Review by: snoboy, 2004-08-22
[nb: I bought this product just over a year ago, and it sounds like there may have been some "upgrades" to the kit since then.]
I felt that this is a product that claims a lot more than it delivers...
The swager included with the kit is not the proper tool for the swages that are included, and it is difficult to do even a servicable repair with such a ool. I am impressed that the user above was so happy with this kit.
It also claims to be usable for all all brands of cams except aliens.... well it seems that it also lacks the materials for some of the smaller BD Camalots. Perhaps this has changed since I bought mine last Spring, since the product description here mentions alien size swages, and 3 (not 2) sizes of hardwire. Even so, the tool was the deal breaker for me.
To be fair, I should add that I do make a (very) small amount of money for repairing cam triggers, using the proper tools and materials.
The ironic thing is that I actually use the swager that came with the kit, with a small modification, and the style of swages for which it is designed, to repair Aliens.
I think it would be a great idea if this kit had the proper tool included, although it would surely raise the cost by quite a bit, it would do a so much better job. If I had not found the use for the Aliens, then I would have been demanding my money back for this kit.