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Sette Torx ST-21 Tool Kit Tools

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00

Product Description

Every tool is custom designed to do its intended job and then manufactured to precise tolerances. Sette Torx tools are intended for use by home mechanics but they're good enough for professionals.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mondoman1 a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA USA

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2008

Strengths:    This kit includes most of the commonly-needed bike-specific tools. The Allen keys (by far the most frequently-used tool) are decent, with ball ends on the long shafts. The other tools also work well, with minor exceptions on the cassette and BB spline tools (see "weaknesses"). So far, in building one mountain bike and upgrading another, I've used all the tools in the kit except the cone wrenches and spoke tool.

Weaknesses:    The tube patch kit and the metal tire irons seem to be "padding" to up the tool count (especially as plastic tire irons are also included), but don't hurt.
Spline tools: both the Shimano cassette/rotor lockring tool and the cartridge BB installation tool have guide pins in the center to help align the tool to the correct axis. Unfortunately, in some cases the guide pin bottoms out before the tool is fully seated, preventing the tool from working. I've had to separately purchase no-guide-pin versions of these two tools because of this, but I use the guide-pin versions where possible.

Bottom Line:   
For the price, this is a great value for the home or part-time bike mechanic, with a good basic assortment of the most commonly-used bicycling-specific tools. Heavy tool users will likely want to invest in a higher-end line, but these tools work. In addition to the tools in this kit, I find it handy to have a pair of beam-type torque wrenches (low- and high- range), 3/8" and 1/2" drive socket wrenches, short and long metric 3/8" drive hex driver (Allen) sockets, a Torx T-25 driver socket, and misc short extensions and drive-size adapters.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Standard auto mechanic's tools, misc Park tools

Bike Setup:   '08 Giant Yukon, mostly stock
'07 Columbia iron bike, upgraded

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary S a Weekend Warrior from Carlsbad, CA

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2007

Strengths:    Lots of different tools that are needed for most any bike. Superbly priced!! Fit splines exceptionally well and work properly.

Weaknesses:    The wrenches are fairly thin causing some warpage, and if your bolts/nuts are too tight, they will leave tooling marks on them. The phillips screwdriver is pretty useless as it doesn't engage very well. Some of the tools are awesome, and others are cheap (cresent, screwdrivers, allen keys)

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent product for the price. You get all the special tools you need in this kit. But may want to use some of your own wrenches in place of the thin combo ones included in this kit.

I'm a helicopter mechanic, so i have lots of tools in my garage that i can use. So, together with this kit maintenance is a snap.

Overall, this is a great buy for the price. But if you need a full set of the highest quality tools, you'll be spending quite a bit more for a Park set or similar.

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Favorite Trail:   Calavera, Flightline

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   My own personal tool set.

Bike Setup:   Jamis Eureka, Marzocchi DJ2's

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