That is almost as bad as using a #2 phillips screwdriver on a JIS screwhead. (A sure way to 'cam out' the JIS screwhwead)Sorry I only mentioned the 12 pt because a friend, who should have been smart enough to know better, destroyed some 12 pt nuts before he realized that a 6 pt was not going to work.
New member. My first Subaru. My first post on this forum. I've been a licensed mechanic for 35 years.I didn't think I had to have 2 or 3 paragraphs detailing all the obvious exceptions.
Point still stands, don't use 12 point sockets on 6 point bolts/nuts. Don't buy cheap tools.