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    free sockets, SAE and metric

    Well, I took what I wanted from a garage sale lot. The rest are up for grabs. You pay shipping, otherwise free. Figure a small flat rate box will do it.

    Some are 1/4", some are 3/8", they are all from Asia, but the ones branded "Durex" are actually not bad.

    The left photo is metric, the other is SAE.
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    hey this is whats left,, so what did yu get for your self???
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    a few 1/4" drive US made sockets, and a set of Durex 1/4" drive metric sockets.

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    From the pictures it appears that the ones that are remaining are either worn and or from China - therefore they are useable for fishing weights only. There is nothing worse that trying to use a worn socket. That is why they were in a garage sale.
    They are useful only if they have the name "Snap-on" or "Craftsman" on them.

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    Actually Walter, many of them are brand spanking new, with no wear at all. I don't know what you're looking at, or with which glasses. Obviously, these are not Craftsman or Snap-On. But they are free, so if you don't want them, kindly do not rain on someone else's opportunity. Not all of us can afford Craftsman or Snap-On, and for the occasional user, these will do just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Not all of us can afford Craftsman or Snap-On,
    Truer words were never spoken. Me, I don't have a single one of either of these brands in my shop. And yet somehow, perhaps by magic or simple incantations, bolts and nuts manage to get turned and tightened. Just like in Harry Potter, I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Mearkle View Post
    ...They are useful only if they have the name "Snap-on" or "Craftsman" on them.
    That's your opinion, but your opinion is wrong. As Bill pointed out, there are plenty of other sockets that will remove or install a hexagonal fastener. They may not be the best, but they will work.

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    I have a set of Craftsman sockets and combos I carry in the truck tool box. In my garage are several sets of El Cheapo import sockets and combos that I use frequently and have for years. No complaints. They function as intended.
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    Hey, those are the types of tools I bought for my daughter's tool boxes. Told them to stay out of mine and use theirs. Quit losing so many tools and didn't find so many laying around after that either! Those el cheapo's are what I carry on the tractor so if I lose them, I don't lose much. But they do fill a niche!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Those el cheapo's are what I carry on the tractor so if I lose them, I don't lose much.
    I was just going to post the same thing. I figured that's why they made them. They do what is ask of them, if you loose one, you don't have to take out a loan to replace it.
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