I used this along with the aluminum-carbide studs to add some traction to my Wolfgars. For this purpose, this tool (or something identical) is pretty essential - you really have to wrestle those studs into place. Maybe a needle nose pliers would work but I have a feeling it'd slip. Oh well. The handle is comfortable and it worked perfectly. I took off one star for value since it's such a unitasker.
BTD delivered quickly as always.
I am sure this TIRE stud tool is great, but this item was suggested to me with my 45Nrth pedals, so, I assumed this was the tool I needed to customize pedal studs. Wrong! It's JUST for tires...I felt a little silly, but FYI, don't make my mistake!
Would love to know if there is a toolway to customize pedal studs if anyone knows.
studded tire are expensive, so being able to replace worn studs prolongs the life of the tire.