Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    reynoldston's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    5,669
    Location
    Marion,NY
    Mower
    Ferris, John Deere, Wheel Horse, Toro,

    odd socket sizes

    Bought a new set of Harbor Freight 1/4 in hex drive socket kit. When I got it home I see some odd sizes I have never used or seen before. 9/32, 13/32, and 15/32. Has anybody ever seen a use for these odd sizes? I do see then for sale on E-Bay so somebody must use them. I do have some old box end wrenches 25/32 in my tool box that I don't ever recall using also.

  2.  

  3. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    7,470
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Mower
    Toro

    Re: odd socket sizes

    Iíve have used the 9/32 & 13/32 sizes working on electrical equipment. Can I ask how many sockets were in that set, as I believe I had to buy my odd sizes individually, but that was over 20 years ago. Maybe I used them for metric fasteners when they first started showing up, getting to old to remember things like that.
    This is only my opinion, and many will say it ain't worth a darn, as I'm only a retired grease monkey instructor and not a professional mechanic. Use what I post at your own risk as you know teachers only know book knowledge.

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    9,018
    Location
    Australia
    Mower
    Victa slashers & Push , Rover Rancher II's, Cox ( several ) & White LT120 + GT 200

    Re: odd socket sizes

    You will be finding more & more odd sizes as manufacturers keep searching for ways to make their products cheaper.
    Now days with modern bolt making machines you can save a lot of money by making bolts from softer steel with bigger heads.
    A flanged nut for instance can be made from a softer grade of steel making it cheaper than a std nut and also replaces both the washer & lock washer .

Similar Threads

  1. sparkplug socket size husqvarna 128dxj
    By lma in forum Husqvarna & Dixon Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-21-2018, 11:00 PM
  2. Wheel and tire sizes
    By fiatster in forum Snow Removal
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-02-2016, 08:40 PM
  3. BLADE NUT TORQUE LIMITING SOCKET
    By RustyBoy in forum Mower & Equipment Buying & Pricing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-10-2016, 07:07 PM
  4. 7 point socket? What is it?
    By rickpaulos in forum The Front Porch
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-11-2015, 10:22 PM
  5. How many chainsaws and what sizes
    By Zeroturn in forum Mower & Equipment Operation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-14-2010, 08:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •