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Looking to buy some Extra Deep Sockets for use on taps instead of box spanners..The fixing bolts on the taps in my house are 8mm and 10mm, so I was wondering what are the other common sizes? Trying to decided whether to buy a full set of if I only really need a couple?
Yeah, I think that's the route I am going to go down..

I was hoping to find 1/4" drive sockets that were deeper than the usual 50mm, but it looks like that is the standard size for 1/4" drive deep sockets..


You will have one disadvantage with sockets though, - a socket has heavier metal (wider) than a box spanner, which might make the taps with copper tails close tight to nut difficult to get a socket onto when removing or tightening old taps.

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