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Re: That niggling mirror problem.
In message <97Sep12.firstname.lastname@example.org> "Sean Ford" writes:
> I never thought I'd see the day, but I proved you wrong. I picked up 4
> small Allen wrenches (2 metric, 2 non-metric (?)), and the larger of the 2
> metrics did the trick. It's a beautiful thing, and 1 well spent US Dollar.
Well, good for you. I stand by my point, though, and if you hang on to
the lot you'll sometimes find the non-metrics (which we call 'Imperial'
and you guys seem to call 'SAE') fit better than the metrics.
Allen keys are tools upon which I will _NOT_ try and save a few pennies.
Especially on the larger sizes and the oversize handles, quality is
crucial. I have some very good Draper ones, but recently I feel the
Draper brand has become a little variable. I now use only Beargrip.
One of my recent mistakes was a set of Snap-On 'ball end' drivers. I
find the ball ends tend to cut into some of Audi's fasteners, e.g., the
ones that hold the warm-up regulator to the engine block. They're not
made of especially good steel, and the 'ball end' drivers cut in to the
heads quite markedly.
I've found a very cheap and very good set of drivers, down to the
smallest sizes, at a fraction of the Snap-On price - but they're all
(even the tiniest) 1/2" drive. Daft - 2mm Allen driven by 1/2" tools?
And they take up HUGE amounts of room.
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