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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2012, 10:21:30 AM »
The guy is a jerk

Are you referring to Ryan or the pin head who thinks an 8 point socket won't work on square nuts.

There are some real idiots in this world. Elroy is actually glad some of those guys had the balls to call the poster out .

Exactly! I saw none of the poo flinging, but I am astonished how much discussion was involved over something as simple as a 3/8" drive  8 point socket for driving a 1/2" square nut! Most of those guys must really be green. One actually said "An 8 pt socket works on square nuts, who knew" That is just rock bottom there, I knew that very young, likely 12-14 years old or so. So amazing it is actually somewhat disturbing.

UB, Here is that guys remark: "So square fasteners on antiquated machinery can't be removed with 8 pt tools, which are made for square fasteners. Who knew?"

I think he is being a LITTLE sarcastic in that remark because he stated 8 pt tools which are MADE FOR SQUARE fasteners. I got a laugh when his remark made it past everyone as I am a sarcastic SOB some of the time and I thought it was a funny response.

I guess I somehow missed where he was coming from, nevertheless I remain astonishished there would be so much discussion over using an 8pt socket on a square nut. As I said before, some of those boys must either be quite inexperienced, or really green, all about the same difference really.
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2012, 10:35:40 AM »
They are a little green but then again, we have some over here also. They just seem to have a BIG percentage of them. About the only thing I learned from there in the past year or so was that Duralast ratchets are just as good as Snap-on so I have been buying a buunch of them to polish up and put in the drawer.

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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »
of course that same discussion is always brought up about the scourge of modern tools. the notoriously horrible 12 pt socket, the most evil player in the tool world. needed one to remove a u-joint out in the field the other day. had to go home and get one of thoes evil devices.  >:(
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2012, 01:27:21 PM »
SK,

Try getting the driveshaft out the F-150 in the garage right now without one. Broke down and bought the 12 point impact swivel fom Snap-on to make them  easier:




Hope to get this one back together early next week.
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2012, 05:07:25 PM »
SK,

Try getting the driveshaft out the F-150 in the garage right now without one. Broke down and bought the 12 point impact swivel fom Snap-on to make them  easier:




Hope to get this one back together early next week.


Haha, I have a 12pt 3/8dr just for that job. I use it with a 1/2fx3/8m adapter on a Timax... It is the loctite from hell, I tells ya!

8pt works for me, although those fancy 4pt internal/external socket sets are nice. I was working on a 4.7 once and needed one. I ended up finding a tap that the square end fit "close enough" and used locking pliers around the body of the tap to use it as a ghetto wrench setup...  lolx Worked!
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2012, 05:26:27 PM »
I think you have to have 6 pt 8 pt and 12 pt sockets myself. I had 12 pt before anything else than added the rest through the years. I cannot fathom being without 12 pointsockets though, if I could choose but one set it would be 12 pointers.
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2012, 07:07:02 PM »
SK,

Try getting the driveshaft out the F-150 in the garage right now without one. Broke down and bought the 12 point impact swivel fom Snap-on to make them  easier:




Hope to get this one back together early next week.


i was being sarcastic. :))
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2012, 07:40:53 PM »
i was being sarcastic. :))

I know but some of the folks on THIS board still think 12 point sockets are the spawn of the devil. They get confused when you point out all of those 12 point wrenches in their boxes....

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Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2012, 08:44:02 PM »
I can't get my mind around the fact that there could be that much to discuss about 8 point sockets. I know everybody has to start somewhere, but really?

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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2012, 08:49:33 PM »
Personally I think the guy should use some visegrips.  myopinion
Elroy agrees that visegrips would be fully appropriate for a dumb ass who refuses to consider an 8 point socket appropriate for a square nut.

Obviously the guy's a genius
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 08:54:26 PM by Elroy »
I met Elroy years ago, I was not at all impressed with him, the guy was like a talking potted plant! A real Moron.

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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2012, 12:05:48 AM »
I think you have to have 6 pt 8 pt and 12 pt sockets myself. I had 12 pt before anything else than added the rest through the years. I cannot fathom being without 12 pointsockets though, if I could choose but one set it would be 12 pointers.

I am somewhere between you and Merk. (If I am remembering his setup correctly, 12 point SAE and 6 point metric)
 
I started out with 12 point SAE and some 6 pointers (a few deep), but no good metric. (mainly wrenches)  When I went to work down at the garage, Al told me if he were starting today he would start with six point.  I listened and Sears had a special on one of there all 6 point sets (including 6 point wrenches) for $99.  I added some chrome 12 point metric as specials arose (thankfully before the need, except for the 12 point impact for the Ford driveshafts).  If I would have had the money and known, I think I would skip the Chrome 12 point metric (SAE can be had all the time at estate and garage sales) and go with the impact 12 point sockets. (personal preference, experience with some rusty drive lines)

Like Merk, I agree this makes the two easily differentiating if your toolbox rolls around (cheap socket rails before I found the plastic ones).
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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 12:38:14 AM »
471 Posts.  th-bounce

That is epic. I did like 2 or 3 posts and got away with it. I thought my IP was coming from europe so I pretended to be British...  ;D

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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2012, 12:45:00 AM »
That is epic. I did like 2 or 3 posts and got away with it. I thought my IP was coming from europe so I pretended to be British...  ;D

I'm thinking my next username of there will be "8 Point Socket."  grinx

Or "el ocho prohibido."  :D

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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2012, 12:55:46 AM »
El dado de ocho puntos
El tubo de ocho puntos

Either would be correct

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Re: Read this GJ thread before the moderators get to it!!
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2012, 12:57:25 AM »
"socket de ocho puntas prohibido." LMAO!!  :D

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