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Author Topic: Small Wrench Sets  (Read 604 times)
K5NT
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« on: July 05, 2008, 07:33:40 AM »

Where can I find sets of wrenches in the small sizes needed to work on ham gear or other electronics?  Sears used to sell sets in small sizes, but apparently dropped them from the Craftsman line.  Neither Mouser or DigiKey have them.  Any suggestions?  
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KA5N
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 07:48:30 AM »

Almost any auto parts store will have "ignition wrench sets" which will have several small wreches.  Be sure you don't get metric wrenches.  Xlite has sold "spin tights" for years which are screwdrivers with small socket heads in all the usual wrench sizes.  They come in regular and miniature hefts which are great for tight places.  For higher quality wrenches look at Diamond brand and some of the other brands sold by Grainger and McMaster Carr etc.
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K9YLI
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 08:01:19 AM »

 I have a sears set  of   box/openend  wrenches.    1 inch down to 3/8

metric  20 mm down to 8  

 hidden behind the   inch wrenches is a envelope of
the small set.    5/16   1/4  7/32 etc
and  5 and 6 mm size area.
big black plastic   display type  suitcase holder.
18x16 inches.   easily snaps open to allow wrenches to fall on ground.



I still have my  xcelite  socket set I bought in the
electronic store in downtown minneapolis in  1953.

also some of the IBM sockets  down to 4.5 mm

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N8EKT
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 08:17:38 AM »

"Specialized Products Company" has by far the largest
inventory of high quality precision tools I have seen in one place.
Wiha, Moody, Vermont American, Klein, Xcelite, Crescent,and Craftsman.
"HMC Electronics" also has a very extensive inventory of quality tools and test equipment.
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W5FYI
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 08:27:55 AM »

http://www.mcmaster.com/ractically any tool you'll ever need is sold by McMaster-Carr (www.mcmaster.com).
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W5GA
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 06:20:53 PM »

Both Lowes and Home Depot sell 1/4" drive socket sets and nut driver sets.  If you want actual end wrenches, you'll need to go elsewhere for something that small.

Sears still has them, but evidently not at your local store.

Go here...http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10153_12605?vName=Tools&keyword=ignition+wrench&sLevel=0
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OBSERVER11
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 12:19:36 PM »

Sears. They are ignition wrenches. The black case is SAE/Imperial and the grey is metric.
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