Park Tool Threadless Nut Setter
Park ToolThreadless Nut Setter

Hammering in a star-fangled manner.

Setting a star-nut into a fork is a bit tricky without the proper tools, so reach for the Park Tool Threadless Nut Setter instead of trying to wrangle a quick fix to do the job. The inside of your star-fangled nut threads onto the bottom of the nut setter, making it easy to keep straight, and the oversized handle keeps you from pinching fingers in the process of hammering things together. This model is designed for 1-inch and 1-1/8-inch headset systems.

  • A tool for setting star nuts in fork stacks
  • Long handle helps prevent pinching fingers
  • Easy to use, ideal for keeping star nuts straight
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An Adequate Tool for Occasional Use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This star nut setter isn't great but is affordable and gets the job done. A nicer setter will have a guide to make sure the star nut goes in straight, on this you you have to be careful in your tapping. If you're just doing this once in a while the affordability of this tool makes it worthwhile to have in your toolbox.