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:[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”72″ display=”basic_thumbnail” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”300″ thumbnail_height=”240″ thumbnail_crop=”0″ images_per_page=”1″ number_of_columns=”1″]In most of this cases you can find a tricky suitable solution in your toolbox, using pieces of wood (drill holes in it, saw it etc.), wrap in cloth/plastik etc. pp. But from time to time for sure you will brake something.
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 …![ngg src=”galleries” ids=”71″ sortorder=”711,716,721,713,714,715,717,718,719,712,720″ display=”basic_thumbnail” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_crop=”0″]