Tool Tuesday :: Pedro’s Cable Puller

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Cable Puller

Tool: Pedro’s Cable Puller

Job: To hold cables taut so that you can properly adjust your brakes and derailleurs.

Thumps Up: The Pedro’s Cable Puller is a very handy tool to have. It allows you to hold a cable taut with one hand, while your other hand is free to tighten pinch bolts. One feature it has (that some cable pullers don’t) is a thumb lock. This allows you to lock the tool in place so that you are applying consistent pressure to the cable as you tighten the bolt.

Thumbs Down: This tool can be annoying for left-handed mechanics. It works best when held in your left hand, leaving your right hand free to tighten pinch bolts. As a left-handed mechanic, I often feel it would be easier to use if the tool were a mirror image of itself.

Tool Tip: This Cable Puller also works well tightening zip-ties. It’s very useful when installing computer mounts and sensors.

Last Word: This is a very handy, yet inexpensive, tool that has a place in any mechanic’s tool box.

Info: Retails for $27.

By Katie Arehart-Rose – Boulder, CO