If you’ve assembled furniture, you know it can be a slow process to tighten all the fasteners with a hex key wrench, also known as an Allen wrench. I thought I would introduce a little power with a drill.

Start by securing the hex key wrench in a vise and cutting off the shorter end of the wrench with a hacksaw or grinder.

Chuck the straight piece of wrench in a drill and set the torque on the lowest setting, so it will slip instead of damaging the piece or fastener.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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