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Oetiker-Style Clamp Set – Tool and Clamps – back at $15.55 + free shipping, quick sellout last time

Clamp Tool Kit, Small, for Beer Applications

Clamp Tool Kit, Small, for Beer Applications

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  • One Clamp Tool, metal
  • Ten-13.3 Clamps for attaching Standard 3/16 ID X 7/16 OD Beer Line to most commonly used 1/4
  • Ten-15.7 Clamps for attaching Standard 5/16 ID X 9/16 OD Gas Line to the commonly used 5/16
  • Ten-17.0 Clamps for attaching Standard 5/16 ID X 9/16 OD Gas Line to the commonly used 3/8

 

This gets you an Oetiker style Clamp Tool and a selection of Oetiker clamps.

10/12/21 1 PM Central; This combo is back at just $15.55. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Clamp Tool Kit, Small, for Beer Applications – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines

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

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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – helps with buckets, great for homebrew grain storage – $3.51 + free prime ship & What Are Other’s Saying?

5 Gallon Bucket Lid Opener

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  • 5 Gallon Paint Can Lid Opener
  • Works Great For 5-Gallon Paint Cans
  • Easy To Use And Stores Easily With The Hand Hole On Handle
  • Brand Name: Linzer

 

Buckets are an economical way to store grain and more.  Lids can be difficult to pry off.  This tool helps with the task. Note that this is designed for use with standard-type bucket lids and may not work well with thin-lipped style lids used on some fermenters.

Also Consider Gamma Seal Lids: Gamma Seal Lids have an outer ring (that typically stays installed) along with a center section that spins on and off.  It’s airtight and easy to open and close.  Search Amazon “gamma seal lid”

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

10/9/21 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $3.51. 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

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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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

10/6/21 2 PM 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

Apollo Tools 5 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set – $18.35 – 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.

 

10/6/21 9:30 AM Central: This set is selling for just $18.35. 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


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 + 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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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

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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Oetiker-Style Clamp Set – Tool and Clamps

Clamp Tool Kit, Small, for Beer Applications

Clamp Tool Kit, Small, for Beer Applications

More Info

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

  • One Clamp Tool, metal
  • Ten-13.3 Clamps for attaching Standard 3/16 ID X 7/16 OD Beer Line to most commonly used 1/4
  • Ten-15.7 Clamps for attaching Standard 5/16 ID X 9/16 OD Gas Line to the commonly used 5/16
  • Ten-17.0 Clamps for attaching Standard 5/16 ID X 9/16 OD Gas Line to the commonly used 3/8

 

This gets you an Oetiker style Clamp Tool and a selection of Oetiker clamps.

Clamp Tool Kit, Small, for Beer Applications – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines

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

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Pin Lock Keg Post Socket + 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

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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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

9/25/21 7 PM 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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Hotop 32 Blades Feeler Gauge [set mill gap] – $5.99 + free prime ship

Hotop 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring ToolHotop 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool

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  • Feeler gauge set: made of 65 manganese steel, each measuring feeler gauge has 32 blades thickness; Foldable feeler gauges, easy and convenient to take and store
  • Easy identification: dual marked metric and imperial, 0.0015 inch/ 0.04 mm to 0.035 inch/ 0.88 mm, the numbers of size are etched into feeler gauge for easy identification
  • Metric sizes (mm): 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.18, 0.20, 0.23, 0.25, 0.25, 0.28, 0.30, 0.33, 0.35, 0.38, 0.40, 0.43, 0.45, 0.48, 0.50, 0.53, 0.55, 0.58, 0.60, 0.63, 0.65, 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, 0.88
  • Inch sizes: 0.0015, 0.002, 0.0025, 0.003, 0.004, 0.005, 0.006, 0.007, 0.008, 0.009, 0.010, 0.010, 0.011, 0.012, 0.013, 0.014, 0.015, 0.016, 0.017, 0.018, 0.019, 0.020, 0.021, 0.022, 0.023, 0.024, 0.025, 0.026, 0.028, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035
  • Warm notice: there is some anti-rust oil on the stainless steel feeler gauge to prevent it from rusty, please don’t worry about that

 

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

9/21/21 4:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $6.99. 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

Hotop 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring 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.

Channellock 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set – helps remove o-rings – $9.95 + free prime ship & How Often Should You Replace Keg 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

9/20/21 5 AM Central: These are on sale for $9.95. 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

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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