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2nd stage inline tool

Discussion in 'Innovative Scuba Concepts' started by hitchy, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. hitchy

    hitchy Instructor, Scuba

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    hey
    I just brought and received in the mail the "Innovative Scuba Concepts - professional scuba tool kit" it looks like a great tool kit.
    Only one problem i can see so far, how do you use the hex inline adjustment tool? do i have to disassemble the slot inline adjustment tool and try to marry the 2 tools together?

    any help would be great
    cheers
     
  2. Fibonacci

    Fibonacci Manta Ray

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    Dual drive inline tool.PNG
    Usually the hex end is flipped over in the tool holder... only takes a moment
     
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  3. hitchy

    hitchy Instructor, Scuba

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    Yeah the one in the kit isn't like that... I'll take some photos when I get home from work
     
  4. sh1513

    sh1513 Angel Fish

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    It's hard to tell from the photos on the Innovative Scuba Concepts website, but it doesn't look like it has a hex adjuster and there's no information to say otherwise. Not helpful at all.
     
  5. hitchy

    hitchy Instructor, Scuba

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    Yeah the innovative scuba concepts website is a real let down, doesn't have any information, the service team at diverightinscuba told me that it is an inline hex adjustment tool, any way here are a few pics, if you would like different pics or information on what I can see/feel/do or what ever just ask. The only reason I got this kit was because it had pretty much everything I need including a hex inline adjustment tool (or so I was told) so any help at all would be great

    The 2 tools in question

    Slot on top, hex on the bottom,
    IMAG0320.jpg
    Showing the ends that would go in to the reg, slot on right, hex on left. Both have holes for air flow
    IMAG0321.jpg
    The end that the hose should go on, again slot on right, hex on left. As you can see can't put a hose on the hex tool, it's just a nob no threads or even an opening of air flow
    IMAG0322.jpg
    Both tools have a small set screw, which is what makes me think I need to some how take them apart and marry them up, but notice the different sized shafts
    IMAG0323.jpg
    A close up of the thread end of the hex tool, the threads are way too small to screw in to a reg and in any rate they would screw in and not on to something, but you can clearly see the air flow holes
    IMAG0324.jpg

    After looking at these photos I'm starting to wonder if it's not a hex inline adjustment tool at all, but something else entirely lol.
     
  6. sh1513

    sh1513 Angel Fish

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    Very strange looking!

    I can see how the slotted tool works but not the hex fitting. It looks like it screws into something but what? and as you say there's nowhere for the hose to connect to it either, so how does air flow through it? weird!!!!!

    Sorry I can't offer any suggestions, what I am seeing in the photos doesn't make sense to me.
     
  7. Umuntu

    Umuntu Divemaster

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    I have the Apeks inline adjusting tool. Part AT72. Although it's from Apeks, it would work on any second stage regulator. It looks slightly different to yours.

    IMG_0490.JPG
     
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Second one looks like a "Balance Chamber Tool" used on Regulators like the G250HP, G500, and maybe others, not an orifice adjustment tool...... similar to this:

    upload_2018-2-1_10-56-11.png

    Works from the other side of the regulator.

    I don't work on too many others than SP & HOG, but I believe there are brands that you tune from the other side (through a port or adjustment knob). As this is to be a "master kit", it is likely for multiple regulator brands. Sadly, it appears you do not have a hex inline tool for the orifice.....
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like two diffeent tools to me. One is for in-line adjustment of a second stage requiring a slotted adjustment, the other is for in-line adjusting an Oceanic swivel octo.
    In-Line Adjuster For Oceanic Octo Swiv Second Stage
    I don't think there is anything there to in-line adjust a second stage requiring a hex fitting.
     
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  10. rhwestfall

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