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We just noticed these while noodling around the ‘net — the Finger Grip Socket set.  Made in the USA but only available in a few places, these seem to be a solution to the often-vexing problem of holding a nut in a tiny space so you can thread a bolt into it.

So what do you guys think — a great solution to an old problem, or just another tool that’ll languish in the back of the toolbox?  Let us know in comments.

Finger Wrench [Official Site]
Street Pricing [Google]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]

 

5 Responses to Hot or Not? Finger Grip Socket

  1. Dan says:

    Lee Valley has something similar to this, though universal sized:

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=54669&cat=1,43456,43407

  2. tmib_seattle says:

    I always just stuck it in a box wrench with a piece of electrical/duct/masking tape over it to hold it in place while I threaded the bolt on.

  3. Trevor says:

    I think it’s a great idea. Definitely beats wrapping sticky-side-out duct tape around a finger, and hoping the nut doesn’t get knocked off as I wriggle my hand past hoses, cables, or whatever.

  4. Jim K. says:

    Warm. I’ve used these in the past when one of my bosses picked up a set and found that while it worked pretty much as advertised, I would often just go back to my taped finger ways. If you’re the kind of person that always uses the “right” tool for the job then you might like it more than me, but I think I’ve just got a bit too much make-do-with-it-ness in me.

  5. Chuck says:

    Not. This is something my mother would give me for Christmas. It would get put in the pile with the “as Seen on TV” junk and gadgety crap I get every year. Maybe I could wear a snuggie to use these.

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