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Re: Thorsen 3/4drive set pnw cl
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2018, 09:50:27 PM »
I've got 1/2er sockets up to 1 1/2" but once it gets to 1" I'm getting the 3/4 stuff out. yeah I can struggle with the 1/2 or just take it apart with the 3/4.

I've also developed a fondness for long ratchets. my elbows and shoulders need all the help they can get.

I have had a 24" break over and a long ratchet in 1/2" for over 20 years so I don't hesitate to put those big sockets on my 1/2" drive stuff. However if it starts getting tough I like being able to switch over to 3/4" or my 4' 3/4" drive bertha bar. 
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Re: Thorsen 3/4drive set pnw cl
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2018, 02:07:00 AM »
i disagree, every 3/4 drive set should have 1 1/8. it is my most used 3/4 drive socket. i even use 15/16 pretty frequently. 1/2 drive is perfectly fine once ya bust em loose but i have seen plenty of times that 3/4 drive can struggle with them. sometimes the only way they come loose is to twist em off!

I know I was helping my dad disassemble a bunch of old stuff with his 3/4 set and a couple times we had to throw a cheater on his Wright 6400, that thing is a tank and didn't break a sweat.

There is a voice in the back of my head telling me to buy the 42" long Wright 6425. I think it's pretty awesome, had learned about it on GJ then actually saw and handled one at an industrial supply. Only black oxide, must be bigger than Wright's chroming tanks. Online it's around $200 or slightly less, hell that is cheaper than my SLL80A new by about $40...

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Re: Thorsen 3/4drive set pnw cl
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2018, 10:15:07 PM »
There is a very fine line between a hobby and a mental illness.

Does the need justify the want ? Or does the want suffice?

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Re: Thorsen 3/4drive set pnw cl
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2018, 10:15:07 PM »