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105-Piece Craftsman Standard (SAE) and Metric Polished Chrome Mechanics Tool Set $60 + Free shipping

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Probably clearing out part of the old inventory of foreign made sockets for the new line of US-made sockets.
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Probably clearing out part of the old inventory of foreign made sockets for the new line of US-made sockets.
If I didnt have enough I'd get it. Lifetime warranty so if they break you get a cheaper usa one than buying it outright
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Probably clearing out part of the old inventory of foreign made sockets for the new line of US-made sockets.
I wish I had your level of optimism
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Is this a good price? I'd like to try to change transmission fluid myself. Will these work?
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Probably clearing out part of the old inventory of foreign made sockets for the new line of US-made sockets.
When is Made in USA not actually Made in USA?

Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7bOqKfDuhA
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Can these be used with an impact wrench?
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Can these be used with an impact wrench?
Not really recommended. You'll either break the socket or round out the points of the socket and/or your nut/bolt. Also, can be dangerous if the socket shatters.
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Not really recommended. You'll either break the socket or round out the points of the socket and/or your nut/bolt. Also, can be dangerous if the socket shatters.
Could you recommend a good set for a 1/2 inch impact wrench please?
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Could you recommend a good set for a 1/2 inch impact wrench please?
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Not really recommended. You'll either break the socket or round out the points of the socket and/or your nut/bolt. Also, can be dangerous if the socket shatters.

I didnt know that. so what do people use with impact wrenches then?
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I didnt know that. so what do people use with impact wrenches then?
You get impact rated sockets. Usually black.
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Could you recommend a good set for a 1/2 inch impact wrench please?
Gearwrench is fairly well regarded for not being too expensive.
https://www.amazon.com/GEARWRENCH...B00UM68WZM
Currently the middle of the price range.
Or something from Harbor Freight.
https://www.harborfreight.com/air...l?limit=72
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Is this a good price? I'd like to try to change transmission fluid myself. Will these work?
Not a bad deal, I like that they're all 6 point sockets that are less likely to slip off or round off fasteners instead of the usual kits that give you 12 point sockets. It gives you a good range of 8 mm - 22mm in the 3/8" shallow sockets and & 12mm - 18 mm deep sockets. However it offers no 1/2 drive sockets. Depending on how much work you're planning to eventually do on your car(s), this might be fine for small jobs, but not larger repairs which need larger socket sizes, higher torque bolts that a 1/2" drive socket and ratchet or breaker bar would be better suited.

I started working on my cars when I was 16 in HS and got a 100 or so piece set for around $100. I do 99% of the maintenance, repair, modifications on all our vehicles and now have probably well over 500+ pieces for automotive repair only. So if you're planning to do a lot of automotive work, I'd recommend starting with a higher count and size range (both drive size & socket range). I haven't shopped for complete tool sets in a long time, but having done all the repair/maintenance work I've done on our cars in over 2 decades, if I we're to do it all over again, based on the fact I have had to purchase & supplement the sizes and tools I needed over the years that weren't included in my initial set plus the fact that I have a multi layer drawer tool chest. I'd buy the 300+ piece sets that are bare tools only/no case and put them in my tool chest.

That being said for $60, you can treat this as a starter set and look for a deal on a 1/2" drive ratchet and maybe 12mm - 27mm range 1/2" drive shallow and deep sockets, plus a 30mm, 32mm and 36mm assuming you have a foreign car. The larger socket sizes will allow you to do axle/hub, drivetrain and suspension, fan clutches, some oil filter cartridge caps, etc. If you have European cars, you will also need torx, E-torx, star and hex drivers plus other odds and ends not standard in most mechanics tool sets.

you can take apart and reassemble 99% of a Acura/Honda with 8mm-22mm.

As for if this will work for your transmission fluid change, it depends on what make/model your vehicle is. If you have a Honda/acura The transmission drain bolt on Honda's is usually just a bare 3/8" ratchet, no socket size needed,just the 3/8" ratchet head into the bolt head. Fill bolt could be the same, or 15mm-24mm depending on make and model. If it still has a dipstick, you just fill through the dipstick and remove the drain bolt.

If you have a Euro car, or a truck, you might need hex sockets or something larger than the 22mm this set provides. Plus they might be torqued and heat cycled on there where a 3/8" ratchet and socket won't give you enough leverage, or tool and socket strength to break the fill and drain bolts loose.

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Can these be used with an impact wrench?
For impact wrenches, get impact sockets. These hand tools are not designed to be used with the forces and motion of impact wrenches and could crack or shatter. Personally, my craftsman deep and shallow impact sockets have worked well for me over the past 2 decades over dozens of my cars. Are they the best? Probably not, but they got the job done and finally completed, when my initial set of Harbor Freight impact sockets failed and cracked on the 2 - 19mm lower shock to steering knuckle on an old Toyota Camry v6. So I usually avoid HF unless its something that doesn't matter or low torque.
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When is Made in USA not actually Made in USA?

Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7bOqKfDuhA
I f you look closely, it says, Made in USAsia....
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