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« on: July 12, 2018, 07:22:48 AM »

I saw John (54bullseys) had a buddy make him a socket wrench for penn handle nuts. Is that a thing?  It sure would be a handy item. Anybody sell those?  Making one is completely out of my wheel house. Thanks Sheridan
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 07:51:02 AM »

Sheridan,
I noticed that too, beautiful tool!  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 08:16:13 AM »

I need 2 of them. 1 for each size Penn Handle Nut. I'm sure that I know people that would also want them.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 08:19:16 AM »

I would want one for sure .............. in each size. This would be a great project for someone.

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 09:03:30 AM »

I want one of each size too!
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 09:04:45 AM »

I saw John (54bullseys) had a buddy make him a socket wrench for penn handle nuts. Is that a thing?  It sure would be a handy item. Anybody sell those?  Making one is completely out of my wheel house. Thanks Sheridan

C'mon Sherinda, when I saw the thread I thought you have some like those for sale

that thing is a real beauty I must say
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 09:50:17 AM »

don't laugh.  i use this.  works pretty well. 

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 09:54:50 AM »

I just use the wrench that comes with the reel or my AT wrench.  But being a tool ho as well as a tackle ho means I should get one if they become available!
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 10:01:11 AM »

don't laugh.  i use this.  works pretty well.  

   Hey...I have one of those things somewhere...Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 10:34:07 AM »

Alan that does not cost nearly enough money !!!  Grin


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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 11:45:44 AM »

don't laugh.  i use this.  works pretty well. 

 Shocked HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 01:50:37 PM »

don't laugh.  i use this.  works pretty well. 
I would have laughed if it was anyone but you.  Does look convenient and quicker than rummaging through a tray of nut drivers and sockets for something simple.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 04:15:55 PM »

Sort of reminds me of the pinclock in my shop.

I have thought about a socket for the cranknuts...

But for me, the problem is that the socket hides the nut.

Generally, after a service, these start easily enough with just my fingers — the threads are soft chrome over brass and short anyway — and I can use the wrench to get the groove lined up for the keeper screw first time.

For removing the nuts, a socket may be better.

But I always go back to Gomer Pyle tightening my wheel lugs with an impact gun.

Not that big of a deal for me, but I still like the idea of a socket for removing the nuts.  As long as no damage occurs to the nut or the handle blade.

Best,

Fred


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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2018, 06:35:46 PM »

I use one as well - i think I got mine at Harbor Freight.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2018, 07:16:47 AM »


I was talking to Alan about asking Tom to machine a bunch of flip sockets (one side is smaller nut, the other side is larger), but after further discussion, it would be cost prohibitive and would not make much sense.
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