Evans Magnetic Head Drum Key

Magnetic Drum Key with Knurled Knob
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Avoid Slippage with This Magnetic Drum Key!

The Evans Magnetic Head Key is an essential addition to any drum rig. This drum key is not only drop-forged for extreme durability, but it's also ergonomically designed for comfort. And, thanks to the Magnetic Head Key's comfortable knurled knob, it paves the way for quick drum head changes when the time calls. What's more, its magnetic head keeps the key from slipping while you're tuning - or rattling while you're playing. So, make sure your drum rig's packing the right tools for the job - gear up with the Evans Magnetic Head Key!

Evans Magnetic Head Key Features:
  • Drum key with magnetic head and knurled knob
  • Drop-forged for extreme durability
By drummers, for drummers - Evans provides a top-quality drum accessory, with the Magnetic Head Key!

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Manufacturer Part Number DADK

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1.5/5

Disappointed

I bought two of these. I really liked the knurled post design so I can finger tighten lugs before moving on to using the wider part of the wrench. I'm a bit ambivalent about the magnetic aspect. The biggest disappointment for me is that both of the wrenches were oversized. There is a fair amount of slop/play when I put it on a lug nut. I have a Sonor Prolite drum kit and a Tama G-Bubinga Snare, as well as a Roland e-kit and hardware, as well as some Pearl and Tama hardware. It was lose on everything, and even slipped outright on the slightly smaller Tama lug nuts that are part of the strainer butt assembly. The hardware and snare drums are all I put any sort of meaningful torque on and I don't trust using them on that because I'm afraid I'll round off all my lug nut heads. The few lug nuts I did use it on (I removed the batter side head with them), the lug nuts got stuck in the key and were hard to remove, and it wasn't solely because of the magnetic part, they got lodged in the key because it was too sloppy. Evans make great drum heads and I'll continue to buy them as I think they're a great product. I just can't believe they'd get something as simple as this so wrong. The weight, finish and feel in the hand is great. However, two out of the two I bought were equally oversized. A shame. On a side note, I did also buy a drill bit adapter key but haven't used it yet. I did put it on by hand to see if it had similar slop. It seemed to have a normal amount of play. Once I use it properly I'll write a review for that. I would not recommend these to anyone until they tighten up their specs.
Music background: Drummer of 20+ years.
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