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HAZET universal spreader

The suspension of motor vehicles is exposed to strong environmental influences every day, so it is imperative that a spreader is used during dismantling to prevent damage to the stub axle. To facilitate this work step, the HAZET universal spreader is a handy aid for spreading suspension strut and suspension joint mounts when separating the suspension strut from the wheel bearing housing.

HAZET, the Remscheid-based manufacturer of quality tools and workshop equipment, has recently improved its tried-and-tested universal spreader even further.

The small, robust specialty tool with HAZET article number 4912-5N is suitable for universal use. With a large expansion range of 5 to 11.5 mm with the aid of a 6.3 mm = 1/4 inch ratchet with square drive (e.g. HAZET HiPer fine-tooth reversible ratchet 863HP), disassembly is child's play.

Since working on the stub axle can sometimes be tight and cluttered, a rear viewing window with optimised end stops in the compact special tool, which is only 60 mm short, ensures that the spreading area is always in view. To prevent the spreader from slipping out of the gap due to the forces acting on it, a 17 mm open-ended wrench can be used to hold it against the recess in the spreader that is designed for this purpose. Thanks to its robust design and the quarter inch drive, the spreader is resistant to overload – and should be present in every professional workshop.

The most significant improvement, however, can only be seen on closer inspection: the spreader is now equipped with an inlet chamfer with rounded edges for easier insertion into the receiving area that is to be expanded.

HAZET tip: The user should always adhere to the manufacturer's specifications with regard to the prescribed expansion range, as otherwise the steering knuckle could be damaged!

Further information is available in the latest HAZET Special Worldwide 2023 promotional brochure, online at, the YouTube channel or from authorised specialist dealers.

Product details

HAZET universal spreader, article number 4912-5N

Ideal application in building diagnostics ∙ electrical installation ∙ sanitary ∙ air-conditioning and heating technology and inspection of engine compartment ∙ brake system ∙ cooling and heating system

  • For expanding the spring strut and ball joint mounting (separating the spring strut from the wheel bearing housing)
  • Universal application due to wide spreading range 5 – 11.5 mm
  • Inspection window for checking the spreading range
  • For manual operation
  • Drive: 6.3 mm (1/4 inch)
  • Retainer with size 17 mm possible
  • Product dimensions: L 60 x H 30 x D 24 mm


About HAZET:

The Remscheid-based company HAZET is a leading manufacturer of premium quality hand tools, tool trolleys and equipment for professional applications. As an owner-managed German family business, HAZET has 155 years of experience spanning 5 generations in developing and producing standard and speciality tools for industry, trade, automotive engineering and aeronautics as well as for use in the field of renewable energies. The company boasts a huge manufacturing range of over 5,500 different tools as specialty tools for most major car manufacturers as well as torque tools and tool trolleys under the “Assistent” brand. An exceptionally high proportion of HAZET products, about 75% of the entire product portfolio, are “Made in Germany”. HAZET employs approximately 600 staff in four plants (three in Remscheid and one in Heinsberg).

In recognition of its constant innovation, good marketing concepts and impressive inventive talent, numerous products from the company have received the "iF Design Award" and "Red Dot Design Award" among others, while HAZET has been singled out as best brand and top employer as an enterprise.
You can find a brief overview of our successes over the last decade at:


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Carsten Scholz

Head of Marketing & Advertising

Güldenwerther Bahnhofstraße 25 - 29
42857 Remscheid

Phone +49 (0) 21 91 / 7 92-251