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TACKLIFE 1/2″ Hammer Drill [Grain Mill] – $34.97, best price + free shipping

Hammer Drill, TACKLIFE 7.5Amp Corded Drill with 3000RPM, Variable Speed, 1.2/In. Keyless Chuck, Hammer & Drill 2 Mode in 1 for Brick, Steel, Concrete -PID05A

Hammer Drill, TACKLIFE 7.5Amp Corded Drill with 3000RPM, Variable Speed, 1.2/In. Keyless Chuck, Hammer & Drill 2 Mode in 1 for Brick, Steel, Concrete -PID05A

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  • ▲HIGH PERFORMANCE – The 7.5Amp hammer drill has a no-load speed of 3000rpm, delivering powerful impact and hammer strength to complete heavy-duty projects on wood, masonry, solid steel and concrete which means that most of the work needs can be met
  • ▲HAMMER & DRILL FUNCTIONS 2 IN 1 – Switch the black button on the top to select hammer or drilling function; hammer drill function will provide greater impact force, saving more efforts for concrete and masonry drilling job. Depending on your tasks, suitable for installing chandelier, TV, furniture, wall, door, and window
  • ▲VARIABLE SPEED TRIGGER & FORWARD AND REVERSE SWITCH – Variable speed knob help to accurately complete various applications; lock-on button reduces fatigue for long hours work; The forward/backward switch allows you to tighten or replace/remove the drill as needed
  • ▲HIGH PRECISION – High power contribute high torque, which helps you make a straight hole easily and perfectly; equipped with the 1/2 inch keyless auto chuck, the hammer drill help you making the drilling work convenient and efficiency

 

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

1/22/21 1 PM Central: This is on sale for $34.97. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Hammer Drill, TACKLIFE 7.5Amp Corded Drill with 3000RPM, Variable Speed, 1.2/In. Keyless Chuck, Hammer & Drill 2 Mode in 1 for Brick, Steel, Concrete -PID05A – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Nite-Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opener – $4.96 + Free Prime Ship & Hands on Review

Nite Ize KMT-11-R3 Sized Easily attaches to an existing Chain or Strap DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool (1 Pack), One, Stainless

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize


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

  • 5-IN-1 KEY CHAIN MULTI TOOL – Save the day with this multi tool that has an inegrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 wrench sizes, metric + standard ruler, and a flathead screwdriver
  • TRAVEL + AIRPORT FRIENDLY – The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that clips to your key chain or fits in any pocket, pack, or bag, and is TSA-friendly
  • DURABLE STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION – Just like your keys, this small multi tool is designed to withstand all the daily lumps and bumps you throw at it
  • CARABINER CLIP FOR EASY ATTACHMENT TO KEYS OR HOOKS – Clip the DoohicKey multitool to your key chain, bag strap, or any convenient loop or hook using the integrated carabiner clip
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE DESIGN – Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool
  • WORRY-FREE GUARANTEE – all Nite Ize products are backed by our Worry-Free Guarantee
  • KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL – Do everything from tighten bolts and screws to open a beverage with the smart, strong and straight up fun, Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool

I have this, like it very much, use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

1/19/21 5 AM Central: This is selling for $4.96. 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

Nite Ize KMT-11-R3 Sized Easily attaches to an existing Chain or Strap DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool (1 Pack), One, Stainless – 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] – $6.99 + free prime ship

CAMWAY 32PCS Blades Steel Feeler Gauge 0.0015-0.035 inch/ 0.04-0.88mm Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool

CAMWAY 32PCS Blades Steel Feeler Gauge 0.0015-0.035 inch/ 0.04-0.88mm Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool

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

  • 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

1/17/21 6 AM Central: This is selling for $6.99. 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

CAMWAY 32PCS Blades Steel Feeler Gauge 0.0015-0.035 inch/ 0.04-0.88mm Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool

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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – helps with buckets, great for homebrew grain storage – $3.51 + free prime ship

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”

1/12/21 11 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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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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  • 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.

1/11/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. 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

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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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.

SKIL 6335-02 7.0 Amp 1/2 In. Corded Drill [Grain Mill] – on sale for $36.94 + 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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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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  • 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.

Check our my Keg Rebuild Post for Tips on Using Universal Poppets!  Jump To: Tips on Installing and Adjusting Universal Poppets

Tips for Proper Fit!

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Tips for Proper Fit!

  • I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. These fit the vast majority of kegs without modification. The only issue I’ve had has been some kegs end up a bit too tight.  In this case the universal poppets are longer than OEM poppets.  This causes them to seal too tightly. There’s an easy fix.
  • Use a pair of wire cutters or Nipper Pliers  to trim the universal poppet.  Search Amazon for “nipper pliers”.  Look for a tool that’s designed to cut nail heads.
  • Important: I suggest trimming a half coil or less and testing. You want the QD to slide on easily and for it to reliably hold pressure when the QD is off. Taking off a half of a coil and testing helps make sure you don’t end up making the poppet too loose.
  • Immediately replace o-rings. Over time, I’ve learned to discard the o-rings that come with universal poppets.  Why?  Because I don’t know what they’re made of and I want to have a reliable source for replacements in the future. Replacement o-rings can vary slightly in size. If you make this change before trimming coils to size the poppet will fit correctly when the o-ring is replaced (with an identical o-ring) in the future. Grab food grade replacements in bulk, replace immediately, trim and then you’ll have spares that won’t change fit when you need them.
  • Food grade o-rings are confusingly tough to find and in my opinion, these are especially important for universal poppets as this is one point that is in constant contact with your beer.
  • Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone via Valuebrew – note because of variations in design, there is no guarantee these will fit every design – Complete Lineup

1/6/21 6 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

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Gerber Dime Multi-Tool – $17.26 + free prime ship & Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469]

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469] More Info

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

  • Sturdy stainless steel construction
  • Compact, lightweight size fits perfectly in pocket – a daily companion for any task
  • 10 tools: Needle nose spring-loaded pliers, Wire cutter, Fine edge blade, Retail package opener, Scissors, Medium flat driver, Crosshead driver, Bottle opener, Tweezers, File
  • Convenient, easily accessible butterfly opening
  • Overall length: 4.25 inches, Closed Length: 2.75 inches

 

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

12/16/20 5 PM Central: This is on sale for $17.26.  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

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469] – 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] – $7.99 + 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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

12/12/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for just $7.99. 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

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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

12/12/20 6 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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