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Old 08-20-2014   #1
 
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NRS Frame Wrench?

For those of you hat have NRS frames, is the frame wrench a useful tool? It looks like it would be handy to throw in a captains bag/box instead of having separate tools for each job. It is reasonably cheap, so I don't think it would be a big loss if I bought it and didn't like it. I just wanted to see what you guys/gals think of it.

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For those of you hat have NRS frames, is the frame wrench a useful tool? It looks like it would be handy to throw in a captains bag/box instead of having separate tools for each job. It is reasonably cheap, so I don't think it would be a big loss if I bought it and didn't like it. I just wanted to see what you guys/gals think of it.
I just had to loan a socket set to someone who had one, it is on par with the rest of NRS Chinese stuff it stripped and split first time he used it. I would find a socket and use that
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I just had to loan a socket set to someone who had one, it is on par with the rest of NRS Chinese stuff it stripped and split first time he used it. I would find a socket and use that
Thanks! It is really hard to gauge the quality of products with NRS. Some of their gear is high quality, and some of it is shit. With most companies, you have a consistency. All there stuff is quality, or all of it is shit. But when you mix were your products are made, there is a uncomfortable inconsistency for the consumer.
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I don't remember when I got my frame and wrench, some time over 20 years ago, never had an issue. I don't use it much anyway. Socket is reasonable solution, but it's one ratchet with just one socket, I don't have a stack of them around so not nearly as convenient as the NRA wrench in that respect. Get the nrs wrench.
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While I think it's a good tool to have, I've snapped a couple of them. Too much torque on the handle/flat screw driver and it will separate from the socket/phillips side and it's not repairable.

I keep one in my repair kit just in case but I'll have a socket wrench too. I use an impact driver at home.
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I threw the one I had away. kinda worthless compared to the torque you can generate with even a 1/4" drive. Get a socket that is 6 point so it won't damage the heads of bolts ...
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I've been using a socket for 20 years, it lives in my repair kit, never use that one for anything else. These days I change up my frames constantly because I have 3 cat tube sizes and only 2 frames, and I'm always adding/modifying gear. Sometimes seems I'm customizing my frame for each trip. Can't imagine not using a ratchet.


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Didn't even know NRS had a frame wrench. I use a socket wrench.
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I have one and find it useful for sure. I also carry some other tools but I like the multi tool design of the NRS wrench. It doesn't feel like a janky tool to me. Mines been with me for maybe 8 years.


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mine broke....
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