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Yes: at least the jaws are in the right direction to remove though I would reverse the hex wrench.

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1 hour ago, padgett said:

Yes: at least the jaws are in the right direction to remove though I would reverse the hex wrench.

 

And then I would skip the combination wrench. 😉

 

Or, with the Allen wrench long end out, just slip the box end of the combination wrench onto the Allen and turn. Use long style combo wrench, larger size than Allen hex, and just watch out for slipping.👍

 

SOP around here.....

 

You do know about using two combination wrenches for more leverage, right? Of course if you work in a CAT shop, that is a safety issue and will get "written up".😲

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5 hours ago, padgett said:

" using two combination wrenches for more leverage" I just drop a nut in the joined box ends.

Is that because you exert too much leverage?😉

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Generally I use a 24" breaker bar with a 1" galvanized pipe that slips over the handle. Also have sets of hex (SAE and metric) sockets.

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4 hours ago, padgett said:

Generally I use a 24" breaker bar with a 1" galvanized pipe that slips over the handle. Also have sets of hex (SAE and metric) sockets.

 

As Ernest Hemmingway said, 'Always use enough gun'.

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21 hours ago, padgett said:

" using two combination wrenches for more leverage" I just drop a nut in the joined box ends.

 But one box end is already on the nut/bolt to be turned. This leaves one box and one open end at the intersection of the two wrenches, since two open ends do not mate at all.....🤔

 

 

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The IRS Audit..

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The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his Deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.

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   Boat Owner:   “That would be me. What would you like to know”?

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4 hours ago, Frank DuVal said:

 But one box end is already on the nut/bolt to be turned. This leaves one box and one open end at the intersection of the two wrenches, since two open ends do not mate at all.....🤔

 

 

 

 This American spanner talk has left me a little confused, Guys.

 

'Box End' is possibly an Aussie 'ring spanner', closed circle at each end.

 

Open ender is of course the one you use to round off nuts.

 

'Flare nut wrench'?  Could it be an injector spanner, a ring spanner with a cut-out to slip over the injector pipe?

 

And what do you call your sockets? Umm, those individual short round tube spanners with a square shaft drive. The back-bone of the tool-box.

 

To lengthen a spanner, standard practice would be to use a ring/open-ender, with another ring spanner hooked into the open ender. Which is, no doubt, what you guys said, but the terminology left me behind. And thank you for your patience with us Aliens.

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4 hours ago, Bush Mechanic said:

Box End' is possibly an Aussie 'ring spanner', closed circle at each end.

 

Open ender is of course the one you use to round off nuts.

 

'Flare nut wrench'?  Could it be an injector spanner, a ring spanner with a cut-out to slip over the injector pipe?

 

Yes to all of that. The flare nut wrench might also be called a tubing wrench.

 

4 hours ago, Bush Mechanic said:

And what do you call your sockets? Umm, those individual short round tube spanners with a square shaft drive. The back-bone of the tool-box.

 

Six point sockets and 12 point sockets. 12 point sockets are used for rounding off nuts. Nobody knows why they are still made. Tool kits usually come with an abundance of them. 6 point sockets are used for taking things apart.

 

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4 hours ago, padgett said:

Pulease, you have never done this ?

 

 

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  As stated in my post above. 

 

'To lengthen a spanner, standard practice would be to use a ring/open-ender, with another ring spanner hooked into the open ender. Which is, no doubt, what you guys said, but the terminology left me behind'.

 

It seems my terminology also left you behind, Mr. Padgett. I'm well aware that us Aussies speak differently, and that our humour and irony is often completely missed on the US forums, but the cultural differences help to keep it interesting.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Bloo said:

Six point sockets and 12 point sockets.

Six point sockets are for working on cars in the Northeast and 12 point are made for working on cars in the south west.  Since they don't know where the kit will be sold,  they just fill it with both. ;) 

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Pretty sure everyone reading this has run into a nut that can only be screwed 1/12 of a turn at a time.

The ones that take all day.

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Why there are fine gear ratchets. Gearwrench makes some "The ratcheting box end needs as little as 5° to move fasteners ".

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35 minutes ago, Mark Gregory said:

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I'm already practicing the wine part of this, but the orgy bit will have to wait until the 6 ft. social distancing rule goes away. 

 

Cheers,

Grog

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On 9/16/2020 at 7:46 PM, padgett said:

Pulease, you have never done this ?

 

 

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I sure wouldn’t do that with cheap Chinese tools! Snap On! 👍

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On 9/16/2020 at 6:36 PM, Bush Mechanic said:

To lengthen a spanner, standard practice would be to use a ring/open-ender, with another ring spanner hooked into the open ender. Which is, no doubt, what you guys said, but the terminology left me behind. And thank you for your patience with us Aliens.

 

That's it! You passed your American English as a second language test!  😉  Just like Padgett's picture.

5 hours ago, edinmass said:

I sure wouldn’t do that with cheap Chinese tools!

 

Works just fine.....  China, India, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Canada (Snap On sockets), Britain (King Dick Tools!😁) and the USA are all represented in my tool boxes.

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