We found this press release under the desk here in the office, which explains why we didn’t pass this on back on October when it hit the street: SK’s expanding their “universal spline” line from wrenches to sockets with a number of different kits now on the market.
For those not familiar, their “universal spline” sets use a uniquely-shaped tool end to grip six-point, twelve-point, female Torx, square, and even 50% rounded fasteners. A pic past the jump illustrates how the shapes fit together.
The new (ok, relatively new) sockets are available in 3/8″ drive standard and deep as well as metric sizings.
We’d provide a direct link, but the SK site is infuriatingly difficult to direct-link. You’ll have to click on the link below, then select “Product Catalog” then “Chrome Sockets and Drive Tools” from the 3/8″ drop-down, then “Spline” from that. Or just forget it and go look at one in the store.
Street pricing starts around $120 for the 45-piece fractional/metric set.