Wrench Force Pro Repair Stand Tools

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Wrench Force Pro Repair Stand

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 24, 2014]
Mark
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Not worth mentioning because the weaknesses are so huge

Weakness:

Incredibly inconvenient screwing clamp mechanism.

I own lots of bike equipment, and lots of tools. This bike repair stand is my least favorite of any of them. In fact, I think it is the least favorite thing of everything I own. The main reason is the maddeningly inconvenient clamp mechanism. It requires you to hold your bike with one hand while turning the clamp knob with the other hand. Very awkward and annoying. A quick release clamp mechanism is superior. I hate this stand and can't wait to get the Park RS-25 I have ordered. Then I toss this Wrench Force POS in the garbage after smashing it with a sledgehammer.

[Jul 03, 2013]
Zachariah
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

~Stable
~360 degree rotation and set
~Adjustable clamping widths
~Folds up to fit inside car trunk
~Telescoping height
~Compatible with most aftermarket tool trays
~Last bike repair stand you'll ever purchase

Weakness:

~Availability. Manufacturer Trek has discontinued production

When I was looking for a professional-quality repair stand - I was shocked at how expensive the Park Tool and Minoura repair stands cost. My LBS Trek dealer gave me a great deal on their Wrench Force demo stand, and I realized the quality is still there, without the crazy prices of Park and Minoura.

I've had mine since 2008, without a single hitch. I've built up at least a dozen bikes and repaired at least twice that amount, with zero tooling failures. If you can still find one.....GRAB IT UP!

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Park Tool
Minoura
Feedback Sports
Northern Industrial Tools and Equipment
Topeak
Spin Doctor

[Oct 05, 2009]
Colddiver98
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Reasonably priced, sturdy and durable. Collapses a little for storage and easy to use. Swivel and clamp work securely.

Weakness:

Kind of bulky if you need something you can fold up and store.

A good solid work stand at a reasonable price. The only drawback is you need to use your seat post or a small frame tube. This was not a problem until I moved to a remote seatpost where the cable can interfere with use.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Mar 03, 2007]
John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Folds to a compact size. Stable and strong.

Weakness:

Legs are kind of hard to extend. The holder could be a little stronger

Great value for the money. I have not seen these new anymore and not sure if they are available. It looks comparable to the Ultimate Pro stand and is much less expensive.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jan 09, 2000]
Joew
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Portability
Adapts to weird tubes and Frames.
Most Stable design.

Weakness:

Optional Wheel Truing Jig is annoying

since there is no dearth of Park guys, i'd thought i'd chirp up with my take on the wrenchforce.The Wrenchforce stand is my personal favorite of all PORTABLE stands because:a.) folds up like a large camera tripod and fits in a bag. about 4.5' long and about 10lbs.b.) it's a tripod and the most stable on uneven surfaces of all the other designs.c.) the clamp is 4-point (two v-shapes) and applies force evenly on four edges no matter what the tube size. This is important because sometimes i have to (lightly) clamp carbon and titanium tubes (many of which are not even round!) and the fact that the clamp self-adjustst to accommodate these weird and wonderful tubes is the only way I can hold up the frame.d.) the clamp is manual force, not leveraged force. That means that it works like a bench-vise - lots of control on the clamp force. Again, this is important with exotic materials (like Columbus SL tubing!) It is simply not an option every time to clamp the bike by the seatpost.e.) adjustable height. sometimes, doing what i call 'detail' work, i'd like to not be bent over. the clamp can be raised over 6' from the ground which often brings the bottom bracket/crank up to eye high when desired.f.) strong and stable enough to hold up tandems. I've got a Cannondale Los Dos 2000 with suspension forks which weighs as much as a lot of DH rigs. I work on the front end and the back end without having to change the mounting of the frame.So, yeah. It's a great stand and will do just about everything for you. I still have to take the frames out of the stand if I have to do some major leverage work on a bottom bracket, but then, I had a Park Professional a few years ago BOLTED to the floor and still had to do it -> didn't want to damage the frame (not a question of clamp strength or stand rigidity.)

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Park Professional
Park Race
Blackburn
Cinelli
Minoura

[May 24, 1998]
KEVIN
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Costs a little more than the Park consumer stand but well worth it!Very adjustable in height and bike position, foldable, light and an amazing clamp/clutch mechanism which is infinitely adjustable...not a 2 position switch like the Park. Also you have complete control over the clamp pressure,tightening by a finger adjust knob not a leveraged clamp which could pinch tubes easier.
Hopefully the last stand I ever buy! A great workstand.

[May 31, 2001]
smokey strodtman
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION! absolutely stable with bike at all angles. easy to use and solid clamp mechanism. easy height and tilt adjustment. handy toolbox and holder. folds up easily. the type of product you expect from Snap-On.

Weakness:

none!

good tools are not an expense, they are an investment. there are many stands out there that cost less than the wrench force, but none that measure up to it in quality and ease of use. this is the last stand you will ever buy. i enjoy working on my bikes in the evening out in the shop, beats channel surfing on the boob tube. this stand makes it a pleasure and will actually encourage you to do regular maintenance on your bike. this can save breakdowns and aggravation on the trail and save you money on parts. get a copy of a good repair manual(like the Zinn book) a good selection of Park tools and a Wrench Force stand. your bikes will thank you for it!

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none

[May 31, 2001]
næstep
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stable tripod base;
Excellent height-adjustable range;
Secure 360° rotation & hold;
Compact & portable when folded;
Reasonably light weight.

Weakness:

Plastic knob for tightening rotation clamp requires a heavy hand - functional, but an aluminum knob would be better suited to this task;
When breaking down or setting up stand, care must be taken to completely loosen the rotation knob - otherwise, swinging the clamping arm to the extended or folded position can cause square "edge" of the arm to catch the "edge" of the base, chipping the aluminum and eventually causing an unsecure fit.

THIS REVEIW IS FOR THE MODEL BELOW THE WRENCH FORCE PRO. Differences are: Twist clamps instead of QR clamps along telescoping support shaft; large spinning "handle" instead of quick-press knob used for tightening clamp; black instead of red finish.

Finally! I broke down and bought a real repair stand after all these years. Like most of the other reviews below indicate, the Wrench Force stand is stable and secure, adjustable, and portable. Nothing new to add there.

This stand is a pretty close copy of the Pro model, with the above listed differences.

The telescoping sections are secured by the same locking collars as on the Pro, but forgo the quick release lever for bolts with big plastic knobs on the ends. Yeah, they probably take a few more seconds to fasten than the QR clamps, but there are only two of them to deal with.

I like the clamping mechanisim on this stand a little better than the Pro version. Actually, the clamp itself is the same. But instead of the press-then-twist action of the Pro, this version has a 5" weighted "handle" to swing - sort of like a big wing-nut with counterweights at each end. The action of the clamp is sooo smooth and light, that all one needs to to is hold the bike in about the right place (between the clamp), give the "handle" a good pluck with the index finger, and wiiiiiirrrrrrrr, the clamp zips into place. Another half twist of the "handle" completes the deal.

I don't like the plastic knob that secures the 360° rotation — don't get me wrong, it works fine and I'm sure is suited for the job — but it's not a natural feeling putting that much twist onto a piece of plastic. A solid piece of spun aluminum would feel alot more reassuring.

Just be sure to release the clamp arm completely before setting it up or tearing it down. The aluminum is relatively soft and the edges won't take a bunch of thrashing. My particular stand was a store demo; I found a small ding in it that might be a problem down the road if I not careful about it.

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Minoura (Spin Doctor) Essential Repair Stand

[Feb 28, 2001]
AC

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Sturdy, collapsible, fairly priced, toolbox

Weakness:

sags, difficult clamp operation

This stand was touted as a 5 star item by Bicycling magazine, so I bought it mail order from Performance. I liked it a lot at first, especially the tool box, but now the arm that suspends the bike has sagged about 15 degrees and is getting worse, and the clamp is infuriating. Imagine holding your bike with one arm while patiently winding the clamp screw with the other. For about $75 more I could have had a Park.

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Park Pro

[Nov 09, 2000]
Mark T. Kerr
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Adjustable Height,I am 6'4.
Rotates 360 degree's and will hold its position.
Very sturdy.
Quick release's are a nice touch for adjusting the stand.
The fat spinning knob for adjusting the angle of the bike
is heavy duty,and very easy to use.
The seapost of your bike is not your only choice for
clamping it to the stand.
Stable on uneven surfaces.
Last,but not least,customer support is excellent.

Weakness:

The clamp is a little tricky to close with bike in hand.
Not a big deal for the benifets of being able to clamp
onto different part's{material's}of the bike. I have
been told you can clamp it with one hand.

This stand is proper. I highly recommend you get
the handle bar holder as well. For 12 bucks it's
worth it. When you move the bike in different
position's the bars are all over the place. Yes,
you could make your own,but dont bother. I am
waiting on the tool box so I cant comment on that. When I bought mine it was a demo model,and they had a sale that
day so that's where $130.00 came from. It was just
the stand. The customer support of the company is
something worth saying one more time. Not that you'll
need it though. I'm out.

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Are you kidding,took me forever to get this one.

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