How many points is a socket?
Keeping this in consideration, is 6 point or 12 point socket better?
Answer: It's true that 12-point sockets are fine for most lightweight repairs, but heavy wrenching calls for a six-point socket. A six-point socket is much less likely to slip off a stubborn fastener or round over the corners.
Likewise, what are 8 point sockets for? 8 point, or even special 4 point sockets from Snap On, are great for square headed set screws, drains for small engines, or square headed gearbox plugs. A set of 8 points is not used very often, but real handy when you do need them!
Accordingly, what is the point of a 12 point socket?
12 Point Sockets – Advantages 1) The additional “notches” in the twelve point make it easier to connect with the head of the fastener, saving time. This is especially good in situations where the bolt is hard to see. 2) Better range of motion due to the fact you can connect at more angles.
What is the most common socket drive size?
10mm sockets and 36mm sockets are typically the most commonly used sizes.