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Offline chaterlea25

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Re: Nut Sizes
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 11:48:10 PM »
Hi All,
Going back to the original question,
There are lots of shit sockets advertised as WW on the net, they are nowhere near accurately sized :o

Try and find proper WW size spanners and sockets from known brands
Search ebay, autojumbles and car boot sales for secondhand Britool, King Dick, Gordon and other UK / German brands

John

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Re: Nut Sizes
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2018, 09:32:41 AM »
Yep, the last jumble I went to (about a month ago) had several stalls with boxes of old spanners on the floor in front of the table. Some were those flaking-chrome things but most were the older pre-chrome-vanadium heavy spanners of fifty years ago.
Probably could have picked a good range for a fiver, and rather negated the idea of "this metric spanner is close enough".

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Re: Nut Sizes
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 11:07:13 AM »
Not all bad on Ebay. I bought two WW socket sets (long and short) and both are good quality and fit. Fine for the home mechanic and very reasonably priced.
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Nut Sizes
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 04:28:23 PM »
You can't beat a King Dick, kate says so anyway :o

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Re: Nut Sizes
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2018, 08:05:14 PM »
Well I got it off with a little help of some tin foil wrapped around the nut. I checked the nut with the 1/2 w socket and it dropped in perfectly. :-\ I swear it wouldnt go on,although the tab washer I didnt see might have something to do with it. :-[

 Does anyone have an address of a reputable Home for the Bewildered?  ;D

Offline chaterlea25

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Re: Nut Sizes
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2018, 08:47:55 PM »
Hi Johnny,
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Does anyone have an address of a reputable Home for the Bewildered?  ;D

Looks like you found it here ;D ;D

John