Silca T-Ratchet and Torque Kit
Silca T-Ratchet and Torque Kit combines two highly versatile tools to form a powerful force for good. Yes that is a some hyperbole direct from Silca, but it captures the spirit and capability of these two tools. It is estimated that roughly 70% of damage to high end carbon components such as seat posts, handlebars and stems happens due to making adjustments without using proper torque specifications- which can only be made it some type of torque tool or wrench. This problem is further accentuated by the fact that many adjustments made without specified torque occur on the roadside or trailside. This makes sense, as you might set up your new ride or component at home using your shop torque tool, or a pre-set torque tool, but need to raise/lower your saddle, or adjust the tilt of your bars out on the road. Too low of a torque and the component will slip which is both unsafe and can cause damage; too high a torque and you can crush the component and damage it beyond repair or create a fracture or weakness that you may not be able to identify- until the component fails. Avoiding that is good, and torque is a measure of applied force, so yes the T-Ratchet and Torque Kit are a force for good.
Hence the compact size and completeness of this kit. Silca believes you can can easily carry the packed up kit in your jersey pocket, saddle bag, hydration pack, etc., so that you have it in the real world when you need to make a crucial adjustment with the adrenaline of the ride coursing through your veins. The Torque portion of the kit is actually a torque beam-type design that attaches to the T-Ratchet. The updated Ti-Torque beam is an extended tube device with a bit holder on end and fits into the T-Ratchet on the other end. It has three separate scales listed on it, 2-6, 3-5 and 4-8 (measured torque referred to in Newton meters- Nm), which allow you to more easily see when you’ve reached your desired torque setting. In this updated version the base of the tube is wider to make it easier to read the scale. Simply locate which scale you want to use, begin tightening the fastener and watch as the scale shows you how much torque is being applied in real time. No presets or adjustments required.
The base T-Ratchet system that is featured the Silca T-Ratchet and Torque Kit is not just a driver for the Torque beam; the quality, efficiency, compact size, and diverse use options of the T-Ratchet Kit speak for themselves. The smart design allows you to use this T-Handle driver it's standard T configuration, as well as a short grip one-side driver, or as a full length driver, like a normal ratchet handle. The key? The T itself consists of the center driver section and two T extensions- one which is fixed, and one that threads into that center section- or the butt end of the integrated extension. Not tricky, smart. This cold forged 1/4” bit driver ratchet has shallow depth 1/4" magnetic, reversible hex driver for tight areas and best leverage, and includes a Stainless Steel magnetic extension for when you require more reach to the bolt head. And of course the Torque beam, as well.
As a Silca Kit product, the T-Ratchet Kit comes with a comprehensive of S2 Steel bits: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm Hex; T10, T20, T25 Torx®; and PH2 Phillips head screwdriver. All feature a distinct band with a size/type indicator. Silca also packages it all into a custom Waxed Canvas mini-folio style pack with reflective cross-stitch quilting and magnetic closures. Those magnets also double as "keepers" for loose bits when you are working with multiple sizes. The pack itself will lay flat on a table or bench for convenient tool access and keeping things organized. Convenience, safety, accuracy, high quality. In other words, the smartly made, high quality Silca T-Ratchet Kit and Torque Kit is well, a Silca.
- Multi-configurable, Multi-functional, compact, travel and ride ready Mini Ratchet Tool Kit with updated Ti-Torque beam tool
- Ti-Torque tube now wider at base with easier to read three separate scales for measuring 2-8Nm
- Cold Forged 72 tooth, 1/4” Bit Driver Ratchet with Magnetic Extensions that Convert to a T-Handle plus a Stainless Steel 1/4” Extension
- Includes S2 Steel Bits with Size Indication: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm Hex / T10, T20, T25 Torx® / PH2 Phillips screwdriver
- Waxed Canvas with Reflective Cross-Stitch Quilting
- One open slot in pack for additional tool
- Magnetic closures double as Keepers for steel hardware when opened
- Mini-ratchet has lever for reversible use
- Base handle system can be configured in three ways
- Low profile, compact, with adequate leverage
- Optimal size for travel, event, home or bench use; or kept in a pack or bag
- Case measures: 120mm x 70mm x 30mm (4.72" x 2.76" x 1.2")
- Weight: 226 grams