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Craftsman  Finger Grip Socket Adapter, 3 Pk.

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Color/Finish: Multi color

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This 3-pack of socket adapters includes a 1/4 in. male to 1/4 in. female, 1/4 in. male to 1/4 in. hex female, and a 3/8 in. male to 1/4 in. hex female.

  • Allows access into tight areas using 1/4 in. & 3/8 in. sockets
  • Diamond knurl allows for sure grip
  • Color anodized aluminumallows for easy identification
  • Patent Pending

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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8 Reviewers (73.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Handi-man
Mar 27 , 2014
Made in the USA
These are great for placing between a socket and extension to give you something to grip when threading on a nut or bolt. You can leave it in place during the remainder of your ratcheting but they do not have a locking mechanism to keep it securely attached to the socket. These are not ratcheting mechanisms so don't be misled. They are only knurled attachments to help you turn sockets more easily. It you have socket sets with knurled ends these are overkill. The 1/4" & 3/8" adapters are great but I absolutely don't get the 1/4" male by 1/4" hex bit adapter at all since I will never drive a socket with a 1/4" hex bit. If it were a 1/4" female by 1/4" hex bit adapter I could see it being useful since it would allow you to ratchet drive standard hex bits. You could use it to turn 1/4" hex screwdriver style bits but what good is a 1/4" male socket end sticking up in your palm of your hand going to do for you. This is obviously something Craftsman threw in the package to make it look like you are getting more to justify the cost or a clever way for a designer that made a huge mistake by specifying male instead of female when ordering from the tool supplier. The real deal would have been to include a 1/2" adapter exactly like the other two so you would cover all three normal sizes from 1/4 to 3/8 to 1/2" With that said I got the set for half price and am happy with the two normal sizes and will allow the absolutely useless one that I described to collect some serious dust. The only thing I will say is that I do not recommend you pay full price for this set since one item is useless. If you get it for less then buy it. If you already have knurled sockets then don't even think about it.
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tickyul
Sep 19 , 2012
UM.....not very great engineering.
First off, I own quite a bit of Craftsman tools, they are pretty good for the most part. BUT....this tool in poorly designed in my opinion. The components are actually good quality. The shaft that holds the socket/bits is sturdy and I could see it holding up to a lot of torque....probably last a long time. The knurled ring that goes around the shaft is also sturdy, easy to grip and has great knurling. Here is the problem.....both the grip and the shaft do not have a locking fit. Yes......both are round and the only thing that keeps the shaft ring from turning on the shaft is GLUE..........WTF???? I took this tool home and tried it........THE RING STARTED SLIPPING ON THE SHAFT. No, I did not apply a ton of torque. Craftsman should have used the same design, BUT they should have used a locking fit. Pretty dumb engineering if you ask me.
 

EDA75

Silver Spring, MD

Jul 18 , 2014
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Good Quality

These adapter feel well made. They were heavier than I expected, so I hope that translates into a well made product. I have not had a need to used them yet, but two features I like. First, they are color coded, which will make identifying them in the future easier. Second, the etching on the edge gives a good grip. Overall pleased, and would suggest to a friend.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sharky3127

Summerland Key, FL

Mar 28 , 2014
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Handy finger socket adapters

These finger grip sockets are a great addition to my tool collection.I use them daily for starting bolts, screws, and attaching a ratchet to them.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Handi-man

Fairfield, CA

Mar 27 , 2014
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Made in the USA

These are great for placing between a socket and extension to give you something to grip when threading on a nut or bolt. You can leave it in place during the remainder of your ratcheting but they do not have a locking mechanism to keep it securely attached to the socket. These are not ratcheting mechanisms so don't be misled. They are only knurled attachments to help you turn sockets more easily. It you have socket sets with knurled ends these are overkill. The 1/4" & 3/8" adapters are great but I absolutely don't get the 1/4" male by 1/4" hex bit adapter at all since I will never drive a socket with a 1/4" hex bit. If it were a 1/4" female by 1/4" hex bit adapter I could see it being useful since it would allow you to ratchet drive standard hex bits. You could use it to turn 1/4" hex screwdriver style bits but what good is a 1/4" male socket end sticking up in your palm of your hand going to do for you. This is obviously something Craftsman threw in the package to make it look like you are getting more to justify the cost or a clever way for a designer that made a huge mistake by specifying male instead of female when ordering from the tool supplier. The real deal would have been to include a 1/2" adapter exactly like the other two so you would cover all three normal sizes from 1/4 to 3/8 to 1/2" With that said I got the set for half price and am happy with the two normal sizes and will allow the absolutely useless one that I described to collect some serious dust. The only thing I will say is that I do not recommend you pay full price for this set since one item is useless. If you get it for less then buy it. If you already have knurled sockets then don't even think about it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Beernose

Lake in the Hills, IL

Feb 2 , 2014
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Nice but odd

These work very well, but its odd that the 3/8 adapter is not like the 1/4 adapter. The 1/4 adapter has a square receiver so you can connect your ratched directly to it to break a bolt free or give the last little snug. But the 3/8 adapter has a hex receiver. Very odd. And the third one is a hex to 1/4 adapter. Not sure that I'd ever need that one unless I loose the regular 1/4 adapter.


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DOOM666

Lancaster, OH

Mar 6 , 2013
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Finger Grip Socket Adapter, 3 Pk.

GREAT PRICE.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tickyul

San Diego, CA

Sep 19 , 2012
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UM.....not very great engineering.

First off, I own quite a bit of Craftsman tools, they are pretty good for the most part. BUT....this tool in poorly designed in my opinion. The components are actually good quality. The shaft that holds the socket/bits is sturdy and I could see it holding up to a lot of torque....probably last a long time. The knurled ring that goes around the shaft is also sturdy, easy to grip and has great knurling. Here is the problem.....both the grip and the shaft do not have a locking fit. Yes......both are round and the only thing that keeps the shaft ring from turning on the shaft is GLUE..........WTF???? I took this tool home and tried it........THE RING STARTED SLIPPING ON THE SHAFT. No, I did not apply a ton of torque. Craftsman should have used the same design, BUT they should have used a locking fit. Pretty dumb engineering if you ask me.


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brokentools

Glen Carbon, IL

Mar 10 , 2012
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light and simple

Light and simple says it all, the grip edge is huge also. I often use an extension bar for this purpose, but these fit in tight spots better and are lighter. Also they have the female option to put a driver in them. I wish there was a 1/2 one, but I think sears has a bigger one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DocRonk

Burnsville, MN

Jul 21 , 2011
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Craftsman Finger Grip Socket Adapter was exactly what I, wanted

Thes little guys are great for tight places where the screw, nut, or bolt is too tight to turn with ones fingers but too loose so a ratchet will not work.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bfaye251

las vegas, NV

Apr 2 , 2011
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great for tight spaces

This works really well in tight spaces and can attach a 1/4" socket to the opposite side if you have the space to give you better leverage.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Steelman

Colorado Springs, CO

Dec 7 , 2007
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Great for tight, hard to get places!

I was so glad that I found these. They are great for hard to get to places that you can get you fingers in but not a big screwdriver. These are inexpensive for the value. Great for automotive, motorcycles and ATV's in the tight places. All types of screwdriver bits you use with your cordless drill will fit in one end and 1/4" drive extension in the other. The color coding has made it easy for me to identify different bits used. You'll buy more than one, I did.


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