Makita Router Rubberized Wrenches?

Can anyone recommend a better set of Makita Router Rubberized Wrenches? My hands are hurting already, Really. :upside_down_face:

Thanks

JENN

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I have heard that you can dip the handles into a product that will put a rubberized coating on them.

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Shrink wrap tubing or hockey stick tape?

Also how hard are you squeezing them? I see a lot of folks using two hands (one on each). The easy way is to set the wrenches up so you just squeeze with one hand. No need for the little red collar stop button and your hand strength should be tight enough and able to open afterwards then. Don’t need to go gorilla on them. Just be sure the collet and bits are clean

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I was kinda going gorilla-tight on them, and I was using both spanners, somewhere I read that the lil’ red button breaks off and I shouldn’t use it, they suggested I use the two wrenches.

So just the nut wrench and the red button, hand tight, right? :slight_smile:
Thanks BJ

I read that too somewhere Al, wasn’t sure whether that goop would be any good -

No… Don’t use the red button… Use both wrenches… But no apes aloud in the workshop :wink:

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Gotcha, no gorillas, :+1:

Thanks BJ

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Jennifer, you can position your two wrenches so that one hand can span the two, squeeze to loosen, then place them the opposite to tighten.

The collet taper and the taper inside the arbor can place a remarkable amount of grip on the bit without being over tightened.

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I will try that micro, thanks… me hands beez hurtin’ :nerd_face:

Tool dip would be the product for rubberizing a wrench handle. Comes in all sorts of colors.

That stuff doesn’t have a whole lot of padding although it’s better than nothing. Gloves would be better in my opinion. You could do some Paracord wrapping: Wrap It All! The 25 Best Paracord Handle Wraps - Paracord Planet

Thanks Kurt,

Let me go take a look at it -

JENN

I’ve been using the red button and one wrench since Feb, no problem. Am I doing it wrong?

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I heard that the red button is a bit flaky and can potentially break… it’s suggested to use both spanners

Curious though . If it does break, can I still use the two wrench method or would the broken button impead that. I would assume it wouldn’t impead it but I could be wrong. Anyone know for sure?

Also you can use plasti dip for rubber handles. Just make sure it’s not the spray.

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Hey, good ole’ handy dandy plastic-dip, from performix. No shop should be without a can or two! :smiley: I think I will give that a shot. Better than pedal to the medal; or my bare hands in this case -

Thanks!

JENN

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If you break the pin it will be difficult to lock it to hand tighten enough to get two wrenches on it without the bit falling out.

Ahhhhh good point. However I think I’ll stick to the button. If it breaks it will give me a good excuse to upgrade to a spindle.

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If it breaks goto two spanners :thinking:

Check this out for the rebberized grips.