The Gates Micro-V Pulley Strap Wrench allows technicians to easily remove stubborn drive pulleys. It is designed to grasp and hold automotive SAE v-ribbed belt driven pulleys. Fabricated with a heavy-duty aluminum alloy handle, a polymer composite locking head and a v-ribbed strap with a high coefficient of friction, the tool provides gripping power to remove stubborn pulleys.
To use, wrap the belt around the pulley, pull the belt tight and thrust the handle towards the notched plane of the head, opposite of the direction you want to rotate the mounting hardware. The belt settles into the pulley grooves or flattens against the smooth surface of a pulley, which provides gripping power and allows the user to remove the accessory pulley. The action of the tool head pressing back on the belt provides protection to the component, thereby preventing costly component damage. There's no need to use a screwdriver or other improper tool to hold a pulley from rotating, potentially damaging the component or causing injury. Just apply the pressure and remove, or tighten the hardware.