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Offline Papaw

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Would you use these?
« on: April 08, 2010, 07:30:13 AM »
Socket labels made of foil with a strong adhesive. I think they would look tacky and not last in serious working conditions.


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Would you use these?
« on: April 08, 2010, 07:30:13 AM »

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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 08:09:39 AM »
Those look like crap! A friend of mine tried a similar product they were useless after a couple of uses. 
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 09:29:49 AM »
Probably not don't need them much for SAE anyway.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 12:08:46 PM »
The guy that bought foil stickers did it because his eyes were getting bad and he didn't want to wear glasses. They worked good for the first couple of uses then they started to rip and peel back. Got real useless real fast after that.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 10:38:55 PM »
nope. i doubt that they would hold up to my brake and carb cleaner.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 01:46:51 AM »
I had a friend that got some, he told me that he was going to use these stickers for his owners mark.  After 2 hours of removing a motor the stickers became an EPIC FAIL. 

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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 02:32:59 PM »
Just as I thought- no good for real working tools. Maybe for the wannabee that shows off his tools and never uses them.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 09:07:40 AM »
From what I've seen that's all they are good for. Of course I've never seen an adhesive that could withstand the immersion in petroleum by products most used tools experience.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 02:55:30 PM »
for my stamped sockets I filled them in with an orange crayon and it works pretty good.

For a more permanent solution I've used that 2-part epoxy mixed with ink from a red pen.  It makes red plastic that you can pour into the stampings.

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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010, 05:05:43 PM »
That sounds like a great idea.

Wish I'd thought of it years ago. I seldom look at the sizes any more just grab and use.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 05:29:57 PM »
That sounds like a great idea.

Wish I'd thought of it years ago. I seldom look at the sizes any more just grab and use.

Ditto -- Over the last 40 years my sockets have always been organized the same way in my various toolboxes. I don't need to look -- 9 times out of ten I grab the right socket (metric or SAE). The only time I have to look, is with a specialty socket or bit.

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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2010, 07:44:23 PM »
Here's a different brand called ToolTagz sold at Northern Tools
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200336614_200336614

I'm not promoting them and I've never used them, but the reviews on Northern seem pretty good.  (one review is curious because it says they are easy to put on and peel off - why would I want them to come off easily??)

The adhesive is made by 3M.
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Re: Would you use these?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 10:44:02 PM »
I don't really see the point. I rarely look at the sizes as I learned to size by sight in my teens.
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