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diy888 06-17-2012 01:55 PM

shorty / low-clearance L-shaped allen wrenches
 
I am looking for a set of metric allen wrenches, the L-shaped variety, only they have to be "low-clearance" to work in really tight places; the short leg should be half the length it normally is, or even less if possible:

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Do these exist? If so, what are they called? Thanks

diy888 06-17-2012 01:56 PM

Actually, I just found it! "Stubby"

Fix'n it 06-17-2012 10:01 PM

why not cut off regular ones ?

ratherbefishing 06-17-2012 10:59 PM

I just cut 'em off. But good luck with a hacksaw. Use a grinder and it goes pretty fast.

gregzoll 06-18-2012 09:07 AM

You can find them probably at harbor freight. Usually people just grind another set down for stuff like this.

PaliBob 06-22-2012 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by diy888 (Post 945484)
......I just found it! "Stubby"

Here is one place to buy them.

Thurman 06-22-2012 11:07 AM

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One of the neatest tools I own: A set of "Chapman" allen type bits with ratcheting handle, these also come in metric and torx.


PaliBob 06-22-2012 12:10 PM

Chapman Sets also come in:
Standard and Metric Allen Hex, Phillips,
Slotted, Torx, Bristol, Robertson Bits

All these bits in one Set

For just a set of Security Bits
these are pretty complete

PaliBob 06-22-2012 12:38 PM

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.......Use a grinder and it goes pretty fast.

Agreed, but an even cleaner way way is with a Dremel rotary tool.
with a EZ Lock Cut-Off Wheel

Any generation Dremel tool will work. Here is the Latest

I used that Dremel Cut-Off wheel in older model Dremel to cut through a Euro style round shape high security padlock (I won't say the name) in 40 seconds.


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