The June edition of Classics Monthly Magazine recently tested a range of valve spring compressors and concluded that the magazine’s ‘Monthly Test Winner’ accolade be awarded to the Draper Expert 55-175mm Universal Valve Spring Compressor, Stock No.02713.
“Locking handles to keep valve springs compressed. Double-ended collar supports suitable for a large range of engines. The double-action lever cams allow its use above or below a valve. Jaws capacity 55-175mm. Throat depth 165mm. Almost identical to Sealey’s (usually more expensive list price) version. The knurled wheel is a useful addition for fiddly operations, especially when refitting valves. Excellent spec with plenty of options. Smooth and easy to use”.
Classics Monthly Magazine, June 2013