For fast wheel assembly, builders rely on an assortment of drivers. Hand or drill powered, these engage the nipple and allow quick, early tightening. Icetoolz has one of the more unique.
The 12S1 is a hardened steel blade driver with a permanent center pin to unseat before the nipple is too far threaded. A thin steel surround offers 3 bendy spring fingers to grip the nipple until it is engaged on the spoke.
Will this become your go-to solution? As with pocket knives or pens, personal preferences make us all different and it’s best to try options before settling. Icetoolz has created a clever assist for every wheel’s early stage of building.