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Postby blablablacksheep » Sun Mar 30, 2014 20:41 pm

Need to get some hex/ Allen keys.
The basic ones I'm using I swear are destroying my bolts Lol.

Like the look of the P style ones ie park tools but the price is silly.

Any recommendations of good set of handled hex keys?
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Postby Sprool » Sun Mar 30, 2014 21:03 pm

I got a set off amazon for about £15, been fine for the past 12 months, the t-handle ball-end ones are a lot easier to use than normal allen keys or mini tools for workshop jobs

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Postby Jon_1976 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:05 pm

I've got one of the Y-shaped Park one (4,5 & 6mm). Pretty good, but a bit awkward on front derailleur bolts. I normally just use a Bahco BE-9770 set, really good quality and a longer length so good for undoing. Have to be careful tightening though.

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Postby blablablacksheep » Sat Apr 05, 2014 18:37 pm

Been looking around and seen a couple of decent sets as well as a cheap set. I want a set that won't Ruin bolts.

So far
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/321330959455?cm ... C&gxo=true

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... rical-head
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Postby Animal72 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 19:49 pm

If you don't want to spend too much, halfords and screwfix both sell something fairly decent.
For early 30s (eBay) you can get a Teng set. Very good quality.

Personally I'd by a set of socket Allen keys, I've got a set of halfords professional which I've had forever.
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Postby unixnerd » Sun Apr 06, 2014 13:33 pm

Good allen keys don't wreck bolts. I almost ruined a transmission drain plug with a 5mm Halfords Allen socket. Bought a Snap-On socket and it took the half ruined plug straight out. Snap-On are damn expensive but cheaper than a stuck / wrecked bolt. I believe Park are similar quality.
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Postby ride_whenever » Sun Apr 06, 2014 13:36 pm

the only things that park make good quality are the big cutting tools, everything else is above average but nothing special. This comes from a guy who uses the master tool kit daily.

The park allen keys etc, are certainly not of the same level as snap-on! I'd be looking at one of the high end sets. Personally I rate the halfords professional stuff for non-moving tools as there's a lifetime warranty if you keep the receipts, or snap on if you're rubbish at those sorts of things.

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Postby blablablacksheep » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:39 pm

unixnerd wrote:Good allen keys don't wreck bolts. I almost ruined a transmission drain plug with a 5mm Halfords Allen socket. Bought a Snap-On socket and it took the half ruined plug straight out. Snap-On are damn expensive but cheaper than a stuck / wrecked bolt. I believe Park are similar quality.


Cool thanks. Don't think I'll get a socket set due to cost £50+ the link I posted from machine mart look good so might go for them, although if you know of a better set for around £30 let me know;)
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Postby Navrig2 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 21:01 pm

Thre Halfords Professional range are reckoned to be very good quality.

Check the reviews:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 65572#tab3


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