Valve Spanner & Air Release Key 12mm Hex is rated
Rated 3 out of
Bought this but it didn’t fit the 12mm radiator connector I was trying to undo. I don’t know if it’s the fault of the spanner or the radiator, so can’t complain really.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 3 out of
Plumbing can be infuriating!
What constantly amazes me is the lack of standarisation in the UK. Having bought a set of radiator valves confident in the knowledge that I have a half inch radiator hex key in my tool kit, I discover that the radiator valves which I purchased happen to require a 12mm hex key...
Why is it that Toolstation treats these two variants as alien to one another? If you search for 'radiator hex key', you get this one - which fails to even mention that it is 'half inch' size:
On the other hand, you specifically have to go hunting for a 'radiator spanner' to discover the 12mm version - which I am 'reviewing' - and which pops up on an entirely different page.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of
This is a 12mm radiator key and was perfect for the job of fitting the radiator tails to my new designer radiators. Nowadays, many valves and radiator tails from continental Europe are 12mm whereas English ones are 1/2" (12.7mm). You need the right sized key for the tail you are tightening! So I ignored the misleading review of this product - Toolstation also stock a 1/2" key if this is what you need.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 1 out of
Do not buy if you intend to use it with 1/2" rad tails as this is 12mm and doesn't fit properly so when you tighten it and it starts to grab the key just slips. Useless piece of kit not sure why they sell it really!
Date published: 2017-06-22