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    Question BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    I just purchased a complete four wheel set of 2 7/8" wheels and hubs. It says a 1/16" hex wrench is required for the set screws. I also just bought a nice little hex (allen) wrench set, but the 1/16" size does not work for the set screws I got with the hubs.

    Aren't allen wrenches the same as hex wrenches??

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    Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    Duh!!!

    Allen Wrenches are "L" shaped and have six sides...Hex wrenches are "7" shaped and have sides numbering 6. Easy mistake to make.

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    Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by darkback2 View Post
    Duh!!!

    Allen Wrenches are "L" shaped and have six sides...Hex wrenches are "7" shaped and have sides numbering 6. Easy mistake to make.
    Ah, OK. Dang, now I'm going to have to wait to get a proper hex wrench set. And the snap ring pliers, which I forgot to order with the wheels and hubs.

    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    "Hex key
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A hex key, also known as an Allen key or wrench, is a tool of hexagonal cross-section used to drive bolts and screws that have a hexagonal socket in the head (internal-wrenching hexagon drive). It is also known as a zeta key which refers to the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. The term hex-head is sometimes used to refer to this type of drive, but this use is not consistent with its more conventional use referring to external-wrenching hexagons. In the fastener industry, the terms socket head or hex socket head are generally used for the driven part of the driver-driven pair."

    Alright DB! Sarcasm isn't always as easily recognized in print form.

    You will need to make sure you have the proper size though. SAE (fractional sizes, sometimes referred to as 'standard') or metric (millimeters)
    Last edited by mannyr7; 05-14-2010 at 05:18 PM.

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    Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    It turns out that a 1/16" allen wrench does indeed work with the Banebot hubs I bought. It was the allen wrench I was using that is at fault! I took a closer look at that allen wrench and it turns out to be defective, so I will have to return that set. I bought a better quality allen wrench set today and it works fine with the set screws in the hubs.

    Now I just have to figure out how to get the snap rings one because I didn't order the snap right pliers when I ordered the wheels and hubs. I can't justify an order and shipping for just one item.

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    Talking Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by darkback2 View Post
    Duh!!!

    Allen Wrenches are "L" shaped and have six sides...Hex wrenches are "7" shaped and have sides numbering 6. Easy mistake to make.
    I thought Hex wrenches are used to put curses together?

    SA

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