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Old 08-30-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default most firearms metric or standard?

I am going to pick up some T-handle hex wrench but not sure which to pick up.

I'm sure they aren't all the same but I have marlin, remington, mossberg, mosin, and others. So maybe I need to get both?



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Old 08-30-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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Because 1978 has come and gone without adopting the metric system, you are now compelled to own 2 complete sets of handtools.

Get both!

That way you'll have that 1/8 inch (3.175 mm) wrench you need to work on your 5.56 mm rifle (that's 0.218897 inches, ok?).

Oh, and have your conversion tables, decimal equivalents and a calculator handy too.



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Because 1978 has come and gone without adopting the metric system, you are now compelled to own 2 complete sets of handtools.

Get both!

That way you'll have that 1/8 inch wrench you need to work on your 9mm pistol.
Thanks I thought I might. I have all the stuff but its loose in a tool box. I want to get tools that stay on my gun bench so I always have them.
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Like alot of guys I have more tools than most people think that I need. I have t-handled, fold-up, etc hex wrenches but I like using the loose standard ones most often. You can make a handy holder for the bench by drilling a wood block with correct size holes to hold your hex wrenches.

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IF you are a serious mechanic, you will want both sets.

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Has anybody seen my 0.218897 torque wrench?

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