Originally Posted by boothboy
Joe I always thought I knew tools pretty good but that one sure eluded me! How about a visual on the installer. I can't see it.
The installer (K-D #465) is used to keep the stud from spinning as you tighten the nut. I suppose you could just hold it with a Vise-Grip, or tighten the nut with an impact, but my Dad was always a big 'use the right tool for the job' kind of guy, so that has become thoroughly ingrained in me as well.
I'm not sure what the deal is with the threaded swivel end of the shock tool. I've never used that end.
Maybe someone else here knows.