Few things make a mechanic smile quite like new tools. Whether you’re a home mechanic or a seasoned pro, Pedro’s has a number of new tools that should make you happy. Starting with the big ones, Pedro’s should have their new headset press by the time June rolls around. Thanks to additional headset and bottom bracket standards, press tools seem to have been getting more attention lately, and the Pedro’s option looks like it could be a great addition to your wall…
Sized to fit all of the current standards, the head of the headset press is built with needle bearings to keep the handles turning smoothly even when loaded. As anyone who has caught the webbing of their thumb in a spring loaded headset press can tell you – it sucks. Which is why Pedro’s is using a simple pin system for quick location without the potential for losing chunks of skin. Fitted with large cushioned handles, the press should sell for around $150 by the time it’s available.
While it doesn’t quite have the bling factor of a titanium/carbon hammer, Pedro’s The Hammer will be a good bit more affordable at $30. The compact 10.75″ hammer has a dual sided head with a replaceable soft plastic face and a rubber dice grip handle.
New additions to the chain tool family include a new Pro model and the apprentice. The Pro tool is 11 speed compatible with their Retractable Pin Guide (RPG) and includes the Campy peening bit and backer for $75. The Apprentice is basically the same tool without the RPG/peening function for $45.
Fixed Torque Drivers will be sold in 4, 5, and 6Nm models which as described are set to a preset torque. Each includes a 4mm, 5mm, and T25 Torx bit which are magnetically stored in the handle. Pedro’s says the wrenches are fitted with toque limiting infinite clutches to prevent over torquing, and will sell for $40 each.
Those who build a lot of wheels or spend a lot of time on a truing stand will appreciate the new Pro Spoke Wrenches. Each wrench is dual sided (3 sided and 4 sided openings) with an ergonomic handle which is reversible to make sure your fingers stay comfortable. Sold for $18 a piece in 3.23, 3.3, or 3.45 sizes, the whole set will sell for $45.
Perhaps the best little tool of the whole bunch, the Disc wrench includes everything you need for disc brakes – a 7 and 8mm flare wrench plus a rotor tool for $14.
Definitely a pro level tool kit, the Master T handle set is drool worthy. Sold with everything shown here the set will probably sell for $130 or so.
The full pro kit gets an upgrade with their 3.1 Master Tool Kit now with the yellow case option available to consumers. Including 70 of their pro level tools, the tool kit will run you $1100. For those not looking for portability, Pedro’s also has a new Master Bench Tool kit with 121 pieces to set up a bench for $1400.