How this Windshield Setting Tool Works
Step 1. As you would put a windshield in a vertical glass rack you start by resting the corner of the windshield onto the glass rack. The Setting Mate windshield setting tool has a patent pending glide system (glide need to mount in the middle of cowl). The glide has a groove in its center. This is beneficial during removal or replacement. The glide handles the entire weight of the windshield and the technician simply pushes/pulls the windshield. Just like the glass rack you place/ rest the corner of the windshield onto the groove and the glide carries the weight and slides the windshield across to center it.
Step 2. The center glide and stop block are attached to the cowl panel by locking long nose pliers, this insures the fastest setup time of any setting tool, which is less than one minute. The patent pending stop block or setting block is placed against the lower windshield edge. Before you remove the old windshield (stop block mount about ¼ from lower windshield opening corner). The stop block not only sets your new windshield at the accurate windshield placement height when installing the windshield it has a notch that is ¾” higher than the pinch weld. After you center the windshield, you rest the lower windshield edge onto the notch of the stop block. Because the notch is ¾” higher than the pinch weld, the urethane bed will not be disturbed. After the edge has rested on the stop block raised windshield and the take off glide, lower the top of the windshield just before the top set on urethane the windshield need to be released off stop block notch. Sometime the windshield releases itself and that is great but if it did not release off notch you need to give the upper windshield a tug to release off the notch of stop block.
Setting Mate Windshield Setting Tool Overview
Simple, Easy, Fast
- Less than one-minute easy set up time with setup glide, stop block and locking long nose pliers.
- Place corner of windshield on to glide groove.
- Slide windshield onto glide and center. *Feature – weight is on the glide and not on you.
- Rest lower edge of windshield onto stop block notch.
- Lower top of windshield.
- Before windshield rests on urethane release off stop block notch.
Setting Mate Windshield Setting Tool Advantages
- The fastest and easiest windshield setting tool
- Carries the weight of the windshield
- No measuring or dry set needed
- Accurate windshield placement height
- Does not disturb urethane bed
- Only 13” long 6” high 5” wide tool kit box. Takes less room than any setting tool in your truck.
|Other Setting Tools||Setting Mate|
|Add weight to windshield with vacuum cup/ hardened steel rod/ bearing housing||No additional weight|
|Require lifting windshield w/added weight overhead to connect to pivot||No pivot, no lifting overhead|
|Installer is required to at least carry half the windshield weight plus additional weight of setting tool||Setting Mate carries all of the weight|
|Installer required to carry windshield awkwardly sometimes head high over the hood||With the Setting mate, just set on glide and slide|
|Time consuming to measuring and set up tool||No measuring and less than a minute tool set-up time|
|Possibility of Vacuum cup releasing off windshield causing vehicle damage||Vacuum cups not required|
|Additional time spent with up to six vacuum cups to set up||Vacuum cups not required|
|Set up time six to ten minutes||Less than one minute|
|To insure an accurate fit, need to dry set which take additional time||Windshield is set to old glass height which insures an accurate fit|
|Big and long taking up a lot of storage room||Small and light weight|
|Need wiper post in center of cowl||No wiper post needed|
|The wiper post requires a nut||No wiper post needed|
|Long tear down time and put away||Only 15 seconds tear down|
|Additional time to change pivot to install opposite side when needed||No time wasted easy to install on either side|
|Other setting tools cost from $599.00 to $1595.||Setting Mate at only $269.95|