My name is Wes Johnson. I have been in large apparatus bolting since 1995. I have continued to serve industrial maintenance customers since that time thru several companies. They keep changing...

I started out as a hydraulic torque wrench representative. I have worked inside refineries, power plants, chemical processing plants, wind farms, platforms, and been on several bridges, all here in Southern California.

The Heavy Hex Gauge is my idea. 

I used to re-rent tools from other reps in this area (B&D Bolting or Hytorc of California) and get a good laugh from those guys by asking for a 3" wrench when a 2-15/16" was the size. It was embarrassing! I was supposed to know this stuff! Anyway, I kept looking for an easy way to measure the ASME standard size Heavy Hex nuts and came up with this. As I would perform job walks for other companies, I found that I wanted to know the size without asking, going to document control or taking the time to do a proper measure-up. I needed something quick & easy!

The Heavy Hex Gauge™ really did make it easy! I also learned that little tool is a powerful marketing tool. If you haven't seen it yet check out the video, "My business card". I posted it below.

If you are a technician, I know I can make job walks easier. If you serve the guys in the field, I know I can also be helpful to get you "KNOWN" with your customers, Don't hesitate to contact me. I'm good at this and I understand the work! 

Thanks for reading.




FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I personalize it and put my name & contact info on it?

Yes. I need to know the spelling and your preferred font. Also, I could make a few examples for you to choose from. I do impressively beautiful full-color photos with the plastic and powder-coat versions.

The tick line is not exactly at the corner of the nut. Is something off?

No. This is normal. The nuts are undersized. Example: A 2" nut can be 1-15/16" across flats and still be called a 2" nut. It needs to be smaller to make it easy to install and remove a socket or wrench. 2" is the nominal size and 1-15/16" is the actual size.

Is the tick line on the Heavy Hex Gauge the actual size indicated?

Yes. The tick line on the Heavy Hex Gauge® is the actual size. Remember, the nuts are undersized. Think of the tick line as a, "Not to exceed" line. Since the nut is sure to be smaller than 2", think of it as a range. If the corner exceeds the 2" line, You should be looking for a 2-3/16" socket or wrench.

Why not show every 16th like a ruler?

You want to find the ASME B18.2.2 Standard size because that is what you will find on the tool crib shelf. or your tool rental company's bin. Sure they could make a 1-15/16" hydraulic torque link but that is expensive and it would be a very tight fit. You need a 2" tool in this example.

Can I put a picture on it?

Yes. The best process for beautiful full-color photos is the metal powder-coat version. You can buy these in any quantity. Just send me the photo and I'll mock it up for you.