Pneumatic Cleco Installation Tool

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Part# 12-01120
MFR Model# 70699


The Pneumatic tool has been developed to eliminate the constant, repetitious motion associated with the common cleco plier. It also adds speed and efficiency to the installation and removal of cleco fasteners. This tool is ideal for kit builders, mechanics and aircraft production assemblers.

Lever throttle
360° swivel mount
For use on button type and side grip temporary fasteners
Quiet operation
Straight handle
5'8" polyurethane lead hose with 1/8" Male NPT
5-3/8" Length of tool with 1/4" Female NPT Threaded for air fitting Made in the U.S.A.

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Seriously awesome little tool. The hose provided has a 1/8” NPT fitting that does not swivel…I’m going to fix that! Other than that it works very smoothly and fast!

Glenn E Verified Purchase


January 5, 2022

I bought the pneumatic cleco install tool as a gift for my son who is budding an RV-9. He loves it says when he has to do dosens of clecos it saves his hand and time.

Jim Y Verified Purchase


December 29, 2021

Guillaume G Verified Purchase


November 30, 2021

Best tool I own! Installing and removing clecos is easy, doing it a thousand times is another story. I should have bought this tool years ago! A swivel connection to the pneumatic line would be a nice improvement.

Dan B
February 17, 2020

I love this tool. Consider if you do mostly horizontal or vertical work though. You may consider one of the pistol-grip variants. I find this perfect on the bench top but havent done a lot of vertical work yet. The tool is sturdy and should last forever (made of aluminum). Pros: Easy to actuate. Easy to set on the cleco (once you get a feel for it). Paint finish has a texture so that it is easy to keep a good loose/comfortable grip - no strain on the hands. Cons: The included 1/4 elbow is restrictive...should be a 360 swivel in my opinion. Also would like to see better care instructions. Im not sure if it should be oiled, or greased, or what. Assuming oil for now. :)

Robert M
November 8, 2018

Outstanding after installing 10,000 cleco,s Easy on the hands

December 17, 2014

Great tool but activation plunger sticks partially open.

March 1, 2020


Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: What size/length clecos will this reliably install/uninstall?

This will fit drill sizes, 1/4", #2, #10, #20, #30, #40 and 1/16". The Cleco styles that this tool will work with are the MM, ML, M and MHD type. This tool can also work with the side grip type that has a reach of 1/2" or 1".

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