2 FYI - Removing Locking Bolts

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Wed Nov 10 22:52:03 EST 2004

Hmmmmmmm.  Let me elaborate as I now see the point of the 12 "point" socket 
(use)....as in Chris' post below. Using the 12 points as tangs to grip the bolt 
head: then yes, 12 points be better.
I was referring to the flat sides of a bolt head where the 6 point would make 
more flush contact with the head sides.....better against "rounding the 
corners" of the bolt head and more surface contact to bolt head, per socket.

Like using your fingers, 12 would be better grip than 6.
-Scott sorry, my interpretation was bad.

In a message dated 11/10/2004 9:07:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
thorp at spacia.org writes:
> Scott,
> At least in my experience, locking bolts don't have 6 sides to grip.  
> (Would kind of defeat the purpose)  The 12 point sockets have points 
> instead of just flats and corners.  Mitchell's wrench was using the 
> socket to "make" sides on the bolt -- it seems like the 12 sider (with 
> it's points) would do a better job than a 6 sider. 
> My 2 cents,

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