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#1 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Anyone know what Spline Socket Size Bolens used on the gear case on their Qt snow caster?  The bolt is 5/16 X 18 - 3/4.  I don't think a 12 pt socket would work on these so will get a spline socket set.  All the 3/8 drive I found  start at 3/8" and go up.  3/8" looks to big for this application.  Any one have the right size so I don't buy the wrong set?  thanks in advance.


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 03:28 PM

Not sure but try the 12 point metric sockets
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Posted January 30, 2018 - 08:31 PM

Will check that in the morning and let you know.  Thanks.



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Posted January 31, 2018 - 11:02 AM

craftsman has an oddball universal socket that supposed to work on both standard hex heads and square drives - basically splines inside a socket tube so something catches the edge of the head - craftsman now sold at various Ace Hardware stores - Husky may also make something similar

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Posted January 31, 2018 - 12:41 PM

craftsman has an oddball universal socket that supposed to work on both standard hex heads and square drives - basically splines inside a socket tube so something catches the edge of the head - craftsman now sold at various Ace Hardware stores - Husky may also make something similar

good luck

I have the Craftsman socket set for the managed hex and square heads.  Ones with all the little pins inside but the smallest one won't go small enough.   Had taxes done this morning so will check the metric for fit this afternoon. 

 

A town about 30 miles away has a Sears store as well as an Ace Hardware Store.  Ace has a much larger selection than the Craftsman store.


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Posted January 31, 2018 - 12:54 PM

12 point 5/16 wrench works just fine so a 12 point socket should work to.


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Posted January 31, 2018 - 03:39 PM

I tried the metric sockets, but don't have any 12 pt's.  The 8 was to small and the 9 was to big.  Just a little pressure on the 9 and it slipped so I quit.  Will see if I have a 12 pt 5/16 wrench or socket. 

 

All my replacement wrenches and sockets are 12 pt but don't replace any very often.  Found a set of 9 Kobalt splined sockets starting at 5/16.  Should be here Sat or Mon.  Most places that have hand tools have 3/8 drive and start at 3/8" and go up.


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Posted February 01, 2018 - 04:55 PM

Got the spline sockets today.  $17 for a set of 9 Kobalt.  5/16 fit perfect.  Thanks guys.


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Posted February 01, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Congrats! Progress!


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