A hub nut socket.

K.C. Bacon.(ex Baconsdozen) 

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

 BA or British Association sockets

I have now retired,this page is for information only,the tools I still have left are for sale here.

Set 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.


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


Ratchets.All steel,chrome vanadium with quick release button and reversing lever. 72 teeth. 1/2 drive version 9.50p. Call to order or to add to any of the 1/2 drive sets.

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Set 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. Suitable for DIY with 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


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.

Set of six 1/2 drive impact sockets. Six sided black finish,full professional quality. Made by Koken in Japan perfect for professional usage.Supplied loose. 6 pieces sizes 7/16 to 3/4 inch. 36..00p

A twelve piece set (picture is of 7 piece version) of pro quality 1/2 drive imperial (SAE) impact sockets. Sizes from 5/16 to 1 inch AF. Made by Koken,ideal for shocking tight or corroded fastenings loose.Will not shatter when used with air gun. 72.50p

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.

Ratchets.All steel,chrome vanadium with quick release button and reversing lever. 72 teeth. 3/8 drive version 8.50p. Call to order or to add to any of the 3/8 drive sets.

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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.

Out of stock.

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.

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

1/4 drive ratchet.All steel 72 teeth with quick release button on head to lock on socket.Cheap at 7.50p,call to order or to add to any of the 1/4 drive sets.

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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.


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.


Extend your socket set with these larger AF sockets. A set of six,these are six sided and 1/2 drive. Not full professional quality but I've sold hundreds with no compaints, The sizes are 15/16,One inch,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.


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


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. 21..90p


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.


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

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..

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. Please call for price etc.

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,

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


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


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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