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Craftsman  Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit one man Brake Bleeding, Vacuum/Pressure Pump over 100 other Tests

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Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 5 inches
Product Overview:
Auto Tool Type: Specialty
Item Weight (lbs.): 4.2
Number of Pieces: 37
Package Contents: Vacuum/Pressure pump, Vacuum and bleed hoses, 16-oz fluid reservoir with fluid transfer, and etc.,
Materials & Finishes:
Material: Metal Pump Accessories Plastic
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Case Included: Yes
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty

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Craftsman Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit Steps Up Your Garage

Craftsman Professional brake bleeder is a must-have for anyone who wants to save money by fixing up their vehicles. It includes all the tools and equipment you need for vacuum/pressure engine diagnostics, tune-ups, fluid transfer, evacuation and one-person brake bleeding. The test kit comes with a precision vacuum/pressure hand pump and a diaphragm type compound vacuum/pressure gauge.

The Craftsman Professional brake bleeder & automotive test kit one man brake bleeding comes in a carrying case that is 11 inches by 9 inches by 5 inches, and the entire kit weighs only 4.2 lbs so it's highly portable. Besides the hand pump and gauge, the kit also includes a 12 ounce reservoir with a quick connect rigid lid that attaches directly to the pump plus adapters, tapered manifold and vacuum cap plugs, connecting tubes and master cylinder refill kit.

  • Craftsman Professional brake bleeder provides all the equipment necessary for vacuum/pressure diagnostics, tune-ups, fluid transfer, evacuation and one-person brake bleeding
  • Includes a precision vacuum/pressure pump
  • Diaphragm style compound vacuum/pressure gauge
  • 12 Oz. reservoir for fluids
  • Quick connect rigid lid for easy attachment to pump
  • Adapters, tapered manifold and vacuum cap plugs
  • All connecting tubes
  • Master cylinder refill kit
  • Comes in a lightweight carrying case 11" x 9" x 5"
  • Weighs 4.2 lbs
  • 37 Pieces total
  • One-year limited warranty

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  • Available for Gift Wrap

Added on September 25, 2009

 

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14 Reviewers (82.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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robindragoo
Sep 4 , 2012
Great Set for True Professionals!!

This set has it ALL!! This tool is able to check vacuum and bleed brakes.. I like the case it is high impact plastic and has a space to hold all the pieces for this kit.


I am able to check engine vacuum, PCV valves and fuel regulators,as well as EGR valves on vehicles that require it. I like the attachments to automatically fill the brake fluid resevoir while I am bleeding the brakes on any vehicle.

The Instructions are very clear and informative, explaining theories and how to check certain components on the vehicles as well as how to bleed brakes by yourself!!

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BreakAllFixMost
Feb 18 , 2011
Not convinced this bleeder is a true ''professional"

I can't imagine any true professional mechanic wanting to deal with a hand pumped vacuum bleeder. Who designed this thing; some 4th grader who liked all the multi-colored caps that come with this kit, or some designer who's never been in a real garage before? Let me say that the PUMP itself, i.e., the ''real'' tool part of this entire kit, seems to be legit. i checked it several times by putting a glove on the end to ensure it was actually trying to suck/create a vacuum and it was pulling all the way to 30hg.. but the rest of the kit just straight up sucks. well, i wish it sucked! ha. first, you would need to get your own hose to make this thing work as it should in real world conditions. The instructions guide you to cut a piece of the supplied hose to 3.5" and put it between the collection container and the pump itself. Has anyone who designed this been near a brake system on a car? Did they think there exists some magic bench in every wheel well that just holds this container securely so this system will work?! I rhetorically ask this because one fitting on the reservoir lid is a normal hose-barb type fitting that a hose will fairly securely fit over, but the other fitting on the lid is a c-clip-like fitting that i've only seen on fuel-line fittings that have a special hose fitting on the outside of the line so it is securely held by said c-clip.. but it just crimps the hose a little.. it doesn't appear to make an effective seal, unless you hold it the entire time in just the right spot. the pump end is also just a 'slip fit' for the hose, there are no clamps/barbs etc to securely hold the hose on the pump. This would help alot since you need four hands to hold all the crap on this thing securely; there's this fitting, the other end of that hose that goes to the jar lid fitting, the other lid fitting and/or holding the lid on the res jar to make sure it stays sealed, and the only one that would be ''allowably'' questionable since you can't hose clamp it; the bleeder screw on the caliper itself. The lid for the res has like a 1/4" turn to it on locking numbs that never fully feel secure so maybe the leak is in that. A friend of mine has a similiar one of these kits from Sears and he recommends some kind of goop, i guess like vaseline, to help seal the lid. All of it makes some sense except the #$$king slip-in fitting on the reservoir lid. I spent over three hours attempting to bleed my brake system and never felt satisfied that it's happened. On the front lines for over half an hour it was pulling bubbles through the hose like it had an aquarium air pump inside my caliper.. And this was on the line thats closest to the master cylinder.. and the fluid in that hardly moved at all the whole time on the front lines.. so maybe this thing is good for two wheels but not all four?!? I have no idea.. I'm the most mechanic like person i know, other than real mechanics. I've rebuilt engines, replaced pressed in ball joints, suspensions, etc etc so if I can't figure this thing out, I'm going with there's something wrong with IT, not me... BUT anything is possible. My buddy who has a similiar bleeder from Sears says it sounds like somethings wrong because he said his usually takes at most 10 pumps per wheel and its good. He and I have been rebuilding cars for almost 20 years now; he's an automotive engineer by career, so I know he knows what he's talkin about. I have loved the Craftsman line since i was a kid, but now i'm starting to lean towards only mechanics tools that don't have any moving parts. I am planning on returning this kit, and buying a MityVac bleeder that runs off an air compressor..This is supposed to be a good kit; I tend to have bad luck, so I wish you good luck if you purchase this.

 

dlk37086

La Vergne, TN

Sep 25 , 2014
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I like it so far...

This is basically a Mityvac MV8500 Silverline Elite Automotive Kit... with the Sears/Craftsman name on it. Don't get me wrong- that is not a bad thing! This kit is complete- maybe a little TOO complete, LOL. It has just about everything the home mechanic/DIY'er will ever need to do automotive vacuum and/or pressure testing. Personally, I doubt that I will ever use it to bleed brakes, but that's because I use a home-made pressure flusher/bleeder.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ed_the_Mechanic

San Antonio, TX

Sep 2 , 2014
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Good tool - good value

Pump is all metal, comes with plenty of adapters, works as a pump or vacuum pump. Used it to bleed my clutch and worked as I had hoped. Holds pressure or vacuum well. Not really for large systems where a powered pump would be better.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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demskies

San Jose, CA

Aug 15 , 2014
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it does work

after reading a whole bunch of negative reviews I was skeptical but after I purchased it it works great I bled my breaks and I also replaced the power steering fluid.I wasn't sure how to put it together at first But once I found out the gun went directly into the Reservoir I will seT

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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griffijg

Ballston Spa, NY

Jul 30 , 2014
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Works good

The Craftsman Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit one man Brake Bleeding, Vacuum/Pressure Pump over 100 other Tests seems to work pretty good. I only used it once but it did its job. I like that it is a metal pump and not a cheap plastic one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sc2919

Petersburg, VA

Jun 2 , 2014
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Leaks down

Cannot get an accurate assessment due to tool leaking down and you cannot stop it from leaking down.


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kressler

Costa Mesa, CA

Feb 27 , 2014
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vacuum bleeders do not work on ABS brakes

this tool attaches to the brake caliper bleed valve and creates a vacuum to suck the brake fluid out of the system - if you have ABS brakes, it will not work (but a pressure bleeder which attaches to the fluid reservoir works perfectly) - also this tool creates bubbles in the fluid exiting the caliper because air gets sucked into the fluid around the threads of the bleed valve - thus, the tool is completely useless because you cannot tell if the bubbles you see are coming from your car's breaking system or from the tool - the whole point of a brake fluid flush is to make sure there is no air in the system and with this tool you cannot


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86TA355SR

Avon, IN

Oct 26 , 2013
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Worked Great

Bought this because I am tired of asking someone to help me bleed brakes. Overall, very happy with it, worked great and made quick work of bleeding my brakes by myself. Then I realized you could do a lot of other things, like check vacum, siphon pump, etc... Instructions could be improved upon. It has a nice quality 'feel' to it and fittings/adapters for about any combination you would need.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kobi777

Meriden, CT

Apr 23 , 2013
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Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit

it is a great tool because it can pull vacuum or produce pressure. it is ideal for troubleshooting emission troubles and of course bleeding brakes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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eddie8413

Pewaukee, WI

Oct 4 , 2012
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Quality and a Positive use experience

This is by far a well crafted brake bleeder and test kit. Just holding it you can feel the quality. All went well while using it and I am having a positive purchase experience

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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robindragoo

Mesa, AZ

Sep 4 , 2012
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Great Set for True Professionals!!

This set has it ALL!! This tool is able to check vacuum and bleed brakes.. I like the case it is high impact plastic and has a space to hold all the pieces for this kit.


I am able to check engine vacuum, PCV valves and fuel regulators,as well as EGR valves on vehicles that require it. I like the attachments to automatically fill the brake fluid resevoir while I am bleeding the brakes on any vehicle.

The Instructions are very clear and informative, explaining theories and how to check certain components on the vehicles as well as how to bleed brakes by yourself!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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