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 Post subject: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:51 am 
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I was ask to invest a better hex tool like parktool or Pedro's. Hardware shops has the same thing and so much cheaper. I will avoid those from magazines giving out free on certain issue but is there a needs of buying bike specific tools? Brand like for cars or home use like stanley or snap looks the same to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:50 am 
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As long as it is good quality from a reputable brand it will do the job.
Cheap tools are a waste of money and often break / twist / bend and in the process cause damage to whatever you are working on, and can cause injury in the process.




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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:04 am 
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Bondus ball drivers are the best hex keys available.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:12 am 
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I bought a KCNC set from fwb, and they are actually really nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:18 am 
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You want the best?
Get the PB Swiss color coded 100 deg keys.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:30 am 
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yeah, those pb swiss wrenches are supposed to be the best

but I've had a no-name set of $20 taiwanese allen keys for close 10 years now and they've worked just as they should


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:10 am 
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A higher class tool has a better fit. Not only when its new but also on the long term it keeps its tight tolerances.
The tool keeps its shape but also the heads of your bolts undergo less damage.

+ when you really have difficulties to get a stuck bolt loose, then a good tool with tight fit can make the difference.
Successful unscrewing vs destroying the head.


Most times no need to buy from a bike-tool-brand neither all tools from one brand only.
Always just look per tool what to buy.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:43 am 
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This^ . There is a reason good tools cost more. Tolerances, material properties.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:02 pm 
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A lot of cheap Chinese-made tools will rust quickly in a humid location. Ask me how I know.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:18 am 
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Cheap tools are easy to refinish (grind the tip off to get a fresh one) unfortunately, they need this treatment regularly.
My expensive tools only need refinishing if I'm a ham fisted Muppet.
They also take ages to do, and eat grinding discs.

Make of that what you will!


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:45 pm 
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jpanspac wrote:
A lot of cheap Chinese-made tools will rust quickly in a humid location. Ask me how I know.


Use Boeshield T9 to protect your tools. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:53 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Cheap tools are easy to refinish (grind the tip off to get a fresh one) unfortunately, they need this treatment regularly.
My expensive tools only need refinishing if I'm a ham fisted Muppet.
They also take ages to do, and eat grinding discs.

Make of that what you will!


regrinding a hex tool does not make the Original tolerances tighter. You still will have a mediocre fit.
regrinding a torx? nah . . .
a socket wrench?
a Philips screwdriver?
etc

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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:00 pm 
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Whoa. Snap-On tools are not 'cheap' tools. I believe that they are still made in the USA, too. Some of the tools that I have were made in the '50s and are still in perfect condition.

The only reason that you may need cycling-specific tools is for special applications (chain tools, bottom bracket tools, etc.) or where clearances are not achievable with 'conventional' tools, which does occur a lot with bikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:50 pm 
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I use Park tools at home, but just carry hex wrenches I need from the local hardware store (Ace) with me on the bike...they are only a buck or two each and work fine for years. You just don't use very often. (and I don't have a steel bolt on any of my bikes).


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 Post subject: Re: Hex tool diff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:10 pm 
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hunyak wrote:
Bondus ball drivers are the best hex keys available.


Is "hex plus" tool the same, or different?


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