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  • Chrome vanadium vs Impact socket

    Afternoon all,

    An 1 7/8" thru socket tool that is about 6" long to remove a couners procket on my Harley is about 150 bucks on ebay. I've seen on youtube where guys have made the tool. They take a 1 7/8" socket, drill it out to allow the shaft to pass thru, then weld a piece of pipe on that socket, then a 1/2" drive socket onto it.

    My question is this, I am going to purchase a cheap 1 7/8" socket to either turn the end off or drill thru. But I then need to be able to weld to it. Would a impact type socket be better/easier to weld to or should I use one of the chrome vanadium types? same for the drive end of the tool.

    Thanks guys. Just trying to save a little cash on a tool I might use twice in my life time.

    Sid

  • #2
    I would just buy a cheap socket. My 40 yo impact sockets are stamped CV..Bob
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      don't use impact you can ruin mainshaft no impacts on any motor or trans parts, either one would be fine jist cut above the square drive as straight as possible and weld in pipe 1 1/4" sch 40 if I remember right protect the treads on the end of mainshaft
      Last edited by pat h; 03-18-2015, 06:55 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pat h View Post
        don't use impact you can ruin mainshaft no impacts on any motor or trans parts, either one would be fine jist cut above the square drive as straight as possible and weld in pipe 1 1/4" sch 40 if I remember right protect the treads on the end of mainshaft
        Going this route you only use one socket. The wrench end for the nut and the drive end for the ratchet. Use a porta-band saw to make the cut, or any other bandsaw.

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        • #5
          I made a special counter-shaft socket for my Harley Shovelhead many years ago. I TIG welded in a section of thick 4140 tubing onto a cut off 3/4" drive socket to get the length of extension needed. Inexpensive sockets weld very nicely.

          As mentioned above, do not use an impact wrench on a Harley counter-shaft sprocket. A breaker bar with a piece of tubing for added leverage will work nicely.
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          • #6
            I have cut a cheap 15/16" socket in half and welded a pipe to it to extend it. I use to to screw nuts onto long all thread. Just buy a black impact socket. I tig welded it but mig would be fine as well.

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            • #7
              I agree, cheap sockets weld fine - I weld sockets and wrenches when needed.
              "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." ~George Bernard Shaw~

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