Tooluxe 50002L Universal Tire Repair Kit to Fix Punctures and Plug Flats, 35-Piece Value Pack, Ideal for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATV

(10 customer reviews)

Easy and quick to repair punctures for all tubeless tires on most vehicles, no need to remove tires from rim
Hardened steel spiral rasp and insert needle with sandblasted finish for durability
T-handle design provides greater turning power and comfort
Comes in a storage case ideal to keep in your car for roadside emergencies
Includes 30-pc 4” string plugs for multiple repairs, 1-pc rasp tool, 1-pc insert tool, 2-pc hex keys and 1 sealing lubricant

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Tooluxe 50002L Universal Tire Repair Kit to Fix Punctures and Plug Flats. 35-Piece Value Pack, Ideal for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATV

The Tooluxe 50002L Universal Tire Repair Kit includes everything needed for a tire plug repair on punctured tires.

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Additional information

Size

Original Version

Item Weight

1.7 pounds

Product Dimensions

12 x 8 x 2.5 inches

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Item model number

50002L

Color

Original Version

Item Package Quantity

1

Batteries Included?

No

Batteries Required?

No

Best Sellers Rank

#336 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement)

#1 in Tire Repair Kits

#2 in Tire Repair Tools

Shipping Weight

1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Date First Available

July 16, 2009

10 reviews for Tooluxe 50002L Universal Tire Repair Kit to Fix Punctures and Plug Flats, 35-Piece Value Pack, Ideal for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, ATV

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    Barry

    These kinds of kits can be hard to use. User “Traveling with Charlie” posted a great tutorial. To that, I will add a few comments:1) This will be obvious to many, but to find the leak, you spray the tire with soapy water and look for the bubbling spot. Charlie pictured this but did not specifically mention it in writing.2) For a front tire, you can work with it on the car if you turn the steering all the way to one side and have an assistant slowly roll the car away from you while you inspect the tire.3) For a rear tire, it is necessary to remove it from the vehicle for access. The lug wrench that came with your car will probably not give you enough leverage to loosen the lug nuts, especially if they have been over-tightened, which is very common. You will need something more powerful. Search “lug wrench” on Amazon for good options (skip the cross-shaped 4-way lug wrenches). Store whatever you get in your car in case you get a flat on the road.4) Charlie explains how to use the lube. Many similar kits do not include lube, but this kit is nearly impossible to use without it, so do not skip it. Tossing some q-tips into the kit will give you something to spread the lube with minimal mess.This kit is good quality at a great price. Fixing your own tire punctures can save a lot of money over time. Tire shops can install high quality patch/plugs for you, often at reasonable prices, but getting the car there when they are open, and having to leave it, can be inconvenient. Also, they will refuse to plug anywhere near the shoulder of the tire, and often try to up-sell you to a new tire.

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    MarkjinNY

    This is the second kit I’ve gotten. The other is more complete but these are quality tools and the plugs are better than the ones you get at the big box or local auto stores. If you have one of these and a 12v mini compressor you can handle most any tire issue without resulting in using your spare. When you think of what you’d save in towing costs it’s well worth it.

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    KCB

    I give this 5 stars as it is a very good set of tire repair (plugging) tools for the price. Sure, there is better quality out there which i rely on as an automotive professional, but the cost if almost 500% higher. I bought this as part of my travel kit as I am often on the road as my sons both attend different schools a few hours from home. Having a well made, solidly constructed tire plug kit with me that will work very well (especially for the price) is the smart thing to do. I pair this with a small, 12 volt cigarette lighter compressor. Barring a large hole in a tire or sidewall damage, I KNOW I am going to be able to get back on the road in minutes. I had to use this tool today for a friend who had picked up 2 nails in his tire. I had to go to the side of a busy highway as his spare tire carrier seized, preventing anyone from being able to use the spare. He has D rated tires (6 ply tires) on his Excursion as he tows often with this truck and I was impressed at how well the rasp worked to not only penetrate the tire tread but also ream it out effectively. The plug insertion tool also felt as stable as my Snap-On tool I use almost daily at my shop. The plugs appear & “feel” to be the same as the Camel brand plugs which have been an industry standard for as long as I’ve been in the field which is over 30 years. I HIGHLY recommend this kit to anyone who is looking to add one to their “highway tool kit” for their vehicle(s). The quality is such as that I am certain I am not going to have to worry about the rasp or insertion tool snapping off as every other inexpensive brand I’ve ever tried all do or did. I can not speak to how well or long this would hold up to frequent, professional usage…..but my take on that after using it today is that it will work well for all but the most demanding tire repairs out there.

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    The Magician

    Really like the quality of the two tire repair tools. They are cast aluminum and have set screws on both sides of the handle that holds on the spiral probe and needle. I also have Safety Seal and Blackjack, two of the best names in tire repair tools and, while not that level of quality, these is still a nice kit for the price. I needed this one for a 3rd vehicle and figured with all the good reviews was worth taking a chance on. Very happy with the overall quality.The only thing that i would consider suspect are the tire plugs themselves. They look and feel cheap. I would purchase a single package of 5 or 6 plugs from Safety Seal or Blackjack and you will be set. The case itself is great and after you throw away the 30 or 40 plugs they give you (who in the world repairs that many tires?), you’ll have plenty of room in the kit for a pair of pliers (to pull out the screw or nail) and razor blade (to cut off the end of the plug flush with the tire) and you will have a very capable kit.And one word on the jar of lubricant they give you. I have seen several incorrect directions on how to use it. First, make sure you can even open it at home where you have all your tools. The lid was on so tight, there’s no way I could open it on the side of the road. I had to use two pairs of slip jaw pliers to get it open. The lid was crazy tight. Just snug the lid back on and you’ll be set.Now, for the actual repair itself. Dip the end of the spiral probe into the jar of lubricant and get a small amount on the tip of the probe. Now, take your pliers and pull out the screw or nail. Take the probe and run into hole, being fairly aggressive and use a sawing motion. You actually want to enlarge the hole slightly (the probe is the correct size so that the tire plug will go in fairly easily but still seal the leak). Do NOT put lubricant on the tire plug itself. And you also don’t need cement as long as you’re using a quality tire plug (hence the advice to buy Safety Seal or Blackjack plugs).Just thread plug through eye of needle halfway and then insert into hole until the round disk bottoms out against tire. Then, holding the disk down against the tire, use your other hand to slowly pull the handle up. The disk will dislodge the plug from the end of the needle leaving it in the hole and hopefully sealing your leak. Cut the plug off flush with the surface of the tread and you’re done!And please, don’t believe the people that say this is a permanent repair. I’ve been to the Michelin tire school and they absolutely say a tire plug installed in this manner is just a temporary repair to get you home. You have to have the tire removed from the rim and have a patch/plug combo installed from inside the tire. That is the only repair that is considered permanent.

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    Andrew Kim

    I have chance to use this kit three times since the delivery.I have previously used similar kit from Advance Auto which was comparable in price but was made of plastic handle.This kit has just about everything required for a proper repair, expect the rubber cement. I ordered a bottle of tirerubber cement from amazon: Slime 1050 Rubber Cement – 8 oz.The kit, as matter of fact, any of kits available here and various auto parts stores are similar. The hole cleaningtool has spiral, rather than file like diamond shaped grooves. I can’t say for sure, but it appears to me the file shapescleaning tool may leave better round surface for repair. The spiral in this kit does not have enough edge to take of muchmaterial. The tools are made of steel and appears to be very sturdy unlike the plastic handles on my other kits.But, I all the repairs I have made since its use held just fine. I have routinely drove the repaired tire on highwayat 80 mph without any problem.The only other thing that you may need beside the rubber cement is something to cut off the string plug. I used thecutter and a sharp blade to cut the string flush to the surface. This is relatively good kit for the price, it is cheaper thancomparable kits from local auto parts store. Make sure that tire has decent amount of pressure before attempting repair.With no air pressure inside, it is tough to keep the use the tool to clear and plug the hold.I had series of flats caused by construction crew at home (5). Just glad that I had this kit on hand when flats occurred.The cost to repair flat goes any where up to 35-40$. The kit pays for itself with the first repair.

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    EDH3

    -0- Stars …. Couldn’t rate! Product received was very disappointing, packing for shipping was fine. When removed the item appeared to of be opened before with one end of the mfg cellophane wrapper open, the case was dirty as if it had been kicked around a warehouse someplace and then slipped back into the mfg packing. The plastic storage case was damaged on one corner, all items seamed to be there, but the lubricating jell definitely appeared to of been opened but not used. Ordered a similar product on line from ZORO Tools Inc with no problems.

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    ZX

    Excellent tire repair kit. I’ve done 4 repairs without any issues (riding mower and 3 on my Tahoe). Procedure: Insert sticky strip into tool with the eyelet opening, add a little lube to both the strip and the tip of the tool. remove nail/screw, bore/clean hole with tool spiral tool (do this several time to get the hole clean and big enough for the plug), stick the tool with the strip in until about 1/8″ sticks out. With one quick motion, pull it out. Trim off the excess with a utility knife and you’re done. You can check for leaks by applying some soapy water. I’m 4 for 4 so I’m confident this will work in a pinch.

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    Traveling Charlie on YouTube.

    This is the most professional kit you can buy.Everything has a professional feel about it. The first thing I did, was use one of the supplied Allen wrench to make certain all four Allen screws were tight on both metal T handles.I have used it at least ten times already.Easy to use and here’s how:Step 1: Make certain you have at least 20psi of air in the tire because it will work easier and then locate the nail, screw or object and verify that it is leaking as shown in photo #1.Step 2: Before removing the object put some of the provided lube on the tip of the spiral probe saw tool and set it aside so it is ready and you don’t lose much air trying to lube it later as shown in photo #2. This tool is used to basically clean and widen the hole.Step 3: Remove the screw or object and quickly insert the spiral saw into the hole pushing it all the way in and then pull and twist the saw in and out about 4 times without actually allowing the tool to come all the way out of the tire and then stop and leave it in the hole so that you won’t loose much air while preparing the t handle inserting tool as show in photo #3Step 4: Put one of the string plugs through the tip of the insert tool and pull half way through until both ends are equal distance away from the tip and pull both ends down towards the Handle. Then apply some lube to allow for a smooth and easy insertion as shown in photo #4.Step 5: Push the string plug into the hole with the T- handle insertion tool until about 1/4″ of the sting plug remaining and then pull the insertion tool out with one swift pull as shown in photo #5. “The round metal part on the insertion tool is to use if your having a problem with the plug wanting to come out when you pull the tool out but I’ve never had to use that yet.”Step 6: Use Diaganal wire cutters, knife or a razor blade to trim off the remaining plug as close to the tire as possible as shown in photo #6 and #7.Photo # 8 is a view of everything that comes in the kit. I love the case so I can keep everything organized.

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    SPK

    This Tooluxe 50002L Universal Tire Repair kit is great. I paid $13.99 which is a very good deal, IMHO. I’ve used many similar kits costing about the same and most of them work; but, quite often, the handles break or the reaming tool bends. I repair the tires on the vehicle and rotating the tires (moving vehicle, turning steering whee, etc.l) to afford a good body position is critical. This leads to awkward positions that stress these tools. This kit is about as “heavy duty” as you’ll find in this style. It includes both reaming and threading tools with removable ends and 2 set screws for each, a container of silicone grease, and 30 4-inch strips for plugging. It’s also got a circular guard you could use to keep from threading the plug too far into the tire, but I’ve never used it and think I threw it away. The case is a nice touch, but I don’t use it either. I place the kit contents in a gallon zip lock bag along with side cutters and a needle nose pliers to save space as it all fits in the bag under my seat or in the glovebox. I have repaired even sidewall punctures that outlived the tire using this (had to use 2 plugs simultaneously which were difficult to push in, but I lubed them up with rubber cement and lit them on fire for about 10 seconds as I pushed them into the sidewall to soften them up). At $13.99, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TUBELESS TIRE REPAIR KIT.

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    Helinut

    I have a local business and I usually buy 4 of these kits per year for all the crews that I have out in the field. I have always bought the $49 Safety seal kits just because I liked the quality of them. I was always afraid to order these cheaper kits because you normally get what you pay for. However this kits it an amazing deal.1st Impression:The plastic box feels a little less sturdy or solid as the Safety Seal Kit (hereafter called SSK) , but I didnt buy it for the case. Looking at the tools themselves they feel just as solid as the SSK ones. (I am currently holding the 2 of them for comparison at the moment). The lubricant is less than 1/2 full on all 4 of the Tooluxe kits I bought. On 2 of the kits I bought, the grease container I swear they hired a Gorilla to screw them on. I am a very physical person with popeye arms and I had to get a gripper to hold on to one end. The other 2 grease containers I had no issue with. I have not used any of these kits yet but the tire plugs themselves look identical to the ones in the SSK They are not the cheap black ones you find in cheaper kits. They come with a clear plastic cover for them instead of the paper on the SSK. What you see in their picture is exactly what you get. It looks identical. Over all it seems like I have made a great deal on them and I am sorry if I put some people out of work here in the US. But If the product is as good as the USA ones but 1/4 the cost well its a no brainer. We need to figure out how we can make the same product here in the US. But thats a different topic.

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