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Wolf Tooth ComponentsEnCase System Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool
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October 11, 2020
Will this fit inside a Shimano crank shaft?
May 28, 2020
BUT BE CAREFUL
- I've put it through the wringer
I wrote my first review, absolutely stoked on this tool, and I stand by it. Easily my favorite multi-tool ever. BUT with one thing to consider that might be a big deal for some and it needs to be known. The bits, they are a proprietary bit, smaller than what you can buy ina hardware store. This doesn't sound like an issue, but if you lose one... you have to buy a new bit set, which isn't cheap. Maybe WT will sell you an individual bit, but think about this, if you lose a bit on the trail, it was a bit you needed, and it's gone. I just bring this up because I have used this tool a dozen times for trailside adjustments and I love it, but a couple of times I have the bit get slightly wedged in the allen bolt, and when I pull the tool away it stays in just long enough to pull out of the handle and then fall to the ground. I had this happen in the grass and it was pretty hard to find. Luckily the back side of this tool is a magnet and I could sweep the area with it and it picked up the missing bit, but that could have been bad. Again, I LOVE THIS TOOL. but this is something I noticed and is worth noting.
December 23, 2019
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I just got this, and I am blown away. It is crazy light, ergonomic, and smart. I have been carrying a crank brothers m17 multi tool for the last 15 years on my mountain bike and the (and the Park IB-2 on my gravel bike). The M17 is a great tool, has everything I have ever needed on the trail and is probably your best option if you are looking for a great tool on a budget, but my issues with it are that it is pretty heavy and bulky, the size of the M17 has caused some issues in hard to reach areas and I have scratched the finish on a couple of parts as a result of being tired and in a hurry. On to the Wolf Tooth EnCase tool. I was intrigued by the design and I have had a number of Wolf Tooth items in the past including their fantastic ReMote dropper lever. I thought the idea was solid and wanted to try a new tool. The finish quality is top notch, I tried out a number of the tools and the ability to turn this from a straight driver style of tool to an L bend tool is genius. The package is smaller than you think it is going to be and it is significantly lighter than my Crank Brothers tool. The magnets offer excellent bit retention, so much that I feel the o-rings are not quite necessary but maybe if the tool is getting jostled about in your pack they might be needed. The handle allows you to apply the right amount of torque for pretty much any bike parts without discomfort and the profile allows you to get into hard to reach places. According to the Wolf Tooth site, this weighs in at 50 grams which is nuts. My M17 tool weighs in at 168g and even my super small Park too weighs in at 110g. I am aware that the one major tool I would be giving up with this compared to the M17 is the chain tool. I am so very impressed with everything about this tool that I will be purchasing the chain tool next.