Axle Nut Sockets

Axle Nut Sockets

Axle nut sockets are a type of socket wrench that is specifically designed for loosening and tightening axle nuts. Axle nuts are typically very large and require a lot of torque to remove, so axle nut sockets are made from heavy-duty materials and have a long reach to get around the axle nut.

Axle nut sockets are available in a variety of sizes to fit different axle nuts. They are also available with different drive sizes, so you can use them with a variety of ratchets and wrenches.

Types of Axle Nut Sockets

There are two main types of axle nut sockets:

  • Six-point sockets: These are the most common type of axle nut sockets. They have six points that fit into the six flats on the axle nut.
  • 12-point sockets: These sockets have twelve points that fit into the twelve flats on the axle nut. They are less common than six-point sockets, but they can be easier to use in tight spaces.

In addition to the two main types of axle nut sockets, there are also a variety of other types of sockets that can be used for axle nuts. These include:

  • Impact sockets: These sockets are made from hardened steel and are designed to withstand the high impact forces that are generated when using an impact wrench.
  • Deep sockets: These sockets have a longer reach than standard sockets, which allows you to get around the axle nut without having to remove other components.
  • Universal sockets: These sockets can be adjusted to fit different sizes of axle nuts.

Axle nut sockets are an essential tool for any automotive mechanic. They are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit your needs.

Subscribe to our newsletter in order not to miss new arrivals, promotions, and discounts of our store

Follow us on social media