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Snap-On Hex Drive Sockets #5454774 06/15/20 08:39 PM
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This is a really, really weird question I realize, but I recently picked up a Snap-on V-21A valve adjusting tool. I bought it on Ebay, and it came with a 5/8" socket attached. I didn't think anything of it as all the ones I've seen have a standard(I think) 1/2" drive, albeit I think only a Snap-On socket will fit properly. Still, that's not a big deal-used Snap-On sockets are cheap.

It arrived, and has a strange hex drive socket. Looking around a bit, it seems that the change from hex drive to square drive on this particular tool was made in 1939.

That's good and well, except for my uses I need a 1/2" socket.

Given that these can be had reliably for $20-30 on Ebay, I'm wondering if I should stick this one on the shelf as as an interesting curio, or if it's worth tracking down a socket for it. Does anyone know if these hex drive sockets had any application other than this, or otherwise if there's any hope of finding one.


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Re: Snap-On Hex Drive Sockets [Re: bunnspecial] #5454806 06/15/20 09:29 PM
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Scroll about half way down this page. It shows exactly what you need. Finding it is the hard part.
http://alloy-artifacts.org/snapon-bluepoint-tools-p4.html


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Re: Snap-On Hex Drive Sockets [Re: Blkstanger] #5454818 06/15/20 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Blkstanger
Scroll about half way down this page. It shows exactly what you need. Finding it is the hard part.
http://alloy-artifacts.org/snapon-bluepoint-tools-p4.html


Thanks a bunch!

That page gave V-160 as the p/n for the hex drive 1/2" socket. 5 minutes later, I had one on the way for $15 shipped thanks to the wonderful world of Ebay.

I was surprised-there were several listed, but that was the least expensive(not by a dramatic amount).


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Re: Snap-On Hex Drive Sockets [Re: bunnspecial] #5454832 06/15/20 09:58 PM
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Glad I could help.


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