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Sunex Metric 3/8 in Drive Impact Socket Sets $21.99

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$21.99 at Home Depot [homedepot.com]. Over $30 pretty much everywhere else. Lowest price on Amazon was $24.19 according to camelcamelcamel.

Sunex 3/8 in. Drive Impact Socket Set (13-Piece) - Model # SUN3358
  • Chromemoly
  • sizes: 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm and 19 mm
  • easy to read etching
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I own the master metric set and they are very good quality. CR-mo, not cr-v.
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A good buy, but not sure why you need impacts in 3/8 drive, especially for those smaller sizes. If you need the strength of an impact socket on a 7,8,9, or 10 mm nut, that bolt is going to break before the nut spins off.
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A good buy, but not sure why you need impacts in 3/8 drive, especially for those smaller sizes. If you need the strength of an impact socket on a 7,8,9, or 10 mm nut, that bolt is going to break before the nut spins off.
What exactly makes it an impact socket? If u use this with a regular drill then technically it's not an impact job, correct?
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What exactly makes it an impact socket? If u use this with a regular drill then technically it's not an impact job, correct?
The fact that it's not going to explode like a cr-v socket...
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What exactly makes it an impact socket? If u use this with a regular drill then technically it's not an impact job, correct?
An impact socket is generally stronger by making the walls thicker than a regular socket. It is usually a 6 point socket to match each of the flat spots on a nut or bolt head to reduce the chances of rounding the head off. Regular sockets are usually thinner walls to get into tighter spaces and are often, but not always, 12 points so they are easier to fit on. Without going into all the metallurgy, traditionally an impact socket is unpolished black whereas regulars are usually shiny "chrome".

If you use with a drill then I would say yes, it is not an "impact job" because there would be less stress with the constant turning motion of a drill, rather than the stress caused by the hammering of an impact. Which lead to my comment on why you probably don't need impact sockets for those smaller sizes. My experience is that a 3/8th drive impact wrench generally doesn't generate enough force where you have to worry about breaking good quality sockets. I have a set of Snap-on deep well sockets I have used for 35 years with various impact tools, electric and air and have had no failures with the small sizes but have broken off more than a few bolts,which is why I usually avoid impact wrenches on anything small if I am worried about it being seized up. I have had almost no failures on the larger sockets, but those that have failed were because I cheated and used an adapter on my 1/2 inch impact gun and the size of the bolt gave it more strength than the socket.

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