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Offline bigpook

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« on: Tue, 22 April 2008, 19:50:55 »
I am looking for one of these.
The cheapest I have seen it is 11.75 shipped at https://www.micro-tools.com

home depot and lowes don't seem to have it, it must be a weird size.

after further looking,
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10153_12605?vName=Tools&keyword=7%2F32+deep+socket&sLevel=0
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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 22 April 2008, 20:20:04 »
Tower Hobbies have them for $3.59.

That's where I got mine.

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 22 April 2008, 22:05:52 »
Hey man, thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 June 2008, 09:04:51 »
Hint: 5.5 millimeters works better.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 June 2008, 09:48:52 »
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Hint: 5.5 millimeters works better.

Mine 7/32" nut driver reliably removes and reinstalls the screws with no stripping.

What advantage would the 5.5 millimeter one give me?  

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 June 2008, 11:03:38 »
Well, it's a low-torque application, so even a nut driver that is slightly loose on the screw will still work OK.

But, at least with the Craftsman sockets, I've found that 5.5mm is just right. Even though there's a low chance of stripping the screw head, why take the chance?

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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 04 February 2009, 15:38:08 »
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Well, it's a low-torque application, so even a nut driver that is slightly loose on the screw will still work OK.

But, at least with the Craftsman sockets, I've found that 5.5mm is just right. Even though there's a low chance of stripping the screw head, why take the chance?


Will this one work?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00993889000P?vName=Tools

S&H is ridiculous though!

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 04 February 2009, 15:51:14 »
I'm not sure if it's thin enough wall, but otherwise, it will work.

This is something more along the lines of what I was thinking (seems that Craftsman doesn't make their own 5.5mm deep socket): http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00991867000P?vName=Tools

And... shipping? Are you not in the US?

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 04 February 2009, 16:56:42 »
It looks dynamite to me.


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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 04 February 2009, 17:06:37 »
That'd likely work. Surprised there's not a Sears or something near you, though.

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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 04 February 2009, 17:43:08 »
I got one from Tower Hobbies, like iMav. Works beautifully. Although at that price it can't hurt to have a backup :)

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 05 February 2009, 03:43:55 »
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Yes, I'm in the US.  I found a cheaper option.  Would this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dynamite-Nut-Driver-5-5mm-DYN2803_W0QQitemZ220351287499QQihZ012QQcategoryZ2594QQcmdZViewItem

That's the one clickykeyboards sells, but a different color and of course their's is 7/32". I have that too in 5.5mm and it works perfectly.

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 05 February 2009, 15:46:28 »
AutoZone at some point (a few years ago?) carried a deep socket 7/32 attachment.
http://www.autozone.com/store_locator/home.htm

Here is the product:
http://www.autozone.com/Ntt,75-623/shopping/allResults.htm

Site says it's $4.29 at the location I last saw it.  When I saw it last, it had a plastic tag on it that made a very acceptable handle for Model M use if you don't have a screwdriver or whatever to attach it to.
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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 05 February 2009, 21:46:39 »
That plastic tag will rotate QUITE easily, though.

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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 06 February 2009, 13:56:20 »
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Tower Hobbies have them for $3.59.

That's where I got mine.

Same here, and that was the best deal I could find!

Ace Hardware also sells a 7/32" deep-well socket that fits a nutdriver handle perfectly, and works quite well on the classic Model M.

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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 06 February 2009, 20:50:07 »
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That plastic tag will rotate QUITE easily, though.


No, it won't.  It's actually a hunk of plastic with a square attachment that is similar to the type of thing you'd use to attach the socket to your driver.

I just tried to pull it out, contort it, twist it...and was very unsuccessful.  It's hard for me to say if the Duralast ones they sell now come with the same style tag -- I wouldn't know since mine is old (by a few years?)
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« Reply #17 on: Fri, 06 February 2009, 23:26:01 »
Last Duralast tool I got had a round ribbed plug in it.