Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites
New Topic New Poll New Reply
Author: Subject: Open drive sockets
Slimy38

posted on 23/9/19 at 12:51 PM Reply With Quote
Open drive sockets

Leading from the battery impact wrench thread, I went on to Lidl to have a nosey. While I don't need an impact wrench for now, I did see these;

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/car-essentials/powerfix-profi-3-in-1-spanner-with-socket-set/p25474

I've always wanted a 'through drive' type socket set as I frequently find the nut or bolt bottoms out in the standard socket. Has anyone got some of these types of socket, are they as good/useful as they seem?

For a set of ten sockets and a wrench it seems like a no-brainer, unless someone can suggest a better alternative?

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
coyoteboy

posted on 23/9/19 at 01:18 PM Reply With Quote
I've been using some Crescent X6's. They appear to be fine on perfect heads, but as soon as you get a slight hint of corrosion or rounding they're awful. I do mean awful. Like worse than cheapie 12 point sockets.

[Edited on 23/9/19 by coyoteboy]





Report your local potholes, it actually works!

View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
matt5964

posted on 23/9/19 at 02:15 PM Reply With Quote
For rounded fasteners we do our KENgrip range that are ok for up to 95% rounded heads

https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop?query=Kengrip


As for pass through sockets we also do a set and individually

https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/hand-tools/quatro-go-thru/go-thru™-sockets-for-ratchet-combination-spanner-set/f/6216?query=Push%20through%20Spanner r />
https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/hand-tools/spanner-sets/10-19mm-ratchet-spanner-and-socket-set-23pc/p/KEN5823980K





Luego velocity XT 2.0ltr 221.3bhp 178.9lbft

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
SJ

posted on 23/9/19 at 04:54 PM Reply With Quote
I got some Cromwell sockets years ago - still going strong. I'm generally a fan of Lidl tools but they aren't in the same league as Cromwell.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Slimy38

posted on 23/9/19 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by matt5964
For rounded fasteners we do our KENgrip range that are ok for up to 95% rounded heads

https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop?query=Kengrip


As for pass through sockets we also do a set and individually

https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/hand-tools/quatro-go-thru/go-thru™-sockets-for-ratchet-combination-spanner-set/f/6216?query=Push%20through%20Spanner r />
https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/hand-tools/spanner-sets/10-19mm-ratchet-spanner-and-socket-set-23pc/p/KEN5823980K


I am a huge fan of Cromwell tools, in fact if you ever take first born children as part payment I would be more than happy to do a deal...

...unfortunately my daughter will be glad to hear that my budget is very much in the Lidl zone.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
ken555

posted on 23/9/19 at 10:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slimy38

I've always wanted a 'through drive' type socket set as I frequently find the nut or bolt bottoms out in the standard socket. Has anyone got some of these types of socket, are they as good/useful as they seem?


Be aware that because of the outside drive the hole up the middle can be smaller than the bolt size sometime!

So for instance the 17mm socket, does not have a 10mm hole, therefore it still bottoms out .

You would have to check these ones, but I bought a set of thru drive in a previous Lidl/Aldi special and discovered the problem






View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
MikeRJ

posted on 24/9/19 at 11:54 AM Reply With Quote
I have a set of Gearwrench pass through sockets which have been invaluable for some jobs, though they don't get a lot of use. A worthy investment though, and I found the Laser branded system is compatible when I needed a longer extension.

I also have a socket set with that 12 point spline drive system that I keep in the car, simply because they fit hex, 12 point and and E-Torx heads, so ideal for minimising the amount of stuff in a small tool kit. They seem to be adequate from the limited use I've given them, though not something I would choose for everyday use.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member

New Topic New Poll New Reply


go to top






Website design and SEO by Studio Montage

All content © 2001-16 LocostBuilders. Reproduction prohibited
Opinions expressed in public posts are those of the author and do not necessarily represent
the views of other users or any member of the LocostBuilders team.
Running XMB 1.8 Partagium [© 2002 XMB Group] on Apache under CentOS Linux
Founded, built and operated by ChrisW.