BSW sockets are quite rare now. You might have better luck with a
metric equivalent if one exists. Go for a hex rather than bi-hex and
the size is less critical.
Assuming tour 2.2" is right, that's either 55mm or 56mm. Both are
available on eBay.
Thanks for the offer. I'm in Shropshire. I'm expecting to need the
socket several times, so I was inclined to buy one. I might get back to
you if I need one soon and can't find one at a reasonable price,
I don't think I have a duplicate, but I'll check next time I can get inside the
I'd rather not sell it as like most things, once it's gone you'll be wanting to
use it again, and it breaks up the set. 3/4" drive stuff is expensive as it is,
especially the big Britool torque wrenches.
Peter & Rita Forbes
That stroke may just have arrived! Certainly "odd" socket anyway.!
I have a surplus socket of just that size! :)) Free of charge.
BUT !!! The min. wall thickness at hexagon corner of the socket is
15mm, O/A diameter 94mm, 55mm depth, weighs in at 3.1kg. and is 1
1/2" square drive.
King Dick No.PDW 2422 . Probably cost an arm and a leg to buy
originally, but I bought it at a quarterly farmers' surplus sale with
some other bits a few years ago. Lifetime manual breakage guarantee!!!
Wouldn't mind knowing what it was originally made to tighten/turn.
I have two 2 1/4" 1" drive sockets, one bi-hex and the other hex.
Last used about six years ago and can't foresee needing a spare, so the
hex is also surplus if required. The hex is 0.060" a/f wider than the
Whitworth, so should be a reasonable fit. Let me know if interested.
Not wanting silly money.
Regards, Dave Carter.
I want this socket to tighten the four nuts which hold the back actor
of a JCB in place.
I measured a couple of nuts. One was 2.208" and the other 2.250". The
nearest Whitworth size is 2 3/16" + 1/32" across the flats, which
evaluates to 2.219" (this size corresponds to a 1 3/8" BSW bolt). Based
on these measurements I'm inclined to think that these are Whitworth.
The closest imperial size would be probably be 2 1/4" and the closest
metric 57 mm (if you can get 57 mm sockets).
I couldn't find any reference to a King Dick PDW 2422 online. Are any
of your four sockets definitely Whitworth, or do the larger ones not
carry a size? All my larger stuff is 3/4" drive, not 1" drive, so
there's going to be a compatiblity problem there. A 3/4" to 1" socket
adaptor from Toolbank is £34, which is only £5 short of the cost of
the correct 3/4" drive socket! If you've got a Whitworth socket I might
be tempted to take a chance on picking up an adaptor second hand. If
they're all imperial AF or metric I'm less tempted because it'll
involve the same search for the adaptor for a socket which isn't quite
For the moment I'll bear you in mind. Thanks very much for the offer.
Once upon along time ago, I made an adaptor from a short length of hex
bar ground to 1" sq. at one end and used a 3/4" hex socket on the
other, it worked well, until a colleague lost it in the mud on a site.
So I cut/shaped/ground/filed a piece of 6mm angle to fit between socket
and drive. Worked ok, did the job, even if a bit fiddley.
1" male to 3/42 female drive adaptor on eBay for £13.30
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