Saturday, August 11, 2012
IKEA re-invents the Allen Key
The result is easier to handle and the extra length provides a bit more purchase when trying to screw things firmly home in the woodwork. The "key" clicks in to place nicely. The handle is designed for two different sizes.
I'll toss this into the toolbox for future use. It ought to hold normal Allen keys too, not just the cheapo alloy versions that are found in the box with the bits. That's not a complaint, there's not need to supply a tool that will last longer than the job it's intended for. Only people like me would appreciate the improvement and we've got a set or two of the read keys anyway.
Incidentally, am I the only person who visits a flat-pack furniture shop with gleeful anticipation ? I love putting this stuff together, especially when it's as well designed as the Swedes manage.