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04-04-2018 06:19 PM  26 months ago
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Four Stroker

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L Allen Wrenches bent on a point
I have 50 years of accumulated allen wrenches. They are all bent on a flat. This needs a greater than 60 degree space to tighten up bolts such as engine bolts. If someone made allen wrenches bent on a point (30 degrees off from normal) then you would only need slightly greater than 30 degrees access - switching back and forth between flat and point L wrenches.

Has anyone seen such a thing ??? Allen L Wrench bent on a point.
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04-04-2018 07:03 PM  26 months ago
ssmith512

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I have never seen L-wrenches bent on a point as you describe. Even the twisted ones are twisted a full flat, so they dont provide any angular advantage over the standard ones.

Only thing that comes to mind is using a socket bit ball-end hex driver (1/4" or 3/8" drive). Wont necessarily work for all conditions, but generally the ball end and ratchet extension in combination can get the ratchet out to a space that allows for rapid and easy rotation. I have used these on occasion to get the socket screw to a point where the standard L-wrench will then fit for final tightening or loosening.

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04-04-2018 07:12 PM  26 months ago
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I use something similar to this but it's Bosch. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0...r+bit+set&psc=1

....or replace them with hex head bolts and use a 7mm spanner.

....or heat an allen key up till it's glowing and twist it slightly then quench in cold water to reharden it.
60% of the time, it works every time!
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04-04-2018 07:50 PM  26 months ago
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Mayhew Twisted Alen Wrenches will do the trick.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/MAYHEW-S...8&wl13=&veh=sem
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04-04-2018 11:04 PM  26 months ago
ticedoff8

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What problem is that style of wrench trying to solve?
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04-04-2018 11:33 PM  26 months ago
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Perhaps something like this might work or could be made to work.

  
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04-04-2018 11:42 PM  26 months ago
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This is the other option. A really small bit holder and a high quality bit such as PB Swiss. I have the Wera bit holder shown at the top in the first photo below and I have a bunch of PB Swiss hex bits.

  
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04-05-2018 12:27 AM  26 months ago
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ticedoff8 What problem is that style of wrench trying to solve?
Good question. You use a regular wench, and a 30 degree twist version together. For example start with the the 30 degree twist, then the regular wrench, then go back to the 30 degree again.... If you have less than 60 degrees of open space, the two wrenches will allow you to tighten a bolt in as little as 30 degrees open space.

Not very common situation, but it does happen.
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