Slide hammers are used to transmit an impact force into an object that requires pulling, and does so without actually striking that object directly, and therefore reducing the risk of accidental damage. A typical slide hammer design is that of a long metal pole/ shaft that has an attachment on one of the ends and a stop on the opposite end. There is also a heavy weight that is free to slide along the shaft and that strikes the stop. This impact is transferred into the shaft and pulls the attachment end in the same direction that the weight was moving. There are lots of different ways of attaching a slide hammer and they sometimes come in sets with attachments for specific jobs such as removing bearings or diesel injectors. Slide hammers are commonly used for car repairs.
On this page below, we have included reviews for the best slide hammers available in the UK at the moment. There is a short write up about each one followed by bullet points that highlight the main features. Let’s get started…
1. 16 PIECE SLIDE HAMMER /DENT PANEL PULLER SET
This 16 piece slide hammer set is on sale for a very reasonable 38.48 at the moment. It is a multi-functional tool set that includes a slide hammer, internal 2 jaw puller, external 2 jaw puller, pull hook, rear axle puller, internal and external 3 jaw pullers, and grip wrench adapter. The 5lb slide hammer is made from malleable steel, and the pullers are constructed of dropped forged steel. This product measures 60.2 x 20.4 x 10 cm and weighs 6.44k.
- 16 piece set offers a lot of different attachments
- Good price at under 40 pounds
- Multi-function tool
- 5lb slide hammer
- Dropped forged steel pullers
2. Draper 52321 10-Piece Slide Hammer Kit
Draper’s 10 piece side hammer kit is one of Amazon’s choice products and has gotten good feedback from its customers. It is made to a high standard and comes with the Draper tools product guarantee and is on sale at the moment at 41.79, saving you 35 quid. The set comes in its own blow moulded storage case and includes a 2.3 kg slide hammer with 47cm shaft, 1 large flat hook, 1 small flat hook, 1 large round hook, 1 small round hook, 1 screw holder, 1 self-tapping screw, 1 tapered screw, and 1 adapter.
- Multi-function tool with lots of attachment options
- Comes with its own storage case
- Well-made and sturdy
- Draper’s guarantee
- Good price
3. Mekanik 9pc Blind Bearing Puller Set
The Mekanik 9 piece blind bearing puller set is a good quality product for a very fair price. The set comes in a blow mould case and has bearing extractor collet sizes Ø9-11, 11-13, 13-16, 16-17, 18-20, 20-25, 25-29, 30-34mm. There is also a 1.45kg slide hammer with a 390mm shaft.
9 different collet sizes from 9mm – 34mm.
- Comes with blow moulded case
- Strong and durable shaft
- Good price at under 35 pounds
4. Cartman Slide Hammer Puller Set
The Cartman slide hammer set may cost a little more than our previous reviews but for the extra money, you get a high quality product. The adapters all fit really well and the threads on the tools are excellent. The set includes 2 jaw and 3 jaw, internal and external jaw pullers and works great on bearings, oil seals, and more. The slide hammer is 5lbs and the shaft is 425mm long. There is also a front hub puller, rear axle puller, and a locknut cone.
- High quality adapters fit well without hassle
- Tools have excellent threads
- Comes in a blow mould storage case
- Comes with a large selection of adapters
- 5lbs slide hammer
5. 14pc Injection Injector Puller Set Common Rail Adaptor Diesel Injectors Tool Kit
This 14 piece slide hammer set has been designed specifically for the removal of stuck and seized diesel injectors. The set includes all the tools needed to do the job such as keys and deep open profile sockets. There are also adapters which can be used to attach the slide hammer to the body of the injector.
- 14 piece set has lots of adapters
- Specially made for removal of seized diesel injectors
- 3.9kg slide hammer gives plenty of impact
- Ball joint allows hammer to be used in confined spaces
- Can be securely attached to the body of the injector
6. Manelord Auto Body Dent Puller
The Manelord auto body dent puller set can be bought for a discount price of 29.99 on Amazon at the moment, and includes everything you need for DIY car dent repair, The set includes- 1 Pro slide hammer T-bar dent puller, 1 rubber hammer, 16 black glue puller tabs, 5 blue glue puller tabs, 1 metal tap down pen, 8 tap down heads, 2 glue shovels, 1 empty alcohol bottle, 1 black cleaning cloth, and a set of Instructions to guide you step by step. The product measures 39 x 15.6 x 7 cm and weighs 1.36 Kg.
- Set includes everything you need for removing dents in your car
- Good step by step instructions to guide you through the process
- Very lightweight
- Low price for a large set
That’s the end of our slide hammers reviews for the time being. We will update this page as more products become available on the UK market that we believe are good value for money. If you are interested in buying any of the products we reviewed, please click on the links provided and you will be guided to a screen where you can complete your purchase.
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