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Stride Tool is the premier supplier of automotive professional specialty hand tools represented and exported by Dorian Drake in most worldwide markets

Stride Tool
Category:Professional Specialty Hand Tools & Auto Repair Products
Regions/Markets Represented:Worldwide, except the United States and Canada
Location:Glenwillow, Ohio, United States



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Dorian Drake’s Automotive Group is the sales and marketing representative of Imperial Stride Tools in most worldwide markets. Headquartered in White Plains, NY USA, Dorian Drake International has over 35 years of experience in the automotive tools industry, knowledgeable field sales and professional customer service staff providing an all-in-one shop for a variety of brands globally.  Stride Tool is the premier supplier of professional specialty hand tools, such as tube cutters, benders, flaring tools, retaining ring pliers and AC Tools.

Imperial is the flagship brand of Stride Tool, LLC headquartered in Glenwillow, Ohio (stridetool.com). With roots dating back over 100 years, Imperial professional specialty hand tools and solutions are known worldwide for dependability and quality, designed and manufactured to exacting standards. Imperial professional specialty hand tools are used by professional technicians in a wide range of services in automotive and electrical applications, industrial applications (including heating and air conditioning), refrigeration, and tube working.

In 1996, Imperial-Eastman became part of Stride Tool Inc., but retained the Imperial brand name. Since that time, they have accelerated the development of patented professional specialty hand tools that serve professionals in industries as diverse as automotive, electrical, refrigeration, heating/air conditioning and tube working.

Manufacturer Products/ Equipment Tube Working tools

  • Automotive Specialty
  • HVAC/R
  • Electrical & Datacom
  • Retaining Ring Pliers
  • Wire Twisting Pliers
  • General Tools

Automotive Specialty Tools

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Oil Changing

Adjustable Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Self-adjusting heavy-duty design actually grabs onto the filter and automatically tightens.
  • Ideal for removal of most spin-off oil, fuel and fuel-water separators.
  • Use either 3/8”ratchet or 3/4” open-end wrench to drive.
  • Low profile (2-1/2”high) for easy access in confined areas.
  • Withstands over 85 ft.-lbs. of torque to remove stubborn filters.
  • Smooth-moving sprocket gears eliminate jamming.
Oil Filter Pliers 1

IF-101 Oil Filter Pliers
  • Quick fit, easy removal tool for ALL popular filters size 62 to 110 mm
  • Slipjoint, solid construction allows fit to a wider filter range
  • Easy access in tight spots
  • For all makes of cars and light trucks
  • Cushion grips for comfort
  • Nominal length 9”
The quick fit, easy removal tool for all makes of cars and light trucks.
Oil Filter Cup Wrenches 1

Oil Filter Cup Wrenches
  • Each tool acts like a socket to remove hard-to-reach or stubborn oil filters.
  • Largest size range available– all 100% USA-made.
  • Specific sizes for popular import OEM and replacement filters.
  • Available in reinforced composite material or steel with rust-resistant powdercoat finish.
  • Use with 3/8”drive or with extensions to reach difficult filters; protects mechanic from hot oil contact.
  • Will not crush filter can or cause oil spillage and cleanup expense.
  • Special carded packaging allows customers to actually test their oil filter with the packaged wrench without opening cartons or complicated blister packs.
Battery & Engine
Battery Service Tools 1

BS-103 Copper Battery Cable Cutter
  • Cuts up to 2/0 gauge fine-stranded copper battery cable.
  • Precision-ground, scissors-action blades minimize deflection.
  • Cushion grips for user comfort.


Engine Tools 1IE-187 Five-Station Micro Terminal Crimper
  • Crimps insulated and non-insulated open barrel and Weatherpack terminals. Crimp range – 14 to 24 AWG.
  • Compact head allows for one-hand operation underneath dashboard or other confined areas.
  • Designed to work with GM Micro Terminals.
  • Cushion grips for comfort.


IE-145 Ignition Crimping Tool
  • Crimps insulated 10-18 AWG terminals.
  • Crimps non-insulated 7-8 mm Auto, W & F terminals.
    • Precision ground stripping stations for 7-8 mm and 10-18 AWG.Engine Tools 3
  • Anvil-type cutter.
  • Highly visible, easy-to-read graphics.
  • Cushion grips for comfort.

Engine Tools 5

ET-103 Spark Plug Boot Puller
  • Ergonomic design features offset jaw for user comfort; greater access to hard-to-reach plugs.
  • Vinyl-coated jaws provide positive gripping and break tight insulators loose with just a twist.
  • Spring-return action and air-pocket cushion grips to reduce fatigue.
  • Fast, one-hand operation.
General Auto Tools
KWIK-VISE Hose Pinch-Off Pliers
Hose Tools 1
  • Tested to 50,000 cycles without failure for reliable performance.
  • Clamping mechanism locks automatically.
  • No adjustment needed. Simply squeeze to lock. Pull handles apart to release.
  • Cushion grips for comfort and control.

Hose Tools 3

GT-116 Push Lock Cutter/Assembly Tool
  • For 1/4”–3/4” I.D. fiber-reinforced rubber hose only.
  • 2 tools in 1: everything you need to create a hose assembly.
  • Assembles barb-type push-on hose ends.
  • Hose cutter provides a clean cut with no frayed ends.
  • Portable– can be bench-mounted.
  • Length 13-1/2”. Wt. 5 lbs.
Brake Service Tools 1BRAKE “C” Ring Pliers
  • BC-101 Wedge Pliers Spreads the “C” ring which holds the emergency brake actuation lever to the brake shoe.
  • BC-102 Utility Pliers Has a narrow jaw with sharp heat-treated serrations.
  • Provides high leverage for easy “C” ring installation and general-purpose work in tight quarters.
  • Both made from high carbon steel and heat treated for long life.

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Manufacturer Website: www.stridetool.com