Useful Modification Tip

4 stars

Posted on 22nd, August 2015 about Third Hand Tool by Simon Collins

As anyone who's attempted the job knows, a tool like this, whether you call it a cable puller or a third hand or a fourth hand or whatever, is invaluable when you're installing brakes and gear cables. This Superstar one is as good as any, except for one little niggle. The ratchet lock thingy kept flopping down and locking the tool when I didn't want it to, which was annoying. So I drilled out the rivet and replaced it with a short M6 bolt with grip washer and Nylock nut to provide adjustable tension on the lock. Now it doesn't go anywhere unless I tell it to. A simple five-minute job has really enhanced this tool into the realms of excellence!