Handle for Allen/Hex Wrench/Key

by JohnSL, published

Handle for Allen/Hex Wrench/Key by JohnSL Sep 16, 2013

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I found this great handle http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:129760 for hex wrenches. However it was for only one size. I've create a customizable version so you can create your own for different size keys.

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It looks pritty handy


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The best approach is to use the customizer, although you can download one of the STL files if it matches the size of your key.

To use the customizer, measure the width of the key, when rotated so it's the widest (as shown in the photo with the digital calipers). Enter this number as the diameter for the hole.

By default, the slot is increased in size by 0.15mm to compensate for differences in printing. You can adjust this to make it looser or tighter.

You can also change the diameter of the handle. I prefer the 25mm size that is the default.

It looks pritty handy

We don't have digital calipers but I think we have the manual version.

very nice !!! Thanks

Capable of taking a lot of force? Great job! Andrew (http://3dhacker.com3dhacker.com)

Is there an option for lettering in the customizer? It a MUST

Pro tip, if you measure the flat sides on a hexagon and multiply it by 1.155 you get the diameter needed ;)

jbs - in reply to Mysli


Printed out great using Slic3r an i3 and ABS! Agree with others about alternate locking of any sort. At the very minimum I would say increase the thickness of the thinnest part of the slots for the zip ties. One slot broke on the very first insertion. Doesn't really affect functionality from what I can tell though.

A thick locking plastic C-Clip lock that rotates around the handle would make this perfect.

Would be better with a proper locking mechanism that makes it easy to insert/remove the key.

I'm thinking maybe a gun bolt-action idea with a bump on a tab that the short end of the wrench snaps into, or something to that effect.

Any chance you could design a handle for xilte tools. The hex handle could work with a little modification. Thanks in advance Earl

Can you provide more information? What are xilte tools?

Likely Xcelite was intended..

jbs - in reply to titlips


amazing thing , thank you this is great tool

WOW, this is great!