Pneumatic Tab Bending tool for Railroad Wheel Lock Plates

Pneumatic Tab Bender Tool


The Model RR-Series and CR-Series Pneumatic Tools are designed to quickly and easily fold the locking tabs used under the mounting cap screws when installing the axel bearing cap screws.­ These tools operate on standard shop air (80-110 psi) and are designed to meet the rigorous requirements of commercial railcar wheel shops, as well as applications for Commuter Railroad.­ 

COMMERCIAL RAILCAR TOOLS                                            COMMUTER RAILCAR TOOLS

Model #RR-500: 1/2" Cap Screw                                               Model #CR-625: 5/8" Cap Screw

Model #RR-625: 5/8" - 3/4" Cap Screw                                      Model #CR-875: 7/8" Cap Screws

Model #RR-875: 7/8" Cap Screw

Model #RR-1000: 1" - 1-1/8" Cap Screw

Model #RR-1250: 1-1/4" Cap Screw

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Prior to ordering, we would like to get samples of your bolts and locking tab plates to confirm the tool will work properly.  1 or 2 bolts / 6-12 locking plates.

There appears to be some variance with the locking tab plates from country to country.  Samples will help us confirm the proper tool for your application.

Samples should be sent to our facility, along with your contact information in the box.


JANUARY 10, 2022


For the past several months, our raw material suppliers have been advising us of shortages, longer lead times and price changes that will continue to effect us as we move forward into early 2022.  During the past 60 days, business remains very strong, however our lead times have been extended well beyond normal due to these shortages as well as Covid related labor issues.  Inventory on standard products are extremely limited and production for "custom" tools has extended well into the 10-12 week window or beyone.  We are hopeful that we will return to normal production levels and lead time within the next 30-60 days if raw material supplies are restored.  These conditions fall into the "not under our control" category, but we are doing everything possible to return to some normalcy as soon as possible.  We are accepting orders for both standard and custom tools, however delivery dates will be considered "estimates" at this time.  If you require hard delivery dates, we may need to pass on your tool project until raw material availability improves and delivery dates are once again predictable.  Stay safe.  

Pneumatic Tab Bending Tool


Where it's Used

Locking Tab Bending Tool for Railcar Applications


Typically used on the lock tab plates on rail car axle bearings

Note: Locking tabs must be slightly bent up so the crimp jaws can grab them.


Demonstration of How it's Used

Pneumatic Tab Bending Tool for use with rail car wheel bolt locking plates


Reference the video file in the CATALOG tab below


Tool Weight: 3.05 lbs.

Tool Dimensions: 9-1/2" L x 7" H x 1-3/4" Thick

Shipping Weight: 3-1/2 lbs.

Box Dimension: 10-3/4" L x 10-1/4" W x 2-1/2" H

Operating Air Pressure: 95-110 psi

Regulate air pressure to obtain 70 psi (4.8 bar) at the tool

Air Consumption: 0.052 scfm @ 90 psi (6.2 bar)

Recommended air hose size: 3/8" or larger

Install 3/8" quick connector (1/4" NPT threads) with inside diameter of 0.315" on the tool.

Note: Install a filter / lubricator within 15-20 ft. from tool, if possible. 

Periodically lubricate all rollers and metal to metal components with light oil.

Periodically replace jaw springs as a regular PM program



Specify the tool model required based upon the cap screw size and locking plate being used.

Reference the model numbers and specifications in the Catalog Tab

Orders can be place by contacting Custom Products & Services, Inc. via phone or email.

PH: 888-444-1202 or 651-452-0113


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NOTE: If you are NOT currently using our tools, we request that you provide us with at least 2 bolts and 6 of the locking tab plates (of each size) for use to test prior to shipping the tool.  We have encountered a number of issues with the various locking tab plates where the angle of the tabs car vary widely from one wheel shop to another.  As a result, we would like to test your bolt / plate combinations with the tool before we ship.  Repeat orders will not require bolt or plate samples to be sent.  Samples should be sent to: Custom Products & Services, Inc., 2910 Waters Rd, Suite 110, Eagan, MN. 55121.  Attention: Jim Norton.  Thank you.

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