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Offline snapmom

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7/8" drive Snap on Set
« on: March 28, 2024, 08:00:57 PM »
A 7/8" drive set. with 6 Pt sockets.  box would be late 20s.  sockets mid 20s to mid 30s.  I think it weighs about 100 pounds.  Hubby has to lift it.  There is about 17 sockets in the 6 pt. set.  I need a 1-3/8 and 2-3/4 to finish.
there are about three deeps and five 4 points.  Some stikeovers have shown up also.

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Re: 7/8" drive Snap on Set
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2024, 09:21:05 PM »
Nice!  A rarity for sure.
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Re: 7/8" drive Snap on Set
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2024, 02:16:27 PM »
cool set!

i assume 7/8 is a bout 1/2 way between a 3/4 and 1 inch set!  :))
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Re: 7/8" drive Snap on Set
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2024, 02:18:44 PM »
Russian nesting-style storage of the sockets. I do that as well!

Nice!

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Re: 7/8" drive Snap on Set
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2024, 09:58:09 AM »
7/8Ē drive - very unique. Iíve always wondered about the off-beat drive sizes and even fastener sizes that were prevalent back in the day.

Iím guessing many of those sizes went away during and after WWII when standardization became the norm across most industries.


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Re: 7/8" drive Snap on Set
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2024, 01:48:02 PM »
I think that quality tools were just so expensive that manufacturers tried these "dual" use drive sizes to sell more tools. People couldn't afford both 1/4" and 3/8" drive sets so they came out with a 7/16" drive to cover both. That's my 2 cents anyway.