Park Tool Micro Tool Box Tools

Micro Tool Box

Park Micro Tool Box

User Reviews (14)

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Craig   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2003]
Strength:

compact, chain tool is awesome

Weakness:

sometimes the cap screw that holds the tools in the plastic case gets loose. That sucks if its on the side with the allen wrench you need to tighten it back up

This is the best multitool i have ever seen. I looked around for awhile before buying one. You can get a sweet deal online.

I used it for a few months before writing this review to really test it. I have used the chain tool about 5 times and it works perfectly---you cant push the pin all the way out even if you aren't looking. The allen wrenches are durable and the handle allows good leverage. The tire levers are very tough---I change tires every week. The ruler on the plastic case is useful to install barends. I highly recommend it.

Similar Products Used: topeak alien
foldable allen wrench set
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jim G   [Sep 29, 2002]
Strength:

The name Park.
Nice chain tool.
Could be used as a weapon if thrown.
You could hide your weed in it.

Weakness:

Heavy.
Poor quality.
Cumbersome and awkward to use.
No disk brake tools.
Cost too much for what you get.

This tool is hard, if not impossible, to use in some places because of the design. The allen wrenches twist, bend, and strip out easily. The finish is pitted and dull.

I'm not a weight weenie but for the weight of this thing you could have some more features.

I was complaining about this piece of crap the other day at a trail and one of the guys I was hanging out with had a Topeak Alien DX - now that is a cool multi-tool with a ton more features only weighing 275 grams (only 49 grams heavier).

Bottom line - if you are into weight get something else. If you want a quality tool with as many features as possible get something else.

Similar Products Used: Loose tools in camelbak
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Mountain Man   Cross Country Rider [Dec 26, 2000]
Strength:

Seems to be strong, good chain tool, emblem that says "Park Tools"

Weakness:

Quality! Tools are not up to normal Park Tool standards. As mentioned by many others, it is quite heavy. No knife or pliers.

This tool is ok, but not exceptional. Not compared to other Park Tools. Nowhere on the tool or package does it say where it is made, it should be in the USA, but feels like it comes from China or Korea. Finish on the tools is terrible, there's a series of little pits in the metal and the edges are sharp. The chrome coating looks like it'll scratch easily. But all this is mostly cosmetic. Functionwise, the chain tool is great. Ditto for the box-ends and allen wrenches. Bottle opener is amusing but unnecessary, and really should be swapped out for a sharp knife with a built-in flat screwdriver. It has no cool carrying case like the offerings from ToPeak.
The real battle for mini-tool superiority is between this thing and the coveted ToPeak Alien. I'm swapping the Park Tool out for one tomorrow. I hope I don't regret it. Watch out for my complete comparison between these two tools under the ToPeak Alien reviews.

Similar Products Used: Full-sized versions of bike tools in CamelBak
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Winslow   Racer [Aug 02, 1999]
Strength:

Small, good design, durable,useful tools

Weakness:

No knife

Good design and durable.

Similar Products Used: Allen wrench set, Cannondale multi tool.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
jim   Cross Country Rider [Aug 17, 2000]
Strength:

Very durable, innovative design, has everything. The Snap-On of bike tools.

Weakness:

I needed a cable cutter once that it doesn't have. Not a real weakness since no one else has one.

I carry one of these in each bike bag and have one in the tool box. It is a very sturdy design and everything is easy to use and works really well(except for the spoke wrench, carry a real one with you). The chain tool is the best one that I've used. It is very compact and doesn't take up a lot of space in the bag. As far as the weight, I'd rather have a sturdy tool with all the tool functions fully functional than to have one with one or 2 of the tools broken because they weren't built beefy enough. This is a perfect example of why Park owns the market for bike tools.

Similar Products Used: None, buy the best and only cry once.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
rafi julius   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2000]
Strength:

ergonomics, compact, strong, good tools selection.

Weakness:

the philips screwdriver is too big.

too heavey - give me a break, don't eat so much for breakfast.
its a good a handy tool to take with you on short and long trips.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
thrasher   Cross-Country Rider [Nov 15, 1999]
Strength:

tough,compact

Weakness:

a little heavy

great tool for the trail. Tough, can really torqe it without worrying about it snapping in half. cool looking gizmo.Now everybody I ride with asks to use it every time they break down which is a pain because I have to keep taking off my camalbak.

Similar Products Used: loose tools wrapped up in a zip lock bag
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Ed Miller   Cross-Country Rider [Sep 03, 1999]
Strength:

Parks Tools is the name in bike tools. The Micro Tool Box is very cool design.

Weakness:

Heavy! The finishing of the boxed end wrenches is poor; the edges are not ground smooth. What happend to Park's quality control. It does not look like the picture on parks web page.

The bottom line is that this is that this tool is to be carried when you ride. However it is approximately 8 ounces. Did Parks even consider weight when they designed this tool? I purchased this tool on the name alone via mail order; no weight was listed.

Similar Products Used: ToPeaks Alien.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Fred R   Racer [May 16, 2001]
Strength:

Alot of needed tools packed into a clam shell type of unit that elimnates loose tools rattling around. Weight tells me (or at least I hope) that the steel tools will be strong enough to handle most things encountered on a bike repair.

Weakness:

None for its intended purpose; I do use this for a road bike and wish Park would make one for that purpose with narrower tire levers as these are too wide for road tires and rims.

I wanted a compact tool set that would not rattle and be strong enough to handle any on the road repairs since the bike was getting older; and found it with the Park. I have only used it on other peoples bikes since mine has never broken down on the road in 19 years! (what a testament for Suntour Superbe, whatever happen to that type of quality?) But when I did use it, it worked the way I wanted it to. I do carry seperate tire irons (VAR) since the Park does not work well at all with road tires and rims.

Similar Products Used: Assortment of loose tools.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Peter   Cross Country Rider [Jan 31, 2000]
Strength:

solid build, cool looking

Weakness:

HEAVY!!!!!!

Park doesn't disappoint here in quality, but what were they thinking about weight? This is supposed to be a product that you carry with you uphill? Forget it if you have a lightweight bike. Get the Ritchey; it's small, compact and will do everything this does, but less weight. Save room for fluids and feeds to ride harder, longer.

Similar Products Used: Ritchey CPR-13, Topeak Survival Box
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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