On a regular basis, I need to turn 1/4 square shaft on a service
valve. The valve wrenches designed for this work very nicely, but
some how once in awhile the valve wrench isn't in my tool box.
And the ratcheting action wrench is pricey. I'd like to have a
couple stamped out inexpensive wrenches to have in my tool box.
I considered an acetylene B or MC tank wrench, but these are
How would I get a 1/4 square stamped out wrench?
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Is this the same valve or are you traveling? Seems like if the former
just leave one there.
But, that obivousness aside ( :) ), I've done specialty things like
weld a length onto a standard open end/combination wrench after
chopping off the box end, tacking a permanent handle onto a socket,
etc. I don't have a punch, but if that were what really needed, I'd
take a piece of flat stock to a local machine shop and have them punch
it for me. Couldn't be more than a couple bucks for the guy here that
I use regularly...
or drill a smaller hole yourself,and use a file to enlarge the hole to the
right size and shape.
If you want to get fancy,heat-treat it yourself,in the charcoal grill.
(use a hairdryer to get the heat up high enough)
: or drill a smaller hole yourself,and use a file to enlarge the
hole to the
: right size and shape.
: If you want to get fancy,heat-treat it yourself,in the charcoal
: (use a hairdryer to get the heat up high enough)
some people LIKE tool-making! (or improvising)
It builds useful skills.
That was my thinking. You can usually find loose sockets at yard sales
and pawn shops for a quarter each or less. You can use the appropriate
sized allen wrench that fits the working end of the socket for a
handle.The other thing you can do if you don't weld/braze is to epoxy
them on but I get the idea this is an HVAC guy. He brazes all the
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