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Old 07-25-2006, 12:19 AM
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anyone know where i can find this http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....store&tool=all in a 13/16

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Old 07-25-2006, 12:24 AM
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did you check sears, sk or any other tool places? if not theres always that link
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This is what Matco offers. Looks like you have to buy the two piece set. Part#: HS1316S

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This is what Matco offers. Looks like you have to buy the two piece set. Part#: HS1316S

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Hey Thanx Steve!

I have been looking a while for a 13/16" shorty. Figured they were unavailable as most everything is 5/8" now.

I wonder what the tool truck dealers think of your being able to buy their product straight off the net?
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:39 AM
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I wonder what the tool truck dealers think of your being able to buy their product straight off the net?
I think for the most part, the tool truck dealers make their money of from us auto techs and the like. I know that my Matco guy does, from me alone

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Why don't you just get a regular spark plug socket & cut it down?



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Old 07-25-2006, 12:14 PM
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The hex does not go far enough into the barrel of the tool to allow you to cut it short enough.
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Why don't you just get a regular spark plug socket & cut it down?
Two problems;

  • You need to find a spark plug socket that the inside hex extends far enough up the interior well, and;

  • You need to drill out the drive square to accept the plug insulator.

I bought a cut-down from SLP while doing... {shudder} SBC WORK {shudder} made from a {shudder} CRAFTSMAN {shudder} 5/8" plug socket. It will no longer take a 3/8" drive but made things a whole lot easier with headers...
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your a genius

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Why don't you just get a regular spark plug socket & cut it down?



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that would be to labor intense
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Ahh yes but the swelling of pride knowing you made it work & didn't have to pay snap on your first born to change your plugs

LOL

I picture myself cutting it with a cut off wheel

WACK !! lil bit O grinding put some oil on it badda bing badda boom!

now the split one?? that would be different story.

Just a Idea.


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amazing thing, the snap on man came to my job today, so i asked him why snap on doesnt make one. he said yes they do, reached into a drawer, pulled one out and i bought it real quick. they dont even have it listed on their website he said they just came out... its 25 bucks, but imo its money well spent. so if anyone else needs one contact your snap on man
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Ahh yes but the swelling of pride knowing you made it work & didn't have to pay snap on your first born to change your plugs

LOL

I picture myself cutting it with a cut off wheel

WACK !! lil bit O grinding put some oil on it badda bing badda boom!

now the split one?? that would be different story.

Just a Idea.


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i actually tried making one in the past. sockets are too hard to grind a hole in the back of, wasted a socket and about 4 grinding stones before i decided that its not possible. but i did make a very cool valve spring compressor for mitsubishi dohc 4 cyls, left it at my old job though...i should go back and get it
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I wonder what the tool truck dealers think of your being able to buy their product straight off the net?

It beats chasing one of their trucks all over town until he stopped at a shop like I did.
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It beats chasing one of their trucks all over town until he stopped at a shop like I did.
Tell me about it...

I wised up finally. I would go to the website and get their mobile number and made it easier to chase them down...
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I made my own from a standard Craftsman 13/16" hex drive spark plug socket. Just cut it down to the length I needed, works great and real cheap.

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