Asked by: Hyun Felsenasked in category: General Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
Will a 6 point socket fit a 12 point nut?
Correspondingly, what's the point of 12 point sockets?
12 Point Sockets. The additional points make these sockets easier to connect with the heads of fasteners. This is ideal if you are trying to work on a fastener that is hard to see or you cannot see at all. 12 point sockets are also great for use in tight spaces as they allow you to connect to a fastener at more angles.
One may also ask, how many points is a socket? Sockets are commonly made in both 6-point and 12-point styles. For the best fit, choose a 6-point socket for a 6-point fastener and a 12-point socket for a 12-point fastener. Tekton offers sockets in both varieties.
Similarly, it is asked, can you strip 12 point sockets?
The 12 pt socket is a higher quality. It is less likely to slip or strip the nut. A 6-point socket gets a better grip on the nut and so is less likely to slip and round off the nut corners. I did remember one advantage of the 12-point socket, you can use it on square nuts.
Are 6 point sockets better?
Answer: It's true that 12-point sockets are fine for most lightweight repairs, but heavy wrenching calls for a six-point socket. A six-point socket is much less likely to slip off a stubborn fastener or round over the corners. Here's why: (1) Six-point sockets have thicker walls, so they're less likely to flew.