Post by Fraser Johnston Post by Champ
If a vehicle uses imperial fasteners, then I sure as hell ain't going
to be working on it.
Almost +1. My imperial shit is sitting in the bottom draw of my tool
cab gathering dust. All the metric stuff is on a rail in the drawer.
The irony is I have a drawer for 3/8ths and 1/4" stuff and another
drawer for the 1/2" stuff.
I bought a big flate plate fitted with four rails the other week, and
all my 3/8" gear went on that: had to re-clip the rails as two of them
came supplied with 1/2" and 1/4" clips. The only sockets left in the
drawer are the odd-bod ones that come in handy twice a year or so, the
fuckoff big stuff (25mm and above) and the 1/4" gear that gets used
twice a year too.
I invested in a 3/8" drive 1/4" hex socket a couple of months ago, so I
could drive screwdriver bits and suchlike with a ratchet if I need to -
but the vendor sent me the preceding catalogue number item, a 1/4" drive
version. When I raised it, he sent out the right one, and told me to
keep the wrong 'un as it wasn't worth the postage to him. They've both
been in use several times now, so I offered to pay him for the 1/4" one
- he told me not to be daft and gave me a 25% off next order code. A
Not only that, but I came across a Jubilee (Gubile, for the older hands)
clip I couldn't undo the other day: I never use a screwdriver for them,
as I've stabbed hands/hoses/paintwork enough times now, TYVM. I use the
ever-handy Snap-On flexible drive onna screwdriver handle, (which has
resisted 25 years of ginger abuse) fitted with a 6mm 3/8" drive socket.
This fits the hex on 80-odd% of Gubiles, the remainder (yes, apart from
the non-hex ones, but they go binwards, fast) seem to be either 5mm or
7mm and I have sockets for them too, natch.
Anyway, there was a pair of clips on a fuel hose and the 6mm socket slid
around on the hex, but only just iyswim. The 5mm wouldn't go on. Arse!
I wonder ... I wondered, so I tried the shiny new 1/4" hex bit holder -
No matter how big a man's toolkit, there's always space for more, it
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