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thehans

Extendable Socket Holder Chain

by thehans Oct 25, 2015
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this is awesome , im printing this today!

Printed @ 0.2mm layer thickness and "fine" quality. My 3/8" sockets fit well and lock on tight enough. I agree with the other comments that the ring-durability is suspect. I'd also add that the ring-to-hub clearance seems a bit loose @ ~0.4mm. I'm slightly afraid the weight of the sockets will start pulling links apart. Otherwise, it's a really nice design, and I love the concept.

Anyway you could make a version where the ring is thicker? Ive gotten a few that broke at the link between the ring and the holder.

Do the sockets fall on or snap on? Any way you could edit it for a round peg with no retention? Would work better as holder you leave in place inside a box.

Nvm, i made a remix of it without the retainers. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2494670

Extendable Socket Holder Chain Without Retainers

I love these, although I found the 1/2 ones to be a little big so I scaled them down just a tad. Maybe it was just me!

Likewise, this can depend on the tools too; I scaled the 3/4" literally to 1.001 for a much more (and debatably too) snug fit.