W-Tool Owner`s Operator Manual

OWNER’S / OPERATORS MANUAL
W-TOOL
Weddle Tool Company Inc. - 1419 Sam Mason Road - Bunker Hill, WV 25413
Phone 877-79W-TOOL - 877-799-8665 - www.weddletoolco.com
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Table of Contents
Overview
Section 1.0
Critical Points and Safety Precautions
Section 2.0
Adjusting the Tool
2.1 – Detent Pin Operation
2.2 – Slide Tube Adjustment
2.3 – Power Head Engage/Release Lever
2.4 – Screw Head Adjustment
Section 3.0
Operating the Tool
3.1 - Door and Window Forcible Entry
A – Preadjusting the Tool
B – Tool Placement in the Door/Window
C – Tool Hydraulic Engagement
D – Tool Removal
3.2 – Battering Ram Operation
3.3 – Smoke Ejector Hanger
Section 4.0
Cleaning and Storage
4.1 – Cleaning Requirements
4.2 – Transporting and Storage
Section 5.0
Maintenance Requirements
5.1 – “Back Flushing” the Power Head
5.2 – Checking the Fluid Level & Fluid Specifications
5.3 – Lubrication Requirements
5.4 – Technical Support/Warranty and Repair
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Overview
General:
The W Tool is intended for use by public safety professionals for the functions as
outlined in this manual. Never exceed the tools rated capacity of 6,000 pounds. It is the
responsibility of the owner to insure that all personnel are properly trained on this tool
prior to its use. Retain this manual for future reference. Keep all labels and warning
stickers on the hydraulic power head and the tool clean and readable. The W Tool should
be visually inspected before and after each use for cracks, excessive wear, fluid leaks,
damage and or missing parts.
Description:
The “W Tool” is a manually operated hydraulic rescue tool designed for multiple types of
public safety operations. The design incorporates three (3) basic components:
 A manually operated 6,000 pound hydraulic power head attached to a telescopic
main body constructed of an outer 2”x2” square steel tube with 3/16 wall
thickness,.
 An inner 1.5”x1.5” square steel tube with 3/16 wall thickness 27” long designed
to adjust in length telescopically to 39”. (Ws is 19” long and adjust telescopically
to 23”)
 Two base plates constructed of ½”plate steel 3”x 5” with one base plate designed
to receive different heads allowing the tool to perform multiple rescue tasks.
An integrated LED light is located on the hydraulic power head to aid in night operations.
The tool is also comes equipped with an adjustable shoulder carry strap. The W Tool is
designed for use in additional rescue applications when used in conjunction with the
approved accessories (4x4 Stabilization Kit & V Block Rescue Kit). The application and
use of these accessories is covered in their respective operators manual.
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Section 1.0
Critical Points and Safety Instructions
Warning!
***Improper Use of This Tool Can Result in Injury or Death***
Please read and fully understand this manual before using this tool. Proper Protective
Equipment and OSHA approved eye protection should be worn at all times when using
this tool.
 NEVER pick the W-Tool up by the hydraulic power head Handle unless it is
completely in the stored/nested position. Failure to do so could result in damage
to the control plunger on the hydraulic power head.
 When using as a Battering Ram the W-Tool must always be in the stored/nested
position as shown in Section 3.2. Failure to do this could result in damage to the
W Tool or injury to the operator.
 When using the W-Tool for any operation it is critical that the detent pin be fully
inserted as shown in Section 2.1. Failure to do so may result in Injury or damage
to the W-Tool.
 The Screw Head should remain in the fully closed/tightened position at all
times. The Screw Head may be turned slightly to obtain correct positioning of the
top plate during tool placement. Maximum operational strength is only obtained
with the Screw Head left in the fully closed or tightened (clockwise) position
inside the hydraulic piston.
 When the W Tool is used with approved accessories (4 x 4 Stabilization or the
“V” Block Rescue attachments) the Screw head adjustment must remain in the
fully seated or tightened position. NEVER deploy the screw head adjustment
when using the W Tool with any of the approved attachments.
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Section 2.0
Adjusting The Tool
2.1 Detent Pin Operation
When using the W Tool for any operation it is critical the Detent Pin be fully
inserted as shown in the figure below. Failure to do so may result in injury or
damage to the W Tool.
2.2 Slide Tube Adjustment
The slide tube is adjusted by the removal/insertion of the detent pin. The slide
tube should be adjusted to the closest width of the door or window jamb it is
being used in. This adjustment should be performed with the Hydraulic Cylinder
of the Power Head Completely Retracted or Seated. Voids or spaces greater than
2 inches should be addressed by repositioning the slide tube
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2.3 Engage/ Release Thumb Lever
The W Tool controls the Hydraulic Power Head by the Engagement/Release
thumb lever located on the top of the tool. The Hydraulic Power Head is engaged
by turning the lever to the right (clockwise) until it stops. This should be
performed with Light Thumb Pressure Only and the lever should never be forced.
The W Tool releases the hydraulic pressure to the Power Head by turning the
Engagement /Release lever to the left (counter clockwise) NEVER strike the
Engagement/Release level with a tool or other device to engage or release the
Power Head.
Rapid Release of the W Tool is best obtained by leaving the power head handle
in the raised position and turning the thumb lever several turns to the left (counter
clockwise)
2.4 Screw Head Adjustment
The Screw Head should remain in the fully closed/tightened position at all times.
The Screw Head may be turned slightly to obtain correct positioning of the top
plate during tool placement. Maximum operational strength is only obtained
with the Screw Head left in the fully closed or tightened (clockwise) position
inside the hydraulic piston.
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Section 3.0
Operating the Tool
3.1 - Door and Window Forcible Entry
A – Pre Adjusting the Tool
The W Tool should be Pre-Adjusted to the rough opening of the door / window
being breached before placing the tool in the jamb. This is best performed by
sitting the W Tool on the ground in front of the door or window and adjusting the
slide tube (with the use of the detent pin) to the closest width of the jamb. This
should always be performed with the Hydraulic Cylinder of the Power Head in
the fully closed and retracted position.
B – Tool Placement in the Door/Window
The W-Tool should be placed in all door and window openings in a Level and
Horizontal Position as shown below. The tool should be positioned with the
Power Head on the right hand side of the operator with the handle on top facing
the operator. The W Tool should be positioned just above the strongest lock
(Deadbolt) that is being breached. Angled placement or failure to have the Base
Plates Flatly Seated at 90 Degree Angles Against the Jambs may decrease the
operational functionality of the tool. Angled placement may also lead to
unnecessary damage of the door/window jambs and /or the W tool.
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C – Hydraulic Engagement and Release
The W Tool controls the Hydraulic Power Head by the Engagement/Release
thumb lever located on the top of the tool. The Hydraulic Power Head is engaged
by turning the lever to the right (clockwise) until it stops. This should be
performed with Light Thumb Pressure Only and the lever should never be forced.
The W Tool releases the hydraulic pressure to the Power Head by turning the
Engagement /Release lever to the left (counter clockwise) NEVER strike the
Engagement/Release level with a tool or other device to engage or release the
Power Head.
D – Hydraulic Release and Removal
Release the hydraulic pressure to the Power Head by turning the Engagement
/Release thumb lever to the left (counter clockwise) while supporting the tool
from the bottom with your free hand. Slightly rock the tool in a side-to-side
motion to clear the tool from the jamb. NEVER strike the Engagement/Release
lever or the W Tool itself with another device to release or free the Power Head.
3.2 – Battering Ram Operation
Public safety personnel can also use the W tool as a Battering Ram. For this
application, the tool must be in the fully bedded position: pinned, jack plate
fully collapsed, and the handle nested in its posted slot as shown below. The
RAM END is used as the impact point of the tool with the door or object to
receive the impact. The W Tool can be shouldered using the carrying strap with
the RAM END of the tool facing forward and toward the door or object of impact.
One hand being placed on the handle and the other hand placed on the hydraulic
power head plate the W Tool is swung back and impacted against the door in
close proximity to the strongest lock. Caution should be used to assure hands
and other body parts are not in contact with impact areas of the door or tool.
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3.3 – Smoke Ejector Hanger
The W Tool enables firefighters to hang smoke ejectors in various window or
door openings to assist in ventilation operations. The tool is placed horizontally
and level in a desired opening. Hydraulic pressure is applied in small increments
until the tool is firmly secured. A smoke ejector is then suspended from the W
Tool and used as needed to support suppression and rescue operations.
Warning: Never place items or allow personnel to travel under smoke ejectors
that have been secured to the W Tool
Section 4.0
Cleaning and Storage
4.1 – Cleaning Requirements
The W Tool should be cleaned and inspected after every use with a clean soft
cloth. If the W Tool has been exposed to extreme dirt or other elements rinse the
tool with a mild cleaning solution of soap and water and dry with a soft cloth.
4.2 – Transportation and Storage
The W Tool should always be stored and transported in a secure manner. The
tool should always be stored in the fully closed position with the slide tube in the
nested and pinned position with the detent pin fully inserted. The W Tool power
head should also be in the fully retracted position with the hydraulic cylinder fully
depressed inside the power head. The engage/release lever should be in the
closed or engaged position.
Carry Bags & Vehicle Mounting Brackets are available for the W-TOOL.
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Section 5.0
Maintenance Requirements
5.1 – “Back Flushing” the Power Head
Back Flush the Power Head on a “Monthly” basis. This is performed by extending
the Hydraulic Power Head piston fully, then releasing the Engagement/Release
lever and manually pushing the piston back to its’ fully seated or closed position.
5.2 – Checking the Hydraulic Fluid Level & Fluid Specifications
The hydraulic fluid in the jack should be checked whenever the performance or
hydraulic travel distance of the power head has been compromised. Check the
fluid by standing the W Tool in a vertical position with the power head on top and
the rubber plug on the side of the power head is facing the user. Gently remove
the rubber plug and inspect the fluid level by tilting the tool in the direction of the
oil port until fluid runs out. Fluid should be at or near the top of the oil port and
run out of the port with only a slight tilting of the tool. If fluid is low add
approved hydraulic through the oil port until in runs out with the tool in a level
vertical position. Replace the rubber plug and wipe any excessive fluid from the
tool.
IMPORTANT: In order to prevent seal damage and premature hydraulic power
head failure, never use alcohol, hydraulic brake fluid, or transmission oil in the
hydraulic power head. Use Chevron Hydraulic Oil AW ISO 32 or its equivalent
Unax AW 150.
5.3 – Lubrication Requirements
Detent Pin – Keep the detent pin greased with a light coat of white lithium grease
to insure smooth insertion and removal.
Screw Head – Keep the screw head treads lubricated with a light coat of WD-40
or equivalent spray lubricant
Linkage – Keep the power head linkage coated with a light coat of WD-40 or
equivalent spray lubricant.
5.4 - Technical Support / Warranty / Repair Service
Contact WTC or your WTC Authorized Dealer for all service and maintenance
related questions.
Weddle Tool Company Inc.
877-79W-TOOL (877-799-8665)
www.weddletoolco.com
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W-TOOL Security/Warranty Registration Procedures
 All W Tools that are purchased directly from WTC or one of its Authorized
Dealers MUST BE REGISTERED to insure the required Security Tracking &
Warranty procedures are in place.
Please complete the attached Security/Warranty Registration Form.
Completed registrations must be returned to:
Weddle Tool Company Inc.
1419 Sam Mason Road
Bunker Hill WV 25413
Fax (304) 229-2360
sales@weddletoolco.com
Failure To Complete Required Security/Warranty Registration may Void
The W TOOL Warranty and may restrict the Sale of Additional WTC
Products to Authorized Dealers Who Are Not In Compliance.
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Weddle Tool Company, Inc.
W-TOOL Warranty Certificate
The Weddle Tool Company, Inc. (WTC) hereby warrants to the original purchaser only that each
new W-TOOL to be free of structural defects as to both material and workmanship. WTC further
warrants that it will maintain such structural integrity and remain free of structural defects for a
period of one (1) Year from the date of purchase as designated on the manufacturer’s
certification. This warranty is subject to the provisions, limitations, and conditions set forth
herein.
Exclusions from this warranty include the paint, decals and all additional accessory and
attachments.
This warranty is conditioned upon normal use and reasonable maintenance of the W-TOOL and
prompt written notice of all defects to WTC. The said defect shall not result from abuse, misuse,
negligence, accident, improperly lifting, improperly overloading beyond applicable weight rating.
If any such conditions are not complied with, this warranty shall become void and unenforceable.
If repairs should become necessary under the terms of this warranty, the extent of that repair shall
be determined solely by and shall be performed solely by the WTC. The expense of shipping to or
from such repair facility shall be that of the purchaser and is not an item covered by this warranty.
The WTC, reserves the unrestricted right at any time and from time to time to make changes in
the design of and/or improvements on its products without thereby imposing any obligation on
itself to make corresponding changes or improvements in or on its products previously delivered
to the buyer.
Exclusions and Limitations: This manufacturer’s warranty is provided in place of any and all
representations expressed or implied warranties and no person is authorized to make any
representation or warranty on behalf of WTC or any of its distributors other than as set forth in
this manufacturer’s warranty. Your right to service and replacement of parts on the terms
expressly set forth herein are your exclusive remedies and neither the manufacturer nor any of its
distributors shall be liable for damages, whether ordinary, incidental or consequential.
NOTE: Removal Of the Warning Label From the Power Head Voids the Warranty.
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W-TOOL
Security/Warranty Registration Form
Agency Name ________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________
County ______________________________________________________
City ______________________ State ___________ Zip ______________
Phone _______________________________________________________
Email ________________________________________________________
Tool Serial Number _____________________________________________
Date of Purchase _______________________________________________
Purchased From ________________________________________________
Complete Form and Return By:
Mail: Weddle Tool Company, Inc.
1419 Sam Mason Road
Bunker Hill, WV 25413
Fax:(304) 229-2360
Email:sales@weddletoolco.com
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