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How do I go about making my bent spanner? I nearly chipped a cutter today, adjusting the collet in the table from above. There do not seem to be any bent spanners in the U.K. Are the bought ones of flat sheet steel or forged?
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Hi Mike

The easy way to have one is to make your own,,,many ways to do that..

You can use a service tool ( flat steel one that comes with many tools ) or a old wrench ( the shorter the better) grind the wrench out a little bit to fit the nut then put some heat to it and make it offset ..( Z wrench )

You can buy them on line in the states but the shipping may kill that to the UK ...

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Did you manage to solve the cranked spanner problem? If so how?
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Recently, I have been using straight bits smaller than 20mm dia. I use the Box/tube spanner. I am on the lookout for a flat spanner to adapt and bend. I am not paying $20 for a piece of bent steel. I will be getting a pair of collet extenders from MLCS soon.
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Could use a crows foot ratchet attachment as well.
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I had an extra Makita collet wrench. All I did was place it in a vice with wood blocks and bent/ hammered it to a 90, flipped it over, did it again with about a 1" offset.
Took me about 5 minutes, been using it for years.

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How to make/bend one

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I won a Mercedes-Benz chrome-vanadium, forged black spanner on ebay for 0.99p. Put it in the vice, pointed the oxy-acetylene torch on it, bent it by gloved hand, Repositioned it in the vice and repeated for the second bend. Excellent. Just make sure that you bend it near the head, otherwise it won't fit in the table insert plate recess. I have a 3 1/2" recess, so it is quite large.
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Hi Mike

You don't need to buy one just use the one that came with the router,just a little heat and a vise and bend it over into the Z shape.

But clamp the open part of the wrench 1st. and heat that point 1st. be sure to stick it in some water after...

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I won a Mercedes-Benz chrome-vanadium, forged black spanner on ebay for 0.99p. Put it in the vice, pointed the oxy-acetylene torch on it, bent it by gloved hand, Repositioned it in the vice and repeated for the second bend. Excellent. Just make sure that you bend it near the head, otherwise it won't fit in the table insert plate recess. I have a 3 1/2" recess, so it is quite large.



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