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    These are good and the ball end allows them to locate better when access is tight.

    https://www.axminster.co.uk/proxxon-...key-set-476150

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    Got a few sets. Most used are the ones in my Teng MR101 set. Then I have some Halfords ball end ones, which get in where the socket ones dont. I also have a Clarke 1/2 and 3/4 drive allen and torx set, which is very nice. I dont have the ones below and keep saying i'm going to buy them, but I dont have room in my toolbox and have so far resisted. I'll probably buy them now you've put this stupid fecking thread up!











    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-8-...UAAOSwC45b~qGk

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    I dont buy sets as I mostly use small Hex Wrenches (3mm and under).
    Mine get used almost daily and small Hex Wrenches are the easiest to
    "round off" but the Bondhus ones I linked to below I have been
    impressed with, even the ball end drivers keep their edges well.

    I do have 2 sets of Draper Expert's one in MM and the other AF,
    Friends of mine really rate Wera HK's and I have a screwdriver
    set made by them which gets used a lot and the edges are
    nice and sharp still.




    http://www.rowland-tools.co.uk/bondh...-wrenches.html

    The tools are made with Protanium® steel which is heat treated for more torque and longer tool life
    All Bondhus tools come with a lifetime guarantee. If they break or fail to meet your expectations in any way, we’ll replace them.

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    I have some of the Bondhus ones, got the ball ends which allow more angular misalignment but they are more likely to strip the internal hex.
    I also have a traditional set as well as several that go on a socket set.

    I vuess I have most angles covered but I really like the Bondhus T ones, they are just nice to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Looking for some new Allen keys, but what to go for?

    I'm liking this facom set based upon Google wisdom.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FACOM-TOO...53.m1438.l2649
    .what do you have ?
    Snap-on d a similar set for similar money. I've not used the Facom ones but the Snap-on ones are nice to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody View Post
    Snap-on d a similar set for similar money. I've not used the Facom ones but the Snap-on ones are nice to use
    snap on will be three times that price....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    snap on will be three times that price....
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/018AA...4P3/s-l225.jpg

    The linky is for old stock ex USofA..£103 plus 25 postage.

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    These are the ones I'd be getting.

    Some of my facom tools are 30+ years old now and still as good as new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crust View Post
    These are the ones I'd be getting.

    Some of my facom tools are 30+ years old now and still as good as new.
    PAyday sir, payday

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    As well as never having got round to getting a T bar set of Allen keys for using on the Ducatis, I've now also got a KTM (did I mention I've got a KTM? ) which is all Torx fasteners and T bars look suitable to the large majority of stuff on it.
    I'll go half way house on price though, The Allen keys get reasonable use but I can't see a lot of activity on the KTM as its still under warranty

    Love those Facoms though Weeksy, go on, treat yerself

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    Wera, colour sleeved for identification and much easier on the hands during prolonged use.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WERA-TOOL...D/361408406272

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebab The Cat View Post
    Wera, colour sleeved for identification and much easier on the hands during prolonged use.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WERA-TOOL...D/361408406272
    Lots of random colours. Perfect for KTMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody View Post
    Snap-on d a similar set for similar money. I've not used the Facom ones but the Snap-on ones are nice to use
    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    snap on will be three times that price....
    Did you even read my post?

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