Style:Metric Product Description Built for use with impact tools, these TEKTON 1/2 in. drive shallow impact sockets fit in tight spaces to effortlessly break free rusty suspension and exhaust bolts, quickly remove stuck lug nuts, and loosen crank bolts with ease. TEKTON impact sockets efficiently transfer torque from impact wrench to fastener, loosening the most stubborn nuts and bolts. Made from high-strength chrome vanadium steel, our impact sockets are more resistant to drive end round out than standard impact sockets, resulting in a longer useable life. TEKTON impact sockets meet or exceed ANSI performance standards. The high-torque, 6-point socket grips the broad, flat sides of nuts and bolts, not just the corners, so there’s no need to worry about stripping fastener head or damaging socket. The shallow socket design allows access to fasteners in tight spaces. Even in low light, the high-contrast, permanent laser etched size markings are easy-to-read. The customized red TEKTON case can be stored in a tool chest or carried to your job site. Molded size markings keeps set organized and identifies any missing sockets.Set Includes:(14) 1/2 in. drive shallow 6-point sockets (metric): 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27, 30, 32 mm(1) storage case From the Manufacturer Covering a range of sizes from 11 to 32mm, the 6-point TEKTON 4817 1/2 in. Drive Shallow Chrome Vanadium Sockets are built for use with impact wrenches to loosen the most stubborn fasteners in tight spaces without stripping them.
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- High-torque, 6-point socket design grips the flat sides of fasteners, not just the corners, preventing round-of
- Shallow socket depth provides access to fasteners in tight spaces
- High-contrast permanent laser etched size markings are easy-to-read, even in low light
- Made from forged and heat treated chrome vanadium steel with a corrosion-resistant black phosphate finish
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- I am a former Machinist, so it’s pretty easy for me to distinguish a good product from a shoddy one; especially if it’s made out of metal. So there’s that, and my deep well impact set is made by MAC Tools, so I am accustomed to using nicer quality tools.To me this set is functionally on PAR with my MAC set, but the covered case is more practical. My MAC has the sizes stamped on the sockets, and the TEKTON has them etched on. The sizes are easier to see on the TEKTON, but I am wondering how long it will take before the etching fades.I chose the TEKTON over the Pittsburgh Pro at Harbor Freight. If you want to know why I did so, read on…TEKTON 14pc .vs Pittsburgh Pro 13pc -Pre-purchase AnalysisPRICE:With the sale price, and the 20% Harbor Freight coupon, the Pittsburgh set was $3 cheaper. Pittsburgh wins Round One!SOCKET ASSORTMENT:Pittsburgh Pro:10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27Note that TEKTON doesn’t have 10 & 16. Not sure that I have ever needed a 16mm, but I bet if I really needed one, that a 5/8 socket would be close enough. As for the 10mm, who would ever want to put a ½ impact on a 10mm bolt?TEKTON:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27, 30, 32Note that that Pittsburgh doesn’t have: 24, 30, and 32mm. These larger sockets are expensive to buy individually people, and they are nice to have around! –TEKTON Wins Round 2ORIGINBoth sets are made in Taiwan. –Round 3 is a draw.CASEPittsburgh set has a bulky and awkward push-on type case. Since this would take up serious real-estate in my socket toolbox, I wanted no piece of it. TEKTON case is compact and covered, so the odds of it coming open and spilling sockets all over my toolbox (like the one for my MAC set) seem slim. –TEKTON wins Round 4, and takes the belt!Other Comments:The next step down from this set (the 10 piece TEKTON 4815) seems kind of dumb, as it doesn’t include a 14mm socket. Doesn’t every single piece of metric machinery on the planet have at least one 14mm nut or bolt somewhere? Just seems like a strange size to omit to me…
- Love these. I’m not using on an impact wrench.. just as standard sockets on a ratchet but I like the non-chrome sockets and the slightly rough texture that is normally found on impact sockets. So far these are great. Well marked with large laser etched size markings. Case is also very handy. Over the years I’ve had those strips that hold sockets but didn’t really like that.. They all just end up face up in my tool chest drawer.. These orange plastic boxes are perfect. Despite having EVERY socket size, both SAE and Metric in chrome finish I’ve been slowly buying one of these kits every month or so in SAE and Metric and in each drive (1/4 3/8 1/2).The main selling point for me is the large laser etched size markings (getting old, harder to see the tiny markings on my old sockets) and They store so easy in these orange plastic boxes.Note, I have not done anything with extreme torque yet, like head-gasket bolts so I cannot attest to their strength. But based on the look and feel of them I think they would be just fine, esp since they are rated for impact drivers.
- I’m a heavy truck mechanic and I do have quite a few snap on and Matco tools. With that being said. I’ve lost a few sockets over the years and wanted to buy a cheaper set to replace some of my lost sockets . I’m honestly impressed and I’m going on a month for a visit I have had my half inch IR and my three-quarter Ir gun on the sockets and have yet to break one. I I give it my seal of approval I’m the type of guy that can have a rubber mallet and an Annville and Ill break the Annville and not the mallet lol. They came within a few days and I can say you’re safe to buy these
- I love my Tekton impact sockets. I’ve owned this set about a year now and just bought the deep socket set to go with them. They are easy to read, and show no sign of wear with a years worth of weekend use (tire rotations, a brake job and a few other jobs.)At the time of purchase, I chose this set because it was made in Taiwan not China and I couldn’t afford an American made set. Tekton is at least based in the USA and while this set isn’t, some of their products are made in the US (where did you go Craftsman? Oh, that’s right, China)If you are looking for an American made set, I’d look at S&K.
- I got these 1/2″ drive Shallow Impact sockets to be able to get into places where my 1/2″ drive Deep Well sockets couldn’t. They work just fine and the case that they fit in, also has the socket designation imprinted on the case where each socket goes. I don’t really need sockets that go up to 32mm, but the other sets that I looked at didn’t have the full range of sockets, namely the 14mm socket. I don’t understand why they leave that socket out of the set, I would think that they would sell more socket sets, if they included the 14mm socket. Just my 2 cents worth.J
- Tekton impact sockets are a great value. I’m a CAT technician and use them every day. Along with many of my coworkers. Can’t justify spending more on ONE SOCKET from a tool truck than this entire set costs. Lifetime warranty by mail but I doubt I will need it very frequently. A guy I work with has cracked a couple of sockets and all he had to do was send tekton a picture to have it replaced in a few days. (That’s as good or better than any tool truck) I’ve been using tekton impact sockets since I started my career 3 years ago and have never once had an issue. And I (and my coworkers) seriously abuse them. Whether it’s using an adapter to put them on a 3/4 impact or driving in seals with the socket and a hammer. They are awesome.