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Build Flat Packs in Half The Time 2004/11/22

Posted by Dave in Tips and Tricks.
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A lot of manufacturers of flat-packs supply an Allan Key or Hex Key. Lately I have found that the entire flat pack can be assembled without using a screwdriver or any other tool.

This is especially the case with IKEA furniture, but the idea seems to be growing, and so is my collection of hex keys.

They all seem to be the same size too! The biggest difference is whether they are L-shaped or Z-shaped.

Here’s my tip…

Take an L-shaped hex key and saw off the bend to make a STRAIGHT HEX KEY. Simple as that!

What you do now is take your cordless drill with the twist grip bit, and — instead of putting a drill in the bit, or the screwdriver accessory into the bit — you simply pop in the straight hex key, tighten the bit and you have a new handly attachment for your drill.

All the flat pack stuff you buy can now be built easier and more quickly than twisting a hex key by hand!

This is a great TOP TIP! I have found it so useful myself! Enjoy!

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