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- Jan 16, 2011
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I'm not acquainted with the Dunnett key, but the magnet is a useful feature. It silences them when left on a tension rod. No rattle.[QUOTE="langmick, post: 2055365, member: 5825]
Not sure why in the heck it's magnetic...
I recently found one of these buried with some of my drum stuff and it is amazing! Best I’ve ever used.So this drum key doesn't fit any drums? Sounds pretty worthless to me.
Conversely, one of the best keys I use is a Tama with a little knob on the top of it so you can spin the lugs when they're loose enough.
I have that Evans key and it’s a wonderful piece of tool engineering and execution, from its knurled top to the magnetic bottom. My favorite key.These Remo ones are big, but nice. I use two of them when I'm replacing heads.
This Evans one is nice too.
maybe it is a metric skate key?I forgot I had this. Found it the other day among my kindergartner’s “tool set”. He uses it as a little hammer, and that’s all it’s good for.
One big problem with this HipTrix key: The head is too small to fit the head of a tension rod. Completely useless.
How hard is it to get that correct? How hard is it to manufacture the tool correctly to do one simple and specific task? I can laugh now, but I was pretty ticked off when I first tried to use it.
Are tension rods on drums in Shenzhen China across the board smaller than those used in the rest of the world?
I think it was $4.95 and I got my money back, not first without them insisting it is a standard key that fits standard tension rods.
Anyone have one of these un-HipTrix and does yours actually work?
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will a dime fit?Another bad one...the Trixon Plastic job with the metal insert. Over time, the plastic pulls away from the metal tab so that your spinning the plastic outside, but the tension rod aint turning!!! Want to talk about frustration? Only good thing is that with the Trixon slotted rods, you can whip out a screwdriver and tighten that way.