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Craftsman 11/16″ Deep Socket [Ball Lock Keg Posts] – $5.48 + Free Prime Ship + Hands on Review

CRAFTSMAN Deep Socket, SAE, 3/8-Inch Drive, 11/16-Inch, 6-Point (CMMT43336)

CRAFTSMAN Deep Socket, SAE, 3/8-Inch Drive, 11/16-Inch, 6-Point (CMMT43336)

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  • Full polish chrome finish for corrosion resistance
  • Deep socket for increased accessibility
  • 6 point socket for increased torque with fastener
  • Meets or exceeds ASME specifications

 

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

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

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CRAFTSMAN Deep Socket, SAE, 3/8-Inch Drive, 11/16-Inch, 6-Point (CMMT43336) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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SKIL 6335-02 7.0 Amp 1/2 In. Corded Drill [Grain Mill] – on sale for $48.99 + free shipping

SKIL 6335-02 7.0 Amp 1/2 In. Corded Drill

SKIL 6335-02 7.0 Amp 1/2 In. Corded Drill

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  • Poweful 7.0 amp motor for tough applications
  • 1/2 in. keyed chuck to accept large diameter bits designed for woodworking and cutting
  • Side assist handle for controlled, accurate drilling
  • Variable Speed trigger for controlled drilling speed

 

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

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mill” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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SKIL 6335-02 7.0 Amp 1/2 In. Corded Drill – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge [set mill gap] – $7.06 + free prime ship & Barley Crusher Mill Deal

OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge

OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 26 Hardened, Tempered Steel Blades
  • Measures: 0.0015 Inch (0.038 mm) to 0.025 Inch (0.635 mm)
  • Chrome Plated Main Shaft for Easy Clean Up and Professional Look
  • Each Blade is Laser Etched with Inches and Millimeters
  • Blade Protector has Thumb Notch to Aid in Removal of Blades

 

Possible homebrew related application: Use to help you set the gap on your adjustable grain mill

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “grain” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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Related… Mill Deal! The Barley Crusher MaltMill – $119.99, Save $40 w/Stacking Deals! + Free Shipping + Hands on Review

OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Oetiker-Style Clamp Set – Tool and 100 Piece Clamp Assortment

Justech 100PCs Hose Clips 5.8-21mm Range 10 Sizes Hose Clip Clamp 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel The Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps with Clamp Plier Tool

Justech 100PCs Hose Clips 5.8-21mm Range 10 Sizes Hose Clip Clamp 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel The Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps with Clamp Plier Tool

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  • 【Durable Material Hose Clips】The Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps is Made of 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, with Good Corrosion Resistance and Wear-resistance which is Qualified by the Technischer überwachungs Verein (TUV) Certification
  • 【Good Performance】Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps Achieves Uniform Force Compression on the Surface of Hoses and 360 Degrees Sealing Guarantee
  • 【Quick and Simple Installation】Visualized Effect of Installation, Special Treatment with Edge Grinding Process to Avoid Damage of Pipe Fitting and Ensure Users’ Safety
  • 【With Clamp Plier Tool】9.05″(23cm) Long Plier, with the Maximum Opening Nipper Mouth of 0.9″(23mm), which are Efficient and Labor Saving by the Lever Principle, The Nipper Mouth is Sharp, and the Plier is Made of Chrome-vanadium Steel, which will not Easily Crack and Deform
  • 【Widely Used 】Comes with 10 Sizes 5.8-21mm Range Hose Clips, which are Suitable for Connection of General Hose and Hard Pipe on Pipeline Conveying Equipment, Food for Securing Cable, Hoses, Pipes

 

I’m a big fan of Oetiker style clamps, especially in my kegerator.  See: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines.

Justech 100PCs Hose Clips 5.8-21mm Range 10 Sizes Hose Clip Clamp 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel The Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps with Clamp Plier Tool – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Reversible Ratcheting Wrench, 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch Double Box End – good size for ball locks – $9.99 + free prime ship

ZXHAO Double Box End Reversible Ratcheting Wrench (11/16 x 7/8 inch)

ZXHAO Double Box End Reversible Ratcheting Wrench (11/16 x 7/8 inch)

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  • Double Box End 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch 12-point socket.
  • Allows the user to switch direction without needing to remove the wrench from the fastener.
  • 0? offset box end allows for maximum clearance in tight spaces, great for working in tight areas.
  • Offset heads prevent bruised and scraped knuckles while box ends allow for a sure grip on fasteners.
  • Applied in DIY hand-making, automotive repairs, household maintenance, and most general repairs.

 

This wrench an 11/16″ end and a 7/8″ end.  That’s super handy because those are the two primary sizes of ball lock posts.  One wrench to grab that has both sizes on it.

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ZXHAO Double Box End Reversible Ratcheting Wrench (11/16 x 7/8 inch) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Neiko 03103A 1/2″ Drive Ratchet – $11.99 + Ball Lock Keg Post Socket Review

Neiko 03103A 1/2-Inch Drive x 10-Inch Quick Release Ratchet | 72-Tooth, Reversible | CR-V Steel

Neiko 03103A 1/2-Inch Drive x 10-Inch Quick Release Ratchet | 72-Tooth, Reversible | CR-V Steel

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  • Precision machined and heat treated chrome vanadium steel is the perfect combination for hardness and torque ability for heavy duty work
  • Specialized tear drop, pear head design features 72-tooth mechanism for efficiency, strength and durability with a 5 degree swing
  • Fast finger touch flip switch serves the forward and reverse function to maneuver direction of socket turn when working in tight spaces
  • One touch button at head of drive secures socket into place and quickly releases without hassle to loosen or tighten
  • Versatile drive body is 10-inches long with a contoured grip for comfort and pairs well for home maintenance and car or truck repair

 

Related Review: Craftsman Deep Well Sockets for Ball Lock Keg Posts

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Neiko 03103A 1/2-Inch Drive x 10-Inch Quick Release Ratchet | 72-Tooth, Reversible | CR-V Steel – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket [Ball Lock Keg Posts] – $6.79 + free prime ship

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

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

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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

 

Standard Ball Lock keg posts come in two sizes 11/6″ and 7/8″.  7/8″ is the larger size.  Typically as 12 pt socket is required remove 7/8″ size posts.

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

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TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13222 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Pin Lock Socket – $14.12 + free prime ship

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8" Drive Deep Well, 13/16" Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8″ Drive Deep Well, 13/16″ Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome

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  • Easily removes gas and liquid posts on pin lock kegs
  • 13/16-inch pin lock socket (21Mm)
  • 3/8-inch drive deep well socket
  • Chrome plated

 

Note from HBF: This is a socket designed to help remove the

Related: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs? | Recent Keg Finds

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Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8″ Drive Deep Well, 13/16″ Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Compare: AIH + Shipping | MoreBeer – similar idea, but not identical to this particular socket

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Bates Nipper Pliers + 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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  • Made of 304 stainless steel and food-grade material, anti- corrosion, heat resistance, seal well.
  • Fits most ball lock and pin lock kegs.
  • Package includes: 8 x Poppet Valves, 8 x O-rings

 

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.

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


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OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge [set mill gap]

OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge

OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 26 Hardened, Tempered Steel Blades
  • Measures: 0.0015 Inch (0.038 mm) to 0.025 Inch (0.635 mm)
  • Chrome Plated Main Shaft for Easy Clean Up and Professional Look
  • Each Blade is Laser Etched with Inches and Millimeters
  • Blade Protector has Thumb Notch to Aid in Removal of Blades

 

Possible homebrew related application: Use to help you set the gap on your adjustable grain mill

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “grain” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

OEMTOOLS 25025 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Should You Buy a Homebrew Grain Mill?

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.