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Powerbuilt 11/16″ Deep Well Socket [Ball Lock Keg Posts] – $5.98 + free shipping

Powerbuilt 641205 3/8" Dr. 6 Pt. SAE Deep Well Socket, 11/16"

Powerbuilt 641205 3/8″ Dr. 6 Pt. SAE Deep Well Socket, 11/16″

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

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

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Powerbuilt 641205 3/8″ Dr. 6 Pt. SAE Deep Well Socket, 11/16″ – 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

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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.

Powerbuilt 11/16″ Deep Well Socket [Ball Lock Keg Posts]

Powerbuilt 641205 3/8" Dr. 6 Pt. SAE Deep Well Socket, 11/16"

Powerbuilt 641205 3/8″ Dr. 6 Pt. SAE Deep Well Socket, 11/16″

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

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

Powerbuilt 641205 3/8″ Dr. 6 Pt. SAE Deep Well Socket, 11/16″ – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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AmazonBasics 11 in 1 Multi-Tool – now $10.59 + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Amazon Basics 11-in-1 Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath

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  • 11-in-1 multi-function tool includes needle nose pliers, standard pliers, wire cutter, knife, saw, slotted screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, rope cutter, and file
  • Made of durable stainless steel with an aluminum frame; sleek black finish
  • Great for hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as for survival, emergencies, or around-the-house use
  • Includes a nylon pouch with belt loop for easy hands-free carrying

 

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

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Amazon Basics 11-in-1 Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Apollo Tools 5 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set – now $18.55 – 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.

 

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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


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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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Apollo Tools 5 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set – 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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.

 

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


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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.

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Pin Lock Socket – $14.07 + free prime ship

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Pin Lock Socket

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 pin lock keg posts.

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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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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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.

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