. Cheep too :) I would recommend that you also consider the cheaper $35 all plastic mityvac one. Does pretty much the same at 60% of the price.
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PerJack
Mar 13 , 2013
A "Just OK" remake/rebadge with repair kit. No Sears support, but .....
This tool works OK... sometimes it is difficult to get a good air tight connection but often that can be done by using teflon tape or just plain old fashioned making sure the tubing and attachments are put together properly. The lever only pulls about one cubic inch of vacuum for each pull, and that makes it an effort to vacuum some systems. Someone else said this is to a re-badged Mityvac. I have found it is a cast aluminum version of the plastic Mityvac MV8010 tool (MV8000 kit), or the aluminum MV8510, but with a basic repair kit added in. Because of the repair kit included, this copy is probably better than the Mityvac models if the extra $25 is OK. But there is nothing on Sears PartsDirect for parts or manual for this tool, and the Craftsman name is being dragged down. So, if you lose the manual, or want other repairs or parts, the only way to get them is use the Mityvac models as a source. Sears are losing me on this.
 

Neutron937

Beloit, WI

Apr 28 , 2013
Overall
Made in China

Bleeder catch tank will not seal properly. Fittings will not seal properly. the vacuum release is in the worst possible location, you will accidentally hit it during normal operation. I find the quality so poor that I will try to return this to sears for a refund.


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PerJack

Jackson, TN

Mar 13 , 2013
via sears.com
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A "Just OK" remake/rebadge with repair kit. No Sears support, but .....

This tool works OK... sometimes it is difficult to get a good air tight connection but often that can be done by using teflon tape or just plain old fashioned making sure the tubing and attachments are put together properly. The lever only pulls about one cubic inch of vacuum for each pull, and that makes it an effort to vacuum some systems. Someone else said this is to a re-badged Mityvac. I have found it is a cast aluminum version of the plastic Mityvac MV8010 tool (MV8000 kit), or the aluminum MV8510, but with a basic repair kit added in. Because of the repair kit included, this copy is probably better than the Mityvac models if the extra $25 is OK. But there is nothing on Sears PartsDirect for parts or manual for this tool, and the Craftsman name is being dragged down. So, if you lose the manual, or want other repairs or parts, the only way to get them is use the Mityvac models as a source. Sears are losing me on this.


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bikerbob04

Ventura, CA

Jul 23 , 2012
via sears.com
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Craftsman Brake Bleeder Vacuum Test Kit

I work on my motorcycles and not having anyone around when I do the brakes, I find this tool kit invaluable. I also used it to test vacuum switches on my truck when engine codes came up. This tool is a must have for any DIY guy or girl in the garage.


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DuceNova

Endicott, NY

Apr 9 , 2012
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Best & Least Expensive Brake Bleeder

Our youngest son and I do all of our repair work on our and friends vehicles. One area of our work that is sometime FRUSTRATING is bleeding brakes because NORMALY it take two people: one to pump the brakes, one to bleed the brakes. They have to be able to communicate what each is doing OR the brakes don?t get bled properly. We bought this bleeder an are 100% pleased with it. In fact, his 1998 Suzuki GSXR750's front brake have NEVER worked well until we bled them with the Craftsman Brake Bleeder Vacuum Test Kit!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bradstang1986

Mahopac, NY

Dec 15 , 2011
via sears.com
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Not enough suction, bad seals.

I've had this brake bleeder tool for about 2 years. I've had better luck using it for other jobs than brake bleeding. It works well to suck fluid out of transcoolers, power steering coolers. I've also used it to pull gear oil out of a rear diff without having to pull the diff cover off.

when trying to use for its intended purpose I found that it was not powerful enough or had a good enough suction/seal to pull brake fluid out and not create more air bubbles than before. It worked a few times, but it was such a hasle I revereted to the old school 1 man bleeder kits.


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Russcrush

Oldsmar, FL

Dec 13 , 2011
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Lots of accessories. Quality construction. Very Good.

I got it on sale. It seemws a little busy with all the parts, but I was able to bleed the brakes after replacing a front brake caliper without having someone step on the pedal. I recommend the product. My neighbor, the retired mechanic, borrowed it after the plastic one he had stopped working. He liked it so much, he went out and bought one for himself.


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kapampangan925

Concord, CA

Apr 15 , 2011
via sears.com
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PRETTY GOOD BLEEDER (ITS AN OK PRODUCT)

THIS PRODUCT IS PRETTY GOOD 50 MILES/HR FULL SUCTION AND IT IS FACTS NO LIE PURE BLEEDER,YOU CAN TELL THEY PUT TIME ON THIS PRODUCT,SO BUY IT I USED IT ON CLUTCH ITS PRETTY GOOD AND IT WILL WORK ON BRAKES THATS FOR SURE.


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tkremer212

Alexandria, KY

Apr 1 , 2011
via sears.com
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Have not used too much


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soulman4691

Newtown Square, PA

Dec 4 , 2009
via sears.com
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are we selling away our country

when i got home to blled th brakes on my harley the little bottle sould not seal properly to the lid. thus creating a vacuum leak and not pulling and vacuum at the bleeder screw!!!!!  come on cfraftsman yall are really letting me down...what happened did yall outsource to china????are we selling our country away. this just about did it for me yall just lost a loyal crafsman. i would buy craftsman in the past but not now days


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bugged

Belmont, CA

Sep 27 , 2009
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Not enough suction for bleeding brakes

The kit includes lots of accessories, but it takes many, many squeezes of the trigger to suck out brake fluid, and even when I wrapped teflon tape around the fittings (as suggested in the manual), I couldn't get a good enough fit to prevent air getting into the system. It took forever to fill a 4-oz. vial. In the end, I used to old-fashioned method--my wife in the driver's seat, pressing the brake while I opened the valve, and telling her to let up while I closed it. That worked much more quickly, effectively, and easily.


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