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Offline kwesi

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1/16 screw driver hex key
« on: September 20, 2008, 03:09:19 PM »
I've read all the posts about the need to purchase a "quality" hex key but no mention of recommended brand names or places to purchase one.  I went to Sears and they did not carry any.

Cany anyone recommend some?  I've never removed the grips and would like to clean underneath.

Thx...Michael

Offline sslater

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 05:25:32 PM »
The recommendation to buy only good quality hex wrenches is real important because those screws can be tight.  I think Rohrbaugh puts thread lock compound on the little buggers.  So the discount tool places are out.

I was lucky to buy a few 1/16" hex wrenches from Sears as they were closing them out.  Had to pay mail order charges, etc.  That was two years ago...

I haven't found anyone who sells individual hex wrenches any more.  But Midway and Brownells both catalog Bondhaus hex wrench sets at reasonable prices (+ shipping).  Both outfits are topnotch and trustworthy.  If you don't have their catalogs, you can purchase on-line.  http://www.brownells.com & http://www.midwayusa.com


Hope this helps you,
Steve S.

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 09:43:57 PM »
Thx Steve! Do the Bondhaus hex keys have a screw driver handle as Richard posted on his pics?  I think that style grip is important.

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 11:51:31 PM »
No, the ones I usually buy are individual "L" shaped keys.  Brownells sells individual Bondhus 1/16" keys for less than $1.50 each.  I haven't found the t-handle type Richard showed in his pictures, but for as tiny a size as 1/16", I wouldn't expect it to last too long.  So I like the "bent nails".  
BTW:  Don't try the ball-end wrenches.  They don't have enough area to work on really tight screws.

Steve

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Bondhus Balldriver Hex Set
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 06:17:52 PM »
While visiting my dad I stopped in the local hardware store with a reputation of having those hard to find items. I asked for a quality 1/16" balldriver hex wrench. The owner showed me the display and said he only carried Elkaid brand.

Then out jumped the Bondhus Balldriver 7 pc hex tool set from 5/32 down to 050.  These had been there so long that the plastic case was yellow! They were so old that even the price had faded.

Best of all they were $6.95 + tax!

Thanks to Richard, Steve and everyone that posted on the correct tool!

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 08:30:41 AM »
"I love it when a plan comes together."   Good going!   8)
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Offline Jack Foulard

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 11:41:18 AM »
Go to any radio controlled hobby shop.  The better drivers are very durable and can be had for less than $10 and you can hold them and check them out to see what works for you.  Most areas have quite a few RC hobby shops.

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 03:00:35 PM »
Another option is the "Wiha" brand.  Just ordered one through Amazon, though dealer is "tech-tools" or something similar.  Waiting for it in the mail.  Will let you all know the outcome.
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Offline milspecnsn

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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 03:58:55 PM »
Hi All,

Is this the hex head tool I should get for the grip screws??

http://www.micro-tools.com/store/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=26316+++WPHS116050AO

Thanks in advance

John
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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2011, 04:23:07 PM »
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Hi All,

Is this the hex head tool I should get for the grip screws??

http://www.micro-tools.com/store/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=26316+++WPHS116050AO

Thanks in advance

John

John.  That's it and a very good price!    :)
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Re: 1/16 screw driver hex key
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2011, 04:32:31 PM »
Thank you!!!
-John-

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Re: Wiha 1/16 Hex Wrenches
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 11:30:54 PM »
Coming late to the party, as usual.
I like Wiha tools. How about $4.04
for the Black Handled Hex Wrench
and then 48₡, 38₡ , 46₡ , 38₡. Thats
right, less than 50 cents a wrench.
These are high quality wrenches to.
Maybe John could buy a ton of these
and sell them with the o-rings.
Theirs a price break on a ton.
Shipping was $8.98 don't you
love it when shipping cost
exceeds the item cost.
http://www.wihatools.com/
« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 11:49:02 PM by billib »