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Kevin C Bacon (Baconsdozen)

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Pro quality chrome vanadium Whitworth / BSF  sockets,3/18 and 1/2 inch drive.


Individual Elora 1/2 drive 12 point British Standard Whitworth sockets.

Size 1/8 inch Whitworth.

Size 3/16 inch Whitworth.

Size  1/4 inch Whitworth.

Elora whitworth sockets for classic cars,bikes

Size 5/16 inch Whitworth.

Size 3/8 inch Whitworth.

Size 7/16 inch Whitworth.

Size 1/2 inch Whitworth.

Size 9/16 inch Whitworth.

Size 5/8 inch Whitworth.

Size 11/16 inch Whitworth.

Size 3/4 inch Whitworth.

Proper,full professional quality,deep Whitworth/BSF sockets.(we no longer supply the cheaper alternative after having issues with poor fit).

A set of seven deep whitworth sockets, six sided (flank drive) by Koken of Japan, 3/8 drive.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch whitworth..Supplied on a chromed socket rail,these sockets are very high quality, accurately  sized and perfectly suitable for a commercial restoration workshop. This contains the most commonly used sizes encountered on vitage or veteran cars/motorcycles etc. Can post to UK,Europe or Rest of World.

Larger picture of the deep six sided go here.


Six sided Deep British Standard Whitworth sockets


A set of eight deep whitworth sockets, six sided (flank drive) by Koken of Japan, in 3/8 drive.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2 inch and 9/16 inch whitworth..Six sided sockets are sometimes better at gripping worn fastenings and are kinder to plated or brass and alloy fittings.Supplied on a chromed socket rail,top quality,accurate and perfectly suitable for a commercial restoration workshop.


 Set of seven twelve sided deep whitworth sockets expert quality,1/8 through to 1/2 inch whitworth,all are 3/8 drive..Normal Koken high quality. The twelve sided configuration can make improve access on awkwardly placed nuts and bolts, easier to drop over a recessed fixing.  Sockets are supplied on a socket rail.About Koken

Deep Koken whitworth, BSFsockets

Eight piece set,professional quality deep 12 sided BSW sockets.1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2 and  9/16 inch whitworth .


Single Whitworth sockets

As well as the Elora sockets above I have various single BSW sockets in deep or standard form by various makers,also some second user examples for matching missing sockets from sets etc. please ask.



Professional Quality Standard depth BSW sockets.

Set of seven,six sided standard depth whitworth and BSF sockets.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch,all are 3/8 inch drive and mono hex flank drive configuration to grip worn or rusty nuts and bolts less damage to brass or alloy fixings.Excellent quality as we have come to expect from Koken .A wipe over with an oily rag after use and these will serve a mechanic well for many,many years.Supplied on a socket rail. Can post UK ,EU and ROW


Whitworth six point sockets

Set of eight chrome vanadium steel whitworth and BSF sockets,six sided,3/8 drive standard length sockets,sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2 and 9/16 inch whitworth. Made in Japan by Koken excellent quality,strong and accurate sockets .

Six sided Koken whitworth sockets amde in Japan..


Set of seven,3/8 drive sockets flank drive bi hex configuration. Normal high Koken quality suitable for a professional restoration workshop.You can't fault the quality of Japanese steel and these are accurately made and will last for years.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch. whitworth 


BSW 3/8 drive sockets

Set of eight 12 sided 3/8 drive whitworth sockets 1/8 to 9/16 inch whitworth   Bi hex sometimes if using a coarse toothed ratchet to get a 'bite' where access is restricted.These are made by Koken, chrome vanadium steel on rail..


Proper professional 1/2 drive quality sockets.

A choice of 6 or 12 sided sockets. Both are available in professional quality sets.

This set is twelve sided and 1/2 drive. sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16 and 5/8 inch whitworth. The set is supplied with a rail .The sockets are accurately made and of excellent quality,ideal for a professional workshop dealing with older cars.


Set of eight Koken 1/2 drive standard depth whitworth sockets.SIX SIDED. sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16 and 5/8 inch whitworth.the set is supplied with a rail. The six sided configuration helps cope with worn or damaged fittings,and is kinder to chromed fittings and those made of brass or alloy. .

Larger picture this Koken set go here.


Set of eight.

Set of ten Koken 1/2 drive standard depth whitworth sockets.SIX SIDED.sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16 and 3/4  inch whitworth. May grip worn fittings better than twelve sided and with less risk of damage.Supplied loose.Superb quality and ideal for a professional workshop and classic or vintage machinery. set

Larger picture this Koken set go here.


Set of ten.


Full set of English made (King Dick) sockets.Chrome Vanadium steel from a long established make.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16 and 3/4 inch BSW. Bi hex and 1/2 drive these sockets are of very high quality and will last for years. About King Dick Tools.




Professional quality large sized BSW sockets Genuinely made in England.

Examples (all bi hex) available in most sizes from 7/8 whit and above. .All these are English made Phone to order or check post cost as these larger whitworth sockets are heavy!.


A very large King Dick English made whitworth socket

Set of eleven whitworth/BSF bi-hex chrome vanadium steel sockets.Made in Germany by Elora to DIN standard 3124/ISO 2725 and DIN 3120/ISO 1174 I have sold hundreds of these over the years and use them myself. Please note,they do not come with the socket rail shown but are supplied loose..The sizes are 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/18,11/16 and 3/4 inch Larger picture here.


Whitworth socket set by Elora


Six sided,professional quality BSW Impact sockets .

Various sizes and makes available,call for prices and details.



Odd single BSW sockets,new and secondhand in 3/8,1/2 and 3/4 drive sometimes available,call for details.

1/2 drive individual Whitworth sockets

BA sockets in standard or deep form.Six sided 1/4 inch drive

Often found on old machinery BA (British Association) sockets and spanners are sized by number, 0 being the largest, 2BA is probably the most commonly used size often found on magnetos and electrical components..10 BA is probably the smallest most people will encounter.

Professional quality BA socket set

Precision BA sockets from Japan.1/4 drive BA socket set by Koken (Japan) Full professional quality,very accurate (essential on the small BA range) and well finished . Sizes 0 to 8BA inclusive. .These are six sided (mono hex) sockets to grip worn nuts. 1/4 square drive complete with socket rail

High quality set of BA sockets made by koken of Japan.


Individual BA sockets available by Elora or Koken.1/4 drive.Either make are proper professional quality.Most sizes available,please enquire.


Elora six point ba socket

 Top Quality Deep BA sockets

Very high quality deep BA sockets.1/4 drive and six sided. Sets of five sockets, 0,1,2,3 and 4 BA. An alternative to tubular BA box spanners,these are now virtually unobtainable in this quality and we will not split sets. 

Larger picture here.

Deep 1/4 drive BA sockets set of five.


DIY range BA socket sets.

BA (British Association) 11 piece socket sets Laser 0 to 10 BA.Six point, 1/4 inch drive on rail,chrome vanadium steel.Good value for money well made and accurate, a complete set of BA sockets including 9 and 10 BA. BA are not the same as AF,metric or British Standard Whitworth. Using the wrong sockets on small BA fittings can damage them .This is a,cheap set for model engineering,model making etc. For larger picture Laser BA sockets click here

British association socket set,DIY quality for routine maintenance.

Ratchets.All steel,chrome vanadium with quick release button and reversing lever. 72 teeth. Available in 1/4 drive suitable for the BA sockets (extension bars also stocked) . Larger picture of ratchet here Call to order.

I can also supply all steel ratchets and extension bars for any of the 3/8 or 1/2 drive sockets

Spanners sets,both professional quality and DIY ranges.


Sets of BSW sockets and spanners. D.I.Y range

 Sizes 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16,3/8, 7/16, 1/2 and 9/16 inch Whitworth. These combination spanners are the cheapest BSW spanners I sell,they are accurately made, fit well and are perfectly adequate for general use or as a starter tool kit,I have sold hundreds .... Scroll down for professional quality BSW/BSF spanners.

Thread gauge 52 blades,whitworth and metric threads ideal for identifying and sizing BSW threads avoid damage by using the wrong fixings.Accurate,represents good value for money and ideal for DIY use.


Professional quality BSW spanner sets

Six piece set of high quality Whitworth/BSF combination spanners made by Elora in Germany.Perfectly suitable for use in a commercial enviroment. Sizes are 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch whitworth. .Drop forged chrome vanadium steel, accurately made to DIN3113/ISO 3318 specification, will last a lifetime . Can post worldwide...  For larger picture of the Elora set click here. 


High quality Elora BSW BSF combination wrench set

Eleven piece set of Elora 205 seriesBSW combination spanners,sizes1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16 and 3/4 inch BSW .Proper chrome vanadium steel,a high quality set of the most commonly encountered whitworth sizes on cars,motorcycles and ligh commercials etc.

set Elora whitworth combination spanners

Whitworth Spanner sets,genuinely made in England

These high quality wrenches are made in England by Abingdon King Dick,a long established hand tool manufacturer.Open end and combination available. We have other sets not listed.please ask for details,prices etc

Set British Standard Whitworth combination spanners made in England.Five spanners sizes, 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16 and 3/8 inch BSW. Chrome vanadium steel plated and polished,very good quality. Larger picture here

High quality, combination seven piece spanner set in BSW/BSF  sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2 and 9/16 inch whitworth.Chrome vanadium steel chromed and polished . Larger picture here.

Quality set of English made BSW combination wrenches.

Set of three English made cranked whitworth ring spanners.Sizes are 3/16 x 1/4,5/15 x 3/8 and 7/16 x 1/2 .Nicely chromed,professional quality and will last for years,a decent set for a sensible price (Please note sold loose,no wallet)

British made (Abingdon King Dick) Double ended cranked ring spanners.Sizes 3/16 x 1/4, 5/16 x 3/8, 7/16 x 1/2 and 9/16 x 5/8.Decent quality spanner set perfectly suitable for professional usage.

Similar to above.a set of double end cranked whitworth ring spanners 1/8 x 3/16,1/4 x 5/16,3/8 x 7/16 and 1/2 x 9/16 inch whitworth. Nicely made,good quality.

Deep cranked box end whitworth wrench set.

Abingdon King Dick Open end BSW spanner set.British made Whitworth open end spanner set Sizes 1/8 x 3/16,1/4 x 5/16,3/8 x 7/16 and 1/2 x 9/16 inches whitworth.Well finished and accurately made. For larger picture click here

Open end BSW spanner set,English made.


Individual quality BSW combination spanners

Individual whitworth combination spanners from 1/8 to 3/4 inch whitworth are available by Elora and other makes.We have other makes in ring,combination and open end styles as well as some pre used or surplus stock. To order call for post cost.

1/8 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

3/16 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

1/4 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

5/16 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

3/8 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

7/16 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

1/2 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

9/16 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

5/8 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

11/16 inch BSW Elora combination spanner

3/4 inch BSW Elora combination spanner


Individual spanners above 3/4 inch Whitworth are available in Elora and other high quality makes.We also stock used spanners and sockets in the larger sizes of whitworth and AF.  Please ask for prices and details of current stock.


BA ,spanners,spanner sets or wrenches .

Often found on old machinery BA (British Association) sockets and spanners are sized by number, 0 being the largest, 2BA is probably the most commonly used size.10 BA is probably the smallest most classic car enthusiasts will encounter,although model makers etc will use smaller..

Set of four BA combination spanner by Elora.Accurately made midget spanners in sizes 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 BA.twelve point (bi-hex) ring ends apart from the 6BA spanner which is six sided.Good quality proper chrome vanadium steel and will last a lifetime,

Larger picture of Elora BA combination wrench set  click here.

Five piece (sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6 and 8BA) open end BA wrench set in plastic wallet by Elora.Open end BA spanners are now becoming harder to source and these are proper forged items.BA fittings are found on older electrical items,magnetos,dynamos,control boxes and instruments etc.Larger picture of Elora BA open ended click here.

BA open end spanner set

Set of three combination spanners sizes 0. 2 and 4 BA. Made in England by King Dick.Good quality and nice,a somewhat old fashioned look to them which goes well with an older motorcycle or car.. Larger picture click here.


 Set of open ended BA spanners. Made in England by Abingdon King Dick. Cover the sizes 0 to 10 BA inc. . Please note these are proper,forged spanners not pressed out of flat sheet. . Larger picture click here.


A tubular box spanner or six sided (six point) socket the closest size upwards might be a solution in an emergency (ie) a 19mm spanner will probably fit a 3/4 inch af nut.These have greater tolerance than 12 sided sockets but there is always a risk of damage to socket and or the fastening.Impact sockets are almost always six sided (mono-hex).Six sided sockets are less liable to mark or damage brass,alloy or chromed fixings such as wheel or hub nuts.

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