2007 - Volume #31, Issue #1, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Magnetic Socket Inserts"Our new magnetic socket inserts work great for holding bolts in hard-to-reach places," says Bob Vasichek, Vasichek Enterprises, Michigan, N. Dak.
The removable poly inserts contains a strong neodymium magnet that's designed to securely hold nuts, bolts and self-tapping screws. The inserts are slightly oversized for the socket, so when you push the insert into the socket the insert fits in tight.
"It'll hold a bolt as straight as an arrow, no matter what angle you're holding the socket at," says Vasichek. "It works great for getting bolts started and especially shines with burrs because it'll keep the burr in the socket without it falling out.
"To remove the insert, you take a blunt object such as a bolt, stick it through the ratchet end of the socket and push the insert back out. "A lot of guys put the inserts into a set of sockets and leave them in there permanently," says Vasichek.
Standard magnetic socket inserts are available in sets of nine from 3/8 to 7/8 in. Metric sets contain 10 pieces from 10 through 19. These sets sell for $9.95 including S&H and fit 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2-in. drive sockets.
A combination set is available which has both standard and metric inserts. This 19-piece set sells for $17.95 including S&H.
The inserts are also available from Sears.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vasichek Enterprises, LLC, P.O. Box 197, Michigan, N. Dak. 58259 (ph 701 259-2288; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.brocket.net).
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