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Old 12-20-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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Arrow Alkendesign: Drop what you're doing and buy this!

Unless you are in the middle of performing open heart or brain surgery, take 5 minutes and check out this awesome socket set from S-K.

This kit is so new, very few retailers have listed it yet. In one box, you get both fractional and metric sockets, in both standard and deep sizes. You get a 3/8" Drive SK Palm Control ratchet ($53 retail value if purchased separately), and two wobble extensions.

What sets this kit apart from others (aside from awesome SK quality) is the design of the sockets. Their patented 'spline' teeth will work on 6 different types of fasteners: Spline, 6pt Hex, 12pt Hex, damaged/rounded hex (up to 50%), Female Torx, and Square head. Check out the diagram/photo below.

Combine that flexibility with the fine-tooth, Palm Control ratchet that features a 5 degree effective swing arc, as well as two wobble extensions - this one socket set will work for projects that would otherwise require several other tools.

If purchased at full retail cost directly from SK (www.sktools.com), it would cost you $466.

Our introductory price is an astonishingly low $125!!! This price will most definately increase, and is only good as long as my distributor has them stocked at the intro wholesale price. Compare this price to a similar kit of standard/metric 6pt sockets on my site Listed Here at $252! (a price I'll certainly need to re-evaluate after this tool hits the market...)

Here are the full details. Click Here or on the photos below to go to the item on my website.

Set Contents:

7.7 3/8" DriveFine Tooth Palm Control Ratchet; 3, 6 Wobble Extensions; 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8 Standard Sockets; 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8 Deep Sockets; 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm,19mm Standard Sockets; 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm,16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm Deep Sockets. Packaged in a molded plastic case. Made in the USA, patented spline socket design.






I highly recommend getting in on this deal before introductory pricing changes.

Thanks for looking. You may return to your brain and/or heart surgery now.

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Old 12-27-2006, 11:11 PM   #2
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Ok - I got the first of these kits today.

I took it to my friend's shop to do some load testing.

Test #1: simple fittment tests - we put the sockets onto 6pt and external torx bits. The fit was snug and secure.

Test #2: We took a grade 8 nut and bolt set in two pieces of 1/8" steel plate. That assembly was clamped into a bench vise. Using a 5/8" spline bit from this socket, along with a 1/2" torque wrench (using a 1/2"-3/8" adaptor), we tightened the bolt to 150 ft/lb. There was no slippng or damage to the tool or bolt. To loosen the assembly, we used the same spline bit on a 24" breaker bar - again with no slipping or damage to tool or bolt.

Test #3: We created the same assembly as above using a simple grade 5 bolt/nut. Fully understanding that this bolt was softer, we started at a lower torque range - 50 ft/lb. No problem. We cranked it to 100 ft/lb. Somewhere before reaching 100 ft/lb, I felt the tool dig into the bolt a little. I backed off to check the damage. No damage to the tool, but the bolt was a little chewed on the edges - but not rounded over. I put the tool back on and kept cranking. The bolt sheared before reaching 100 ft/lb. If I had to guess, it was around 80 ft/lb. No damage to the tool, and there was still plenty of grip on the head.

Out-take from test #2 - we first used non-hardened washers stacked as spacers for the bolt in the assembly. We crushed them at the contact points with bolt head and nut before reaching target torques.

Given that this kit is a 3/8" drive, and includes a standard size, specialty fine-tooth ratchet, you are not likely to reach the torque we were exerting with these sockets. I have no doubt these tools will stand up to virtually anything short of impact work.

The photo below shows the remains of the sheared bolt, with the head still inside the spline socket. Notice how the teeth of the spline are dug into the head, but it is not rounded over. Again - this failure occurred somewhere between 50 and 100 ft/lb.



The kit I have in stock is now spoken for. My buddy wants it for his shop.

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Old 01-01-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Happy New Year - resolve to build yourself a quality tool collection this year!
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s-k tools are awesome, how long will the intro price be good?
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Not sure... I'll keep it at this price until they raise the wholesale cost...
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Please do not miss out on this deal.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #7
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These are selling very well. My distributor only has this price set until Feb. 13. I don't know if this is when the increase will happen or not, but if you're thinking of buying a set, I'd do it before then.

I've gotten nothing but rave reviews from customers. One used this kit exclusively to install the factory trailer hitch kit on his X5.

I'm looking forward to hearing how you like your's, too!

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Do you have any deep impact 3/8" drive metric socket sets?
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Do you have any deep impact 3/8" drive metric socket sets?
Yes - they're just not yet listed on my site at the moment. I offer S-K sets, and I believe ATD makes one as well. If you contact me via the Concierge form (link below sig and on my site), or by email - alkendesign @ gmail . com - I will get you prices.

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