An OEM ISO standard hexagon wrench is an excellent ch […]
An OEM ISO standard hexagon wrench is an excellent choice for many tradesman and professionals. It can withstand tremendous pressure and it comes with the standard ISO ratchets that you will need to make the most of your tool. If you're in the market for a new wrench or hammers, then take a look at what an OEM hexagon wrench has to offer. This article will take a look at some of the benefits to buying a standard hexagon wrench instead of one branded with a name brand.
One of the biggest advantages to an OEM hexagon wrench over one of a similar design that is not offered from an ISO dealer is the quality of the hardware itself. OEM hexagon wrenches come directly from the factory with the same high-quality components that you'll find with a branded model. It's all about the materials and workmanship on these products. Because they are sold under the name of the brand that made them, their quality might be a little lacking. With an OEM wrench, you know that you're getting a piece of equipment built to last, and that the craftsmanship is not just on the outside. Take a look at the following comparison to see what I mean.
One thing that you won't find with an OEM standard hexagon replacement is a ratchet. Ratchets allow you to tighten and loosen sockets and screws much easier than they can be with generic versions and the wrenches often have a knob next to each socket that you can use to control the size of the socket lever. Having a ratchet will help you in your day to day tasks, and will make tightening and loosening those pesky nuts and bolts a lot easier. It also makes using a socket mechanism that much simpler.
An OEM standard hexagon wrench has a stripped down design. The outside of this model will be completely metal and the inside will be covered in a rubber boot. While it may seem like a negative, having a plastic shell on the hexagon will prevent the tool from cracking under stress, or scratching the surface when it gets dropped on concrete. This is especially important for smaller jobs that you need to complete quickly.
One key feature that you can't find on generic hexagon wrenches is a ratchet. Having a ratchet on your wrench gives it a little more leverage, which will help you to loosen and tighten the most difficult nuts and bolts. Not all ratchets are created equal though, so look for a hexagon with a liner lock to ensure you get the smoothest possible fit. You also want a hexagon that will go all the way down the hole, because if it doesn't, you'll be unable to use the wrench to loosen the nut and bolt. There's nothing worse than installing a nut and bolt and then being unable to move it any further because the bolt won't budge.
On the other hand, standard hexagon ratchets have a smooth transition from the face of the socket to the body of the wrench. The smooth transition means less friction, and a more accurate tightening or loosening. If you choose one of these ratchet ratchets, be sure to check the socket work. Most hexagon sockets are made of a thin aluminum shell which can easily crack if the socket head gets too close to the wall or other parts of the socket. While the standard hexagon is a great wrench, it's not going to last forever so make sure you pick the best quality you can afford.