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Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 05:24PM
Is this an OK deal? $14 with shipping...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Flexible-Nut-Driver-6mm-BMW-Tool-Mini-Coop-Repair-Tools_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43998QQitemZ4611974720QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Looks on harbour frieght, northern tool etc couldn't find any.




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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 05:44PM
For stuff like that I like Hazet.
http://www.hazet.de/eng/katalog/suche_3.asp?F=425&H=50&U=50

You can find more here...
http://www.hazet.de/eng/index.htm


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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 05:57PM
Yeah but that's like $50, that's ridiculous money for just a nut driver



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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 06:04PM
It depends on how much you plan to use it.

The quality of that "just a nut driver" isn't important at home. If you're on a rally and pull out some piece of junk tool it might not work when you need it most.

As the old saying goes: "You get what you pay for."

You can drink Coors, or you can drink Guinness. It's your choice.





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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 06:57PM
There's buying decent tools, and then there's wasting money.
I fail to see how one nut driver can be 5x better than another.
If it does fail, during it's rough life as a convenient hose clamp tightener, I have a back up plan ready - use a screwdriver.

Skye




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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 07:16PM
Well you know best.

Now just how long have you been building that rally car?

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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 08:15PM
Jens Wrote:
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> Well you know best.
>
> Now just how long have you been building that
> rally car?
>
>
How long have YOu NOT been building anything faintly resembling a rallycar (since even to a guy with a prematurely dessicated brain all shrivelled and black, indistinguisable from a prune, it is obvious that the reference was to a rallycar, not whatever inane and idiotic other stuff you might be doing between your ravings on SS.com and here) which might

Just running your stupid mouth?
Moron, go away.
Go beg your wife to quit her job so you can move.






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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 08:18PM
john vanlandingham Wrote:
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> How long have YOu NOT been building anything?


A few days. It isn't a rally car, so no need for you to know anything about it.

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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 08:29PM
WACKJOB



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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 09:48PM
Skye Wrote:
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> There's buying decent tools, and then there's
> wasting money.
> I fail to see how one nut driver can be 5x better
> than another.

Sometimes these things do make a difference, but its usually only to people with "I earn my living with Snap-On (tm) tools, please don't ask to borrow them" stickers on their tool chests. For tightening hose clamps, and for the rest of us, those with "Ass, Grass, or Gas: No Free Rides" bumper stickers*, $7 sounds pretty reasonable.


-chris

*extra credit if you are wearing a vintage, tattered & worn "Give Hinkley a Second Chance" T-Shirt.
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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 10:50PM
Oi!
http://www.ccw-tools.co.uk/
Cooling-System-Tools - Flexible Hose Clip Nut Driver 6mm

Flexible Hose Clip Nut Driver 6mm - Product Code: VS061

Flexible Hose Clip Nut Driver 6mm Flexible shaft drivers with 5, 6 or 7mm socket. Comfortable, high grip, textured handle.
For more details or to buy at CCW-Tools click Here

List Price: £7.58
Our Price: £3.70 - You Save: £3.88
(All prices are inclusive of VAT)
Product Code: 5015 more info

Cooling-System-Tools - Flexible Hose Clip Nut Driver 7mm

Flexible Hose Clip Nut Driver 7mm - Product Code: VS062

Flexible Hose Clip Nut Driver 7mm Flexible shaft drivers with 5, 6 or 7mm socket. Comfortable, high grip, textured handle.
For more details or to buy at CCW-Tools click Here

List Price: £7.58
Our Price: £3.70 - You Save: £3.88
(All prices are inclusive of VAT)
Product Code: 5016 more info

I'll see if I can get some Poms to send some over.
Who wants, and how many?
6mm hex for VW-Audi-BMW-Germanski Ford
7mm hex for Volvo-Saab

Use these and you'll never use screw drivers on hose clamps again.



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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 10:59PM
I'll take one of each



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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 15, 2006 10:59PM
Skye, don't buy I have a spare I'll send it to you. Just email me your adress.



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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 16, 2006 06:53AM
Skye Wrote:
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Hey Brainiac,

> There's buying decent tools, and then there's wasting money.

> I fail to see how one nut driver can be 5x better than another.

You can't figure out a scenario where a quality tool might be a better choice? Let me help you.

Picture yourself having to snake a flex driver between a bunch of v-belts and/or wiring harnesses to get to a fuel or coolant hose clamp. Better yet, try that silly plastic covered piece of crap you want to buy around a hot exhaust manifold. On a 1 to 10 scale of degree of difficulty those scenarios might be a 6. Now add a tiny rock, or tiny piece of metal, or damaged threads to the hose clamp which makes it require lots of torque while the tool is flexed into an "S" shape. The degree of difficulty becomes a 10. Try that with a POS tool that will bend into a pretzel.

Yeah, my tool box is filled with Snap-On, Hazet, etc. It also have a little Proto and Craftsman and other crap that I purchased before I knew better.


> If it does fail, during it's rough life as a
> convenient hose clamp tightener, I have a back up
> plan ready - use a screwdriver.

If you can get to the hose clamp with a screw driver or a socket and extension, then why waste ANY money on a flex driver?

What is it with you guys out west? Is there stupid dust in the air coming off the Pacific?

I looked up Hazet's online catalog for you. If crap is all you want, then buy crap. Don't bitch at me when you're on a rally and you need a REAL tool.

Sheesh.....




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Re: Flexible nut driver
February 16, 2006 07:49AM
Hey,

Something that werks good is the "wobbly socket" aka UJ socket. Pop it on a speed handle ( or brace, depending on your heritage). More uses than the screwdriver dealy.Plus you can get more crank on it if need bee. I Stick an 'O' ring over the UJ part so its not so wobbly. They are the shit.



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