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Newton 9pc ball-end hex key set



Wouldn't be out of place in a pro workshop

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Let's keep it short and sweet: this is a well made, durable and practical set of keys, ideal for use in your workshop, shed or garage. They're nice and long for excellent leverage with a useful holding block which can be wall mounted so you're less likely to lose them. There's a ball end on the long arm for those tricky to reach bolts, and the tolerances are nice and snug.

You get a full set of useful key sizes - 1.5,2,2.5,3,4,5,6,8 and 10mm - and the keys are well made and finished. I have been bike building over the last couple of weeks and these keys have been at hand every day. So far I've built up two bikes using them, and I've really no complaints.


Wouldn't be out of place in a pro workshop, which my garage certainly is not!

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Make and model: Newton 9pc ball-end hex key set

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Did you enjoy using the product? yes, very practical

Would you consider buying the product? yes, strong and purposeful

Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 5' 10"  Weight: 13 stone

I usually ride: Kona Paddy Wagon  My best bike is: The one i am riding

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, touring, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

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