some of our tools that fit into hex drives? Or just
curious? Now you can convert your own tools using
out Hex Drive Adapters.
Hex bases are 2" long with a drilled hold 1/2"
Three hole sizes available:
#408a - .125 (1/8") for shafts up to .185
#408b - .188 for shafts up to .215
#408c - .218 - shafts larger than .218 must be ground
down to fit .218
the tools in your own hex drive handle or purchase
long, 1/4" hex drive handle here.
To solder your tool into a hex adapter:
- Use soft silver solder.
- Stand the hex
units in a vise with the hole up.
- Put flux in the
and insert tool.
- Heat the hex at the point where
the bottom of the hole is
to clean both hex hole and tool end.
- Remove tool
and place one or two
lengths of solder in the hole.
- Heat until the solder
- Insert tool and heat
at the top of the hex hole to draw the solder up
around the end of the
tool and the neck or top of the hex. Spinning the
tool will help in
getting the solder to coat the entire tool-hex connection.
You may use epoxy instead.