Ignorance is NOT Necessarily Bliss

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nwav8tor
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Tell us about your Corvette: 1971 Coupe that's been in the family since new. Was "stored" in a shed in New England for22 years. Even though I have limited knowledge and experience, I'm doing a body off restoration. Standby for many questions!
Location: Spokane, WA

Ignorance is NOT Necessarily Bliss

Post by nwav8tor » Jun 26th, 2010 11:21 pm

OK, here's a VERY rookie question for you all...

What's the differtence between a 6 point socket and a 12 point?


Obviously, I'm not just talking about the number of "points" or sides - but rather why/when is using one better/worse than using the other??

I have both types in both 3/8 and 1/2 drives, but don't know when I'm supposed to use one versus the other...

Thanks,
paul