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Title: The Allen Bar
Post by: schaffersapplian on February 26, 2010, 07:24:26 AM
I had to change the dryer motor on a maytag super stack yesterday.  I didn't have the motor on my truck, so my boss came on over.  Along with bringing me the motor, he brought this (http://www.allenbar.com/) with him.  Man it was sweet, took the clips right off the motor, and put them back on with no restraint at all.  He told me he got it years ago after his flathead slipped and busted his knuckle open.  I tried putting it in my pocket but he was pretty quick on taking it back.  I highly recommend this little guy to add to your arsenal of tools.  I know all of you tech have at least once busted your knuckles getting off one of those pesky motor clips.
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: JWWebster on February 26, 2010, 08:37:39 AM
I use a long 3/8th nut driver
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: AJ on February 26, 2010, 12:10:54 PM
I have had one for a few years.

Anyone else have a AllenBar? (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=566.0)
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: schaffersapplian on February 26, 2010, 03:56:07 PM
my bad, delete this.  :D
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: AJ on February 26, 2010, 04:04:48 PM
my bad, delete this.  :D

No reason to delete it. I'm glad you posted about it.

I exchanged a number of emails with the guy years ago when he sent me one to try. I tried to contact him some time back, but never got a reply.

I just now tried to contact him through his website contact page. Always thought it would be cool to invent some kind of tool and try to sell it.

I have a special clamp I made for clamping off them larger pump hoses on the front load washers.

I should post a photo of it some day. :)
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: magician59 on February 26, 2010, 04:47:34 PM
Please do...I'm always in the market for time saving hose clamps.
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: jumptrout51 on February 26, 2010, 06:03:27 PM
I want 2.
Title: Re: The Allen Bar
Post by: kellonnie on February 26, 2010, 10:42:39 PM
i want one!!!
can they be bought online?