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I want to buy a set of "Long Shank Impact Bits"

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Jeff Lary, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Jeff Lary

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    Hi everyone I saw something this week at a saw shop that I want to buy but don't know how to begin looking for them. I will call them long shank Allen head and maybe Torx head bits.
    I am looking for a Jonsered 625 cylinder and I stopped by a dealers shop in my travels. He had an old carcass but we needed to remove the cylinder to look at it first. He had a small cordless 1/4 impact (like mine a Milwaukee) he grabbed an Allen bit about 8" long and it reached all the way down through the cylinder to the bolt and removed it.
    I have looked for every combination of the words long impact Allen or Torx bit/ driver bit still no luck. I have a set of the Whia chainsaw repair hand tools from Baileys but would like a set for my 1/4 impact as well. Both Torx and Allen if you know what they are called I would appreciate the correct terminology so I can find them too. Thanks Jeff
     
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    Yes I saw those too but they have the socket attached at the end. I am looking for the shank only? end. I don't know how to explain it but the shank has a shallow grove all around the driver end ,..and the quick attach portion of the driver grabs it there.
     
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    Things can be hard to find on line that are easy at an industrial supply place. A lot of that kind of stuff is of marginal quality. Apex has been good for me in the past. This is not a bargain place but if you want one of a specific size it might be simple. Just what came up when I put apex in a search. Not quite the looks I like for the end that goes in the battery tool but more and more stuff looks that way lately. https://apexbits.com/apex-torx-screwdriver-bits.aspx


    hex specifically cost about the same as a whole kit of marginal ones https://apexbits.com/apex-1-4-hex-power-shank-bits-metric.aspx ..... https://apexbits.com/AM-6MM-6-Apex-1-4-Socket-Head-Hex-Allen-Hex-Power-Drive-Bits-Metric.aspx might try HarleyT's place.

    Might even be able to get through Lowes.
     
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    Wiha, hands down!!
     
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    Wiha, hands down!!
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    I got mine from nate @fordf150 on his site. I think they were irwin brand 3,4,5 mm, got a wiha brand t27, think theyre 6” or so. Seem to be holding up well so far
     
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    152mm sounds much more impressive to the babes!!
     
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    Thank you to both of you.
    I have the Wiha hand set now and just the other day I had at least 3 times the pressure on the 3/16 Allen bit one that I am sure it was designed for and it preformed flawlessly. I knew that at any moment the bit would strip out the cylinder bolt so sure in fact that I hit each bolt with a butane torch for extra insurance. I will go with the Wiha , I was just at a site called MSC and they have Wiha tools too but only Torx and only 40mm long. They are all out of the Allen bit ones altogether until May the MSC rep called Wiha while I was on hold (15minutes). Thank you both for your help I knew this was the place to ask.
     
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    Harley, how did you look up the 2 individual bits you sent me? I went to the link and those 2 are perfect! but I need a few more. I want a 3mm/ 4mm and 5mm Allen heads as well all 152 mm too, but I don't see how to search for them.
     
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    https://www.kctoolco.com/torx-power-bits/ try that.
     
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    I don't know, I just googled them. I got my t27 one off of E-bay.
     
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    I have the cheapos with the 3/8 drive on the end and just use an adapter in the impact. 1/4 hex to 3/8 square.
     
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    I can see the torx ones ok but don't see any hex/ Allen head ones. Maybe I will have to go to a tool store.
     

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