Cone wrenches are thin open-end wrenches, and should only be used for cones. They need to be thin to fit the cones, and as a result, they are not as strong as general purpoose wrenches.
Some hubs, such as Shimano Dura-Ace and most Campagnolo Italian-made models have locknuts that also require a cone wrench, but if your locknuts are hexagonal, you should use a general-purpose wrench for the locknuts.
|Park Professional Cone wrenches|
|Single-ended cone wrenches, with padded handles. |
These are the new-style laser-cut model, very much better than the old chrome-plated versions.
|SCW-13||13 mm||TLP43 $8.95||Fits most front hubs. Buy 2.|
|SCW-14||14 mm||TLP44 $8.95||Fits Campagnolo, Dura Ace hubs. Buy 2 if you need this size.|
|SCW-15||15 mm||TLP45 $8.95||Fits most rear hubs. By 1 for cassette hubs, or 2 for other rears.|
|SCW-16||16 mm||TLP46 $8.95||Fits English 3-speeds, f & r.|
|SCW-17||17 mm||TLP47 $8.95||Fits Harris/Formula hub locknuts, Nexus Generator hubs.|
|SCW-18||18 mm||TLP48 $8.95||Very few applications.|
|Park Double-ended Cone wrenches|
|OK for home mechanics, but you may need to wear a glove to protect your hand for dealing with really tight cones.|
|DCW-4||13/15 mm||TLP84 $8.95||This is the useful size. Fits most front and rear hubs. Buy 2.|
|DCW-3||17/18 mm||TLP83 $8.95||Very few applications, save your money, unless you know you need this size.|
|DCW-2||15/16 mm||TLP82 $8.95||The 16 mm end has very few applications, save your money, unless you know you need the 16 mm size.|
|DCW-1||13/14 mm||TLP81 $8.95||13 mm fits most front hubs. 14 Fits Campagnolo, Dura Ace hubs. Buy 2 if you need this size.|
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