Friday, 27 January 2017

For Once....


The other day I posted some useless items I've seen advertised on Facebook (the Norlan whisky glass, a plasma lighter and the tactical pen), yet there was one item that I think is innovative. The universal box spanner.


I'm always searching through a box of box spanners to find the right sized one, and invariably that's missing. This jobbie has a number of spring-loaded hex pins which retract and adapt to any shape, with the hex pin configuration ensuring a lock and hence a good grip, so it will fit anything - not only a nut or bolt.


The price on the Facebook advert was horrendous, but it was only about 3 quid on eBay - and that includes a hex adapter for a drill. Only time will tell how robustly it's constructed, but being able to use a single box spanner superbly meets my emotional needs, as well as my practical needs.


5 comments:

  1. Need a lot of space around the nut!

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    1. Which is why I wear boxer shorts...

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    2. Sorry - couldn't resist that.

      OK, not perfect in every case, but at least 80% of cases.

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  2. So you buy this and then put it with all the other screw drivers and spanners that you have ever bought. Our garage is stuffed to the gunwales with imperial and metric tools.

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    1. Thought of that - keep it in the car.

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