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post #1 of 6 Old 05-22-2019, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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I came across a set of socket adaptors made by Lisle Tools that seems handy for hard to reach places. Some of you may be unfortunate enough to require the use of something like that.


If you get the full range it will accommodate all the way up to 3/4" taps for engine jobs or whatever your need is.

Irwin tools make some adjustable jaw socket adapters in a set of two that take up to 1/2" taps.

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are they thread restorers?, i think of taps and dies, and these don't remind me of any type of tap i have ever worked with


just though the might be an extension to hold a tap

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Thats what they are, sockets that hold various size taps. Basically when a T-handle won't work. I think what @K16guy was saying is that if you need them, you are already in a less than ideal situation as the T-handle is the right way to go but it won't reach, or get the right angle so you need a solution like this. Or pull the motor. Been there, stared at the problem for several days before pulling the motor (through a very tight engine cowling on a boat).

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I found two piece > https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...A11MV5GMFTPHNO
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I have a set of those, they are a life saver when the need arises.
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are they thread restorers?, i think of taps and dies, and these don't remind me of any type of tap i have ever worked with


just though the might be an extension to hold a tap
They hold the taps, as the t-handle does. Lots of positive reviews on it, some guy on YT that runs a small engine shop uses these and some people on practical machinist forums also use them.

I have some applications where the t-handle won't fit.
  • I bought a spendy air hose reel that was fubar from the factory, I didn't discover it until it was too late to return. So now I have to buy a set of NPT taps & die, either chase the threads or cut new ones. The part needing repair is inside the reel, only a ratchet would fit.

Sometimes it's convenient to fit a tap on a ratchet for some operations, that's what these do.
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