Rated 4 out of 5 by Redhedged Ideal for the tool bag.
Little bit fiddly but handy. Careful when using it on the plastic crank locking tool.
27 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Does the job
Small, fiddly to use, easy to lose, easy to over tighten the crank bolt - it may be all those things but what it does do is remove a bolt I had overtightened and couldn't budge by hand. This got the bolt out no problem and once I had replaced the BB I put the bolt back in with a plastic shimano tool.
28 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Why spend more?
This does the job without knackering the plastic crank bolt so why spend any more?
08 April 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Use with torque wrench
It might be niggly and small but you can use it with a torque wrench to ensure you apply the required pressure and no more. Having said that, hand tight is generally good enough.
10 May 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Light, cheap, strong.
Whilst this may not be the ideal workshop tool for the reasons above, its tiny size means you can keep it on your multi tool and take it out with you.
Just don't overtighten with long allen keys!
10 March 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Does the job, but it's niggly to use and easy to loose in the toolbox.
22 September 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous a pound cheaper than shimano and not too fiddly
for the pound extra you would spend on a shimano tool, it is not worth it unless you work in a bike shop. with a bit of care this tool can be used to fit your new cranks without worry of damaging them
08 June 2006
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous I got this to go with the Hope Hollowtech II BB installer (which is fine) but wish I'd got the Shimano one as this is a bit fiddly. It fits to an 8mm allen key but can wobble around in the socket and needs too much effort to remove. Also, being on the end of an allen key encourages you to over-tighten the bearings when they only need to be tensioned like you would a headset - the plastic Shimano one encourages you to hand-tighten the non-drive side arm, which is what I should have done. <br>Overall, not bad and it got my crank on but I reckon the Shimano one is better designed.
16 November 2004