Koul Tools has released the EZ-ON Hose Press Model 454 hose assembly tool for 1-2 in. hose sizes. It features the same patented vise clamp and lead screw drive system found on the 409B model, but scaled up for larger sizes. The new 454 model is compact, lightweight, and has the power to handle difficult hose assemblies. Just like the 409B, it is operated with a small impact gun or ratchet, allowing you to do hose assembly in almost any location imaginable.
According to the owner of KOUL TOOLS, Dick Raczuk, the development of a larger hose press was not in the plans, but rather the result of demand. “We came out with the smaller 409B model after I saw a friend struggle to put fuel lines together for his racing boat. Then people were asking for a tool that would do 2 in. and 3 in. hoses. After throwing around a few design ideas, I realized just scaling up the 409B model was the best option.”