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Feb 12

Posts: 35

Sket1234 says:

Joining Socket to top of rounded torx

Hi i have a rounded torx see page before i have since worked out that a 7/16 socket is pretty much perfect fit the problem i have is i need to join the socket to the top. i can almost get it to turn then it slips is there any way to join the two together (solder/ glue no welder ) to get a bit more pressure.
I have tried drilling (cant get a straight angle at it)
I have cut a slot in it and it still wont turn with a screwdriver
Have coated in plus gas repeatedly
Have heated and let cool repeatedly.

One Bolt stopping me riding

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Jan 04

Posts: 833

fogie says:

gator grip

Is that a socket full of spring loaded pins? If so, it would've been no good in this instance, the head of the bolt/screw was round, and the extractor has a coarse spiral wound left hand thread inside (a bit similar to rifling, if you like) and as you undo the extractor socket, the teeth grip the bolt head, and remove it. Very useful. :smile

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Sep 12

Posts: 204

domster says:


It is. Cheers for that, i'll go for an irwin then, proper job!

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Jan 04

Posts: 833

fogie says:


No probs Domster, tend to collect all sorts of odd tools myself.... :laugh: been a motor mechanic for donkeys years, and RAF before that.. :laugh:

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Sep 09

Posts: 1766

beaconsman says:


Never heard of that, then again have tig and mig in my workshop or play area as mrs b calls it..ex reme so IT IS gonna  come out, or

one of the best hand tools i have as the tool for holding the stupid clips for rear brake shoe pins, fartign around with pliers and piiiing..lost it..had it from a tool co. when i was , ahem, a Shitroen mechanic...went to slough as well for electrics course..was truly crap

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Sep 07

Posts: 2800

James600zx says:


For similar reasons my most useful tool is a magnet on a telescopic stick to help retrieve all the bits I drop under the tank or onto the gravel drive. I'd love a garage.

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Dec 10

Posts: 11934

preunit says:


m8, i feel your love for magnets....who the feck invented them:unsure::lol::lol::lol:

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