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Having a 1/2" drive 8mm socket will get in your way more than it will prove useful. The rim of the socket that fits on the bolt will be too think for you to fit onto an 8mm bolt head time and time again. Perhaps you don't wrench on smaller engines very much, then you won't run into issues as often. If you encountered this clutch cover that size socket ...
If you have to start somewhere and need a complete set to do your job, having the 1/2" drive go down to the 8mm size helps you to do this without having to buy the smaller set. If you can get the complete job done with a single set of sockets, you won't need to get the 3/8" and 1/4" drive sets yet. When working professionally, having the different sized ...
Convenience, mainly! Lots of small parts such as covers are held on with small bolts, and it means you can cover the full range of useful sizes with just one set, should you so wish.
I would strongly advise against using a 1/2" torque wrench with 1/2->3/8 and 3/8->1/4 adaptors, particularly in the range you are suggesting. 1/4" drive adaptors are weak, and I think you'll struggle to find any that can take 200NM of torque without twisting (or failing completely). I would recommend picking up a rail of 1/2" drive sockets when you get the ...
Torque is twisting force, if the adapter has some flex to it then torque would be reduced, similar to the torque you loose on a long ratchet extension bar. A short adapter like in your question would have little or no twist or reduce the torque.
No, it won't reduce the torque. Torque is equivalent to radius x force. As long as A, the force is applied at the same distance from the nut/bolt that you're tightening and B, it's applied in the same direction then you'll be applying the same torque. An adapter (especially so short) shouldn't have a noticeable effect on the direction that you're applying ...
I am surprised this hasn't been suggested yet - use simple piece of carpet - easy to pack in the car, Easy to use :) Or, use your floor mats if you have no carpet at the moment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4k60Ebgqi0
Duct Tape. Of course. Take a piece of duct tape and tape it to the lip of the ramp. Run it out 12 inches/30cm and then fold it over and run it back to the ramp. Stick this on the backside of the ramp. As you roll up on the ramp, the tape will be trapped underneath your tire and the ramp will be unable to slide away.
I put a long enough 2X4 behind both ramps and then two to three cinder blocks behind the wood to keep it from moving. You can substitute the cinder blocks for anything else that's heavy (but don't have your mother in law stand in because then she won't shut up about it). ;) |block| |block| |block| ---------------2X4------------------ |ramp| ...
Use an old towel underneath the ramp, such that your vehicle runs onto the towel first ramp |¯¯¯\ |____\ towel Owheel ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This is possibly the cheapest, simplest & least destructive method (as long as you don't mind your towel maybe getting small holes in it.) Old towels make the best general purpose rags. edit: if the towel still slips once ...
You can fasten wooden stoppers to the floor with concrete bolts. Alternatively, you could notch your floor in a specific area for where you would use your stands. You could get a friend to hold the stands in place with a piece of wood as well. If none of these are an option for you, as long as you have a steady wall or object in front of the stands, you ...
Threaded Inserts in your concrete I have placed various threaded interference inserts in my garage/shop floor. I've put them in locations where they will be useful to tie down a motorcycle or to have a bolt just sticking out of the cement to prevent something like this from sliding. I've used various diameters of insert. I can use them for a variety of ...
One way would be to use the non-slip padding they make for kitchen shelves. Put a square of that down, and put a slightly smaller 3/4in plywood square on top of it. Then the ramp on top of the plywood. The rubber sheet prevents the slide, and the feet of the ramp dig just enough in the wood to prevent it from moving.
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