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Old 06-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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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

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Actually, I just found it! "Stubby"

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why not cut off regular ones ?
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I just cut 'em off. But good luck with a hacksaw. Use a grinder and it goes pretty fast.
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You can find them probably at harbor freight. Usually people just grind another set down for stuff like this.
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......I just found it! "Stubby"
Here is one place to buy them.
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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.

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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
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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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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