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Old 27-07-2010, 01:58   #16
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FWIW, Snap-On A/F sockets are plain and their metric sockets have a knurled band on them.

If you ever need to dump that unless whitworth stuff, I can talke off your hands for a small fee
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Old 27-07-2010, 02:35   #17
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Are they pre or post war Whitworth, Bs or bsw? Every one luvs a smartie!

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FWIW, Snap-On A/F sockets are plain and their metric sockets have a knurled band on them...
I don't think that's consistent
Snap-On: Early Sockets and Drive Tools [Page 2]
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Old 29-07-2010, 02:18   #19
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I don't think that's consistent
Snap-On: Early Sockets and Drive Tools [Page 2]
I guess it is hard to stay consistent and improve the product (even for Snap-On).

Thanks for the information of early Snap-On history; here is the information for the current technology . Note the identification stamping near top left of the pdf.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/OBJECTS/36000/35954.PDF
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My nuts are red. Blood red. I keep scraping my knuckles when trying to get the bastards off.
Way too much info Mark, can I suggest you talk to Nic about that? Maybe she can help.
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David, sell your Whitworth sockets on fleabay and get some AF instead. If your passionate about having weird tools, AF are more use than Whits
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David, sell your Whitworth sockets on fleabay and get some AF instead. If your passionate about having weird tools, AF are more use than Whits
Whoa there, those Whit. sockets have my name on them, if they turn up on whateverbay, thats theft and heads will roll - even the goat won't be safe!

DOJ, just keep them on board until you get to Western Oz and can drop off to me - thanks mate .
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When I was into marathon, outboard powerboat racing, we would sometimes change a foot midrace, while standing in 18" of water. Prior to race, while in the shop, we would paint the stud ends, and the correct socket or spanner with various colors of nail polish (widely contrasting of course). All the mechanic had to say was " purple ring", and he had the 7/16" in his hand.
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