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Tempest AA471 Oil Filter Media Cutter

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Part# 12-01854
MFR Model# AA471


Tempest AA471 Oil Filter Media Cutter
Every mechanic knows the importance of cutting the media open to spread the pleats for inspection of metal in the filter. In the past, this has been a difficult job to complete. Tempest's new AA471 provides a low cost, efficient and safe tool that every mechanic will want to put in their tool box. The features and benefits: Strong guard and non-retractable blade to secure the media and ensure an accurate cut. Low cost!

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I like it. Takes awhile to get used to it and get it down, but very effective. I use this sometimes, but also a Tom Anderson Kult 6 Knife I bought of Amazon.com for 7 bucks. I sharpen that knife with an electric knife sharpener after every use though. http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Anderson-Knives-Kult-Folder/dp/B00I8YPQ18/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406468149&sr=8-1&keywords=red+tom+anderson+kult&dpPl=1

July 27, 2014

Cannot believe tempest promotes, ( offers as a worthwhile tool to own, use). the tempest oil filter media cutter is extremely disappointing. works and appears like a five dollar item ----NOT a forty one dollar plus shipping, tool! ---- expected better from tempest.

Woodrow W
May 17, 2018


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Q: Does this work on all aviation oil filters including Champion oil filters?

Yes, this cutter will work on Champion filters.

Q: Will this aviation oil filter cutter work with the oil filters on a Rotax 912?

Yes this should work with that filter.

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