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    • darrenwis
    • By darrenwis 20th Mar 17, 4:19 PM
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    What tool do I need ???
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:19 PM
    What tool do I need ??? 20th Mar 17 at 4:19 PM
    Hi all,

    Taking apart decking from my garden and there are the attached screw/joint in photo. What tool do i need to undo these? It's fixing the wood together. Sorry for being a novice,

    https://ibb.co/kyjsgF image here if below don't work.



    Assuming B&Q?

    Thanks
    Darren
    Last edited by darrenwis; 20-03-2017 at 4:20 PM. Reason: Detail
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    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 20th Mar 17, 4:56 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:56 PM
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/121385063456?lpid=122&chn=ps&adgroupid=35352091421 &rlsatarget=pla-279351682218&adtype=pla&poi=&googleloc=1007360&dev ice=m&campaignid=738466455&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A %252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp% 253D172719294431_563391%2526itemid%253D12138506345 6%2526targetid%253D279351682218%2526device%253Dm%2 526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.u k%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f121385063456%25253flp id%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla %2526googleloc%253D1007360%2526poi%253D%2526campai gnid%253D738466455%2526adgroupid%253D35352091421%2 526rlsatarget%253Dpla-279351682218%2526gclid%253DCj0KEQjw-73GBRCC7KODl9zToJMBEiQAj1Jgf1B2vfS0lE3-5tDAN-c71LaUpa7FYzQ0lHI6taQAWicaAhkG8P8HAQ%2526srcrot%25 3D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1186356001555
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 20th Mar 17, 4:57 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:57 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:57 PM
    You need two tools, the top one will require a box spanner or a socket set and the bottom one is a straight forward philips head or pozidrive.


    Ha! You just beat me Glasgowdan. Good picture and exactly what he needs.
    • darren_5
    • By darren_5 20th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
    Right I've found these, although I don't know what size I need.

    Would these be suitable?

    http://www.diy.com/departments/mac-allister-hex-bit-socket-set-8-pieces/674090_BQ.prd

    There are others with 5 bits but I'm not sure about size required?

    I'd like to pick some up in the morning. I could also try wikes of 'What' store
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 20th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    • #5
    • 20th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
    Right I've found these, although I don't know what size I need.

    Would these be suitable?

    http://www.diy.com/departments/mac-allister-hex-bit-socket-set-8-pieces/674090_BQ.prd

    There are others with 5 bits but I'm not sure about size required?

    I'd like to pick some up in the morning. I could also try wikes of 'What' store
    Originally posted by darren_5
    Those are hex bits and aren't suitable.
    • darren_5
    • By darren_5 20th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
    Those are hex bits and aren't suitable.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    How come? I was thinking the hex bit fits in the drill with the other side latching onto the socket? Aren't these the same as the link another person posted above?
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 20th Mar 17, 8:10 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:10 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:10 PM
    The hex bits are for Allen screws.
    • darren_5
    • By darren_5 20th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
    Ok, back to square one. Can anyone help please
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 20th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • #9
    • 20th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
    If you're binning the deck why not just cut it with a saw?
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 20th Mar 17, 8:21 PM
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    Those sockets all look a bit small to me - the largest one in that set being 13mm.

    OP, measure the distance across opposite flats on the visible bolt head and that is the size of socket or box spanner you need.
    Last edited by wealdroam; 20-03-2017 at 8:25 PM.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 20th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    Maybe a basic question, but you DO have a drill, right?

    Get a tape measure and roughly try and measure the width of the hex bolt head. Then get a couple of hex driver bits around that size.

    BUT, you may find them very stiff, rusted or simply jammed. If the deck is being binned, I'd just saw the b***ard up, smash with a sledgehammer and pick axe.
    • darrenwis
    • By darrenwis 20th Mar 17, 9:18 PM
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    So I think it's around 11mm? So if I was to use the drill to get this off I'd need a hex driver bit or is it best to get a box spanner? I want to keep the wood so don't really want to cut it.

    If anyone wants to provide a link on b and q that would be awesome but not expected.

    Sorry for being thick with this!
    • bsod
    • By bsod 20th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/tools/socket-sets

    http://www.argos.co.uk/search/socket-set/
    Don't you dare criticise what you cannot understand
    • darrenwis
    • By darrenwis 20th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    Super thank you, so this should do it

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=255215&productId=163049&storeId=100 01

    Are there ones that can be used with a drill or not.
    • darrenwis
    • By darrenwis 21st Mar 17, 6:26 AM
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    ? Anyone? Many thanks
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 21st Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    ? Anyone? Many thanks
    Originally posted by darrenwis
    Your link doesn't work.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 21st Mar 17, 7:21 AM
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    Hi,

    have you not got a mate with a socket set, get the correct size socket, and away you go.
    Y'all take care now.
    • darrenwis
    • By darrenwis 21st Mar 17, 8:19 AM
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    Bought a drill bit that works. Thank you all ���� Great again
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