Sette Torx ST-21 Tool Kit Tools

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 09, 2008]
Mondoman1
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Standard auto mechanic's tools, misc Park tools

[Aug 11, 2007]
Gary S
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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)

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.

Similar Products Used:

My own personal tool set.

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