Pipe plug sockets...for easier removal!

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Dale Finch
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Pipe plug sockets...for easier removal!

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:09 am

These sockets were recently mentioned with regard to removing the various square head pipe plugs on the Cub. I cannot say enough good things about these...no more rounded off plugs, hopefully!

Two are Snap-on, which I REALLY like...small, compact, 3/8" drive. (I lost the 3rd Snap-on one :( )

The 3rd is 1/2" drive, which is really overkill. I would like to find a 9/16" one (for steering and transmission), but for now, a combination wrench or 12-point socket will have to do.

5/16", 3/8", and 7/16"


Touch control drain plug (and the transmission level plug on the left side)

Steering level and drain plugs

There is a pair like the two I have for sale on eBay...price is pretty good, since they are about $14 each new:

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Re: Pipe plug sockets...for easier removal!

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:27 am

I use 8-point sockets on pipe plugs. They have worked very well for me, however, I would grant the pipe plug sockets Dale has pictured would be a step up in performance.

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Re: Pipe plug sockets...for easier removal!

Postby Mht » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:42 pm

I’ve put together a set of eight point sockets over the years finding them at flea markets and yard sales. They are really handy working on old farm equipment with square nuts and bolts. Those square sockets would really be great on plugs with rounded corners. Now I have something new to search for if people ever start having yard sales again

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