When access is difficult, turn to these ultra-low-profile socket sets
These two new socket sets from Laser Tools are ideal when space is restricted and there is just not enough room to get a socket over the fastener. They both feature super-short sockets combined with the Laser Tools Go’thru design that lets you reach fixings that even conventional deep sockets cannot reach.
The ½" drive low-profile dual-drive socket set (part number 7103) features 19 ultra-low-profile sockets that are hex-driven and fit in the low-profile 72-teeth ratchet. For example, a standard 17mm socket fitted to a standard-sized ratchet will typically measure a depth of around 60mm; in this set the depth of the 17mm socket and ratchet together is just 35mm. Additionally, the Go’thru design lets the socket and ratchet driver run down the length of the threaded bolt or screw to reach the fastener. Particularly suited for adjusting tappets, handbrake mechanisms or suspension bushes where access is needed to hold the threaded rod as the adjusting or securing nut is tightened. Socket sizes included: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 24mm, 27mm, 30mm and 32mm. The set also includes a quick-release ½" drive adaptor for standard sockets and two extension bars (125 & 250mm) with wobble-ends for increased versatility in difficult to access areas. A ½" drive universal joint is also included.
The low profile dual-drive socket set (part number 7068) features 13 super-short 3/8" drive sockets which feature the Go’thru design (8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 19mm, 21mm and 22mm). A quick-release 3/8" drive adaptor, two 3/8" drive extension bars (75 & 150mm) plus a 3/8" drive universal joint are also included.
These sets are incredibly useful, especially on older cars that were not always designed with access in mind, and for classic cars, where often a variety of fastener types are used on one vehicle. Professional tools for the professional technician.
Posted on Thursday 20 September 2018