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Types of Socket Wrenches

A Note About Ratchets
A Note About Ratchets

Socket wrenches are tools that are either manual or electric, and are comprised of two parts - a ratchet and a socket. A ratchet is a tool with a gear that moves when turned in one direction and locks when it is turned the other direction.

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Adjustable Wrench
Adjustable Wrench

Wrenches perform the same function as ratchets and sockets — tightening and loosening fasteners — but there are differences and situations call for one over the other. For example, a box-end wrench is a good option for loosening stuck fasteners because you can apply more torque without risking damage to a ratchet mechanism.

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Allen Wrench
Allen Wrench

New Arrival 8PCS Hardware Tools Set 8 In 1 Portable Cr-V Folding Hex-Key Wrench Hexagon Key Allen Wrench Set Product - 12 PC Piece Jumbo Hex Allen Key Wrench Set w/ Case Metric SAE Heat Treated Steel Product Image

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Combination Wrench
Combination Wrench

Sears has combination wrenches in metric and standard sizes. Find a high-quality combo wrench set featuring both open and closed ends.

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Hex Sockets
Hex Sockets

Socket Bits. A socket bit is a hex socket with some kind of bit inside it. These bits are frequently screwdriver bits, though they also come in many less common types. Like other sockets, they have a square ratchet end where they attach to the ratchet tool. They frequently come in sets, and can be made to work with impact drivers as well as manual tools.

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Impact Sockets
Impact Sockets

What is an impact socket? Shop for Sockets : Impact sockets are designed for use with powered impact wrenches or 'drivers', as they are sometimes called. Impact wrenches can be powered pneumatically (by compressed air), electrically, or hydraulically (oil).

Open-end Wrench
Open-end Wrench

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Pass Through Sockets
Pass Through Sockets

Pass through sockets are amazing but this set in particular is even better, this set does not skip sizes and goes up to 27 mm and 1 1/16 inch. Comes with 2 3inch pass through extensions. And has adapters to turn these pass through ratchets into normal ratchets for normal sockets.

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Socket Bits
Socket Bits

Socket bits are a combination of a bit, such as a screwdriver bit, and a hex socket. Socket bits connect to a turning tool such as a ratchet in the same manner as a hex socket, using a square drive socket.

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Socket Wrench
Socket Wrench

A socket wrench is a type of wrench or spanner that has a socket attached at one end, usually used to turn a fastener. The most prevalent form is the ratcheting socket wrench, often informally called a ratchet.

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Sources
Sources

Socket wrenches are tools that are either manual or electric, and are comprised of two parts - a ratchet and a socket. A ratchet is a tool with a gear that moves when turned in one direction and locks when it is turned the other direction.

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Spark Plug Sockets
Spark Plug Sockets

The CRAFTSMAN 4 pc 3/8" Drive Spark Plug Socket is high quality and versatile. While you can spend less money for spark plugs in this size range, you don't want to skimp on quality just to save a few bucks. From servicing lawn mowers to weed whackers to vehicles, this spark plug set covers all of your bases. Once you have these tools in your supply box, you'll find yourself using them so frequently that you won't know what you did without them.

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Universal Joint
Universal Joint

Universal Joint, or Universal Joint Socket are designed to work for the confined place with fleixble angles. Usually, the user will apply universal joint plus socket plus extenson, or just universal joint socket plus extension.

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