Rated 5 out of 5 by RichWSM Brilliant! Made cutting the steerer a stress free exercise
Was a bit worried about cutting the fork steerer down. Needn't have been. In addition to this tool I ordered a Hope Doctor Spacers pack which with my standard Giant spacers gave me a selection of 5, 7, 10 and 20mm spacers. I set the spacers where I wanted them with a 10mm on top (so I could cut shorter later if I wanted to). I then removed the 10mm and fitted the 7mm, giving me the 3mm 'below the top' I need so that I could draw around the steerer with a pencil. I then popped the steerer into the tool and used a '24' (teeth per inch?) hacksaw to cut the steerer - simple.
It was unbelievably simple to fit the forks with the right tools. I didnt use a star nut either, I used a "Gusset Universal Headlock" (part sku55137) which was slightly fiddly to fit (lift the cap and look down it to locate the 'bolt' into the 't-nut'). Lastly, for the crown race I used a "Hope Crown Race" (part sku273360) which has a cut in it, so you can pop it on with your fingers and you dont need a tool/piece of plastic pipe. It also has a rubber seal. Genius.
So to fit the forks, no special tools were needed, but this guide, a grease gun and a torque wrench made it easy - but I could have managed without any.
16 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geoff70 Very well made and very accurate
Took a punt after reading other reviews and I'm glad I did. The tool is very well made and more solid than I expected. I cut a set of Nukeproof bars down to 700mm and the cuts were dead on and square. Very impressed with the result and how easy the saw guide was to set up and use. If you're considering a saw guide don't go past this one.
09 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edward1994 Great, Highly recomend
Fantastic tool at a great price! I've used this tool numerous times and it always insures a straight cut. Essential for cutting seat posts, handlebars, steerer tubes etc.
19 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cocofighter Excellent rapport qualité/prix
N'étant un outil que l'on utilise tous les jours j'ai pris le moins cher et je ne suis pas du tout déçu, le produit est bien fini et solide.
Pas besoin de payer plus.
30 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEILLYWHEELY Good bit of kit
Great bit of kit for the workshop, mounted it to the work bench, chopped a seatpost, 2 bars, and a steerer tube. All were straight cuts and looked very pro.
04 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikerBiker Does the job
Excellent product, clamps whatever you need cut safely and in turn allows itself to be securely clamped to a workmate, bench vise, etc. Quite simply, don't even think of cutting a stem or bars without this! Not damaged in any way by the cutting process either. Works up to a 1 and 1/8 inch stem; which will be a problem if I ever upgrade to a 1 1/2 in stem.
10 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by spooky21 Accurate
A small price to pay to insure a perfect cut on a pair of £950 fox forks.
09 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BikeLust Great tool that does what it's supposed to
This tool works great for cutting seat posts, handlebars and steer tubes. No issues with slippage, it can take both carbon and carbide saw blades and keeps everything nice and square for a clean cut. It also works well to slide what ever you just cut a little further inboard for filing and cleanup.
This is the right way to cut something and doesn't cause the flaring issue you have with alloy steer tubes when using a plumber pipe cutter. The one area for improvement might be a better way to attach the little rubber ends that keep the lever from falling off the tool. A little dab of glue on the end and slide the cap back on and it seems to have fixed the issue.
05 December 2013