Single Hex Impact SocketsThis type of socket is the most commonly used of all the hex styles. A single hex design works well in most applications.
Surface Drive Impact Sockets
Clearance on this type of hex opening allows the socket to slip easily onto the fastener, especially if the spindle is already rotating prior to fastener contact.
Fast Lead Impact Sockets
By machining an angle on hex flats, full engagement is obtained almost immediately.
Fixed Magnet Sockets
Impact sockets with a magnet and brass isolator hold the fastener firmly in position. This is beneficial when working in confined areas. In addition to this, it prevents dropped fasteners from being a hazard in a working area.
Sliding Magnet Sockets
A sliding magnet socket securely holds nuts in place. As the fastener is run down, a spring-loaded magnet retracts to allow for any thread stick out. Many of our sockets can be custom made with this feature.
Combination sockets are a hex-within-a-hex. It allows the operator to select two different hex sizes in one tool, at one station. The spring loaded hex insert slides out of the way to allow the larger hex to drive the other fastener.
Lug Nut Sockets
Our lug nut sockets are made from premium quality, certified alloy tool steels. They are designed from the beginning to out perform any competition. Our lug nut sockets have been trialed in major automotive plants and have far surpassed other manufacturers tools by thousands of rundowns. Our lug nut sockets are made vailable with both rotating and non-rotating nylon sleeves for compete mar protection.
These sockets are utilized in light weight or “zero torque” applications. They are typically hard anodized for extended wear life.
Paint Marker Sockets
These sockets use a capsule filled with paint and a felt tip to deposit an identifying mark on fasteners. This type of socket can also be used with commercially available paint pens.
Finder Sleeve Sockets
These sockets utilize a spring-loaded “finder sleeve”, sized to customer’s fastener to facilitate a quicker more positive acquisition of the joint to be tightened.
Gear or Spline Driven Sockets
Our gear or spline driven sockets are designed to fit into the head of a customers D.C. electric tool. These made-to-order geared sockets solve many problems associated with tight clearances, or where a “cut-away” type of socket is needed. These sockets can be made to fit any manufacturers tool.
Ejector sockets utilize a spring loaded plunger that forces the operator to “hand-start” the fastener verses “gun-starting” all but eliminating cross threaded rundowns.
Die Driver Sockets
Die driver sockets securely hold hex or round dies for removing excess paint such as overspray in assembly line body shops. This type of socket is also available in all drive sizes.
This type of socket is used where a standard socket will simply not work. They are “cut-away” to hold irregular fasteners such as hard to drive valves for gas cylinders, etc. This type of socket is made to order from customer supplied valves or fasteners.
Universal Wrenches offer 30° of angularity for use in a wide variety of applications. These are made available in almost any length socket and/or extension combination.
Tension Type Universal Wrenches
Allow operator to utilize the tension sleeve to hold fastener in position for easier alignment with mating part.
Wobble Drive Sockets
Square Drive Socket assemblies that fall between ten and 15-degrees of angularity are useful where a straight-on-fastener start is not possible. Due to the fact that wobble drive sockets are driven by a male square, they are more robust in nature than a pin-drive universal wrench. This type of socket is made available in any drive size/socket combination.
Standard and bolt clearance styles are made available with square drive or quick-change hex drive options.
Socket Adapters are used as a convenient solution for applications where several different size fasteners are being tightened or removed. Input and output drives are chosen by the customer to suit their particular application.
Avalon Tools offers extensions in almost any length, drive size, or style. Most extensions are available with nylon sleeves for mar protection.
“Floating Spindle” Socket Extensions
These spring-loaded tools are built to allow a softer tool engagement. This particular type of extension is useful for multi-spindle applications – where all fasteners are not at the same “pick-up” height. Floating spindle sockets can be designed with square, hex, or a spline drive to suit each customer’s individual needs.