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    I have been looking high and low for something for Xmas for my BIL. His eyesight is getting worse and he has a great snap on tool chest. The sockets are giving him fits. He can't see the markings. I know new sets have bigger markings but that is a substantial investment. Does anyone know of some sort of markings that could be attached to these sockets?
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    Just an example although, they don't look all that big

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    Perhaps some type of magnifying glass in addition? I know there have been times I wished I had one just to be able to see something not quite big enough and not quite close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBW1999 View Post
    Just an example although, they don't look all that big

    New Snap-on 25 Socket Clips & 96 I.D. Stickers Included 3/8" YA38URCLIPS | eBay

    Perhaps some type of magnifying glass in addition? I know there have been times I wished I had one just to be able to see something not quite big enough and not quite close enough.
    Those would work. Get a pile of glasses from the dollar store. Leave them laying around so when he need them, bang they're there.
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    Default Re: Socket set help

    My uncle had the same problem... Bought a craft magnifying glass on an arm from Michaels and fastened it to the side of the tool box. It was always there when he needed to check a size, or for lots of other small tasks. I've mounted one near my workbench for those times I just don't want to squint.

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    You can buy sochet holders like this from Sears. The socket size is on the top of the post.Socket set help-00959849000-1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooked_on_HP View Post
    You can buy sochet holders like this from Sears. The socket size is on the top of the post.Click image for larger version. 

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    The Hansons are fantastic socket holders.....I like them VERY much as you can see!



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    Buck, that is some seriously nice organization. And a great idea.

    I think in the end it is going to be a combination of the stickers and the stands. Once you take it off the stand you have no clue what size it is if you are working with multiple sizes (you got a pocket full of sockets like I often do).
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    I use a Label Maker and make my own stickers. You can change the font size, label color and replacement is easy. He can also label just about anything
    to make it easier to see. I also use different color labels on the metric and american sockets. Purchased at staples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFB View Post
    Do you have these and how have they held up? My eye site is fine, but I really like the idea of bigger, easier to see labels on my sockets. Both to find them easily, and to know when my Dad has put them out of order. Maybe he will be able to put them where they belong if he can see what size they are?

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