Whitworth wrench/tool set

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You may want to consider a set of Metrinch spanners and sockets.
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cliffa.
The only downside with these (I have a set that I am very pleased with) is that when the situation is "tight", as in not much angular play, they sometimes cannot move the nut, or bolt sufficiently to get to the next "flat".
The added advantage is that they only load the centre of the nut "flat" meaning that you will never have rounded nut/bolt corners.
 
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The only downside with these (I have a set that I am very pleased with) is that when the situation is "tight", as in not much angular play, they sometimes cannot move the nut, or bolt sufficiently to get to the next "flat".
With a socket wrench you can partially get round this by going for a high teeth count ratchet, say a 72 instead of the normal 24 or 36.
 

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If so then can anyone here recommend a place where I can purchase a set of Whitworth tools at a reasonable price? I see some Norton Specific tool rolls but the prices make me cringe. $90 for 8 wrenches hurts. :eek:

Having gone through this in a similar topic, I found great luck trolling eBay for used vintage motorcycle kits, tools, wrenches, etc. In particular, found some really thin, long and angled spanners. And now have a great second-hand set. The serious money is in the specialty tools, so you might as well save up for that.
 

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The sooner you get a set of Whitworth combination spanners, and a set of Whitworth sockets, the sooner you will stop cursing not having the right tool for the job.

Anyone with a pre-Commando Norton, or similar British bike, a set of Whitworth tools is essential.

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You may want to consider a set of Metrinch spanners and sockets. They fit metric and imperial because they drive on the flanks of the hexagon not on the points so can be a looser fit. I know they used to be made in the U.S. but now not sure. Regardless they have a very good reputation and if I were starting out that’s what I’d get.

here’s and example combo set..


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cliffa.
Yes, absolutly. I bought a set of Metrinch sockets 40 odd years ago, and its still one of the most used items in my tool box.
 

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If you do go searching for Snap-On Whitworth wrenches, the part number suffix is "WOEX". Put a wild card after this when you go searching.
 
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