Doing some vehicle work yesterday. SAE socket set
won't work, becuae 10 MM is between 3/8 and 7/16.
And 13 MM is between 1/2 and 9/16.
Suppose I buy metric socket set. Will I have the
same problem workign on English size fasteners?
Do I need to wrench sets in each vehicle?
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On 10/22/2015 2:04 PM, email@example.com wrote:
So true. I went to change a brake on a friend's
wheel chair. Went out and got my socket set.
Wonders, the nut needs 10 MM, and I didn't have
one in my SAE set. That started a quest to find
10 MM sockets sold separately. HF has them, in
deep, and 3/8 drive. Not much help with my 1/4
drive socket sets.
Sadly, I was just in a HF earlier today.
I'll have to check on that. I think I
know the set you mean. Have on in the truck,
but keep forgetting I have it.
There are few problems that cannot be solved
with HF tools.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:58:59 -0400, "Ralph Mowery"
I've got a few cheap socket sets floating around - or remnants of
them. The sockets were crappy, and the ratchets were "knuckle busters"
and I even twisted off a few extensions. Some were from India, some
from China - and none cost over $15 new in a tin box.
I agree the quality is not there. They are good for people that seldom use
tools, such as to put together some home items . Good to carry a set in
the car just incase you need to do a simple repair.
Run across a hard to turn nut and some part of the set may give.
I just bought a HF chain saw sharpner for $ 30, a one similar to it sells at
Northern Tool for aound $ 100 more. I may sharpen a chain twice a year and
the sharpener works fine for that. If I was doing several a week, then
probably beter to get the NT one.
Got the multimeter free with it. Checked it with my Fluke meter and it is
with in tollorance. Good enough for the home owner and someone that may do
some trouble shooting on equipment.
Just don't think I would want to put it across some of the equipment where I
worked that had 480 volt 3 phase and fused at 500 amps.
On Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:01:37 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I agree. Even dumber is when I hear people say they carry a cheap set
of tools on the boat.
You may only have one chance to get things going and if you round off
a bolt with that cheap Harbor Fright wrench, you are in worse trouble
than you were in before.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:04:14 -0400, Stormin Mormon
The pawn shop is the best place to get loose sockets. They usually
have a big box of them for a buck each and usually you get a discount
on more than a few.
I put a whole set of name brand sockets together for $5 along with a
few spares of the ones you use/lose a lot.
I found out about that 10mm thing years ago when the commie metric
thing was just catching hold here
On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:26:17 -0400, Stormin Mormon
There is one right next to my barber shop. I always cruise through
after getting a haircut, just to see what they have. You can usually
get DVDs for a buck too but they seldom have anything I want to watch.
On Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:59:09 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Yes, you need both. Some are close enough that they work
perfectly. For example, 32mm is extremely close to 1.25", so
a 1.25" wrench that I already have works fine. Some are just
about there. So, then it depends on how tight the bolt is
and how lucky you feel today. Round it off, and you're screwed....
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