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Filzer Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano

This tool will securely hold the freewheel and lockring tools for removal and installation. It's intended for Shimano® since 1985, Uniglide before 1985, and most SIS and Sachs® freewheels.
Average Member Rating:
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3 out of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Member Reviews for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
Review 1 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
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By:
Location: vancouver
MEC MEMBER

Weak tool. Mine broke

Date:August 2, 2014
My experience with this tool was really unsatisfactory.
It worked ok on easy cassette removal jobs, but when I tried to remove one that was well stuck the tool bent and collapsed. Seems like the steel that it was made from was too soft. The splines rounded off and the thin steel tube collapsed inward. Made it essentially useless and didn't remove the cassette.
This is the second time that I have had a problem with a Filzer tool. Maybe this one was from a defective lot, but probably safer to go with the products from Park Tools. They are a bit more expensive, but I have never had a problem with one of their products.
Cons: Flimsy, Unreliable
Review 2 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Cyclist
MEC MEMBER

Exactly what I was expecting

Date:September 2, 2013
It is a freewheel remover, simple as that. There is one thing I found it useful for though, threading the freewheel during installation. It does help simplify the threading as it gives you a better grip when trying to thread the freewheel properly.
The construction is sturdy and will probably be the last remover you'll need. I will suggest though that the at home mechanic should invest in a 1" wrench, I found that the crescent wrench would round the tool a bit. But this isn't necessary
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value, Reliable
Review 3 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
MEC MEMBER

Works

Date:June 21, 2012
Removed the cog from my hybrid bike. Works couldn't ask for more!
Pros: Good Value, Reliable
Review 4 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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Location: Blue Rver BC
Age: 45-55
Gender: male
Gear Style: Minimalist
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
MEC MEMBER

Surprisingly Strong

Date:September 30, 2010
I just got this tool today. It looked pretty flimsy and I was skeptical as to how long it would last given the price.
I rescue a lot of parts from the landfill and some are quite rusted.
Anyways, one set of gears I was trying to remove were really on tight. I tried to remove them using a 1/2 inch ratchet and socket with the tool; no luck.
Next I put a socket on a 2 foot breaker bar and tried the tool again; still no success.
So I decfided to try my 1/2 inch pneumatic impact wrench. I figured for sure the impact would destroy the tool. I turned my compressor down to 90 psi and hit the gear set with the impact; again no luck, but the tool held.
OK, now we`re getting serious.
I jacked the compressor up to 125 psi and went after the gearset again.
After rattling it for around 15 seconds it finally broke free.
To my amazement the tool was not damaged at all and I used it to take a few more gear sets off of wheels; again using the impact wrench.
Surprsing quality for the price.
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value
Review 5 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Ottawa, On

Tough as Nails

Date:November 27, 2008
Bought this about six weeks ago and have since removed the freewheel from dozens of “orphans” I’ve rescued from the scrap heap.- some of which were on there pretty well. It doesn’t look like it would take the punishment that it does. I’ve used it with a power bar and when that didn’t work, clamped in a bench vice. Tool is still like new and has never failed to get the freewheel off.
Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Cons: None I found
Review 6 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: waterloo, on
MEC MEMBER

It worked

Date:October 7, 2008
It worked well on my bike, with a small adjustable wrench and chain whip.
Pros: High Quality, Good Value, Durable
Review 7 for Filzer Freewheel Remover - Shimano
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON

Works as it should.

Date:April 21, 2008
A simple tool that I used to transfer my freewheel from one rim to another. You will also need a chain whip tool to remove the individual gear rings, but for my purposes this was enough. Make sure you also pick up a torque wrench to get the freewheel off, as a small adjustable wrench didn't have enough power to remove the freewheel, try as I might. Once I got this and a big 90 degree socket wrench, the transfer was a snap!
Very sturdy, did not strip when I failed to turn it using other small wrenches.
Pros: High Quality