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Old 04-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Replacement for tiny allen wrench that comes with locking pin backs?

I purchased a pkg of locking pin backs last time we were at DL but I lost the teeny tiny Allen wrench that came with them--rats! I hate to buy a new packet of backs just for another wrench as they weren't cheap; has anyone had any luck using anything else as a replacement? (bent paperclip, etc.) I searched the archives but didn't find anything.

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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No help here. I had a set that I got at DW a few years ago. On DCL this year, I bought another set. The wrench was a different size!
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:45 PM   #3
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Don't waste your money for these . They are no more than wheel collars for remote control model planes. They are VERY CHEAP HERE !


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Old 04-26-2011, 09:49 AM   #4
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If you bring it to a hardware store, not a Home Depot or Lowes, they should be able to match one up for you.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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Don't waste your money for these . They are no more than wheel collars for remote control model planes. They are VERY CHEAP HERE !


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...NUFACTURER=GPM

Do you know which size works?
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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Do you know which size works?
I'd like the answer to that one too please!
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:22 AM   #7
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bumping this thread cause I have the same problem... locking backs from around 2004/2005, bought a new pack this year and the wrench is too big!
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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Razor, and others.

the old style pin backs take a .050 hex wrench.

The new style take a metric 1.5mm hex wrench.

I had a bunch of the old style mixed in, (locked onto hats, lanyards, and a camera strap) and lost the wrench. It took me a lot of trying various wrenches until I found the one that fits.

(The "old style" were the ones I bought in the park in 2005.. "new style" those I bought in 2011).
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #10
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Most any of your smaller hardware stores can hook you up with single allen wrenches.
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