What is better 6-point or 12 point?
Answer: It’s true that 12-point sockets are fine for most lightweight repairs, but heavy wrenching calls for a six-point socket. A six-point socket is much less likely to slip off a stubborn fastener or round over the corners. Here’s why: (1) Six-point sockets have thicker walls, so they’re less likely to flew.
What is the difference between a 6pt and 12 pt socket?
A 6-point end is hexagonal in shape—it has six points, or vertices, evenly spaced at 60 degree increments around a circle. A 12-point end is a double-hexagon (sometimes called “double-hex”)—it has 12 points, or vertices, evenly spaced at 30 degree increments around a circle.
Are impact sockets stronger than regular sockets?
Well, if you don’t own impact tools you probably don’t need both. In most situations it is that simple. However, I’ve often found that impact sockets have a slightly stronger fit than the standard sockets—old tools, high-end tools produced here or there; it didn’t seem to matter.
What sockets are used for ARP bolts?
ARP 12-point connecting rod bolts offer much need space and help by taking off a little rod weight as well. A 6-point socket should be used on 6-point fasteners and 12-point sockets on 12-point fasteners.
What are 5 point sockets used for?
5-Point Sockets These sockets fit the nuts found on water and gas valves. Use with hand-driven tools only.
What is the point of a spline socket?
A spline socket is designed to tighten and un-tighten spline fasteners but is also ideal for use on 4-point, 6-point (hex) and 12-point (bi-hex) fasteners, making them a useful socket to use across multiple shaped fasteners.
What are e star sockets?
Product Overview. External star sockets are designed for mechanics to replace and remove Torx-type fasteners in motorcycles and other vehicles with ease! Each socket is constructed to withstand the high-force of impact drivers and coated to resist rust.