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

  • 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

Also Consider: Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone! & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppetsValuebrew has released a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone Universal Poppet option!

I’m excited that there’s finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.

Universal Poppets – via Valuebrew

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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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  • 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

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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.

Kershaw PT-1 Compact Keychain Multi-Tool with Bottle Opener

Kershaw PT-1 (8800X) Compact Keychain Multifunction Tool Made of 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel; Features Bottle Opener, Flathead Screwdriver, Mini Pry Bar and Lanyard Hole; 0.8 oz, 2.75 in. Overall Length

Kershaw PT-1 (8800X) Compact Keychain Multifunction Tool Made of 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel; Features Bottle Opener, Flathead Screwdriver, Mini Pry Bar and Lanyard Hole; 0.8 oz, 2.75 in. Overall Length

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  • Lightweight multifunctional tool is a practical carry for all users; attach to keychain, bag, backpack, pocket or purse
  • Offers three handy features in a very compact space: bottle opener, flathead screwdriver tip and mini pry bar
  • 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with bead-blasted finish contains more carbons for hardness and strength; wear resistant
  • Glass-filled nylon handle overlay with exclusive K-texture pattern offers increased stability and secure grip
  • High quality, durable, corrosion resistant keychain tool perfect for use while hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, working, emergencies, utility and every day repairs and tasks

 

Kershaw PT-1 (8800X) Compact Keychain Multifunction Tool Made of 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel; Features Bottle Opener, Flathead Screwdriver, Mini Pry Bar and Lanyard Hole; 0.8 oz, 2.75 in. Overall Length – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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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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

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Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 In. Corded Hammer Drill [Grain Mill]

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 Inch Variable Speed Hammer Drill with 3pcs Metal Bit and 3pcs Concrete Bit - HAHD075

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 Inch Variable Speed Hammer Drill

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  • Powerful 7. 5-Amp Motor – Corded hammer drill tackle the most demanding projects
  • Keyless 1/2 Inch Metal Chuck – Provides great convenience for frequent bit changes
  • 2-in-1 Multi-Function – Easy switch between drilling and rotary hammer, select the right function for each application in an instant
  • Variable Speed Trigger – With preset selector and lock on, increased control and continuous operations, choose the speed you need as materials and conditions change
  • Soft Grip Handle – Maximum comfort with relentless drill hammer in the palm of your hand

 

Related: Grain Mill Reviews | What Drill Should I use with my Mill? | Barley Crusher & Cereal Killer Motor Kit

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

Hammerhead 7.5-Amp 1/2 Inch Variable Speed Hammer Drill with 3pcs Metal Bit and 3pcs Concrete Bit – HAHD075 – 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

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.

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.

SKIL 6335-02 7.0 Amp 1/2 In. Corded Drill [Grain Mill]

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

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

Grain Mill Reviews!

Homebrew Grain Mill Reviews!

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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 + 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

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

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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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