Latest opinions on socket clip/ bars?

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  1. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    So who likes what? I have some, some good, some bad. Of course "the good ones" I don't remember, and have no idea where I got 'em, and over the years, they may have changed, anyhow.

    I just bought 'one', a plastic Husky 3/8" at HD for 7 bucks. They have solid "plug ins" with a spring ball just like an extension. They fit good, I don't know how great they are

    Others?

    I've looked at HF "I don't think so, Tim"

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  2. jos51700

    jos51700 Green Bearing thread connoisseur

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    Mac had steel ones that use the little spring clips, holds several rows at a time.I like them because they're portable. And they'd sell bags of just the clips.
     
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    Creedmoor Recovering Fordaholic

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    I love my magnetic Craftsman socket holders.
     
  4. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    How expensive are they?
     
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    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I don't need, nor particularly want magnetic. I certainly don't want the sockets becoming magnetised. Are they hardy? Sockets easy to remove yet stay on, etc?
     
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    bruceo2011 Still waiting for Y2K

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    This is my choice.
     
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    charger426 Well-Known Member

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    I have sets that have the size marked on the stems the sockets go over. Makes it easy for the wife to find the size I want.
     
  8. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I did Google and found a thread from 014 at the Garage Journal. Some of the links are dead already, LMAO
     
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    SIX225 Well-Known Member

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    I have had the HF ones for years. The price is right and I liked them better than the Craftsman ones when I bought them. The Craftsman ones held the sockets too tight and were hard to get off when your hands are greasy.
     
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    6pk2goDemon Mopar Mod Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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  11. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    But do they stay on when you want them? The ones I looked at did not look very impressive. On the other hand, "they are cheap." It would not cost very much to try them

    What I want is something "hardy" that can live in the tool box. We are not talking about "bench" work. We are talking about being bounced around in the pickup and so on.
     
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    R72Demon Well-Known Member

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    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    The last tools I got as a set, I got from a local Mac Tools dealer who sells Grey Pneumatic tools. They come in their own blow molded plastic case, which I am beginning to prefer over socket rail.......and I have a LOT of socket rails. Although imported, they are pretty high quality. I like them.

    http://www.gpsocket.com/
     
  14. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Well I ended up buying one set of the plastic ones at HD. Then I went out to Sears, and bought some of their plastic ones, which are same as HD. I bought some of the Craftsman metal ones which I returned. They need hammer, chisels, a hoist, and vise grips to get the sockets off!!!!

    For now, I guess "I'm happy" LOL
     
  15. Graminizer

    Graminizer The "Big G"

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    Check these out....I made them and love them!

     
  16. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    I got a cheap Alltrade tool kit for Christmas many years ago. In that kit were these socket strips. Ive looked everywhere for them and can find them any longer. They are flexible and hold the sockets firmly. So far I have not found a socket brand that has not fit in them. They are not to stiff like some of the screwdriver bit holders I've seen. I have them in 3/8 & 1/4 standard and metric. The metric ones are yellow. Unfortunately like I said, I cant find them anywhere, so its not a lot of help. However if you do run across them its an idea.

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    That video of the socket strips above is pretty cool, and a very nice way to store them in a box. However, its not something I would throw in a bag and head to the junkyard with. I just dont think the sockets would stay on those rails very well if you banged it around. I havent had good luck with those metal rails.
     
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  17. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Those look great but I wanted something more portable. So far I've gotten a couple at Sears and a couple at HD, and they are "OK"
     
  18. fklskv

    fklskv Well-Known Member

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    image.jpeg I like this type the best. Makes it easy to see the sizes too. Ones like these with the longer post seem to be better
     
  19. diymirage

    diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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    I have one toolbox where I bought a few of the hand held strip (I think they were Stanley) with the yellow rubber handle
    just the metal strips with the springy metal that goes into the socket
    cut of the handle and bolted the strips down to the bottom of the toolbox
    I and flip that box upside down and those sockets will not move

    basically the same as the rails in post 15, but mounted to the toolbox
     
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