A socket wrench (Fig. 14-33) consists of a socket and a handle. Sockets are available in sizes from.
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A socket wrench (Fig. 14-33) consists of a socket and a
handle. Sockets are available in sizes from 1/4 inch to 2 inches and from 3 mm
to 50 mm. The most common sizes for construction work are 3/8 inch to 7/8 inch.
The most common socket handle types are flex handles and ratchet handles. The
flex handle is used where maximum force must be applied. The ratchet handle
allows the user to move the handle back and forth without having to take the
socket off the nut and reposition it. Socket handles and the sockets themselves
are made for 1/4-, 3/8-, 1/2-, and 3/4-inch drives. The most popular sizes are
3/8- and 1/2-inch drives.