I just purchased a valve spring compressor that has a lever on both ends, similar to this one:

Two-lever valve spring compressor

What is not clear to me is the advantage of having this two-lever setup.

What does it have over the more common single-lever design like this one?

Single-lever valve spring compressor

  • @CharlieRB yes, especially if you push the cap down and it goes deep into the housing...
    – Solar Mike
    Feb 27 '17 at 13:14

Doesn't appear to have a special purpose other than convenience. According to the Draper Tools Website;

Suitable for use on most engines due to double-ended valve cup. Unique double action lever cams action provide choice of operation either above or below valve.

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