The Tool Thread

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by bear the bear, May 9, 2018.

  1. John U

    John U MTB Precision

    Previous owner of my joint has used railway line rails to replace fence posts in quite a few places. He was pretty handy with the concrete too. Those fences aren’t going anywhere in a hurry. At least the posts aren’t.
  2. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    I know quite a few bikes that a stick of geli would fix quick smart.....
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  3. Nambra

    Nambra Likes Dirt

    Touché. Probably a few cyclists too.
  4. EsPeGe

    EsPeGe Likes Dirt

    Hi guys whats the thought in regards using power tools on bikes? For example I was working on my bikes today and was swapping brake rotors so I figured it would save time undoing and doing up the screws with my cordless drill. I was pretty careful not to do it too fast etc to avoid threading but I'm curious to know if folks out there are doing stuff like this and if there are risks associated. Are there other ways to save time using power tools that folks are using? Sorry if this has been covered, I did a search but couldn't find anything specific.

    Cheers Scott.
  5. Dales Cannon

    Dales Cannon Administrator Staff Member

    Don't see the need for power tools.
  6. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    It's up to yourself if you want to use them or not but a lot of people that don't use power tools on a daily basis normally cross thread and strip bolts quite often. If I had a few bikes to build within a week, I wouldn't think twice about it and also saves your wrist in the long run. I always finish bolts off by hand and never trust those sorts of tools for a final tighten.
  7. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    All this talk of railway line, thought I'd check that I still had had mine.

  8. Dales Cannon

    Dales Cannon Administrator Staff Member

    You must have a very short train.

    With power tools it isnt the unfamiliarity but the fact that you are working with M6, M5 or smallers bolts and screws. The things that do need torque like bottom brackets etc arent well disposed for power tools. Having said that I will admit to using an electric impact gun at 500Nm setting to undo a stupidly tight Bottom Bracket. I have a power screwdriver that is great for undoing multiple screws etc but the effort needed to do bike parts is so little it isnt worth the effort.
  9. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Eats Squid

    The really small bit drivers are great for bikes. Just be carefull and it’s all good, I know a few bike shops that use them aswell. I don’t cause I’m a tightarse and won’t buy any, and won’t go near bikes with my milwuaki impact driver, that things pretty strong and is covered in all kinds of gunk
  10. ianganderton

    ianganderton Likes Dirt

    Anyone taking 6 bolt rotors on and off on an regular basis would be daft if they didn’t consider using a powered screwdriver. It would save time (in a shop the = money) and effort

    Only a badly set up or badly used tool will cause damage

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  11. link1896

    link1896 Eats Squid

    I use a Bosch cordless screwdriver at times for longer threads when I couldn't be assed turning a tool. It does require some care to not cross thread things, it has about 3Nm of torque so will never strip a thread from over torquing
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  12. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    Do you even drillium bro?
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  13. Dales Cannon

    Dales Cannon Administrator Staff Member

    Only the purple bits. Obviously I am the only one who does it by hand. Where have I heard that before....
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  14. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Eats Squid

    And its cute af. A mate bought a similiar makita set that had little holsters.
  15. stirk

    stirk Wheel size expert

    I've got similar with a low torque limit, aa very light weight tool that I'll never live without now.
  16. EsPeGe

    EsPeGe Likes Dirt

    Yep for sure. With all that locktite on em they can be a bastard the river dragged em straight out. Anything in the suspension linkages etc I still do up by hand and use a torque wrench as Im a bit anal in that regard but anything I can save time on I'm all for.
  17. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    Any longer and I would have a hernia picking it up. Looks like it was a test piece for a join or some sort of sample.
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  18. Oddjob

    Oddjob Eats Squid

    Does anyone have any reccomendations for ultrasonic cleaners? I'm looking at the ebay ones but am suspicious.

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  19. Ky1e

    Ky1e Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Watching this. I need one also, sick of cleaning XD cassettes by hand LOL

    My favourite tools have to be the Abbey crombie, chain whip and my unior bearing press.
  20. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    Pressure washer?

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