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    Star Nut Setter

    I am looking to invest in a star nut setter that will last a life time. Should I buy the park tools or is there something better. Price is no biggie. Thanks
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    http://pedros.com/products/tools/gen...tarnut-setter/I used the Park for years until I borrowed a Pedros. Having the guide makes the star nut go in straight and easy.

    Good Luck

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    Thanks brother. Anyone else?
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    A wooden dowel rod.

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    Park TNS-4. Takes a beating, is comfortable, easy and accurate. We have two in our shop that have seen years of abuse.

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    park tns 1 or 4. nothing to break on the tns1 except for the pilot screw but that is no big deal. the tns 4 is built the same way but has a guide sleeve

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    I made one out of a 1 foot length of broom handle and a 5mm bolt. Drill a hole through the broom handle that the bolt will pass through then screw the star nut onto the bolt. Hammer the nut in while using the broom handle the bolt passes through to leverage it straight while driving the nut in. Works great and costs next to nothing.

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    Forum member mtnbiker4life sells a number of tools through the classifieds and on eBay..I have a couple (one being the star nut tool) and they are excellent quality. Price is great too.

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    Put the screw in the star nut, use a 3/8 drive deep well socket that fits over the head of the screw and seats on the body of the star nut, attach a short socket extension, install star nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .40AET View Post
    http://pedros.com/products/tools/gen...tarnut-setter/I used the Park for years until I borrowed a Pedros. Having the guide makes the star nut go in straight and easy.

    Good Luck
    Wow. I'm totally changing my position and going with .40AET. Our Park TNS-4 took a walk over the Holidays. In it's place now is the Pedros model referenced above. Happened to replace a carbon fork today, and I like the Pedros version much better!

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