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Go through ratchet and sockets

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by losh1971, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BAHCO-S140T-GO-THROUGH-SOCKET-SET-14-PIECE-METRIC-GO-THRU-SET-WITH-STORAGE-CASE/221918259596?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    What are people's thoughts on these? I have some birthday money I wanted to spend on a tool. Would I get much use out of a set of "go through" sockets? I have a set of Bahco ratchet spanners, they are brill and they get used at least once a week. No use me getting them if my regular sockets and ratchet spanners are all I am going to need.
     
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    There have been times I've wished i had a set of those. But that's not very often at all. They'd certainly be very handy but I'd be more inclined to buy a good set of pipe spanners for transmission/brake lines etc.
     
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    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah might just leave them for now. On the rare occasion they would have been great like you say. But I have obviously gotten by with my ratchet spanners and regular sockets.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Fairly pointless for use on a motor vehicle me thinks, it's not like a car has a lot of long studs with nuts on etc. The few times you do, ratchet spanners are brilliant.
     
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    How about some of those quick-snap spanners, or "renovator better grip" as they're currently being flogged as on TV? Similar benefits to a ratcheting spanner, but doesn't need to be threaded over the top of the bolt first.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Most of those latest trend one size fits all tools are useless junk. Haven't seen either of those in tv yet though.
    Go through sockets would be useful sometimes like on certain strut tops and suspension arms, even that nut on the main shaft of fishing reels.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Nahh, those things are brilliant...










































    ...In TV land!
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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