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Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:53 pm
by Nut
Seems the universe was listening in on that other thread: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smar ... bly-tool#/

I'll wait and buy a v2 at retail price :)

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:03 am
by TonyB
How are they going to deal with bolt and nut alignment? Slots in screw heads are never perfectly aligned.

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:43 am
by Hagwag
Might be handy for skateshops setting up completes near Christmas but has limited appeal to me.
I quite enjoy the ritual of gripping and setting up a new deck.

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Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:15 pm
by Nut
I'm the opposite. If I try and grip a board it ends up all jagged with bits ripped off and curled over the edges (so it basically saws through my shin).

As for nuts and bolts falling everywhere - drives me mental!

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:05 pm
by TonyB
Nut wrote:I'm the opposite. If I try and grip a board it ends up all jagged with bits ripped off and curled over the edges (so it basically saws through my shin).

As for nuts and bolts falling everywhere - drives me mental!


It's your technique that is at fault. When you have stuck the grip down use a file and run around the edge of the deck to remove any excess grip tape and give a clean edge/finish or use the grip tape you cut off the sand around the edge.

Look on YouTube for examples there will be plenty.

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:05 pm
by Nut
A file? I was getting ready to have my knife sharpened :)

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:57 pm
by Hagwag
I second the file method. If there's no file to hand a new Stanley knife blade does the job but it can peel after a bit.
With a file the heat created melts the edges to the board.

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Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:17 pm
by reckless toboggan
This gadget seems like a problem in search of another problem.

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:50 pm
by Hagwag
reckless toboggan wrote:This gadget seems like a problem in search of another problem.

I shall steal that and cut and paste it onto 99% of kickstarter campaigns!

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Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:35 am
by Andrew_Culture
Another +1 for the file method, it was a road to Damascus type moment when I first saw it.

It makes a hell of a mess though!

Re: Smart Truck Assembly Tool

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:26 pm
by Mike9000
Tool looks like a fine way to get your grip all twisted.

I'm oot!