Can someone explain why a ratcheting socket is 12-points instead of 6?
posted: Feb. 4, 2013 @ 8:29a
IgorSkovoroda said: Can someone explain why a ratcheting socket is 12-points instead of 6? Perhaps because 12-point sockets work better with 6-point heads than 6-point sockets work with 12-point heads?
Seriously, I see a lot of these that have more 'squareness' on the points, and are billed as "universal": "works with 6-point, 12-point, 4-point, torx, rounded heads, .... " And the most useful for most people is probably when they have to use them on a square-head bolt.
Dead Patient Walking
posted: Feb. 4, 2013 @ 10:59a
Bought similar sets at Sears under different label for my mechanical engineer son. Marvelous tools, also amazing that such a relatively simple concept had not flown until this late date. I suspect these "Craftsman" wrenches are rebranded versions of the ones I bought.
posted: Feb. 4, 2013 @ 2:56p
I find the open end "ratching" part is gimmicky and rarely useful
posted: Feb. 4, 2013 @ 4:54p
bas157 said: I find the open end "ratching" part is gimmicky and rarely useful I'm not surprised; on all the sets I've seen, the ratchet is part of the closed end.
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