GEARWRENCH Drum Brake Adjusting Tool (Model Number: 287D)

(20 customer reviews)


The GEARWRENCH Drum Brake Adjusting Tool adjusts the clearance between drum brake and brake shoe. It fits through a slot in the backing plate and turns the star wheel.

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  • Tool adjusts clearance between drum brake and brake shoe
  • Fits through a slot in the backing plate and turns the star wheel
  • Ends of tool are offset for hard to reach area on small cars
  • Offset end improves leverage for greater torque

Since our beginning, GEARWRENCH automotive specialty tools have been driven by innovation. From our first specialty tool, the Model-T valve spring lifter, to our latest ratcheting puller, we’ve built our reputation with tools that make tough jobs easy. Most of our products have been upgraded with new improved features like dual material handles designed for a more comfortable grip or dual dipped handles on pliers providing more cushion for your hands. GEARWRENCH automotive specialty tools are proudly made with the finest components under the most stringent manufacturing guidelines. Made for everyday use – guaranteed for life. Better tools mean easier, more efficient work so we constantly evaluate automotive engineering trends allowing us to consistently improve and enhance our tools to better fit professional hands. That’s why they are the first choice for thousands of automotive technicians worldwide.

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  • Country Of Origin: Taiwan, Province Of China
  • Model Number: 287D
  • Item Package Dimension: 10.75″ L x 6.25″ W x 2.28″ H
  • Item Package Weight: 1.25 lb

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20 reviews for GEARWRENCH Drum Brake Adjusting Tool (Model Number: 287D)

  1. Stephen

    Really worked well. Much better than a screwdriver and allows more room to access the slot on the backside of the hub.

  2. Dan Carver

    There’s not much to say about this tool as it is pretty simple but it works great and is made to do its purpose. It was much cheaper on RV than going to a local auto parts store so I recommend getting through RV.

  3. Mr. Mom

    Worked nicely to adjust Dexter electric trailer brakes.

  4. Henry

    The tool i needed

  5. subzerolv

    You can accomplish the same thing with a flat blade screwdriver but this tool is inexpensive enough to make it worthwhile. I keep it in my toolbox that stays in my travel trailer. Makes brake adjustment a breeze.


    Dulls very quick

  7. FiestyBerry

    One of those odd tools that you have to have around. Much better than a screwdriver. Fits in the adjustment hole in Dexter trailer axels, Chevy one ton rears and any Dana 44 drum brake axel out there.For years I used a screwdriver for this task, no longer. The proper tool saves time.

  8. Rigoberto Guedez

    No muy bien se ajusta a la mano, y realiza muy bien el trabajo para lo que uno lo necesita

  9. Thomas Fletcher

    Good tool for my trailer brakes. Better than a screwdriver

  10. Javier

    Muy bueno

  11. doler otrey

    Worked but after adjusting brake on three vehicles tool edge was rounded and slipped

  12. Dds

    Exactly as advertised

  13. Dave

    This works fine but I wish it was a bit smaller.The end that goes into the brake adjuster works but I ended up banging into other suspension components on my WK2 grand Cherokee with the other end. Not very usefull ont his vehicle but I will keep it for the future.

  14. Amazon Customer

    A must have for old drum brakes

  15. Elizabeth M.

    quite thin. It may work OK but feel flimsy.

  16. Rgoo

    It is a good tool but it slips like a fish.

  17. Tracy Mobley

    Brake spoons are never easy to use. Anyone that’s ever done it can agree. It does what it suppose to do. I believe the older spoons had a curve in end of the blade if memory serves.

  18. Buster

    could not find my old ones , works grate

  19. Luke with OTFRV

    This adjustment tool is an upgrade to some of the cheaper alternatives, for a minimal price difference. Feels much better/more solid in hand, and works just fine.

  20. Curtis Wells

    Fast shipping

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