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Old 05-18-2018, 02:19 PM
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opinions on dent pullers/ 110/220/ lenco/shark?

not talking about the gun type stud pullers but the pin less pullers. I can't say I have found a need for 220v. All the 110v pullers I've used have been fine. Just for dents, wiggle wire, and shrinking.

Some of the dent pullers I'm looking at are Dent fix Maxi/ Dent fix shark 2/ Killa tools the original shark. Any opinions appreciated. Trying to do some research before purchasing such an item.

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Old 05-18-2018, 02:26 PM
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I can only speak on the Maxi... if you anticipate use on 18 gauge metal, you will often need everything it's got. Power-wise. No experience with 110v.
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now that you said that I can recall a time using a lenco 110 on 18G and it was terrible. The Maxi is pretty solid. I'm currently fixing a really bad bed side with a maxi and the first thing I did was use the wiggle wire and it pulled some huge damage out and the metal appears thicker than average these days. The Maxi is awesome. A good dent puller with wiggle wire changed the game for me. Even with back side access often times I find my work turning out better with the dent puller. You don't miss your blows like from behind or over stretch and the heat applied by the dent puller is actually going into stretched/impacted metal, and with a pogo stick you pull it out better while freeing up your other hand to hammer down the brows. I'm not trying to give the metal walnut texture, I want it smooth and straight. Dent pullers rule!
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Yes they do. They can take a hell no panel and turn it into a well maybe. To me they almost qualify as a secret weapon because they are such a tremendous advantage over alternatves. I haven't used wiggle wire many times, never seen a hook with enough unruined fingers to fully utilize it. I end up just walking the stud tip down it instead.
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wiggle wire is a game changer, especially the thick wire. I even got a wiggle wire tip for my basic stud gun set in case someone's using the maxi or pro spot. Geico can drive you nuts with the train wreck parts they want you to repair, so I gotta be on my game. I see lots of techs go backwards on those jobs but thanks to wiggle wire I'm actually making a killing on those particular jobs. Not possible without the wiggle wire.
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