12-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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  • slantman
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I have been playing around using drive sockets as razor stands. This particular one is a Craftsman 1/2" drive 5/8 6 point socket. Its made in the USA and very nicely chromed. The Progress fits like a glove. The socket weighs 2 oz. You can also use an impact socket which will weigh more but this one works perfectly. Cost was $4.99 + tax.

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 12-11-2013, 09:59 AM
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Great idea! We need a list of Craftsman sockets for various razors.

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 12-11-2013, 10:09 AM
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Great idea, Jerry! Biggrin

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 12-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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Just had one of those "Why didn't I think of that" moments. Great suggestion.

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 12-11-2013, 11:44 AM
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Great idea! We need a list of Craftsman sockets for various razors.
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This is some of my other razors that work pretty good but the don't have to be Craftsman sockets as other decent brands will work.

ATT Atlas handles work great with a 12mm impact socket that is 1/2" drive. Standard size socket is excellent no need for a deep socket. Impact sockets are much heavier then regular sockets.

iKon bulldog handles work good with a 13mm 1/2" drive 6 point standard socket. The sintered version works even better because of the coating that makes the fit tight.

I would suggest taking your handle to Sears,etc and trying it out. Sears sells individual sockets but try not to do it with the sales person around as they will think your nutsBiggrin

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 12-11-2013, 08:24 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Awesome idea, thanks for sharing...I will be heading to the hardware store soon to scoop up the most attractive socket in 1/2in 6 point...Too coolLightbulb

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 12-11-2013, 08:50 PM
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Jerry, how sturdy are the sockets with the razors in them?

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 12-11-2013, 10:47 PM
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Great idea and for a modest investment, thanks for sharing!

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 12-12-2013, 04:18 AM
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(12-11-2013, 09:49 AM)slantman Wrote: I have been playing around using drive sockets as razor stands. This particular one is a Craftsman 1/2" drive 5/8 6 point socket. Its made in the USA and very nicely chromed. The Progress fits like a glove. The socket weighs 2 oz. You can also use an impact socket which will weigh more but this one works perfectly. Cost was $4.99 + tax.

Excellent idea! Good work!

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 12-12-2013, 05:30 AM
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(12-11-2013, 08:50 PM)celestino Wrote: Jerry, how sturdy are the sockets with the razors in them?

Very sturdy but that doesn't mean a bowling ball won't knock it down. I believe in keeping all my shaving gear out of harms way.

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 12-19-2013, 09:49 AM
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  • slantman
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Here is an exact fit for your Maggard MR3 short fat handle. Its a 16mm 1/2" drive 6 point socket. The socket weighs 2.6oz

Note: don't use 12 point sockets.

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 12-19-2013, 08:31 PM
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(12-12-2013, 05:30 AM)slantman Wrote: Very sturdy but that doesn't mean a bowling ball won't knock it down. I believe in keeping all my shaving gear out of harms way.

* Good to know, Jerry! Good thing I don't bowl! Biggrin

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 12-20-2013, 05:47 AM
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(12-19-2013, 08:31 PM)celestino Wrote:
(12-12-2013, 05:30 AM)slantman Wrote: Very sturdy but that doesn't mean a bowling ball won't knock it down. I believe in keeping all my shaving gear out of harms way.

* Good to know, Jerry! Good thing I don't bowl! Biggrin

HaHaA6

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 12-20-2013, 05:50 AM
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What a nice idea. Well done! Thumbsup

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 12-20-2013, 07:23 AM
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  • robk
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brilliant idea. until you need that 5/8 and can't remember where you left it.

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 12-20-2013, 07:29 AM
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(12-20-2013, 07:23 AM)robk Wrote: brilliant idea. until you need that 5/8 and can't remember where you left it.

These days you need standard and metric sockets in all drives. The 16mm fits the MR3 handle like a glove.

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