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Old 20 October 2021, 12:56   #1
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Dee Shackles and Shackle Key

Does anyone know can this type of dee shackle (1st photo) can be adjusted using the key/wrench shown?

Also, the second dee shackle has a "key" on the end. Does this mean it is adjusted using this key, and a separate key/wrench is not required?

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Old 20 October 2021, 13:37   #2
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For the picture on the right, the shackle with a "key", you tighten / loosen it by putting the elongated hole over / on the "key" and turn it.

I guess the one on the left has a pin with a hex head. If so, you'll need an appropriate Allen key and the shackle spanner shown won't work.
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For the picture on the right, the shackle with a "key", you tighten / loosen it by putting the elongated hole over / on the "key" and turn it.
Okay, I see now how it works.

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I guess the one on the left has a pin with a hex head. If so, you'll need an appropriate Allen key and the shackle spanner shown won't work.
Just checked - it would appear that it has a countersunk pin which sounds as if it may be something other than a hex head.

I wonder what the advantages/disadvantages are of using either type?
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I've been using the type on the right with a similar "key" all my life... no need to improve.
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I meant the pin will have an allen key 'slot'.

They tend to get used if there is a potential to snag something.
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Once done up the type on the right in the first pic can be seized using seizing wire to stop any risk of them working loose.
Best done with wire, but I see lots done with plastic cable zippers - some of them years ago.

No idea how you'd do that with the one on the left other than some sort of loctite/adhesive.
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Thanks very much for the feedback.
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I've been using the type on the right with a similar "key" all my life... no need to improve.
Just one other thing, the "key" which forms part of the shackle on the right, does this remain in the shackle after it's tightened? It's not removed once tightened?
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Sorry by key I meant the tool in the third image.
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Just one other thing, the "key" which forms part of the shackle on the right, does this remain in the shackle after it's tightened? It's not removed once tightened?
The "key" that I think you are referring to is just the end of the pin.
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Here is another "key" although I will admit to always using a pair of pliers or a small adjustable spanner to tighten mine.
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