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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.
Yeah, I could see the hex. I wonder how much meat can be put on them.
Hazet make quality tools but.....
You often want a ratchet/socket at one end of a bolt, and a wrench on the other. The handle can't be in two places at once, so you need a "second" handle, which kind of defeats the purpose. You could use the short extension, but probably uncomfortable in the hand.
Good point, but depending on the bike, it may not be an issue. Right now, I can't think of any nut/bolt combinations on my RT.
EDIT: Thought of one: valve adjusters. I think even without the handle, the short open end wrench would torque the lock nut sufficiently.
Good luck with your puny little titanium T handles. Anybody know where I could get a 1” to 1/4” adapter?
BRILLIANT! I'd just stack 1" to 3/4" + 3/4" to 1/2" + 1/2" to 3/8" + 3/8" to 1/4"...
Covers all the bases.
"T" handle plug tools give me more necessary leverage than the straight ones. I bought this tire repair. Bonus is the tools separate from the handles to lower the packing profile. Unfortunately the reamer and needle have different diameters so you still need both handles. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002I52RG0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Goddammit, I wish you people would stop posting tool porn like with no links... not even a dang part number to Google. Even if there's no US source, maybe we could agitate for one...
In other news, I thought it might be interesting to post a couple of pics of what a Nealey plug looks like on the inside of the tire. This is when I changed the worn-out rear 180/55-17 tire on my FJ-09 a few days ago after having the plug in place for a couple thousand miles.
Extreme close-up of the knot inside the tire. Nealey plugs are very different from lesser sticky string plugs; they're a bit thinner, require no glue or lubricant, and they're installed differently such that there's a knot on the inside plus you end up with four thicknesses of string in the hole. The string seems to be able to adapt better to different sizes and shapes of holes, and if you get a really nasty hole, this makes it easier to install multiple plugs to at least get out of the woods before the zombies start chewing.
Also, I grabbed that knot with pliers, and it took several tries and a LOT of force to yank the plug out from the inside. Dang near turned the tire inside-out. So yeah, I'm a Nealey fan.
Wider view in situ:
Hate to make this easier for you, but KC Tools carries Hazet...
I did indeed look at KCT, but couldn't find that kit.
I kinda feel like that one is a little gimmicky anyway. An open end wrench is almost last in line for the proper tool for any job.
Last in line is, of course, a knipex....
Love my knipex!
Best tool that sees no use whatsoever, but takes so much beautiful weight and space in my toolkit. It’s a good thing it looks nice...
Hazet makes a metric shit ton of ratchet sets, but it's possible that's a combination of a few sets or individual tools.
@chrispartida - Where did you find that photo? If I was trying to sell something, I'd make sure it was easy to buy it.
A search of Hazet's site indicates that the 863MHP ratchet handle may no longer be available: https://www.hazet.de/en/search?p=1&q=863MHP&o=7&n=12
According to ar.tools Instagram page, that's the 2021 Holiday Advent Calendar package. For any further info, check out his page. He gets all the advanced notice.
And because I am an overachiever, here's a LINK TO THE ACTUAL KIT ON KC TOOL!
Good find. That explains why it didn't come up using KC Tool's regular search tool. Seems odd that Hazet didn't show a result for that part number, though.
I'm not interested in Instagram shopping. I see too many companies relying on it to inform customers (poorly), while they ignore what should be their baseline source of information, a website.
LOL, that is fantastic! The price of that Hazet Advent Calendar set is insane, and those open-ended wrenches on 1/4" drive hex stubs are equally insane and utterly doomed if anyone ever actually tries to use them (fortunately, the odds of this collector set seeing actual use are low).
And also, my bikes are all Japanese, and Ze Chermans seem somewhat allergic to making sets that include 12mm.
But I love that something this batshit actually exists.
Nice find, and many thanks for the links.
The open end of the wrenches will round off before you can break the hex end
Is it selfish of me to carry a tool kit that was carefully curated to apply only to my bike's fasteners?