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.
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.
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.
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