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diy888 11-04-2012 05:53 AM

what's the proper name for a flat skinny wrench
 
I am trying to adjust a retaining nut that has a jam nut next to it. Their combined width is that of standard hex nut. I need a thin flat wrench. Is there a proper name for that kind of wrench?

oh'mike 11-04-2012 06:46 AM

Thin wrench open ended got lots of info----Thin Wrenches from Sears.com
Thinwrench | Custom Thin Wrenches

For a one time special use----consider simply grinding an old wrench until it fits----

If you have a grinder---and a junk wrench----that would save you a search and get the job done ---

diy888 11-04-2012 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1044371)
Thin wrench open ended got lots of info----Thin Wrenches from Sears.com
Thinwrench | Custom Thin Wrenches

For a one time special use----consider simply grinding an old wrench until it fits----

If you have a grinder---and a junk wrench----that would save you a search and get the job done ---

Thanks for the links and suggestions. Could be "tappet wrench" is what I want to search for --a lot of "flat" wrenches look pretty thick to me. They seem to be for suited more for narrow places than for half-thickness jam nuts.

oh'mike 11-04-2012 08:01 AM

Finding thin wrenches has always been a problem for me----I lost a colet wrench for one of my routers

Big thing---I never have replaced it----for smaller wrenches I just grind down a junk wrench---If you don't have a bench grinder--you will need to search out a set of thin wrenches.

ratherbefishin' 11-04-2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by diy888 (Post 1044356)
I am trying to adjust a retaining nut that has a jam nut next to it.

Cup and cone hub on a bicycle, or something similar? Park Tools, or Pedro's for thin cone wrenches 13mm and up. If you need SAE, the only ones I know of these days are the Zog's Mike linked.

If you have a scroll saw, it's not hard to make your own from 2mm flat stock.

Davejss 11-04-2012 06:12 PM

Shelly Duvall. Oh, you said WRENCH. My bad...

diy888 11-05-2012 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Davejss (Post 1044838)
Shelly Duvall. Oh, you said WRENCH. My bad...

:tongue_smilie:

diy888 11-05-2012 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ratherbefishin' (Post 1044673)
Cup and cone hub on a bicycle, or something similar? Park Tools, or Pedro's for thin cone wrenches 13mm and up. If you need SAE, the only ones I know of these days are the Zog's Mike linked.

If you have a scroll saw, it's not hard to make your own from 2mm flat stock.

SAE.

It's an old drill press from the 1930s -- the quill spring housing is held to the head casting with the two half-height nuts: retaining nut and jam nut.

Fairview 11-05-2012 06:33 AM

When in a jamb with jamb nuts, consider drilling a shallow hole in two flats 180 apart and then use a hammer and punch in the holes to set the nut working alternate sides.

mae-ling 11-05-2012 09:04 AM

cut/grind your own out of 1/4" metal plate.

PaliBob 11-05-2012 01:34 PM

I vote for Shelly

Missouri Bound 11-05-2012 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diy888 (Post 1044356)
I am trying to adjust a retaining nut that has a jam nut next to it. Their combined width is that of standard hex nut. I need a thin flat wrench. Is there a proper name for that kind of wrench?

Unless space is an issue, replace the jam nut with a full sized nut.:yes: And I vote for "slim wrench"

Chokingdogs 11-07-2012 12:28 PM

They are called tappet wrenches, for automobile/general use. Cone wrenches when designed specifically for bicycle work. Some cone wrenches have very large heads, like for bottom bracket or headset use.

Like said above though, no need to seek them out, just get a sacrificial "regular" wrench in the proper size and grind that bad boy down to the needed thickness.


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