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Cinelli 1/A stem pinch bolt upgrade?

Old 10-06-19, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by smoothness
Wera and other "nice" tool companies make Hex keys with extra short "short" ends; they are invaluable in situations like these. I would also like to call out @merziac for casually flashing a lined drawer full of Snap-On. The young people call that #lowkey #flex #humblebrag , lol.
Not that it's beyond me but that was @mpetry912 flashing his stuff, he's been doing this and much more for a long, long time wrangling Snapon and all else with the best of them.

My current box is a Matco 5S deep with hutch and end cabs in black, the Snapon boxes were traded in on it for huge $$$ resulting in a stellar deal.

Plenty of Snapon tools and all else, I have never discriminated, Mac, Matco, Channellock , Diamond, SK, and yes Craftsman, Stanley, and many many more.

I have always sought out tools that do many things and specific things well, Snapon of course is always a good bet and their service cant be beat.

That being said many other tools can do certain jobs better for me and when you need to modify or alter a tool for a one time application, Snapon is not the one you want to sacrifice unless it does the job better to begin with thereby justifying the loss.
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Old 10-07-19, 05:26 AM
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Nice post, Van. I agree, no way would I grind down a Snap-On socket ! Use the best tool for the job as they say. If you are working in the pits at Indy then yes a full Snap-On box is cool but in the bike shop you have a whole lot of specialized fasteners and stuff that need special tools. Think bottom brackets for example.

A tool I've been using quite a lot (I love these !) is a pair of large stainless steel tweezers. These can be had on Eboy for under ten bucks and gosh are they great for rummaging thru your junk box or dipping into those plastic bags full of chainring bolts.

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