Tool Review: GEDORE Thread Reset Tool

March 5, 2024
Reviewed by Matt Fanslow, diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Q: How did the tool function as far as saving you time? 
A: In the event that a wheel stud is damaged, we can do a quality repair without replacing the stud. 

Q: How easy was it to use? 
A: The tool is very easy and intuitive to use but it’s worth taking a minute to scan over the manual that is included as it is well written. 

Q: How was its packaging? Did it come with any accessories? 
A: The tool comes in a sturdy case with a foam insert for all the pieces to fit in nicely.  Luckily, it’s not challenging with square pegs and round holes. 

Q: Was there a manual included? If so, did you use the manual, and was the manual easy to understand? 
A: Yes, there was a manual placed right on top of the tools when the case was opened.  The manual is well-written. 

Q: What features did you like? 
A: The premise of the tool is that in the event of damaged threads, one would use a thread chaser or “die” to recut threads. That’s the issue, cutting. You remove material leaving weaker threads than what was previously there. In many cases, you were better off replacing the stud. With the GEDORE Thread Reset Tool, you are “rolling”.  Very little, if any, material is removed thus the threads are inherently stronger than if we were to cut via a chaser.   

Q: What features didn’t you like? 
A: I wasn’t a big fan of the tool not being autonomous, but I’m lazy. 

Q: What types of jobs/repairs did you use this tool for? 
A: Any work involving damaged threads on wheel studs where it’s deemed reasonable to repair versus replace. This tool should allow for more repair than conventional dies or chasers in that it doesn’t remove material as it rolls rather than cuts. 

Q: Have you used a previous version of this tool? If so, what are some new features compared to the old version? 
A: Not technically. We had thread chasers, not from GEDORE, and found that often we’d elect to replace studs rather than chase threads and send a vehicle out with weak threads. 

Q: Is there any way you could think to improve or add to this tool? 
A: LEDs would always be nice. I mean, it would serve ZERO purpose, but hey…it’d have LEDs!

Q: Is there anything you had questions or concerns about in regard to the tool? 
A: None that I can think of. 

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this tool overall? Why?  
A: I would give this a 10. It allowed us to repair threads on a few wheel studs that are pretty painful to replace. Visually we could see that the threads aren’t cut and therefore essentially smaller and weaker than before chasing. This gave us confidence that we performed a quality repair.   

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