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Offline J.A.F.E.

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3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« on: September 22, 2009, 02:13:57 AM »
Has anyone ever seen them or know a source for them?
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3/4 Socket Rail Clips
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 09:11:52 AM »
JAFE I always just used magnetic strips for them. Place two 3/8 or 1/2 side by side against each other and they are usually strong enough to hold them.

Or take a piece of plywood and put dowels in it at the appropriate distances.

Any snap on clip strong enough to hold them and you will never get them off.
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 02:24:42 PM »
Saw some at Grainger a few years ago -- but they were close to $80 for two rails. Didn't seem worth it. 

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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 02:37:20 PM »
I used to have a set had to use a small pry bar to get them off once on.
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 04:34:38 PM »
J.A.F.E....................Armstrong has 3/4" clip rails...bar#16-835,clips part#16-847,steel bright plated.

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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 04:43:53 PM »
Are they as tight as the old ones were? They were a bear to get off I gave mine away after spending way too much money on them.
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 05:53:03 PM »
I'm not sure.....I haven't sold any.Just giving part# to J.A.F.E. in case he "finds" some at the flea markets.

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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 06:22:44 PM »
Proto and Williams had them for a time if I remember right.

My only problem was the clips to hold them in place had to be so strong they were a bear to get off. Dry hands they were tough sweat or oil and forget it.

It is some thing I would reccomend try before buy on.

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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 07:23:33 PM »
I don't really have all that many 3/4 just up to 1 9/16 and a few metrics. I was really more interested for the sake of uniformity but doesn't sound like too many good options.

Of course it doesn't matter how tight they are. When you want to get them off the right way just accidentally tilt the thing and every one but the one you want will fall off, mostly onto my foot.

Thanks for the responses.
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 08:34:45 PM »
Ouch Ouch ouch! I've dropped them on my foot before. Thank god for steel toed work boots!
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 08:42:40 PM »
Ouch Ouch ouch! I've dropped them on my foot before. Thank god for steel toed work boots!

Some people make fun  of me  because I wear steel toed boots when working on cars or going to the P&P. Ok maybe it's mostly P.L.D.G. but the toes are scarred up enough for me to know I was smart to wear them.

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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 09:05:01 PM »
Heavy hunks of metal. Falling down fast. Yep I want little extra protection!
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2009, 09:24:20 PM »
Yes, usually my toes are the part of my body I like to keep farthest from my mind.
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 03:14:53 PM »
JAFE,

I don't own many 3/4"-drive sockets, maybe a half dozen or so, but I have noticed that because of the weight of these socket they tend not to slide around in the drawers or float away.  In other words, they stay put all by themselves.
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Re: 3/4 Socket Rail Clips
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2011, 02:19:00 PM »
McMaster Carr sells Proto 3/4" drive clips.

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