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    I have an automotive torque wrench, but where can you get convertors to you can use allen/hex/torx bits on 1/4" / 1/2" torque wrenches?

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    Not sure if you can get 1/2" to 1/4" step down convertors, but you can always use a 1/2->3/8->1/4.

    repco/supercheap/burson's should have them on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horse View Post
    Not sure if you can get 1/2" to 1/4" step down convertors, but you can always use a 1/2->3/8->1/4.

    repco/supercheap/burson's should have them on the shelf.
    Sorry, I was not clear enough. I have a 1/2" drive torque wrench, and know i can get step down convertors. My concern is how can I get hex/allen/torx "bits" onto my wrench? All I have are automotive sized socket sets, which are useless on a bike.
    I imagine you there is some sort of adaptor that can accept hex/allen/torx bits, but I am yet to find one, except for in the bike specific wrench kits i have seen.

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    i don't mean to sound like a dick (now you know im gonna sound like a dick) but just google 1/2 drive allen key (or 3/8 or 1/4 whatever you have the wrench/adapters for)

    this is what you are after is it not?


    failing that if you already have standard screwdrive bits for use in powerdrills they are 1/4" hex (from memory) so just use them in a 1/4" socket on you torque wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by horse View Post
    Not sure if you can get 1/2" to 1/4" step down convertors, but you can always use a 1/2->3/8->1/4.

    repco/supercheap/burson's should have them on the shelf.
    Use the correct drive size - there will surely be a slight twist factor in each of the convertors???
    Never underestimate an old guy in lycra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFROG View Post
    i don't mean to sound like a dick (now you know im gonna sound like a dick) but just google 1/2 drive allen key (or 3/8 or 1/4 whatever you have the wrench/adapters for)

    this is what you are after is it not?

    failing that if you already have standard screwdrive bits for use in powerdrills they are 1/4" hex (from memory) so just use them in a 1/4" socket on you torque wrench
    Cheers. I obviously used the wrong search terms. I tried searching supercheap website too (which is generally pretty good) but couldnt find anything. I thought it would be easily found on there.
    Last edited by emilmh; 04-04-2012 at 10:26 PM.

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