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  • Quick question for the tool buffs.

    First year apprentice electrician checking in. Just bought this Kinchrome 3/8 Socket set. Imperial and metric. Before I open it, was it worth getting imperial and metric or should I just have bought metric?

    Just gonna be used for unistrut, dynabolts etc.


  • #2
    If you take it back I assure you that you will need an imperial socket next week.
    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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    • #3
      you already got it so it cant hurt to have both just keep it.

      most stuff is metric but you get the odd bit of imperial shit had a set of Allen keys never used the imperial ones, till Sunday shaft on the power steering pump had an imperia allen key every thing else was metric.
      In a Land Rover your car is the crumple zone.

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      • #4
        Yep keep it as its got the accessories and many you'll need.

        Next step, buy a deep Metric 3/8, 8mm-19mm sockets only set.

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        • #5
          Nah youll need them one day, might be handy to get imperial and metric allen keys aswell up to 10mm / 3/8 for when you might one day terminate industrial breakers or service tilt pole lights.
          "Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it's a beautiful day"

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          • #6
            Get some Gearwrenches
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            • #7
              Ratchet spanners +1

              Can never have enough tools. I've got that same socket set

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              • #8
                Well its opened now. Thanks for the advice everyone. Apart from a few things I don't need for myself yet like a laser level I've now got every tool my tradie has in his van.

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                • #9
                  Imperial sockets can be really handy on metric bolts too, if you roud a metric bolt you can get lucky with some imperial sizes getting the job done with a little tap.

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                  • #10
                    as an app sparky, do you get that gov assistance for tools?

                    most tool suppliers do apprentice packs.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by potato View Post
                      as an app sparky, do you get that gov assistance for tools?

                      most tool suppliers do apprentice packs.
                      Yeah, $800 after 3 months then $1000 at the end of each year. I didn't go for the apprentice packs I've just bought stuff as funds allow. Here's my tool kit 8 months into my apprenticeship. Hammer drill, angle grinder and socket set look brand new because they are!

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                      • #12
                        Ratcheting spanners are a god send and a must for any tool box.. Make sure you get offset ones and switchable.

                        Im a big fan of Kinchrome of late. Quality tools at fair prices.

                        Something like this would be suitable for you im sure. KINCROME Tools & Equipment - Product Catalogue

                        Also T bar allen keys are better than normal ones for most jobs.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fozzy View Post
                          Ratcheting spanners are a god send and a must for any tool box.. Make sure you get offset ones and switchable.

                          Im a big fan of Kinchrome of late. Quality tools at fair prices.

                          Something like this would be suitable for you im sure. KINCROME Tools & Equipment - Product Catalogue

                          Also T bar allen keys are better than normal ones for most jobs.
                          Why do I hate you right now? Next pay those ratchet spanners will be joining the crew! What do you think about the ones with the flexible heads?

                          I also want a set of these. I used these the other day and can't recommend them enough.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Speed Dealer. View Post
                            Yeah, $800 after 3 months then $1000 at the end of each year. I didn't go for the apprentice packs I've just bought stuff as funds allow. Here's my tool kit 8 months into my apprenticeship. Hammer drill, angle grinder and socket set look brand new because they are!

                            Wow, they stepped the $$'s up, at last.

                            I dont see a set of these young fella.



                            Double as very useful on the bike as well.
                            They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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                            • #15
                              Buy these, WRENCHES > Ratcheting > Reversible Combination > | GearWrenchâ„¢
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