Best Impact Sockets

Impact sockets are a must if you are doing any repair work on your car. They are designed for use in air tools and can handle a lot of torque without breaking. We will look at the best impact sockets you can get for the money.

The Best Impact Sockets for the Money


Sunex 43 Piece 1/2 Inch Drive Impact Socket Master Set

SAE set features:

  • Standard sockets: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, 1, 1-1/16, 1-1/8, 1-3/16, 1-1/4, 1-5/16, 1-3/8, 1-7/16 and 1-1/2″
  • Deep sockets: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, 1, 1-1/16, 1-1/8, 1-3/16, 1-1/4, 1-5/16, 1-3/8, 1-7/16 and 1-1/2″
  • Extensions: 3, 5, 10 and 15 inch
  • Universal joint

Metric set features:

  • Standard sockets: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30mm
  • Deep sockets: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30mm
  • Extensions: 3, 5, 10 and 15 inch
  • Universal joint

If you are looking for a complete set of impact sockets the Sunex set has you covered. Both sets are 43 pieces and have a carry case to store the sockets. Depending on your application you can choose Metric or SAE sockets. Both sets have good reviews on Amazon with an average of 5 stars.

Having a carry case means you won’t have to have any socket trays in your tool chest.

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Ingersol Rand 3/8 Inch and 1/2 Inch 86 Piece Impact Socket Set

If you need a full set of 3/8 and 1/2 inch sockets in both deep and shallow then look no further. This set has a total of 86 pieces and a storage case. They have an average review score of 4 1/2 stars on Amazon and is a good choice for the serious handyman.

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Best Deep Impact Sockets


Stanley 11 Piece 1/2 Inch Drive Metric Deep Impact Socket Set

Features:

  • 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, and 24mm
  • 6 point sockets
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Case included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Despite the low cost, this impact socket set has good reviews on Amazon. As of this writing, there are over 900 reviews with an average of 4 1/2 stars. That being said, there are a few sizes not included in this set: 15 and 18mm are more common than 10 and 11mm sized bolts. It won’t be a problem if you can find them separately or don’t need them.

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Stanley 11 Piece 1/2 Inch Drive SAE Deep Impact Socket Set

Features:

  • 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16 and 1 inch
  • 6 point sockets
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Case included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Like the metric set above, this Stanley SAE impact socket set has an average rating of 4 1/2 stars. There are some common sizes missing in this set as noted by the impact socket set reviews. I swear the manufacturers do this on purpose to make more money.

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Author: Chris

I find any excuse to spend time in the garage. Whether it be to work on my car or start a new project. Using my tools to create things is one of my favourite hobbies.

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