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BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« on: September 05, 2015, 07:54:02 pm »
BitWrench is one of those arcade-related items that belong in everyone's toolbox! An absolute must for any DIY, cabinet restorer or anyone that just likes to tinker around a bit.



BitWrench makes arcade control panel assembly quick and painless! No more tightening button fasteners with ChanneLocks or clunky pliers. Easy to access both commonly used 1 1/8" plastic nuts and 15/16" Palnuts, even with switches and wiring still in place. Laser cut from 6061-T6 aluminum which compliments any DIY's toolbox.

No more using wrong-sized pliers or ChanneLocks to secure buttons!
Compatible with both 1 1/8" button nuts & 15/16" Palnuts
15 degree design allows for precise positioning for hard to reach places
Easy access to plastic fasteners/palnuts without removing delicate leaf or microbutton switches
6061-T6 laser cut aluminum & tumbled for a clean, matte finish
Made in USA





BYOAC price: $10 shipped within US. For those outside the US, please PM me directly. 

Feel free to email me arcadetools@gmail.com or PM with any questions, or checkout using the link above. Most orders can ship same or next day.

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 09:54:11 pm »
Bump for a good seller. Mine should be here any day now. I jumped on this when I saw it on Facebook.
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 10:10:45 pm »
No more tightening button fasteners with ChanneLocks or clunky pliers.

WTF... ???

Guarantee this works 1000 times better in button clusters:


Who the ---fudgesicle--- uses pliers to tighten button nuts?

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 11:38:41 pm »
I have one of those, but sometimes it's a PITA to remove the microswitches.
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 12:10:49 am »
I took the Pepsi challenge!  I plan to have a few control panels wired up soon.  Gotta say, there doesn't seem to be any flair.  Arcadetools.com or your email engraved into the wrench seems like a no brainier.  Also, try to integrate a bottle opener to it too!

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 06:27:08 am »
nice
« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 07:11:34 am by SNAAKE »

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 10:23:32 am »
I have one of those, but sometimes it's a PITA to remove the microswitches.

Still have to remove them to remove the buttons in the end since the nut can't go over the microswitch -- and I don't see getting a wrench in place on the nut any easier in situations where it is too tight to get in and remove the microswitch  :dunno

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 12:09:09 pm »


It was nice of you to provide a pic that shows how useless this tool is.

 :cheers:


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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 12:48:12 pm »
Boy, the threadcrappers are in full force today. Must be the holiday.
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 06:29:36 pm »
Boy, the threadcrappers are in full force today. Must be the holiday.

I said something too..then decided to edit lol


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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 06:41:20 pm »
You don't like what a vendor's selling, don't buy it. :dunno
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 06:48:13 pm »
thats what I did

nice :burgerking:

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2015, 02:44:40 pm »
I've seen people use pliers & channelocks in a pinch, you name it. Even crescent wrenches. 

I have a plastic button wrench also, but it doesn't work in all cases. I hated removing the leafs when needing to tighten up palnuts or arrange wiring. 

In a close button array, BitWrench won't help much but in simple panel layouts it works perfectly. Same reason applies of how we have swivel or deep sockets in automotive use - the right tool depends on the particular situation. A few local route operators that have been using the BitWrench have been very happy, wondering why someone like this haven't been out sooner.  Some cabinets that have buttons come loose in heavy use (think Track & Field or any other type of button-masher game) have an extra stored in the coinbox at all times.

yotsuya: appreciate the kind words, you should have yours in the next day or so. All other orders are ready to ship tomorrow.

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2015, 04:24:28 pm »
No more tightening button fasteners with ChanneLocks or clunky pliers.

WTF... ???

Guarantee this works 1000 times better in button clusters:


Who the ---fudgesicle--- uses pliers to tighten button nuts?

Yeah, I'll take a plastic button wrench. There's no room under my panels to use anything like this.

EDIT: And YES, I will threadcrap, because we get a lot of new people who don't know the proper tools or products they need, so they should see the alternative (better) choice.

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2015, 04:38:54 pm »

Yeah, I'll take a plastic button wrench. There's no room under my panels to use anything like this.

EDIT: And YES, I will threadcrap, because we get a lot of new people who don't know the proper tools or products they need, so they should see the alternative (better) choice.

It's one thing to mention a similar device- that's not threadcrapping. When PBJ PBJ's, that's threadcrapping.

The OP didn't say "Throw out those old button wrenches, you'll never need them again!!!!1!!". He's offering an alternative. Just because someone doesn't think that idea would work for them doesn't mean people gotta be ---uvulas--- about it.
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2015, 04:56:22 pm »
Any situation where this wrench could be used is also a situation where an adjustable wrench or channel locks could be used.  And those are much more useful tools with good quality ones available for less than your selling price.


Good luck.





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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2015, 05:00:40 pm »
See, there you go. Not as crappy. Sheesh.  :cheers:
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2015, 05:23:47 pm »
tumbled for a clean, matte finish

Tumbled you say?

Well...I know someone who would appreciate that!   ;)

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2015, 11:09:48 pm »
Mine showed up today. Has a nice compact footprint. The aluminum gives it a nice solid quality feel (as opposed to being 3D printed out of plastic). It's exactly as advertised- a nice addition to your toolbox.

Actual tool for scale.
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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2015, 06:44:11 pm »
I just saw this and really got a kick out of the responses.  He is selling them at KLOV as well.  Here is the only comment: 

"Got mine. Works well, not a bad little wrench for tight spaces. "

I appreciate the way that this group likes to look out for one and other, but I'm not sure the option of using a wrench from the side, instead of over the top, is something that we need protection from.

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Re: BitWrench: A Simple Arcade Button Wrench
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2015, 08:16:06 pm »
I appreciate the way that this group likes to look out for one and other, but I'm not sure the option of using a wrench from the side, instead of over the top, is something that we need protection from.

 :laugh2:

I'd rep you for that but we are being protected from rep as well.

  
 

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