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Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes

Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes

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Performance Tool Accessories and Parts - W80630

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Hydraulic Drum Brakes
  • Brake Adjuster
  • Performance Tool


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  • For adjusting drum brakes
  • Quantity: 1 brake adjustment spoon


W80630 Wilmer Brake Adjustment Spoon




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Video Transcript for Performance Tool Trailer Brakes W80630 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Performance Tools universal offset brake adjustment spoon. This tool is for adjusting drum brakes, has the angles blades, one on each end for confined areas. This will adjust the star adjuster and the screw adjuster type brakes very quickly and easily. It's made of a drop forged steel and has a chrome plating to it to help resist corrosion. I just want to try to show you what it's used for. Here's a typical drum brake that has the star adjuster right at the bottom, so on the very back you will access to adjust that through the access hole right here. This tool is made to be able to go through that access hole and reach that adjustment gear and adjust your brakes.

Depending on how much clearance you have, you might have to use the 90 degree angle. It's part of this smaller angle one. That should do it for the review on the Performance Tools universal offset brake adjustment spoon.


Customer Reviews

Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes - W80630

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (155 Customer Reviews)


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Everything arrived but I was surprised that small parts weren't lost because one cardboard box (brake drum) had split open and the inner bag (lug nuts, etc) was ripped.. I would encourage the packers to make sure packages are sturdy enough for the trip.




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I have ordered multiple times from etrailer. Always fast shipping. Will continue to order parts and accessories as needed.




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Delivered earlier than expected and exactly what was ordered. I've been buying for year from etrailer and it's always been top notch service.




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must have gadget for drum brakes




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Parts were correct, priced very competitively, and delivered on time. Expertise at etrailer was needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you!




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This order along with various orders on the past have been handled excellently, pricing is good and delivery is efficient.




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It's a brake adjuster, what could go wr ong?




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Very valued supplier with quality parts and excellent customer service!




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Nice tool to have but not worth getting if you get the never adjust brakes. The design stops you from using this.

Needless to say it’s a tool a still keep in the trailer just in case




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My brakes were not working right on my trailer. So I bought new trailer brake kits from etrailer.The kits came fast and I installed them The only think I did not like is the wires from the magnets on the brakes are very thin wire. I wish they would have used thicker wire with a heavier coating.




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Good product




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Works great perfect angle much better than using screw driver. Would recommend. Only used once so not sure on durability yet


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Works as expected. Perfect size and angle. Much better than screw driver.
Juan - 01/14/2022


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i ordered this and they never sent it. i sent them a note, but no response.
used to be a quality company. Very disappointed.


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-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/18/2021


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An economy brake spoon. Since I only needed it for the initial adjustment of my self-adjusting brakes, I'll probably never use it again; however, it was easy to use and did the job I bought it for without any problems. The only reason it is not rated a five is that for professional, daily use, (admittedly, not advertised as professional) it could have been made of a higher grade steel. It suited my needs completely.




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I have two trailers on which I adjust the brakes about once a year, and I find it worthwhile to spend a little bit on this tool. It works better than a screwdriver, but crusty brakes will fight you when adjusting through the backing plate regardless of the tool you use.




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Great pricing and products. Fast shipping, I’ll buy from e trailer again in the future.




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Worked perfect




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I ordered 2 sets of trailer brakes on monday at maybe 530 and received them on thursday. And The fellow i dealt with emailed me to let me know he shipped them that night !!! You just can't beat service like that. These guys are good!


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The brakes are ok except 1 of them fell apart inside. I had to open it up and remove the debri as it was making all kinds of raquet and i thought it was going to seize up. But no big deal i have 3 still working . Thanks Russ
russ - 10/10/2018



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I was extremely surprised with the positive response with their customer service, error on my part ordering the wrong part. Extremely quick delivery exchange (2days) living on the Canadian West Coast.
The brakes are doing their job great, easy installation using etrailer tutorial videos. Great company will use again.




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I was initially concerned about finding the right parts as the trailer was fairly old. etrailer had just what I needed. The website is so elegant. I was able to find the right parts quickly and with comparative options to make a final selection. The how-to videos are great. This made installation a little more comfortable. Especially when you do not perform this type of work every day. The parts were of high quality and are working as expected. I highly recommend etrailer for any of your trailer needs.




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The only reason I do not give you 5 stars is because your web site. When internet ordering, it should instantly state when a part is out of stock. Even nicer would be expected restocking dates. The parts received were exactly what I ordered for my electric brake conversion from surge brakes at far less expense than reparing the internally rusted surge brake system. There was a plethora of information on your web site to assist me in ordering the correct parts for the conversion. Plus there were videos to see how to complete the conversion and how parts were installed and adjusted. Customer service was excellent.




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I'm overhauling a 20 year old boat trailer and etrailer.com was the ONE and ONLY site on the internet that had both the necessary parts for this old trailer, but also instructional videos and hints on what to order and how to complete the job with a minimum amount of mistakes. This particular order (2 hyd. brake assemblies, hardware and brake tool) qualified for free shipping, but I didn't expect the above average delivery time also (2 days). I'm not finished with this project, but am sure I'll be doing more business with etrailer. Thanks for the great website and exceptional service.




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Didn’t really need it.




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So Disappointed!! This is a review of my order experience, not the product. I needed to replace the brake assemblies on my camper before we could go on vacation. I call to see how long it would take to receive and was told 2 days. I placed the order and received as told. I was about to be impressed until I opened the box. They not only sent the wrong brand, but also the wrong size. I called customer service and had to wait 45 minutes for someone answer. She agreed it was their mistake. I told her I only had two more days to get them on and still go on vacation. I asked for next day delivery. She was able to do that, but said it would ship that day and go 2nd day. The next day, the order had not shipped and the tracking number I was given doesn't even register on UPS. I don't when or if I will receive the correct product. Very disappointed that they would not step up and make it right.




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Works good . good angles for hard to reach adjusters



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