Flat Drive is designed to guarantee a flat surface contact between the socket and the bolt/nut. The Flat contact reduces wear and allows to transmit a higher torque value.The Flat Drive System is also used for the square drive end as well as the hexagonal or bi-hexagonal openings of the socket.
Surface drive sockets are designed to retain contact with flat sides of nut to transmit high torque and reduce nut wear. These sockets are ideal for use on polished nuts, aluminum nuts and nuts with worn out points.
The beveled flats of the 6-point opening of the PATHFINDER socket engage the nut almost immediately. PATHFINDER sockets are ideal for use with power tools in automatic assembly processes, as the power tool does not Socket have to be totally stopped for the socket to engage the nut.
Twin balls at the 6-point opening hold bolt/nut tightly for safe and reliable work.