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Old 11-21-2006, 09:34 PM
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I just know mine real well, you know, the ugly short gray one is 9/16", the shiny one next to it is 1/2", etc. Can't see squat any more, so otherwise it's trial and error.

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Hate to have to say it.....But, a "Real Mechanic" doesn't need to read the sizes on his sockets.............He can tell by just looking at them.

Don't talk to me about metrics though.................

Of course, poncho, being up in the land of rust, you also need to take in to account the amount of rust on each side of the hex, the size of the hammer, and the number of times you need to whack the socket to make it fit. Thank goodness for the torch. I'd be lost without it....


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I still have a set of Snap-On 3/8 & 1/4 drive sockets w/ original ratchets that belonged to my Dad when he worked in Toronto building the Lancaster Bomber during WWII. Ratchets still work and the style really hasn't changed that much in over 60 years.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:16 PM
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PONCHO 62 has it down pat "A good mechanic dosen't have see the size writen on the socket" he can just look at the socket.
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