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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Lane View Post
    I like to use the wrong tool for the job whenever I can. I slip a box end wrench over the short end as a "persuader" for leverage. I also like the round hole of a crescent wrench handle to motivate anything that will slip into it.

    Hope I do not offend anyone.
    I'm not offended but I might suggest that advocating the wrong use of tools in a venue where many novices look for advice isn't the best of practices.

    You may know what you can "get away with" but others might be tempted to try things that are dangerous without realizing the threat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    I'm not offended but I might suggest that advocating the wrong use of tools in a venue where many novices look for advice isn't the best of practices.

    You may know what you can "get away with" but others might be tempted to try things that are dangerous without realizing the threat.
    That is a proper viewpoint.
    'Novice' is not an offensive term; by definition they are without or hampered by lack of a judicious sense of feel. A lot of discretion builds up with experience, not all of it well-founded. Skirting good practices without incident is often just plain old luck.
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    Good point. I will change my attitude accordingly.

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    You are right, when it come to safety it is not wise to use methods that are not proper use of tools or tooling. Using a screwdriver for a pry bar will let you down before you know it. I think the biggest variable is how far I would go with something incorrectly and some with no knowledge of what might happen would go a lot farther and go too far. Bad habits are just that BAD.
    Marv thanks for the adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Lane View Post
    Good point. I will change my attitude accordingly.
    Thanks for accepting my remark so graciously.
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    Finger and knuckle saver for sure!

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    HI , Hope you are well. That gismo for Allen wrenches is the cats meow. I am most definitely going to make a few. I always hate using pliers to loosen
    any bolts. Most of the time I bend, or break, or strip the bolts. Thanks a million for the great idea. AL

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    Awesome solution to a pesky problem. Your T handle does the job.

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    Marv. Here's the one Rorshach was speaking about. I got much the same from ALDI for $10AUD. Always handy, but mine are about 150-200mm long and the twist is substantial, so not good for high torque...but works a treat tightening the pulley set screw on my table saw arbor for the drum sander...so, all up, a useful if a bit compromised tool. Your idea maintains the integrity of standard sized keys. Cheers

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    Last edited by Beserkleyboy; 10-26-2018 at 06:01 PM. Reason: pic in middle of text...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Lane View Post
    I like to use the wrong tool for the job whenever I can. I slip a box end wrench over the short end as a "persuader" for leverage. I also like the round hole of a crescent wrench handle to motivate anything that will slip into it.

    Hope I do not offend anyone.

    Vic
    I do as well.


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