socket wrench


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socket wrench

[′säk·ət ‚rench]
(design engineering)
A wrench with a socket to fit the head of a bolt or a nut.

socket wrench

A box wrench having a recessed socket at the end of its shank which fits over a nut.
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One of the astronauts stationed at the ISS, Barry "Butch" Wilmore, had communicated to the officials at NASA mission control that he required a socket wrench, which was not available at the ISS.
Then I saw it: an L-shaped socket wrench and, after a bit more digging, a socket that fit.
In a corrosion-free world you'd use a socket wrench to spin the nuts off the U-bolts.
As for tools, you'll need a hand-held circular saw, an electric drill, a 1-inchwide chisel, a 16-ounce hammer or mallet, a carpenter's framing square, a sharp handsaw and a socket wrench. You'll also need some stout sawhorses.
Like the various heads of a socket wrench, the linker molecule can be designed to grab viruses, cells and proteins of all shapes and sizes.
Drive the screw into the post and framing with a socket wrench so the head is sunk into the starter hole.
The editorial staff was armed with a socket wrench, but it would've taken much less time with an open-end wrench.
A well-designed widget that is poorly made could still be considered low quality--think of a socket wrench that won't ratchet or that bends under a modicum of force--and a poorly designed widget that is well made could be considered high quality if it gets the job done.
DeCastro, 17, of 22 Crystal St., charging him with armed robbery, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (socket wrench extension).
The potential for pain exists as a maintainer holds the socket wrench on the upper catapult-mounting bolt.
The set also includes an advanced tuning system that utilizes a top tuning lug design with the socket wrench included, making tuning an easier task.
Shaun Michael Mooney, 41, is charged with possessing an offensive weapon - a small knife and a socket wrench - on Yarm High Street on November 8.