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Finding a 21mm deep 6-point socket...

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by JKD, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Aug 3, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    JKD

    JKD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I always keep a torque wrench and a 6-point deep socket for my lug nuts in my vehicles.

    My previous daily driver had 3/4" lug nuts. The Tacoma nuts are 21mm (maybe 13/16?).

    I tried Ace Hardware, True Value, Sears, Sutherlands, Wal-Mart, and an independent store--no luck. Some had 12-point sockets, some had 6pt short sockets, but no one had a 6pt deep well.

    I was about to pay $8 shipping to get one freaking socket, when my wife suggested that I look at Autozone. I didn't think I'd find one there, but what the heck...and, what do you know, they had two to choose from, both with "lifetime" warranties, both exactly what I was looking for.

    How weird that I would find what I was looking for at Autozone and not at one of the stores that carries full lines of hand tools.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    TengoTaco

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    Wow, i would have put money on sears... Is yours a smaller sears?
     
  3. Aug 3, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    hmm..thats odd. They usually have them since there a popular size. and yes, the tacomas are a 21MM or 13/16"

    I got mine from my matco dealer thou since with my ivan stewart wheels I need thinwall.
     
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    JKD

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    Yeah, our "Sears" is one of the small, franchised stores. The closest full Sears is about a 45 minute drive from here.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    I got mine at Pep Boys or Autozone. Mine is an impact socket and works great with the torque wrench.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    OP.. do you have a NAPA nearby? The tools they carry have a lifetime warranty like Sears last time I checked.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Most 21mm deep sockets are gonna be for an Impact. Check Sears, and look in the Impact socket section.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Sears...http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00916081000P?keyword=21mm+deep+socket
     
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    it's hard to find metric 6pt sockets above 19mm. i have up to 24mm in six point chrome, but have to get impact sockets if i want 6pt above that. i believe snap-on, cornwell, and maybe mac or matco may have them...but too much $$. i've been wanting a set of 6pt metric wrenches for some time now...craftsman has them. what's with the 12pt anyways? like i need extra help rounding off a nut or bolt head.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Aug 6, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    I did find two at Autozone--brands I hadn't heard of, but reasonably well made (did not appear to be super-ultra-cheap construction). "Lifetime warranty", but who knows...for less than $7 I'm not going to worry too much.

    I saw the online options, but check out the shipping costs. I didn't price out Sears, but a couple of other places wanted to charge me $8-$10 for the socket, and another $8 for shipping.
     
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