What is the advantage of using this tool and how does it work?
Answer. As its names hints the Acu-Center tool allow you to accurately find the center point of even the most worn out rod-end. Taking the guess work out of what depth you should thread your replacement rod-end in to now; and saving you hours later by eliminating the need to re-align your vehicle or component assembly.
By locating on the side of the rod-end housing the Acu-Center tool is able to square the worn out ball to the housing. And the o-ring on the Acu-Center tool holds the ball tight up against the tool to ensure that position does not change. Now all that is needed it to measure from 1 of the 2 precision machined centering points on the Acu-center tool to either a fixed point on the component the rod end is located in or to a small punch mark on the components that is in line with the Acu-Center tool centering point (punch made by you prior to repair) Record this distance to the thousandth. Replace the worn rod-end with a new piece and set to the pre-recorded depth. It’s as simple and fast as that.