3 Great Skate Tools for Quick, Easy Adjustments

The wheels, wheel nuts, trucks and stoppers on your roller skates will loosen up over time due to repeated vibrations while in use. To tighten these components, you’ll need a special skate tool. These also comes in styles made specifically for removing bearings so you can more easily clean them to ensure a smooth ride. All good skate tools should be compact and allow for a good grip. Ahead, shop some great options you can buy.

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1. Powerdyne Y4 Skate Tool

This device features a 1/2-inch socket that's perfect for adjusting standard axle nuts as well as 9/16 and 11/16 inch sockets for adjusting kingpin lock nuts. It also includes a 5-millimeter T-Handle Allen wrench for toe stop set screws and plate axis pins.

Pros: The ergonomic design provides great grip and torque for any project.

Cons: This one may be slightly heavier.

Powerdyne Y4 Skate Tool
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2. Zeato All-in-One Skate Tool

This Y-shaped tool includes three different socket sizes (3/8, 1/2, and 9/16 inches) that let you adjust the axle nuts, truck kingpin nuts and mounting hardware. The slide-out Phillips head wrench screwdriver fits into the top of the handle when not in use.

Pros: It comes with a little pouch to store your bearings or other accessories and is offered in four colors.

Cons: The Allen wrench/screwdriver part may fall out a bit.

Zeato All-in-One Skate Tool
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3. Bones Bearing Press Puller

Unlike the others on our list, this tool simply removes and installs bearings into your wheels without damaging them. It's specifically designed for use with 8-millimeter bearings. As an added bonus, it features a hole for attaching a key ring.

Pros: It;s small enough to fit in your pocket.

Cons: Some may prefer a slightly larger handle.

Bones Bearing Press Puller
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