Hardened S-2 steel bits with corrosion-resistant black oxide finish
Forged chrome vanadium steel sockets with notched drive to lock onto drive tang
Two-piece design allows replacement of worn or damaged bits
Set includes: (7) 6" long 3/8" drive hex bit sockets (Metric): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10mm
Lifetime replacement guarantee
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TEKTON 1363 7-Pc. Extra Long Hex Bit Socket Set (Metric) features: S-2 Steel Bits, Chrome Vanadium Steel Sockets, Notches in Sockets Lock onto Ratchets or Extensions, Use with 3/8"-Drive Ratchets, Two-Piece Design Allows Replacement of Worn or Damaged Bits, 7-pc. 3/8"-Drive Long Hex Bit Sockets: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10mm, Complete with Molded Plastic Storage Case
Metric motorcycles have lots of allen bolts, some of which are impossible to reach with standard hex bits. So you may NEED a long hex socket set. But even if you can just reach it with a allen key, I think using these with a 3/8 socket driver is still a better choice in some circumstances because you can apply torque more evenly (pure moment instead of pure moment plus transverse shear force). These are long, and I'm sure it would be possible to break the thinner ones if you tried to torque something that was frozen, but these are as strong as any allen wrenches I've ever used. If you compare this to the craftsman long hex set, you will notice that the craftsman set has the rounded ball at the end (which permits you to twist things from an angle). For motorcycle or automotive repair, you really need the full surface area of the tool for strength. Also note that the craftsman set is over twice as expensive, but not apparently higher quality. This particular product comes...
The tools work fine- you may have to re-tighten the locking set screw for each socket, but other than that they work as advertised. Definitely cheaper than a set of professional tools for something only used occasionally (I needed these to reach an allen bolt tucked inside a motorcycle fork).
The hex shafts are held in place by hex grub screws, which I consider to be a big plus. The first couple I used came loose, so I pulled all the grub screws, dripped some (blue) thread lock on them and tightened them. No problems since.
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