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Park Tool BT-2 4th Hand Tool
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Park Tool BT-2 4th Hand Tool

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Commonly referred to as a “4th Hand”, the Park Tool Cable Stretcher pulls cables tight. It features one-hand operation with a thumb lock to hold the cable tight while your hand is removed to tighten pull-up bolts and nuts. Made from heat treated steel, chrome plated, and featuring cushion grips for comfort. A must for any shop, home or professional.

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Reviewed 4/10/2015
by Dave Az
Phoenix
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
If you do your own work you need this

This is another tool that falls in the category of not used often but indispensable when it is. Works great on my front center pull brakes that seem to always need adjusting. Not as useful on my rear brakes due to space constraints. not hard to justify the cost with a family of four with six bikes.

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Reviewed 2/9/2015
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
St. Louis metro area
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Makes DIY cablehousing replacement much easier.

You'll use this for about 10 secs. for each brake and derailleur cable at the end of a cable/housing replacement job, but it eliminates a lot of wasted time and frustration, and helps to get the cable tension/placement just right.

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Reviewed 3/28/2013
by jeffd0
Cycling Enthusiast
Mississippi
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tool although requires a little learning curve to use it.

This is a great tool if you only have two hands! It is indispensable when working on your bicycle cables.

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Reviewed 8/1/2012
by Deanna A
Cycling Enthusiast
Maui, Hawaii
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
great time saver, easy to use

Wait for the sale, then buy it. I own eight bikes and ride everywhere. This tool is a real time and labor saver for me. I am constantly replacing and adjusting bike cables. I should have bought this tool year ago. If you adjust cables you love this tool, a very useful gadget.

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Reviewed 1/21/2012
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Taiwan
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Should Have Bought it 20 Years Ago!

This makes it so much easier! Buy one now! (Or do what I did and do it 100 times the hard way first.)

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Reviewed 6/5/2017
by David E
Daily Commuter
San Francisco
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Almost great

This item does what it say but unlike some other of Park Tool items it's not great.

The locking mechanism can easily pinch the bare strands and this leads to unwinding. I think there must be better versions of this tool so I'll be checking vehicle and electrical tools for my replacement.

However it is better than nothing and it's pretty cheap for what it does.

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Reviewed 6/24/2013
by Garzilla
Cycling Enthusiast
Springfield,MA
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Can't live without this

I don't know how I survived so long without this tool. It only does one thing, but it does it real well and is indespensible. If you only own one cycling tool- this should be it.

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Reviewed 2/4/2013
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Seattle, WA
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Makes maintenance much easier

Decent tool that makes cable adjustments much easier. It really helps for setting up canti brakes!

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