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Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes

Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes

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Performance Tool Accessories and Parts - W80630

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Hydraulic Drum Brakes
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  • Brake Adjuster


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  • For adjusting drum brakes
  • Quantity: 1 brake adjustment spoon


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Video Transcript for Performance Tool Trailer Brakes W80630 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Performance Tools universal offset brake adjustment spoon. This tool is for adjusting drum brakes, has the angles blades, one on each end for confined areas. This will adjust the star adjuster and the screw adjuster type brakes very quickly and easily. It's made of a drop forged steel and has a chrome plating to it to help resist corrosion. I just want to try to show you what it's used for. Here's a typical drum brake that has the star adjuster right at the bottom, so on the very back you will access to adjust that through the access hole right here. This tool is made to be able to go through that access hole and reach that adjustment gear and adjust your brakes.

Depending on how much clearance you have, you might have to use the 90 degree angle. It's part of this smaller angle one. That should do it for the review on the Performance Tools universal offset brake adjustment spoon.


Customer Reviews

Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes - W80630

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)


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An economy brake spoon. Since I only needed it for the initial adjustment of my self-adjusting brakes, I'll probably never use it again; however, it was easy to use and did the job I bought it for without any problems. The only reason it is not rated a five is that for professional, daily use, (admittedly, not advertised as professional) it could have been made of a higher grade steel. It suited my needs completely. 509558



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Works as described! 853737



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They had exactly what I wanted everything came exactly what I ordered and it fit perfectly 817901



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Worked like it was supposed to. 817890



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Thanks so much for this page especially the links the videos. You all are the best, 804915



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Well made and does what it was made for. 804678



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Makes adjusting drums so much easier. 783733



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Parts showed up in two days on both orders. Very happy with the expedient delivery. Will definitely be contacting etrailer for future projects. 782669



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Perfect fit and fast delivery 775110



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Came as ordered 756079



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Came as ordered 756076



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Gets the job done 737131



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I found it easier to adjust the shoes fitting before putting everything together. These will come in handy if I ever need to adjust them again. Thanks 736728



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worked as expected 717273



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I was extremely surprised with the positive response with their customer service, error on my part ordering the wrong part. Extremely quick delivery exchange (2days) living on the Canadian West Coast. The brakes are doing their job great, easy installation using etrailer tutorial videos. Great company will use again. 716345



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Brake assembly work great. Easy to inst all. 716141



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Great service. Quick shipment on brake assemblies and tires. Competitive pricing. Found myself a new supplier. 703352



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Fit and worked perfectly. 696677



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A perfect fit and excellent delivery. 686907



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Have not used yet.Looks like what I nee d. 678288



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Great price, fast shipping. 659328



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The only reason I do not give you 5 stars is because your web site. When internet ordering, it should instantly state when a part is out of stock. Even nicer would be expected restocking dates. The parts received were exactly what I ordered for my electric brake conversion from surge brakes at far less expense than reparing the internally rusted surge brake system. There was a plethora of information on your web site to assist me in ordering the correct parts for the conversion. Plus there were videos to see how to complete the conversion and how parts were installed and adjusted. Customer service was excellent. 659638



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Its good 616415



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Great tool too get in those difficult to access adjustment slots. 591820



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I’m very happy with everything I purchased from etrailer. Everything was correct and fit perfectly. I’m very impressed with the service and their professionalism and knowledge of what they sell. I will definitely be ordering from them again. 565390


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