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Frequently Asked Questions

Quick help with common questions about the Bulldog Pin Puller.

Here you can find answers to questions about our large automotive dowel pin puller and smaller circuit board dowel pin puller. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact us by phone or email.

Q: What is the large Bulldog Pin Puller?

A: The large tool pulls dowel pins from engine blocks and clutches; but the tool has been adapted for other uses, unique to the customer’s needs.

  • This tool weighs about 5 pounds.
  • The standard tool is 8mm and comes with a 6mm insert and a .250 insert.
  • We also have a 10mm (or 3/8) available, but it is a dedicated size and no inserts are available.
  • The lever of the tool, which has black plastic grip cap, is solid bar stock.

Q: What is the small Bulldog Pin Puller?

A: The small tool pulls dowel pins from printed circuit boards.

  • The circuit board dowel pin pullers are manufactured for dedicated sizes (no inserts available) running .06 inch and up to a maximum of .250 inch. But at .250, it is not advisable to use it for other uses.
  • This tool weighs roughly 1 pound.

Q: Is the tool guaranteed?

A: Yes. If the tool breaks or falls apart under normal working conditions, we will guarantee it; i.e., if it’s been used as a pry bar or a hammer, it would not be guaranteed.
We guarantee the parts are manufactured correctly and that the tool is assembled right for the life of the tool. We do not cover wear; we do not cover misuse. We are available for consultation, and if necessary, we will send out a parts list and adjustment instructions.

Q: Is the tool adjustable?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the tool repairable and are parts available?

A: Yes. Contact us for parts and help with repairs.

Q: Is the tool manufactured in the United States?

A: As far as we know, the tool steel, stainless steel and 6061 aluminum, is manufactured in the U.S. These supplies are used to make the tool in Montana.

Q: If we purchased the Bulldog Pin Puller more than ten years ago from Ralph Johnsrud or under the Goodson label, is the tool still repairable or adjustable?

A: The tool can be sent to Bulldog Pin Puller for evaluation. Due to upgrades made by the current manufacturer, the tool may not be repairable. Please contact us before you send the tool to us.

Q: Does the tool pull only steel pins?

A: Pulling steel pins is what the tool is designed for; but if you wish it to pull other types of pins, such as wood, there is a likelihood the splinters, etc. would plug the tool so it wouldn’t work properly.

Q: Do you have any distributors in the United States or internationally?

A: We do not have any distributors. If you have any questions and are interested in distribution or wholesale, please contact us.