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Magura Disc Brake Torque Wrench Adapter is a mechanic’s dream–and not just for Magura brakes

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I’m willing to bet that most disc brake hose compression nuts out there are not getting torqued properly. Even if you have a crowfoot adapter, using it is more complicated than simply setting the specified torque on your torque wrench. That’s exactly why Magura designed their new Sleeve Nut Bit Adapter–a tool that anyone who works on disc brakes will want to own.

slotted bit for torque wrench on disc brake compression nut

The idea is simple enough when you see it, and will make you wonder why it hasn’t been done before. To our knowledge, the Magura tool is the first of its kind and consists of an extra-long 8mm socket with a full-length slot in one side. That slot allows you to slip the socket around the brake hose, and properly tighten the compression nut.

While it was developed for use on Magura brakes, the 8mm size should work with most disc brake brands. So far, it’s been the right size for everything we’ve tried.

Magura Torque Control wrench with slotted adapter for brake nuts

When used with the Magura Torque Control torque wrench (which was developed in part with Snap-On tools), there’s no crowfoot adapter required. The CDI torque wrench has a torque-limiting cam-over clutch which can be set from 2-8 Nm. In addition to the brake compression nut use, the torque wrench includes six other bits for use on any other components with low torque specifications.

The wrench will be sold with the new Sleeve Nut Bit Adapter for $148.50, or the bit will also be available separately for $19.75.

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Collin S
1 year ago

That trq wrench has been available for nearly a decade, except for the standard one is white and orange and is only $50 on amazon.

Gman
Gman
1 year ago
Reply to  Collin S

Link?

Collin S
1 year ago
Reply to  Gman

CDI Torque Products TorqControl TLA28NM Screwdriver, 2-8 Nm, 1/4-Inch Hex Magnetic Bit Shank with 6 Bits https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DIRD5CG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_EDX4478TCT374V4YRB32?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Mark H
Mark H
1 year ago
Reply to  Gman

Amazon’s internal search couldn’t find it, but Google came up with this.

Michael Ervin
Michael Ervin
1 year ago

That’s a nice set but you can get the CDI with 6 bits for $50 on AMZ.

Pho
Pho
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael Ervin

Link? Simple search for “CDI torque” brings hundreds of results, none the right one

craig
1 year ago

the bit is very handy, and it has been available on Amazon for a while. https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Socket-Slotted-Extension-Adapter/dp/B01G980PKQ

Paco
Paco
1 year ago

The bit is also available on Amazon for $8 too, search for 8mm slotted nut driver.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Crowfoot wrench set is also an alternative. I’ve used these types on hydraulic fittings in F-15s.

ZUZU
ZUZU
1 year ago
Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
1 year ago

Slotted nut drivers of the same design have been available from generic Chinese brands on amazon since at least early 2019.

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