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Old 07-11-2004, 09:47 PM
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Does anyone know where I can buy on the net or otherwise 3/8 and 1/2 drive spline sockets besides SnapOn which I cannot afford? Google search reveals mostly SnapOn and #5 spline drives from places like Wright.
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Old 07-11-2004, 10:59 PM
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What is a "drive spline" socket?

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Old 07-12-2004, 08:04 AM
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Think auto drive shaft to transmission. That's a spline shaft. A spline socket is the same thing but used for smaller (anywhere from 3/8" to about 5/8") bolts that have a spline head. I guess to keep people out of the product--but ya know how we are--take it apart and put it back together. If any parts remain put them in the parts buckets for the next time.
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:37 AM
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Hmm, I was thinking maybe it was some sort've Torx fastener tool. I have had a few drive shafts come apart...still when you get one of these sockets could you post or e-mail me a pic. Thanks.

ah-so, I see (checked out catalog posted over on Hobart), interesting, dont have any of those fasteners yet so wont need to be adding to the tool box.

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Old 07-12-2004, 11:07 AM
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Grumpy, what Wright calls a spline drive and what SnapOn (loved by lesbians world wide) called FlankDrive is essentially the same thing. SnapOn's patent on this design ran out a while back, so other manufacturers are now making the same wrench.
There are also Torx sockets on the market now, but manufacture is very limited.
If Wright makes what you are looking for, buy Wright, their warranty is excellent, and their quality seems superior to SnapOn.
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:49 PM
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Franz,

Thanks. Looks like I'm going to have to go with Wright. Nothing local in this stupid big town. I guess that way all the manufactures are outta here. Thanks again.
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