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  • Remember the Early '70's Craftsman Tool Sets

    One of the first things I bought after moving out from my parents home was the $79. Craftsman Tool set.
    In that set was a very handy set of magnets that would slip up inside a socket to hold the bolt or nut in place. My brother-in-law bought that set but he no longer has his magnets. I told him I would look online for some. I can't find any.
    Are they made by anyone anymore?

  • #2
    Just buy a bunch of neodymium magnets. $4 for a pack 5, 1/2 in magnets.

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    • #3
      I still have mine, in the plastic pouch the came in!!!

      THANX RICH

      People say I'm getting crankier as I get older. That's not it. I just find I enjoy annoying people a lot more now. Especially younger people!!!
      People say I'm getting crankier as I get older. That's not it. I just find I enjoy annoying people a lot more now. Especially younger people!!!

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      • #4
        Never tried theese but the price is right for a test run http://cgi.ebay.com/Magnetic-Socket-...0129%26ps%3D50

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        • #5
          Yep, remember them well....



          Forget the magnets and use a sheet of paper towel.
          Hold the sheet over the end of the socket, stuff the bolt or nut into the socket, then tear off the excess. Cheap and it works!

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          • #6
            I always kept a tool set of the lowest price in my ragged-out Mustang. That way if it got stolen I wouldn't be out too much.

            One day I was changing the water pump (again) in my apartment's parking lot. When I was removing the last bolt, it resisted then felt "funny" as it turned. Of course I had broken the bolt off in the block. This was a disaster! I had no money for a tow or a repair! I reached down to pull the bolt out and it wouldn't budge. I was confused. I happened to look at the socket and it was round on the inside. The cheese-lead alloy socket had stripped out. I borrowed a Craftsman 1/2" socket from my room mate and completed the job.

            The cheese-lead tool set went in the dumpster.

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            • #7
              Canadian Tire sells those inserts still.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Highpower
                Yep, remember them well....



                Forget the magnets and use a sheet of paper towel.
                Hold the sheet over the end of the socket, stuff the bolt or nut into the socket, then tear off the excess. Cheap and it works!

                I always cut a 1/8" or 1/16" strip of electrical tape and put it in one side of the socket. Works quite well and will last for several bolts or nuts. If one isn't enough, put a second one opposite to it.
                Paul A.
                SE Texas

                Make it fit.
                You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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