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Digital Caliper with Large LCD Screen [measure fittings, o-rings and more] – $7.64 on Lightning Deals

Digital Caliper with Large LCD Screen

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  • LARGE LCD SCREEN & GIFT: High quality digital caliper, the large and easy-to-read LCD display helps you get precise results quickly and easily, auto turn the digital caliper on when you slide the rail and auto shut off after 5 minutes without using. Powered by battery, comes with a pre-installed battery and 2 spare battery for gift.
  • 4 MEASURING MODES: Sangabery digital caliper can be used to measure inside and outside diameter, depth and step with 2 sets of jaws and a probe. Made of high quality, durable plastic carbon fiber composites, this digital caliper is durable and portable.
  • TWO UNIT CONVERSION & ZERO SETTING FUNCTION: One button quick change between two measuring modes: inch and millimeter. The smart design allows you to set zero with an easy touch of a button and start a new measurement at any point of the scale, ideal for differential measuring, satisfying your needs.
  • PRECISE MEASURMENT: Measurement range: 0 - 6"/ 0 - 150mm; Resolution: 0.01"/ 0.1mm; Accuracy: ±0.2mm/0.01". Perfect and accurate caliper measuring tool for household/DIY measurement, et. Please note it's not for technical grade extreme accuracy professional use.
  • SERVICE POLICY: Backed by a Sangabery carefree service for every purchase. If you don't like this product, contact us, we promise to refund unconditionally.

 

I use calipers around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes

1/17 7 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at about 7:15 AM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Digital Caliper, Sangabery 0-6 inches Caliper with Large LCD Screen, Auto – Off Feature, Inch and Millimeter Conversion Measuring Tool, Perfect for Household/DIY Measurment – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Bates Nipper Pliers – $10.85 + free prime ship & Tips for Universal Poppet Owners

Bates Nipper Pliers – Photo from my Keg Rebuild Post – Jump To: Tips on Installing and Adjusting Universal Poppet

Bates Nipper Pliers

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  • 7” End Cutting Plier, Nail Puller
  • Made From High Carbon Steel For Long Lasting Performance And Preventing Rust
  • Soft Plastic Coated Grip
  • Dual Use End Nipper Pliers To Cut Wires Or Nails Or Simply Pull Them Out
  • Perfect For Carpenters, Construction, Handymen, Installing New Floor, Etc.

 

I have this tool and use it for trimming and adjusting Universal Poppets. Check our my Keg Rebuild Post for Tips on Using Universal Poppets!  Jump To: Tips on Installing and Adjusting Universal Poppets – that post features this tool in action.

1/15 4:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.85. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Bates- Nail Puller, Pliers, Nail Remover Tool, Cutting Pliers, Carpenter Tools, Staple Puller, Nail Puller Tool, End Cutting Pliers, Nail Remover, Nail Pliers Cats Paw Nail Puller, Nail Pulling – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone! & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppetsValuebrew has released a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone Universal Poppet option!

I’m excited that there’s finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.

Universal Poppets – via Valuebrew

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Craftsman 3 Piece Center Punch Set – $9.78 + Tip… Removing Hard to Remove Poppets

CRAFTSMAN Center Punch, 3-Piece Set (CMHT82541)

CRAFTSMAN Center Punch, 3-Piece Set (CMHT82541)

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  • Bi-material grip for comfort and ease of use
  • Flared grips to help protect hands against glancing blow
  • Color coded by tip size for easy identification
  • Hardened Tip for durabilit

 

I use a center punch to help dislodge hard to remove poppets the old poppet.  It usually doesn’t take a whole lot of force.  See: Removing Hard to Remove Poppets – Part of Our Keg Rebuild How-To

1/10 2 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.78. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

CRAFTSMAN Center Punch, 3-Piece Set (CMHT82541) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Craftsman 7/8″ Deep Socket, 12 Point [Ball Lock Keg Posts] – $9.98 + Free Prime Ship + Hands on Review

CRAFTSMAN Deep Socket, SAE, 1/2-Inch Drive, 7/8-Inch, 12-Point (CMMT47528)

CRAFTSMAN Deep Socket, SAE, 1/2-Inch Drive, 7/8-Inch, 12-Point (CMMT47528)

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  • CORROSION RESISTANCE: Deep socket comes with full polish chrome finish
  • QUICK ENGAGEMENT: 12-point socket comes with fastener
  • QUICK SIZE IDENTIFICATION: Deep socket is available with large markings
  • Meets or Exceeds ASME Specifications

 

There are two primary post sizes for standard ball lock kegs.  11/16″ and 7/8″.  7/8″ is the larger of the two.

See: Hands on Review: Craftsman Deep Well Sockets for Ball Lock Keg Posts – includes this socket

1/5 4 AM Central: These are selling for $9.98. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

CRAFTSMAN Deep Socket, SAE, 1/2-Inch Drive, 7/8-Inch, 12-Point (CMMT47528) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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CO-Z 5 Piece Step Drill Bit Set and Case – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]


CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

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  • Cobalt high speed steel along with the titanium coating ensures extreme durability, will stay new and shiny for years to come.
  • Different sized shanks ensure compatibility with 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. chuck sizes.
  • Non-walking drill tip provides fast and smooth drills on steel sheets, aluminum sheets, wood board, plastic board etc. (the board must be smaller in thickness than the height of step drill bits).
  • Please mark the spot that you are to drill for easier drilling and improved drill bits life.
  • All the bits come in a well-organized case for easy transport and storage.

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

Channellock 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set – helps remove o-rings

Channellock HP-4A 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set with Durable Acetate Handles | Useful as Gunsmith Tools and for Removing Small Fuses, Wire plugs and "O" rings | Heat Treated Alloy Steel Blades for Extended Tool Life | Made in the USA

Channellock HP-4A 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set with Durable Acetate Handles

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  • High torque acetate handles for superior durability and solvent resistance
  • Custom heat-treated alloy steel blades
  • Zinc plated for corrosion resistance

 

Related: BULK Keg O-Rings in Food Grade Silicone & Buna-N

Channellock HP-4A 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set with Durable Acetate Handles | Useful as Gunsmith Tools and for Removing Small Fuses, Wire plugs and “O” rings | Heat Treated Alloy Steel Blades for Extended Tool Life | Made in the USA – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 11/16 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket [Ball Lock Keg Posts] – $7 + free prime ship

TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 11/16 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13217

TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 11/16 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13217

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  • 12-point opening fits double hex (12-sided), hex, and square-shaped fasteners
  • Socket geometry is designed to apply force to flat sides of fasteners and not the corners, preventing round-off
  • Deep-length sockets reach into wells and accommodate the excess threads of longer shafts
  • Extra-large die-stamped size markings are easy to read and can’t wear off
  • Polished, chrome-plated finish easily wipes clean and is highly resistant to corrosion
  • Four detent grooves provide a secure connection with the drive tool
  • Beveled inner rim of the socket opening helps guide it smoothly onto fasteners
  • Overall Socket Length: 2.49 inches, Socket End Diameter: 0.95 inches, Drive End Diameter: 0.95 inches, Socket Well Depth: 0.87 inches

 

Standard Ball Lock keg posts come in two sizes 11/6″ and 7/8″. 11/16″ is the smaller size.

Also: TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13222

12/25 7 PM Central: This is selling for $7. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 11/16 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD132170 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Tools for Removing Keg Posts…

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4 Piece Hook and Pick Set – helps remove o-rings – $6.99 + free prime ship

HORUSDY 4-Piece Pick and Hook Set, Car Auto Oil Seal/O-Ring Seal Gasket Pick Mini Hooks Puller Remover

HORUSDY 4-Piece Pick and Hook Set, Car Auto Oil Seal/O-Ring Seal Gasket Pick Mini Hooks Puller Remover

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  • [Premium Quality] – Made of heat treated CR-V steel and chrome vanadium steel shafts, sturdy and sharp.
  • [Ergonomic Grip] – Ergonomic handle offers a comfortable and non-slip hold, help with precise work like jewelry hand making.
  • [Multi-Use] – Heavy Duty Hook and Pick Set has 4 shapes for pulling clips rings wires gaskets washers and other small parts.
  • [Includes] – 1pc Scratch Awl, 1pc 90 Degree Hook, 1pc Complex Hook, 1pc Curved Hook
  • [Apply To] – Ideal for assembly, repair, or removal of small part

 

Related: BULK Keg O-Rings in Food Grade Silicone, EPDM & Buna-N

12/24 8 PM Central: These have dropped to $6.99. That’s just 50 cents shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

HORUSDY 4-Piece Pick and Hook Set, Car Auto Oil Seal/O-Ring Seal Gasket Pick Mini Hooks Puller Remover – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Apollo Tools 5 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set – now $18.90 – includes 11/16″+7/8″ great for ball locks + Hands on Review

A photo of the 11/16″+7/8″ Wrench from my Hands on Review

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece

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  • OUR 5 PIECE RATCHETING WRENCH SET- SAE: This is the set you need and want for SAE applications. Our ratcheting wrenches are made of high grade steel alloy that is heat-treated for strength and durability and chrome plated to resist corrosion.
  • AN ORGANIZED RATCHETING WRENCH SET WITHOUT THE BULK: Our ratcheting wrench set comes in a handy carrying cradle people love. The minimal, easy to carry packaging allows for all the wrenches to stay organized with quick access without a bulky case.
  • HANDY SET FOR VERSATILE USE: The ratcheting wrenches are perfect for use in tight spots; you’ll always have the right size for all quick jobs. This is a great set of high quality wrenches at an exceptional price. It is perfect to keep in your car for emergencies, and makes a great gift idea.
  • MOST NEEDED SIZES: We selected the sizes we believe you will need most often: 1/4-Inch by 5/16-Inch, 3/8-Inch by 7/16-Inch, 1/2-Inch by 9/16-Inch, 5/8-Inch by 3/4-Inch, 11/16-Inch by 7/8-Inch ratcheting wrenches.

 

12/21 7:30 PM Central: This set is selling for just $18.90. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 In. Corded Hammer Drill [Grain Mill]

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 Inch Variable Speed Hammer Drill with 3pcs Metal Bit and 3pcs Concrete Bit - HAHD075

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 Inch Variable Speed Hammer Drill

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  • Powerful 7. 5-Amp Motor – Corded hammer drill tackle the most demanding projects
  • Keyless 1/2 Inch Metal Chuck – Provides great convenience for frequent bit changes
  • 2-in-1 Multi-Function – Easy switch between drilling and rotary hammer, select the right function for each application in an instant
  • Variable Speed Trigger – With preset selector and lock on, increased control and continuous operations, choose the speed you need as materials and conditions change
  • Soft Grip Handle – Maximum comfort with relentless drill hammer in the palm of your hand

 

Related: Grain Mill Reviews | What Drill Should I use with my Mill? | Barley Crusher & Cereal Killer Motor Kit

Potential homebrew application: Use to run your compatible grain mill.

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 Inch Variable Speed Hammer Drill with 3pcs Metal Bit and 3pcs Concrete Bit – HAHD075 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link