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hexwrench on keychain?

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by toddtheknifegeek, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. toddtheknifegeek

    toddtheknifegeek Loaded Pockets

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    Need to mount a 5/32 hex wrench onto my wife's keychain. Anyone have any ideas/done this before?
     
  2. lukem

    lukem Empty Pockets

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    Go buy an "pocketknife style " SAE hex wrench set, then take it apart...
    I took one of mine apart recently and noticed that they'd all fit well on a keychain/keyring, if I had a need to carry one or two hex keys everywhere.
     
  3. jojobos

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    Do you have a link by any chance?
     
  4. parnass

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  5. lukem

    lukem Empty Pockets

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    :iagree:

    If you want to go cheapo, look in Harbor Freight, expensive, hit the Snap-On truck. somewhere in between, try Sears/Lowes/Home Despot...
    The specific model I disassembled was from Harbor Freight.
    For ease of disassembly, look for visible hex-key or screw caps on each side.
     
  6. Ren

    Ren Loaded Pockets

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  7. toddtheknifegeek

    toddtheknifegeek Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for all the help. Will hit up Harbour Freight tonight.
     
  8. John Frederick

    John Frederick Loaded Pockets

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    I've also seen a set of wrenches set up for split ring carry. Each wrench has a small spring wound around one end that lets it be key chain carried.
    Here's a link I found...Wrench Set
     
  9. mikel81

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    My security keys have a hex key bent into an eyelet at one end. Its for locking/unlocking panic bars on fire doors. Basically looks like it could have been removed from that 'gorilla grip' tool that Parnass mentioned.
     
  10. Leemann

    Leemann Loaded Pockets

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    Should be easy to find check your local locksmith shops. I have a Hexit tool you just glue it in and your good to go ( hex shaft with a knob on the end ). Also my key set has one on it.

    Lee
     
  11. Ghillie

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    I took a metric and standard folding set of hexes and put them on a split ring only sorting them by size. Since I am one of the people who tries sockets on bolts rather than analysing the actual correct size, this was a good solution to have everything on one ring. My mechanic saw it and swiped it from me because it was handy - so I'll make another.

    Point is, that's a great way to get the one hex on a key ring if that is all that you need.
     
  12. JB in SC

    JB in SC Loaded Pockets

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    If using smaller sized hex wrenches, look for one marked Chrome Vanadium. The cheap stuff will round off in a hurry.