Allen key


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Allen key

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Allen wrench

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(Tools) an L-shaped tool consisting of a rod having a hexagonal cross section, used to turn a screw (Allen screw) with a hexagonal recess in the head. A different size of key is required for each size of screw

Allen key

allen wrench
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Allen key

[ˈælənˌkiː] Allen wrench (US) [ˈælənˌrentʃ] Nllave f (de) Allen
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The ability for the tolerance to be adjusted over the whole bearing surface by inserting the Allen key provided into the adjustment "screw in the side of the carriage.
Zeiss even includes an indexing disk that attaches to the allen key.