Author Topic: Non-metal socket tool  (Read 305 times)

pringe

Non-metal socket tool
« on: February 21, 2021, 11:44:34 AM »
I've occasionally seen people using some kind of non-metal (plastic?) socket sets to remove things like jack socket nuts etc which won't damage/mark any chassis/enclosures - I would like to get some but I can't remember what they are called! Could someone remind me? Thanks!


iainpunk

Re: Non-metal socket tool
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 12:00:15 PM »
i use electrical tape for that, i have a dedicated mini pipe wrench which i covered with shrink wrap and electrical tape, so i don't scratch up enclosures. works great!

a friend of mine builds modular synth units, he uses 3D printed wrench sockets.

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Andon

Re: Non-metal socket tool
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 12:04:07 PM »
I think you might be looking for these:

Rocket Sockets

For what it's worth, I have a set and they're great!
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pringe

Re: Non-metal socket tool
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 02:38:42 PM »
Yes that's exactly it! Thanks :)


davent

Re: Non-metal socket tool
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 04:06:26 PM »
I cut holes in strips of transparent film that are slightly larger then the various nuts used on pedal building, slip one around the nut i need to tighten and it prevents the socket from coming into contact with the enclosure. Olfa circle cutter works great.

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bluebunny

Re: Non-metal socket tool
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 06:05:32 AM »
Fuzz Dog also carries the Rocket Sockets (although they're out of stock atm.) - for those of us this side of the Atlantic.
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amptramp

Re: Non-metal socket tool
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 05:47:42 PM »
Heathkit used to provide a red plastic nutdriver with all the kits that used nuts (and that was most of them until they went to plastic chassis.  You might find one around somewhere - I used to have several but they have gone AWOL.  They were not great for doing a final tightening but they could get you most of the way there.