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07-05-2012, 07:05 PM
What is a good set of long allen wrenches for removing fan blades. Broke one of mine today. Had a set that was in a tube with a handle can't find them now. I want something I can put in my toolbag.
07-05-2012, 08:35 PM
I have a set of long T handle Malcos. The larger sizes are tough, but like any allen wrench when it comes to the smaller sizes it pays to keep a few extra on hand.
I usually buy individual long L handles ones at the local bolt and screw supply.
07-05-2012, 08:42 PM
07-05-2012, 11:21 PM
I've used these for years. The set I have right now has lasted for more than 15 years now.
07-15-2012, 07:00 PM
The bondhus T handles are the best ones I've used. They have solid steel handles welded on and rubber coated, unfortunately a set of them is a lot heavier than they really need to be.
07-16-2012, 02:17 AM
Not sure what you're willing to pay for a set but Wera stainless steel allen wrenches are top-notch. I prefer using stainless bits and a miniratchet instead of allen wrenches but bits are VERY easy to lose and you can't just use a magnet to help find them.
Bits are nice because you can hammer them in place, can't really do that with L-handles. Then you can use a ratchet with extensions for those hard to get at places.
07-16-2012, 09:13 PM
Wera and bondhus make good Allen wrenches. Just stay away from craftsman unless you like going to sears after every time you use them to get a new set under warranty.... If they have any in stock... Wiha also makes a nice set of Allen wrenches.
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