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Offline J.A.F.E.

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Is It A Socket?
« on: May 06, 2011, 09:56:36 PM »
Don't have any clue on this one. I bought a 1/4 Armstrong NM-51 Armalloy ratchet and this little item was on the drive lug. It's bigger across the flats than 3/8 - 0.440. It is 0.445 tall.









Here it is as I found it.





And the drive lug alone.



And for the curious here's the little ratchet.







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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 12:50:47 AM »
Just a guess but it might be an adapter to allow the use of 7/16 drive sockets.

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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 09:18:45 PM »
I had thought it might be an adapter and it's pretty close to 7/16 (0.4375). But there is no obvious means of retaining the socket if it is an adapter.
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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 09:24:19 PM »
might be a male pipe plug socket :P
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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 09:35:44 PM »
A good possibility. I have never seen a pipe plug socket with the rounded end but you could well be right.
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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 11:39:00 PM »
I don't have many old socket tools but I do have 2 different extensions with no detent ball to hold the socket on. What made me think adapter was that it looks just like the drive plug. Is the hole in the side of it threaded for a set screw? One of the extensions I have is like that to hold it onto the drive plug.
I've never seen one like it so am just guessing.

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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 10:40:48 PM »
The hole in the side coincides with the check ball on the 1/4 drive lug.
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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 07:04:54 PM »
Maybe a ratchet plug protector? Yea, thats all I could come up with. Lol

PS. How does one post 9 photos, with the 4 photo limit? If I could get 6 in, I would be happy!Lol

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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 07:25:30 PM »
OK, I've raised the limit to 10 attachments, I hope it doesn't cause problems down the road. If it does, I'll change it back and suggest posting extra attachments in a reply.
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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 07:27:34 PM »
I linked the photos from photobucket. The advantage is the photos display full size and there is no limit how many I can put in a post.

To display an image insert the link surrounded by the tags in the brackets:

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[img]http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae275/thejafe/ratchets/100_2614.jpg[/img]


and produces this

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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 07:37:01 PM »
That is correct, JAFE. If the poster uses that code, any number of photos can be put in the post.
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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 05:11:41 AM »
I linked the photos from photobucket. The advantage is the photos display full size and there is no limit how many I can put in a post. quote]



Thanks for the Tip! Your photos do show up in the perfect size to fill the space. At this point I will stay with what I'm doing, as I dont have photobucket yet. My computer is running on fumes, and I dont know if it will handle another program. I do need to do something to make my pictures a bit larger tho, and will keep working on it.

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Re: Is It A Socket?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011, 12:23:55 PM »
I linked the photos from photobucket. The advantage is the photos display full size and there is no limit how many I can put in a post. quote]



Thanks for the Tip! Your photos do show up in the perfect size to fill the space. At this point I will stay with what I'm doing, as I dont have photobucket yet. My computer is running on fumes, and I dont know if it will handle another program. I do need to do something to make my pictures a bit larger tho, and will keep working on it.

Wayne

You don't need a program to use photobucket. Just upload your photos to their hosting space, and then link to them in your posts. They even give you the "code" to copy and paste so they are inserted into your posts.

It really is easier to do sometimes, rather than uploading photos to your posts from your PC.
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Wards Master Quality 1/2" drive sockets (Need size 5/8), long extension, & speeder handle.
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