|About the product
Rod keys are used for operating a service box rod, typically in a rod or Erie style rod box. Our standard rod ends are 15/16" round with a 3/8" machined slot. We also stock keys that have 1" round ends with a 1/2" machined slot. Standard 15/16 ends are supplied unless 1" is specified. Overall length of wrenches are plus or minus 1". Shaft and 18" handle are 5/8 round hot rolled steel.
Please order longer keys with removable handles, especially 8ft and multiples of 7ft and 6ft keys. Save over $90.00 in shipping costs. See below.
NOTE: FOR UPS GROUND, The Large Package Surcharge alone, is over $90.00, and they bill the package at 90 lbs billable weight, regardless of the actual weight. This can mean you will pay well over $125.00 just for the shipping of an 8 ft rod key. Anything over 96" in overall length, or over 130" in length and girth combined is charged a Large Package surcharge. Our 8ft removable handle keys are 95" overall length, which puts them under the 96" maximum length for the UPS LP Surcharge. UPS Additional handling fees are applied when a package is over 48" and or not in a corrugated container.
We now offer most of our wrenches with a removable handle,to save you paying the Large Package surcharge,and for ease of shipping. Simply add the letters RH to the end of the item number for a Removable Handle Wrench. An additional fee is applied. RH handles for rod and curb keys are 1/2" sch 40 pipe x 18" long. Wrenches over 96",up to a maximum of 108" when shipping ups,must be 2-piece. There is an additional fee for 2-piece keys. For the Removable handle keys we use Heavy wall DOM seamless tube 1-1/4" long,welded to the top and side of the shaft,to accept the handle which is held in place with a snap pin. Try it and save on freight costs.