Types of hex keys

Have you ever encountered the problem in which your vehicle was broken down on the road? And how do you solve it? Do you use hex key kits? The hex key is also known as the Allen wrench set as one of the most popular and necessary tools in the repair vehicles, such as bicycles or cars.

On the market today, There are many different types of hex keys with full size and style. That makes it very confusing for people to choose the right type for their work and needs. Understanding that concern, in this article, I will present some of the most popular hex keys for you to know and help you easily select the best allen wrench set . Are you curious about what they are? I won’t make you wait any longer. Please follow the information below!

Hex Key with L shape

Hex Key with L-shaped design is the most basic and classic style that you can easily buy in any store without having to worry about the shortage or not selling this type of product. Moreover, This type of hex key has many benefits. For example, the L-shaped hex key not only gives you access to tight spaces and out of sight, but it also provides leverage when you need it. However, this type of hex key is quite many sizes that make it difficult for many people to choose from. As my suggestion, you should buy a size range from 1.5mm to 10mm which is suitable for most needs

Besides, If you are new, you should use this type of L shape. Because they are quite easy to use and manipulate. However, many users have commented that this type of L shape, when used for a long time without rest, will cause your hand pain. Therefore, you should rest if you feel tired.

Hex key with T-shaped handle

hex key with t shaped handle
hex key with t shaped handle

The next hex key I would like to mention is the hex key with a T-shaped handle. This is the hex key that is commonly used in bicycle repair at bicycle races. As its name suggests, the T handle acts as a balanced weight to help you quickly turn the spanner, while also providing enough leverage for normal use.

You still do not understand the application of it, right? Specifically, you can use this type of hex key in some bike positions. For example, It is used in the adjustment and control of the bicycle hand brake before the race begins. And this set is also used for adjusting the handle and pedals of the bike. It keeps these parts become tight and not loose. If these parts become loose or fall off, it will cause danger to motorists. With such outstanding benefits, they have quickly become a popular choice for many mechanics to handle failures in professional mountain bike competitions.

However, the price of this type is quite expensive about $ 20. Therefore, if you do not have a lot of finance, you should choose other hex keys.

 Hex key with P-shaped handle

hex key with p shaped handle
hex key with p shaped handle

The hex key I would like to recommend is the Allen wrench that combines a T-shaped and an L-shaped pattern.

Therefore, it has all the outstanding features of the two types above. For example, it provides quite good leverage like that of the L type. Besides, it also has the same speed as when using a hex key with a T handle.

Its next plus point is that the handle is made of high-quality plastic material that won’t hurt your hands after a long time like when using the L shape. If you like this two-in-one product, get ready immediately. You can purchase them from anywhere in the tool store. However, its price is much more expensive than the T-handle. Please consider carefully before buying it.

Hex key with three ways

hex key with three ways
hex key with three ways

Looking at the name of this type, I think that you can guess the use of it. This type of tool has a very special look. Manufacturers have combined three sizes of wrench that are commonly used in a product. The three commonly seen sizes are 4.5, and 6mm. Most bikes can be built with just one tool.

However, the tool’s triangular shape and fairly short length cause many problems while applying it. For instance, when you want to reach hidden places, it certainly can’t do it. Besides, if you require to disassemble screws of small or larger size, it is not possible to use this type.



Next, I want to mention is the Ratchet type. This type has many different sizes and extremely diverse. It is best used in the case of replacing bicycle bits that keep the tool profile thin and shallow. Moreover, a ratchet provides significant speed benefits when use, the bits of this ratchet can also be used in an electric drill. But it will require exchanging between different sized bits.

Besides, it is also suitable for placement in tasks such as replacing bolts for fans or repetitive processes. However, you must make sure that you know how to use it to achieve the expected results.


screwdriver style
screwdriver style

The last hex key I want to mention is Screwdriver-style that equipped with a handle made of rubber or soft plastic network. So, The screwdriver hex key set will bring a comfortable feeling to use. And It is commonly used for low torque and tight clearance needs.

In conclusion

I have shown in some kind of hex key which is commonly used today. They are L-shaped, T, P or Ratchet handles, Three-way and lastly is Screwdriver-style. I hope the knowledge and information I provided is helpful for you in choosing the best hex key.

However, there are many fake and counterfeit products on the market. You should purchase at reputable facilities where many people know to ensure the quality of the product. Finally, thanks for taking the time to read this article. Have a nice day.

Burlap Wreath

Its Fall y’all and I have to admit, I really enjoy this season. I love pumpkin EVERYTHING…beer, lattes, cupcakes, scones, candles, oh yeah and pie too.

Its so nice to warm things up in our homes as the temp cools. Like baking some cinnamon oatmeal cookies and breaking out the yummy candles, things are starting to smell really good around here.

A fun part of this time of year is planning our second annual Chilly Weather Chillin with Chili where lively discussions ensue about Beans vs. No Beans, figuring out what’s in mystery crockpot #3, and our favorite part…the end of night What Plagues You Poll: Gas or Heartburn. I try to plan a backyard scavenger hunt and a fall craft for the kids. We build a fire and make smores. There’s cornhole competitions and lots of other stuff. It was a hoot last year so we are excited about round two.

So with the maple tree in my front yard turning bright orange I figured its officially time to switch out my front door wreath.

I came across this lovely tutorial to make your own any season wreath using burlap and since I’m currently in love with burlap I wanted to try it.

It was from Laura at Top This Top That and it was so pretty. You can check out her great blog and see the tutorial yourself by clicking on her link or this picture.

Source: Topthistopthat.blogspot.com

I went to Michael’s and got a $2 green wire wreath (mine was smaller than hers), a $6.99 spool of 4″ burlap (used less than 10 yds), and some cinnamon mini pine cones that were on sale for $3.

I followed her instructions exactly but I will say that you do need to twist as you loop so your loops won’t look perfectly uniform. Also, I didn’t go in a specific pattern like from inside to outside or vice versa I just kept it random. She was right, it was super easy and I love how it turned out! I hot glued the pine cones in place.

Sorry for the terrible pictures! I took these with the ipad, I’m waiting to get my charger cord back for my camera! I wish you could see my pretty blue door :( I will have to update this post with better pictures!

Well, what do you think? I kind of think it could use some more color now that I look at these pictures. Maybe I’ll add a few more embellishments. I guess its back to Michael’s!

Have you done anything to “fall” up your place yet? Any good ideas?