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I hate trying to balance a fastener on the end of a hex or Torx wrench — the fastener inevitably falls off, and with my luck it’s never seen again.  Manufacturers have tried different ways of holding fasteners on the end, like rubber gaskets and flared ends, but Armstrong finally brings some common sense to the industry with their BE Magnetic Hex and Torx Wrench sets.

Sears sells a 22-piece set for $40 and a 31-piece set for $50.  Both sets include standard and metric hex sizes as well as Torx sizes, and they come with a holder.

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4 Responses to Allen BE Magnetic Hex And Torx Wrenches

  1. Are magnets inset on the ends of the wrench or is the entire wrench magnetic? It almost looks like inset magnets in the picture. If they are inset magnets, that’s got to be one tiny magnet on the 1/16″ key.

  2. Jereme Green says:

    Great idea this tool can be a pain in the butt to use any allen set is a pain in my opinion

  3. ToolGuyd says:

    @Ben, perhaps the smallest size(s) don’t have an embedded magnet?

  4. Jim K. says:

    Now what I really need is a combination of an allen with the a screw gripping driver. Seems that Zeiss likes to use non-ferrous allen bolts for their planetarium projectors. Nothing like hearing the dreaded clink in a 2.5 million dollar piece of machinery loaded with high voltage and delicate optics. Doh!

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