A hub nut socket.

K.C. Bacon.(ex Baconsdozen) 

AF (SAE) sized sockets for vintage,veteran and classic cars,motorcycles or machinery .

 BA or British Association sockets

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I test all the tools I sell,some on my own vehicles. I will not sell rubbish just to be the cheapest. 
Inch based A.F (SAE) sockets for classic cars,commercials,motor bikes and other older machinery.AF tools are used on fittings pre metric and post Whitworth/BSF. I sell a range of pro quality sockets in 1/4 to one inch drive,deep or standard,six or twelve sided in impact or standard form. Mail order worldwide no problem. For AF spanners and wrenches go here.
To order with a credit card or for outside UK,multiple buys etc phone us on (44) 01472353993 More purchasing details etc are here.
For British Standard Whitworth, BSF and BA sockets  used on pre 60's cars and machinery go here. 

UNC and UNF Imperial thread gauge.German made.30 steel blades measure threads in the ranges 4 to 42 TPI.Essential to avoid damage using incompatible fastenings etc.These threads are often found on older vehicles.Nuts and bolts using these threads need Imperial AF spanners or sockets,such tools are marked in fractions of an inch (or occasionally the decimal equivalent) sometimes referred to as SAE. 5.00p



Thread gauge for UNC and UNF threads.

Set (B) 1/2 square drive six sided af sockets.Sizes are 3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16 and 3/4 inch af. A useful set suitable for DIY use and sensibly priced 9..30p can post UK.EU or ROW

Small 1/2 drive af socket set.

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Set of very high quality English made AF sockets in six sided 1/2 drive. Sizes are 7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8.11/16 and 3/4 inch AF. We supply a cheap plastic rail to keep them together.These will last for years even in a professional enviroment. 30..00p


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Set (A) 3/8 drive mono hex (six sided) imperial (af) sockets.Sizes are 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 1/2 9/16 5/8 11/16 and 3/4 inches af (across flats) .Some people prefer six sided sockets for worn fastenings. For older,classic cars and motorbikes where af sizes are still often found.Economically priced at 9..50p can post to UK,EU and ROW..

AF socket set


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Ratchets.All steel,chrome vanadium with quick release button and reversing lever. 72 teeth. Available in 1/4,3/8 and 1/2 drive versions at 7.50,8.50 and 9.50p. Larger picture of ratchet here

Set of eight 3/8 drive AF standard depth six sided sockets. Good quality chrome vanadium steel on a socket rail sizes 3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16,3/4 and 13/16ths inch AF. Excellent value for money at 9..10p can post to UK,EU and ROW. Larger picture here.

Sis point AF socket set.

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Set eight 3/8 drive deep (63mm long) sockets in AF sizes. Sockets are six sided,proper chrome vanadium steel. Sizes are 3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16,3/4 and 13/16ths inch AF. Good quality and value for money,come with socket rail. 12..50p can post to UK,EU or ROW.Larger picture here.

Six point deep AF socket set.

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Set of nine 1/4 drive six sided (hex) sockets.Sizes 3/16,7/32,1/4,9/32,5/16,11/32,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch AF.Suitable for DIY type usage and handy in having some of the harder to source 7/32,9/32 and 11/32 inch sockets included. 7.40. Can post anywhere.

DIY type 1/4 drive small AF socket set.


Set of nine precision 1/4 drive deep SAE sockets, Sizes 1/4,9/32,5/16,11/32,3/8,13/32,7/16,15/32 and 1/2 inch AF.The sockets are 50mm long and of good quality. Chrome vanadium steel with socket rail. 11.75 can post worldwide.Larger picture here.

Deep AF 1/4 drive socket set.


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Set of nine standard depth AF sockets in 1/4 drive,Ideal for delicate and precision work on old dynamos,electrical and ignition parts etc.Sizes 1/4,9/32,5/16,11/32,3/8,13/32,7/16,15/32 and 1/2 inch AF. Chrome vanadium steel,complete  with socket rail,the sockets are six sided. 7.75p.


1/4 drive six sided AF sockets

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Combined precison AF tool set. Consists of above 1/4 inch drive sockets 1/4 to 1/2 inch and the miniature AF spanner set.5/32 to 11/32 inch .Suitable for the model engineer or anyone working with intricate parts on older machinery 23.10p. can post worldwide.The precision spanners are available on their own click here

Mini AF spanner and socket set.


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1/2 drive Draper Expert AF sockets..Set consists of 7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16,3/4,7/8 and 15/16 inch AF. Chrome vanadium steel chromed and polished. 25.00p


twelve sided AF sockets in half inch drive.

Set of Eight.

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Extend your socket set with these larger AF sockets. A set of six,these are six sided and 1/2 drive, DIY quality The sizes are 15/16,7/8,1+1/16,1+1/8,1+3/16 and 1+1/4 inch. The sockets are chrome vanadium steel .15..30p


Set of six.

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Proper set of English made AF sockets on a rail. Bi hex,1/2 drive Chrome Vanadium steel. Sizes 3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16,3/4,13/16,7/8,15/16 and 1 inch AF. These will last for years and are full professional quality, 70 the set.Larger picture click here.

These are made in England by King Dick.



Elora 1/2 drive AF socket set.Full set of twelve sockets,sizes 5/16,3/8,7/16.1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16,13/16,7/8,15/16 and 1 inch AF.Please note these are supplied loose,they are on a socket rail just for the picture.Price 50.00



A few odd 1/2 drive impact sockets to clear. Draper Expert and Elora. Sizes avaliable 5/16,7/16,9/16,5/8,11/16,3/4,13/16,7/8 plus 1 and 1/16,1 and 1/4,1 and 3/16 inch AF.



25/32 inch AF chrome vanadium steel 1/2 drive sockets by Draper. Good quality and a normally hard to source size. 3.00p or 6..00p inc post to UK. Also 7/8 inch AF 3/4 drive sockets,Draper 3..50p each or 6..50p inc post. Buy both,including post for 10..00p

Size choice.

Deep twelve sided 1 and 1/8 inch AF by King Dick. 1/2 inch drive. 13..00p we also have these in the Japanese Koken version 13..00p

1 and 5/16 inch AF socket twelve point  (standard depth) 3/4 drive 7.50p.

Deep twelve sided 1 and 5/16 inch AF socket. These are often used on swivel and ball joints. 3/4 drive very strong. and good quality.21..00p.

1 and 5/16 AF hub nut socket .Fits lot of early British vehicles (Mini,MGB Triumph TR4 amongst others). these are 1/2 drive six sided impact type. 7..50p

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One and a half inch AF 1/2 inch drive deep socket..These fit various Rover group vehicles and various clutch and gearboxes on some early British motorcycles. Decent quality made by Draper tools in their expert range.....20..00p



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Deep one and half inch impact socket six sided and 1/2 drive.Suitable many early English vehicles (BMC mini,Allegro,1100,1300 Maxi etc) and others as ball joint,flywheel and hub nut sockets etc, 11.00p

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1 and 7/8 inch AF standard depth hub nut socket by Koken, Japan. 3/4 inch drive. These are twelve sided bi hex,heavy chrome vanadium steel. 31..50p.


1 and 7/8 inch hub nut socket standard depth made in England (Abingdon King Dick) 3/4 drive.32.00p

 1 and 7/8 hub inch AF hub nut sockets in a six sided,standard depth 3/4 drive configuration by Koken. Very good quality 26..00p

Two inch AF hub nut socket,standard depth 3/4 drive Elora. Use the conversion charts to check hub nut sizes etc. 32..00p.

Two inch AF hub nut socket by King Dick,English made. These are 3/4 drive and twelve sided. Standard depth 31..00p


Deep One and thirteen sixteenths AF deep hub nut socket 1/2 drive impact type.By Laser.13..00p..




1/2 drive Draper deep 7/16 inch AF bi hex af sockets.(Similar to picture) To clear 5..00p


All hex key sets now being cleared.

Imperial T handled hex key set by Draper tools. Sizes 3/32.7/64,1/8,9/64,5/32,3/16,7/32,1/4,5/16 and 3/8 inch. In metal stand. The hex keys are double ended. 20..00p post to UK 4..00p



Seven piece set of conventional hex keys sizes 1/8,5/32,3/16,7/32,1/4,5/16 and 3/8 inch. Draper number 66446.3.50p the set, 5.75p inc post to UK.



Ten piece set Imperial ball ended hex keys.The ball end allows the key to be used at an angle up to 30 degrees.Sizes 1/16,5/64,3/32,1/8,5/32,3/16,7/32,1/4,5/16 and 3/8 inch . Made by Draper part no 29596.  10.75p inc post to UK.



Long pattern Imperial hex keys. Set of ten 1/20,1/16,5/64,1/8,5/32,3/16,7/32,1/4,5/16 and 3/8 inch, the long handle gives good leverage and helps with deeply recessed allen keys. 9.00p set inc post to UK.


Set of af (imperial) hex (allen) keys on ring.The sizes are 1/16,5/64,3/32,1/8,5/32,3/16,7/32,1/4,5/16 and 3/8 inch af.Hardened chrome vanadium steel,chemically blacked.Made by Draper Tools.3.50p inc post to UK.

We have some special hybrid box spanners/sockets made.Designed to undo nuts with up to four inches of shaft or thread projecting.Various applications,hub nuts,axle shafts,gearbox and clutch assemblies.Various AF ,Whitworth and BSF sizes.You can see them here.
We can also supply model specific wheel braces,forget worrying about the strength of your 1/2 drive bar and tight wheel studs,some of these are made from two inch diameter solid steel!
AF tools... AF stands for Across Flats. .Spanners stamped with an imperial fraction mean that the spanner or socket is that size in inches across its parallel faces.So a spanner stamped 1/2 is a half inch across its parallel faces. These tools are designed to fit nuts and bolts mainly having UNF or UNC threads.These fixings are encountered on older cars,motorbikes and other machinery.Its difficult to give precise dates as the Americans and others used it for longer periods than others and some foreign makers have always used metric . Metric spanners can also be called AF,for example a 19mm metric open ended spanner is 19mm AF.
BA...stands for British Association a virtually obsolete standard using a mixture of decimal inch based sizes.Used on smaller fixings especially on electrical parts it is unusual in that the higher the BA number the smaller the fixing/spanner.0 BA is the largest and 10 the smallest size generally encountered although they are made right down to 23BA.
Whitworth  (British Standard Whitworth or B.S.W. ) ...named after the British engineer who invented it.An pre war standard for threads and spanner sizes.The fine version (more threads per inch) version of whitworth is called British Standard Fine (B.S.F) The size of a whitworth (or BSF) spanner refers to the thread not the size of the bolt head.Phased out by the 1960's officially obsolete after 1965 but some manufacturers carried on using it on some applications much later than this.If you are a classic car or motorcycle enthusiast you'll come across Whitworth and BSF sooner or later..(and the threaded hole in the bottom of your new camera is almost certainly tapped 1/4 whitworth) Whitworth thread is coarser than.BSF but the same spanners fit either.

Kevin C Bacon

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