1/2″Hexagonal socket 23MMX39MM (12 pcs)

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A hexagonal socket, commonly known as a hex socket or Allen socket, refers to a type of fastening or tightening tool designed for use with hexagonal (six-sided) fasteners, such as hex bolts or screws. The tool typically consists of a metal cylinder with a hexagonal-shaped opening at one end, allowing it to engage with the corresponding hexagonal head of a fastener. Hex sockets are commonly used with a wrench or a socket wrench to apply torque and tighten or loosen hexagonal fasteners efficiently. The term “hex” is derived from the six-sided shape of the socket or fastener.

1. Made from Chrome Vanadium
2. Heat treated and chrome plated
3. DIN standard
4. Packed by color box 

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Hexagonal socket uses

  1. Automotive Repair: Hexagonal sockets are extensively used in automotive maintenance and repair for tasks such as removing and installing bolts in engines, suspension components, brakes, and other parts of the vehicle.
  2. Furniture Assembly: Many furniture pieces, especially those requiring assembly, use hexagonal-headed bolts. Hex sockets are essential for tightening or loosening these bolts during furniture construction and maintenance.
  3. Home Improvement: Hex sockets are commonly employed in various home improvement projects, such as installing shelves, cabinets, and fixtures. They are also useful for tasks like tightening or loosening nuts and bolts in plumbing or electrical work.
  4. Bicycles and Sporting Equipment: Hex sockets are frequently used in the assembly, maintenance, and repair of bicycles and other sporting equipment. Many bike components, like handlebars, pedals, and derailleur adjustments, are secured with hexagonal bolts.
  5. Appliance Repair: Household appliances often have components secured with hex bolts. Hex sockets are used for maintenance and repair tasks, such as fixing loose handles or adjusting parts in appliances like washing machines, dryers, and ovens.
  6. Construction and Carpentry: In the construction industry, hex sockets find applications in tasks such as assembling scaffolding, tightening bolts in structural elements, and working with various construction materials.
  7. Industrial Machinery Maintenance: Hex sockets are indispensable in the maintenance and repair of industrial machinery. They are used for tasks like tightening or loosening bolts and fasteners in manufacturing equipment.
  8. DIY Projects: Whether it’s building a small piece of furniture, crafting a DIY project, or working on home repairs, hex sockets are a common tool in the toolkit of DIY enthusiasts for various tasks.
  9. Electronic Devices: Some electronic devices, especially those designed for easy user maintenance or upgrades, may use hexagonal bolts. Hex sockets come in handy for tasks like opening the casing or replacing components.
  10. Aerospace Applications: In the aerospace industry, hex sockets are used in the assembly and maintenance of aircraft components, where lightweight yet durable fasteners are commonly employed.
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Safety measures and precautions

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety glasses or goggles, gloves, and work boots to protect yourself from potential hazards.
  2. Inspect the Tool:
    • Before use, inspect the 1/2″ hexagonal socket for any signs of damage, wear, or defects. Ensure that it is in good condition and suitable for the intended task.
  3. Choose the Correct Size:
    • Select the correct size of the hexagonal socket that matches the fastener you are working with. Using the wrong size may damage the tool or the fastener.
  4. Use the Right Tool for the Job:
    • Ensure that the hexagonal socket is the appropriate tool for the task at hand. Using the wrong tool can lead to inefficiency and potential safety hazards.
  5. Apply Proper Technique:
    • Use the hexagonal socket with the appropriate technique. Apply force evenly and avoid using excessive force, as this can lead to over-tightening, stripping of fasteners, or injuries.
  6. Secure the Workpiece:
    • Ensure that the workpiece is securely fastened or held in place before using the hexagonal socket. This helps prevent unexpected movement that could result in injuries.
  7. Use a Stable Work Surface:
    • Work on a stable and level surface. A stable workbench or surface helps prevent slips, trips, and other accidents during tool use.
  8. Avoid Excessive Force:
    • Use the appropriate amount of force necessary for the task. Avoid applying excessive force, as it can lead to loss of control and potential injuries.
  9. Keep Hands Clear:
    • Keep your hands and other body parts clear of the moving parts of the hexagonal socket and the workpiece. Avoid placing your hands in areas where they could get pinched or caught.
  10. Be Mindful of Surroundings:
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Make sure there is enough space to operate the hexagonal socket safely, and be cautious of other workers or obstacles in the vicinity.
  11. Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions:
    • Adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for the specific hexagonal socket you are using. This includes torque specifications and any other relevant safety information.
  12. Disconnect Power Sources:
    • If using a powered tool, make sure it is disconnected from power sources when changing sockets or making adjustments. This prevents accidental starts that could lead to injuries.
  13. Proper Storage:
    • Store the hexagonal socket and other tools in a designated area when not in use. Proper storage helps prevent accidents and keeps the tools in good condition.

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