Job: Hydraulic brake hose cutter

Thumbs Up:  The Space Age 2.0 is an easy-to-use handheld hydraulic hose cutter.  It replaces Jagwire’s previous version, which was bulky and not used in-hand.  It cuts hoses cleanly and quickly.  Also, the cutting blade is replaceable, though it lasts so long that the home mechanic may never need to replace it.

Thumbs Down:  We’re not sure this tool has a downside.  Its simple design works very well.

Tool Tip:  With skill, almost any hydraulic line can be shortened without having to bleed the brake.  Simply remove the hose from the lever, and then while holding the line vertically, cut it to the desired length and reinstall the olive/barb.

Last Word:  So inexpensive and easy to use, you really can’t go wrong owning this tool.

Info:  Retails for $22.

By Katie Arehart-Rose – Boulder, CO