I'm looking for spanners with slim/thin heads.
I regularly have to make an adjustment to a jig which adjustment then
has to be secured by locking two nuts against each other. Problem is
the nuts are quite thin and access is restricted. Result is things are
getting butchered when regular spanners slip.
Google-ing turns up lots of references to 'Slim' spanners but I'm not
sure if they are referring to spanners with slim shanks or what.
Anyone got any hands-on experience ?
Many thanks in advance
Paul Mc Cann
What size are the nuts? Don't suppose they're the same size as the flats on
the cones on bicycle axles? - because you can get very thin spanners for
adjusting the cones - or you could when Adam was a lad, anyway! [Haven't
needed any for the last 30 years!]
If they're metric, then you're probably in luck
Sheldon is right about the black Parks ones being the best. Cone
wrenches are _very_ thin. They're quite strong if they're truly
square, but as soon as they're allowed to tilt there's a risk of them
I'd probably use some nasty old Draper or something and give it an
introduction to Mr Angle Grinder.
Die Gotterspammerung - Junkmail of the Gods
I'm pretty certain that my dad has some slim spanners - SnapOn ones (he
was a mechanic for 40 years and has a great collection of tools to borrow :-)
Being SnapOn they will be horrendously expensive. If you only want one or
two it maybe worth it though. Not sure how you would buy them though as
I don't think they sell to the public. Maybe pop into you local friendly
local garage and ask to have a look? I suspect they will have a catalogue
and would probably be willing to order for you in exchange for a beer
Britool, now owned by the French and going downhill fast as a result.
Their spanners are ridiculously expensive but last for ever (The set
I have predate the French fortunately but are now over 50 years old
[no - I didn't buy then as new]).
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