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Old 03-30-2019, 04:35 PM
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So I used a speed wrench at work for 90% of my job. Another tech borrowed it and lost it. I gathered up the needed parts to replace it and assembled the parts. Everything works great EXCEPT for the extension. The socket used was an impact socket and I should have known better, but I needed to get to work.

Whats the best way to snug up the joint?

I cant weld it cause I need to separate the joint to fit in the toolbox after my shift. I'm thinking of adding a weld bead and file flat(on 3 sides) or maybe drill and tap for a set screw. What do you guys think?
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So I used a speed wrench at work for 90% of my job. Another tech borrowed it and lost it. I gathered up the needed parts to replace it and assembled the parts. Everything works great EXCEPT for the extension. The socket used was an impact socket and I should have known better, but I needed to get to work.

Whats the best way to snug up the joint?

I cant weld it cause I need to separate the joint to fit in the toolbox after my shift. I'm thinking of adding a weld bead and file flat(on 3 sides) or maybe drill and tap for a set screw. What do you guys think?
A little spray paint inside the square hole and it should fit tighter.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:12 PM
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Nah, paint wont be enough, too much slop in the joint. I may just be better off cutting off the clapped out impact socket and welding another on.

Ill try to post a pic after I start my shift tonight.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:32 PM
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At the end of the ext, there is 3-4 inches of travel.
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At the end of the ext, there is 3-4 inches of travel.
Cut it off and weld another proper fitting socket on it, or drill it and push pin it.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:58 PM
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I might have a suggestion if I understood what you are talking about. Am I the only one who doesn't get it here?
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...Am I the only one who doesn't get it here?
Nope...
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:31 PM
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Too much slop in the joint where the ext meets the speed wrench, not sure how thats confusing.

Anyhoo, I tried some shim stock and its better, not sure how to keep it there though.

Looks like I'll have to drill and tap it for a set screw or two.
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Just do what wolf said cut it off and weld on good end on
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:05 PM
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Harbor freight has extension with a locking end to hold sockets on. Here

The socket is held on the extension and when you want it off slip the ring back and it comes off.

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