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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 & Related Tools & Reviews

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

  • 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.

10/20/20 8:30 AM Central: This is back at just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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

Tools for Removing Keg Posts

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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.

Homebrew Keg Sockets from Keg Connection – from $5.95

Keg Sockets – Choose Your Sockets from Keg Connections

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We stock sockets for all the keg types we sell! Need help figuring out which one you need? Call us @ 325-356-5204 or email help@kegconnection.com for help!!!

  • KP331: Pin Lock 13/16 Socket for removing pin lock posts (plugs)
  • KP332: Ball Lock 11/16 SIX-POINT Socket for removing smaller Cornelius posts (plugs)
  • KP333: Ball Lock 7/8 SIX-POINT Socket for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)
  • KP334: Ball Lock 7/8 TWELVE-POINT Socket for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)
  • KP335 Complete Set (THREE BALL LOCK SOCKETS) for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)
  • KP336: Set of TWO BALL LOCK SOCKETS, 7/8 SIX POINT and 7/8 TWELVE POINT for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)

 

  • As of this posting, prices start at $5.95 for a single KP332
  • Other options are available including sets that get you everything,
  • HBF Readers Save More!  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you 5% off EVERYTHING site wide.  Stacks with all non-coupon sales
  • These also fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.

Keg Sockets – Choose Your Sockets

Also: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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

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Hands on Review: “Ball Lock Keg Wrench” – 11/16″+7/8″ Ratcheting Wrench – via Apollo Tools Wrench Set

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Ideal-Tridon 61001V Crimp Clamp Tool [works with Oetiker Clamps] – $12.99 + Free Prime Ship

Ideal-Tridon 61001V Crimp Clamp Tool

Ideal-Tridon 61001V Crimp Clamp Tool

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  • Crimp Clamp Tool
  • Use to install or remove pinch / crimp clamps
  • Made by high quality & technical standards
  • Ideal tool for fastening & removing the stainless steel or cabon steel ear type hose clamps.

 

Use with compatible pinch/crimp clamps.

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

10/6/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $12.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Ideal-Tridon 61001V Crimp Clamp 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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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.

Pin Lock Keg Post Socket – $14.50 + Free Prime Ship + Related Tools & Reviews

Beer Keg Socket - 13/16 inch for Pin Lock Kegs

Beer Keg Socket – 13/16 inch for Pin Lock Kegs

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

This product will remove and install your pin lock kegs post with ease. It has been cut to match all the pin lock kegs you may have. Created to remove both liquid and gas post on a Pin Lock Keg. Will not work on a Ball Lock Keg.


 

Note from HBF: This is a socket designed to help remove the posts off a pin lock Cornelius style keg.  Pin locks require a special socket to remove posts.

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

10/2/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $14.50. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Beer Keg Socket – 13/16 inch for Pin Lock Kegs – 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

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

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Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool [Handy for Brew Day] + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool with Pocket Clip [30-001364]

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool with Pocket Clip [30-001364] More Info

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

  • While still up to the challenge of the professional tradesman, the slimmer design and focused tool pack are ideal for EDC user
  • Successful features of the Suspension remain: all outboard tools, all locking tools, and spring-loaded jaws
  • New features to the Suspension-NXT include: wire stripper, medium flathead driver, awl, file, and ruler
  • The needle nose pliers are spring-loaded to lessen hand fatigue for the user
  • The sturdy pocket clip allows the tool to rest deep in pocket or securely on belt when not in use

 

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  See: Putting Together A Brew Day Box.

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool with Pocket Clip [30-001364] – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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img_img_3574-225x300Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool [Handy for Brew Day]

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool with Pocket Clip [30-001364]

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool with Pocket Clip [30-001364] More Info

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

  • While still up to the challenge of the professional tradesman, the slimmer design and focused tool pack are ideal for EDC user
  • Successful features of the Suspension remain: all outboard tools, all locking tools, and spring-loaded jaws
  • New features to the Suspension-NXT include: wire stripper, medium flathead driver, awl, file, and ruler
  • The needle nose pliers are spring-loaded to lessen hand fatigue for the user
  • The sturdy pocket clip allows the tool to rest deep in pocket or securely on belt when not in use

 

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  See: Putting Together A Brew Day Box.

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool with Pocket Clip [30-001364] – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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img_img_3574-225x300Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Craftsman Deep Well Socket Set – $17.99 on Woot – includes 7/8″ good for ball lock kegs

Craftsman 9-Piece 3/8" Drive Deep Socket Set, SAE (34567)

Craftsman 9-Piece 3/8″ Drive Deep Socket Set, SAE (34567)

Bonsenkitchen CT8802 Portable Touch Induction Cooktop via Woot

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Craftsman easy-to-read dual-mark socket sets are great for low-light conditions. Whether you’re under the hood or under the vehicle, or maybe your vision needs a little help, they have easy-to-read size markings that make it simple to grab the right size the first time. Manufactured from chrome steel, Craftsman socket sets resist fading, chipping, and corroding and are available in 12 pt. sockets. These sockets are reliable, rugged choices that give you the most for your dollar. We all love value, especially when it includes superb quality. Craftsman easy-to-read dual-mark socket sets are definite musts for your toolbox.

Includes 1″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, and 15/16″
Steel construction
Chrome finish


 

As of one of their daily deals, Woot has this on sale for just $17.99.  Valid 10/16/20  only while supplies last.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free]. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the Woot page.  Check Woot for today’s offering.

Possible homebrewing uses include: Boiling wort in your compatible brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

Craftsman 9-Piece 3/8″ Drive Deep Socket Set, SAE (34567)

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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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.

Digital Caliper with Large LCD Screen [measure fittings, o-rings and more]

Digital Caliper, Sangabery 0-6 inches Vernier Caliper with Large LCD Screen, Auto - off Feature, Inch and Millimeter Conversion Measuring Tool, Perfect for Household/DIY Measurment, etc

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.

 

I use calipers around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers]

Digital Caliper, Sangabery 0-6 inches Vernier Caliper with Large LCD Screen, Auto – off Feature, Inch and Millimeter Conversion Measuring Tool, Perfect for Household/DIY Measurment, etc – 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 + Related Tools & Reviews

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)

More Info

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

  • 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.

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

Tools for Removing Keg Posts

More: Recent Amazon Finds


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.

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

9/21/20 2:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.48.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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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