When assembling furniture that involves an allen wrench or a hex key, the task can seem like a long one. It doesn't matter how many times you've done it, there's still a bit of grumbling and fumbling as you twist each awkward wrench, it pops out and falls on the floor and you curse yourself for not buying "real furniture" that doesn't require assembly. Well forget your frustrations and meet the ratcheting hex!Ok, so I know it sounds silly to sing the praises of a tool that essentially eliminates the turning of your wrist. It sounds so lazy right? Who can't be bothered to turn their wrist, that's like the lowest of the low right? Well there's something to be said for the right tool for the job and instead of although a standard hex key or allen wrench works just fine, they aren't exactly awesome if you have more than a few pieces to assemble.
This fun little tool retails for $14.99, though is currently on sale for $4.99, so it might be a good time to pick up a metric and standard set both for your toolbox. Then you'll always have the right tool for the assembly job at hand.
Do you think it's as brilliant as I do or would you rather do it old school and labor and toil over your furniture assembly — really, I won't hold it against you! Sound off in the comments below!
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