Key Ring Hex Bit

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Hy everybody, this instructable describe the construction of a fantastic tool : the KEY RING HEX BIT

Step 1: First Operation : the Sacrifice

to realise this useful tool you have to make a sacrifice in Your socket wrench tools set : you take your Drive Sliding Tee Breaker Bar 1/4in and separate (with a hammer or anything else you want to use ...) the bar from the rest of the tool.

Step 2: Second Operation : the Reunification

after you take the shackle and open the screw, place the hole of the head of your old Drive Sliding Tee Breaker Bar inside the shackle and tighten the screw. then put a Socket Hex Bit 7/64-1/4in. Drive and plug youre favorite Hex Bit 7/64 screwdriver.

Step 3: Final Step

after you can place a key ring in the hole of the screw of the shackle and place it in a carabiner .

Your Key Ring Hex Bit is ready.

to resume you need :

- a Drive Sliding Tee Breaker Bar 1/4in
- a shackle
- a Socket Hex Bit 7/64-1/4in.
- youre favorite Hex Bit 7/64in. screwdriver or any 1/4in bit.

have a nice day

Thierry,

Nouméa, New Caledonia

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    parkys1215

    2 years ago

    Great idea so I made one it is now added to my key ring

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    Akoi Meexx

    9 years ago on Step 3

    Haha, nice! I'll have to make one when I get home from work. :D I have that bit set on the end, in the red case. Harbor Freight FTW.

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    votecoffee

    9 years ago on Introduction

    If you want one without destroying a t-socket harbor freight sells a ring driver that ratchets for under 5 bucks. I think the t driver costs more than that. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95895 Another option would be to drill a hole in a 3/8 to 1/4 inch adapter, which are normally cheap and people can have extras lying around that they don't mind destroying, but drilling thm is pretty hard to do without messing up a good bit.

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    zzoelesrebnav

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Votecoffee's link worked fine for me, but i still like your version better. Didn't have the bar in my (rather limited) set, so i'm looking for a substitute...i may have to get far clever, as i don't think my drill press is up to putting a big hole in a hardened socket. I like the design so much, i may buy a T/spanner/breaker bar just to pirate the parts. Thanks, again for the clever design.

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    LarryB

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice, another easy way is to add an "ACE" type key to your keyring. Sometimes it takes a tap with a hammer on the small blade outside the round part of these keys, but a 1/4" hex bit fits inside the hollow part of the key pretty nicely.

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    Marrock

    9 years ago on Introduction

    So long as you don't mind, I'm passing this one around to a few cycling blogs I frequent, brilliant idea.

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    trgz

    9 years ago on Introduction

    So simple, and I think I have all the bits I need...

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    iPodGuy

    9 years ago on Introduction

    As a school custodian, I bet this would come in handy for me.

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    zzoe

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Clever, cool, elegant. I often find that i need something opposite the leatherman, as, for example, when i need to hold the nut AND the bolt i'm turning. The swiss army knife was often too delicate in these situations, and now i find i believe that one should 'let a knife be a knife' at least mostly. I am unquestionably going to make one. Bravo.

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    Phil B

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is very clever and very helpful for the person who needs a drive like this off and on during his daily routine, and who has a way of carrying the most frequently needed bits on his person. I would not worry too much about sacrificing the "T" handle breaker bar. Those are replaceable at stores like Sears or in many auto parts stores.

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    chaosrobryukyu

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Most definitely. But then you need to drill it. This is way easier! :-)

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    lesrebnavchaosrob

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    helloe chaosrop, when you take off the bar of the T handle breaker the hole is here, no drill to make

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    chaosroblesrebnav

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Les, my comment was to the one I was a step under. "You could also just use a 3/8" to 1/4" adapter." That one would need to be drilled. I know that the "T" leaves a hole. Sorry for any confusion.

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    lesrebnavchaosrob

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    sorry Chaosrob, i don't read that your comment is a reply to Ryukyu. have a nice day