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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:44 pm 
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Hi All,

Have been looking round trying to find some long/deep/extended reach Allen Keys. Ie, ones with a longer short end than normal. Photo attached shows three 8mm keys I have, and as you can see the longest one is approx twice the length of the standard. We've had this years and it may be they didn't prove popular and can no longer be found but they're bloody useful when you need to get over an obstruction.

Anyone know where I might source some or something similar.

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Have a look for Allen key sockets like these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERGEN-Tools- ... SwnNBXYvGj
You can then use the extension piece to get a long reach and also a lot more torque with the socket set ratchet. Just an idea

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I used to have a couple where I'd cut the long arm to the length I wanted, and then welded or brazed the short arm to a piece of small tube or bar.

I've got one or two of the deeper type somewhere. Probably had them for 40 years though.


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These any good ? http://www.screwfix.com/p/forge-steel-t ... veTab=qaTT 85mm (min) on the longer length

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Could you make some to order using a hexagonal metal bar bent and cut what you want ?
Something like this https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... IHg&adurl=

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Aldi and Lidl have such sets at very keen prices.
Of course as with almost all of their tool offers they appear, and then disappear for many months.


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Use it the "wrong way round" with a tube or box spanner of suitable size on the short end to act as a handle. Or is that just me?

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Many thanks for the suggestions guys, We'll have a look at some of the alternate tools which might meet the case but top marks to London Mike, we'll get a bit of hex bar and see how we get on with it.

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I bought a set of these good for using at an angle if required.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teng-TTHEX7Met ... words=teng


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