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I have just put an order in to Amazon for some cordless drill socket adaptors. I never thought about them before but there are about twelve 13mm nuts on my chipper that I have to undo to get the blades out to sharpen them. It is extremely labourious and awkward as the nuts are not captive and it needs two hands. I was trying to fabricate a socket drive to fit my drill and could not fathom it so I looked on Amazon for inspiration. I immediately found purpose made adaptors for all my sockets and I bought a set for £4.

Now I may well have to do the first loosen by hand but the drill will spin off the rather long bolts cutting the time and effort considerably. Why had I not thought of that before? The tyre places undo wheel nuts with cordless.

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It's cheatin' Walt!
You have to do it the hard way!
(I've got an air ratchet from Aldi IIRC as well that's handy for some jobs)
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link goes to ebay, search not amazon, interested to see the adapters
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etaf wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:21 pm
link goes to <span class="skimwords-potential">ebay</span><span style="position: absolute;"></span><span style="position: absolute;"></span>, search not amazon, interested to see the adapters
The link is automatically added by the forum software, much like the ebay link in your post.
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OK, thanks, Just the post says AMAZON Socket Adapters and thats not the link, so i assumed was not automatic
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Post by dewaltdisney »

Ha ha Yes Dave, I did think that. I felt the same when I did short sections of coving when I put that up and could not lift a full length with adhesive on any longer. I thought about an air ratchet but then I thought it would be more faff getting the compressor out :lol:

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Here you are Etaf this is like what I got https://cpc.farnell.com/hilka-tools/379 ... ckv=aF9QbZ

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Post by etaf »

thanks, very useful, i use them a lot, things like getting the blade off a lawnmower and various other jobs.
I also got some impact sockets with a set, which means i have used these type of screws, where before i would probably added a washer
https://www.screwfix.com/p/turbocoach-c ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Post by Bob225 »

1/2 drive impact does the trick

I have a set or 2 of these knocking about https://www.toolstation.com/hex-socket- ... set/p31432
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Damn, I never thought to look there Bob, I could have got them today rather than Friday.

Still, I never knew they existed prior to seeing them on Amazon this morning.

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Post by Dave54 »

I've got a couple of 1/4" square adaptors like those, but at that price I'll get a set the next time I'm over there.
Like you say Walt, it's the ones where there are multiple bolts where they'd be handy, and they're always ready to go with the drill.
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I have got more impatient undoing nuts. I have a flexi drive somewhere which might work if needed. Ha ha

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:30 pm
I have got more impatient undoing nuts. I have a flexi drive somewhere which might work if needed. Ha ha

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TBH, I haven't got the patience for chucking spanners about that I had at one time, full stop.
I used to be well into it, and did it for a job as well, industrial electrics is lots of spanner type work at times.
These days, if there's an easy way to do it I'm all for it. I really haven't got the "go" that I had at one time. Partly my own fault, but life has got easier over the years, and I've got softer!
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I am in that club :lol:

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Post by wine~o »

dewaltdisney, I've had a set of those for a few years now, Doing bath taps replacement and the nut furthest away was completely seized. none of my usual tools would give me enough Oooomph to undo it, and very limited space. 30mm deep socket from halfords and the 1/2inch drive in my Hitachi combi had it off in a trice. Not had to use them since.
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