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Offline Roger B

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Small hex key set
« on: May 12, 2015, 07:06:04 PM »
I have had and used a set of these small PB metric hex keys for many years. Having recently lost a couple of bits to the swarf gnomes I bought a spare set. I know PB has outlets in the UK, they probably are available throughout Europe and maybe further afield.
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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 08:36:36 PM »
One can never have too many sets of hex keys Roger, metric, imperial, or both. Those smaller ones are nice, will have to look for those.

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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 09:12:40 PM »
And, ball end
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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 11:16:01 PM »
I've got a few sets of small keys like that. For small sizes though I much prefer the screwdriver style, particularly the Facom ones.



For larger keys I like Bondhus T handle keys. I find the long reach ball type are very useful.


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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 11:42:56 PM »
When I bought some new scope rings I found they required an odd size key I didn't have. I took a guess and ordered a single 7/64" key which fitted. Not wishing to be caught out with a lost key I found this combined Metric/Imperial set had many of the sizes I needed including the 7/64", very handy.




I've just checked my smallest set, that .7mm is awful tiny. Doubt I'll ever use fasteners that small!  :naughty:

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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 07:21:23 AM »
I use the 0.89mm (M2 grubscrew) a lot but haven't used the 0.71mm yet.
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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 08:00:47 AM »
Sorry to hijack this thread, but on a similar theme I have been looking out for very small spanners/sockets for BA nuts. Any ideas out there?
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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015, 08:51:51 AM »
No need to buy exotic imported 'Allen' keys or Spanners.

King Dick are still going strong and in the UK, go to their site and find a distributor. Quality as your grandad would remember it.

I use Abbots Tools, friendly helpful if you ring them, but I normally use their website, prompt delivery. Only connection: I used to to work in a factory next to K-D in Birmingham. :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2015, 09:32:25 AM »
I make all my small BA nut spinners out of Allen screws.

Commercial spanners normally only go down to 10BA  :-\.

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Re: Small hex key set
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2015, 12:08:22 PM »
Over here, in the Colonies, Moody Tools makes beautiful, small "spanners" and other small tools. Wouldn't be without mine.

http://www.moodytools.com/MTI_CATALOG_PAGE_20.pdf
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