Access to spark plugs that are hard to reach is enhanced by the swivel design
An insert holds the plug in place while it is being removed or installed
Spark plugs are protected by rubber inserts and they are centered by inserts
This tool is designed to be used with a 3/8" square drive
Tool components are made of alloy steel to increase strength and longevity
It came with the following components (1) each 9/16" x 2 1/2", 9/16" x 6", 5/8" x 4", 5/8" x 6", 5/8" x 11"
Questions & Answers
In what sizes do they come?
In addition to the straight socket and a 6" flex, there are 4 other 6" and 11" flex sockets which are 5/8".
Do you get a molded case with it?
Yes, there is a case to be made
Does the swivel have a pin or does it have a pinless design?
Having a look at the construction and appearance, these pins appear to have swivels and solid pins in one package. In general, the socket to bar construction is solid and the swivel mechanism is easy to use.
Selected User Reviews For GEARWRENCH 5 Pc. 3/8" Drive 6 Pt. Magnetic Swivel Spark Plug Socket Set, 80601
There is a wide variety of 13/16" and 5/8" products
It is quite rare to find 9/16" in that size. I have worked on Subaru, Mitsubishi, Honda, Toyota, Mazda vehicles, and only one was equipped with 9/16" spark plugs. Since this set does not include the 13/16" size, I would suggest looking somewhere else or be prepared to purchase a separate 13/16".
| Oct 20, 2020
It is possible to need to make changes
It was not possible to insert the magnetic inserts at the correct depth on both In order to use the sockets to replace the plugs on a 17 Escape, I had to use a punch to drive it deeper into the socket. Though I haven't tried the 5/8ths sockets yet, I can tell you that the inserts are set differently in the 5/8ths sockets than they are in the 9/16ths sockets. There is no way I can figure out how to use the 5/8ths ones. As soon as I check the 5/8ths sockets, I will update this post. My expectation is, however, that they would not work We will add photos in the future A brief update A couple of days ago, I tried the 5/8th sockets. No modification is necessary to fit them on the spark plugs. Besides the photo of the 2 size options, I uploaded another photo. You can see the magnet is facing the opening of the socket on the left, which is the 5/8ths. It is very easy to put the insulator into the socket as it is facing an opening. There is no magnet in the one on the right it is a blue plastic insert. Because the magnet is on the backside and too small to even go over the top metal of the plug, you are unable to see it. In my view, I have just got a bad batch of 9/16ths sockets, as they are still functional in their current modified form, but I shouldn't have to modify a new tool in order to get it to work.
| May 10, 2021
This is a very handy product
Matco rebranded this set as a matco tool and sold it on their trucks, so I bought it just because I observed it on their trucks. The set you're about to buy will allow you to save about 50 bucks if you want to. It's important to note that while these are all great suggestions, there was one situation in which none of these sockets worked and it was on a Nissan Juke. There was no way to fit the extensions in this kit into the spark plug holes because the holes were very small. In my opinion, there might be something wrong with the vehicle itself so as I examined it further I took what I thought was probably a 3/8 9/16 deep socket and extension, and to my surprise, it fit in the tube without any issues. There was one instance in which these did not Would it be advisable to use this tool? Without a doubt. My only concern is that you may run into a vehicle that is too close to the line of sight. Having said that, I find this set to be very useful, and I think it offers a lot for its.
Occasionally, spark plug sockets don't fit some spark plugs due to their length
The set looks to be of decent quality and appears to be comprehensive, but unfortunately it is being returned. There are a number of design flaws with the 9/16 sockets. A spark plug cannot fit into the socket adequately if it is not deep enough or there is not enough clearance for the I found that the spark plugs for my 2013 Toyota Corolla bottomed out right before the hex portion of the sockets. I've noticed that the rubber grommet socket style doesn't seem to have a problem with spark plug size. Gearwrench contacted me to see if they could offer me a solution so that I could keep this set that I liked so much. “I have been advised that you should return to the place where you bought the merchandise,” Gearwrench replies. In some cases, spark plug sockets are too long to accommodate spark plugs.
| Mar 23, 2021
Every mechanic should have this book
The plugs were ordered after I dropped a few plugs or fished them out of the engine bay when I lost Plenko and the plug didn't fall to the ground. A swivel is required to hold the spark plug due to the tiny clearances on my vehicles. It also has to be magnetic. When the rubber insert ones wear out, they will not grip as tightly. The end is the be all and end It's easy to agree once you have a set.
| Jul 23, 2020
A solution has been found for the deep plug ailment
This set of magnetic sockets is very nice.
I have both a Tacoma and a Camry with deep well plugs, which makes the job easier and faster for me. come with a nice case to store them in and are of high quality. This is a great product that I would recommend There are a number of great tools produced by Gear Wrench at affordable prices.
| Feb 02, 2021
This is almost exactly the same as Matco and Snap-on The fit is great, the swivel is nice, it's just a light option compared to the high priced tool truck options, and it's the perfect size for anyone on a weekend adventure or full-time These cases are sturdy and include a carrying handle
| Mar 26, 2021
Investing in this is a good idea
A set of spark plug sockets was a complex purchase that I had to research a lot. If I'm using SK tools, Mac, or Snap-on, I typically go with the first two There were other things on my mind, but these were calling So far, I have changed out two sets of spark plugs with these things since I opened them up earlier, and I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised by the level of quality Gearwrench has put into these things. The company has shown me that they know how to make a superior tool, according to them.
| Jun 20, 2021