Well, over the years I had no good solution to clamp all the round parts (slider, stanchions, cartridges etc.) fork have for disassembling or assembling. Sometimes I won against a problem, sometimes I lost part.
There are some very difficult cases like unscrewing the XC400 (and similar older forks from the XC Series) top screw units or unmounting the seals from a Bombers slider, where you need a strong and suitable clamp.
Another good example is a Bombers cartridge, if you want to unscrew the threadened head of a cardrige as I did it here. You seriouly can’t unscrew it without having such a tool, you will destroy the cartridge for sure! Here is a picture from such a condition using a Z1 rebound cartridge and a 8mm jaw set:
I was happy to find this parts by accident and ordered a set in a minute as my Xmas present 😉
I can tell you that this tools do the trick very well and as I use them almost in a daily matter I’m very happy to own them. Look at the pictures, you will nuderstand what I mean. The 2 basic parts are magnetic and hold themselfes in a vise.
And for sure: I will break less things during my work using this tools …!