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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.

Contents

1 The Best Impact Sockets for the Money
1.1 Sunex 43 Piece 1/2 Inch Drive Impact Socket Master Set
1.2 Ingersol Rand 3/8 Inch and 1/2 Inch 86 Piece Impact Socket Set
1.3 Best Deep Impact Sockets
1.3.1 Stanley 11 Piece 1/2 Inch Drive Metric Deep Impact Socket Set
1.3.2 Stanley 11 Piece 1/2 Inch Drive SAE Deep Impact Socket Set
1.4 Related Posts:

The Best Impact Sockets for the Money

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

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Steps For Grounding Electrical Sockets

This is one of the most common do-it-yourself projects that anyone will take on when they are looking at renovating their homes: moving and replacing wall sockets. Easily done by the average electrician, in today’s economy, more people are trying to reduce costs by doing it themselves. This is not something that you can just learn on the fly, you have to know what you are doing to be successful at grounding electrical sockets.

Making sure that this task has been done correctly is very important, beyond just having access to power through that particular socket. By grounding electrical sockets correctly you are protecting anyone who uses it from being shocked, and you prevent any chance of an electrical fire from ever occurring. This is extremely important if you are renovating an older home, as most of them were constructed without grounds for electricity usage, primarily because some of them may not have had electric power when they were built.

You will need grounding wire, standard three-pronged outlets, wire cutters, pliers and a screwdriver. The first step is to cut the power to the socket. Make sure that you can run the copper grounding wire safely to the fuse box from the outlet. If yes, wrap one end of the wire to the grounding bar inside the fuse box, and make sure it is firmly attached. The other end will be run through the wall, and connected to the green grounding screw located inside the outlet box.

If you cannot successfully ground the outlet safely, call an electrician. Some modifications may require medium other than the copper wire, and an expert would know at a glance what a novice will not.  You will need to make sure that the fuse box is properly grounded, too.

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