Replacement for tiny allen wrench that comes with locking pin backs?

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  1. fraulein_h

    fraulein_h Earning My Ears

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    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!:headache: 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.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. amysuch

    amysuch Mouseketeer

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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!
     
  4. mickey2000

    mickey2000 Pin trader

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  5. Dom13

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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.
     
  6. skiingfast

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  7. TheColtonsMom

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    I'd like the answer to that one too please!
     
  8. Gisele

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    Three... TIA
     
  9. Razor Roman

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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!
     
  10. CTrumbore

    CTrumbore Earning My Ears

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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).
     
  11. super mike b

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    Most any of your smaller hardware stores can hook you up with single allen wrenches.
     

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