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  1. #14
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    Get rid of the ratchets. Try the M18 Milwaukee rt angle impact.
    Quote Originally Posted by bustawrench1 View Post
    SK is nice stuff, but I don't really like the ratchets.

    As my old craftsman and husky stuff is wearing out, I've been replacing the sockets with Wright and JH Williams. The ratchets are getting replaced with Proto and Snap on. (I buy the snap on used and rebuild them with OEM kits from E-Bay).

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    Another vote for Blackhawk, this is what use most of the time, Grainger will honor the lifetime warranty if you break a socket https://www.amazon.com/Blackhawk-Pro.../dp/B000R8EG8C
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    My brother and I both carry the 3/8" drive kit from advance. Cheap and works great, plus lifetime warranty at any advance auto parts.

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    Oldie but still great:
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    pecmsg, what you use sockets that large for? Most I use are 1/2" and maybe an occasional 9/16" in residential.

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    Ideal bought S K a few years back. They built a new factory in Illinois, hired American Workers, and made a commitment to only use American Steel and NOT to import any of their tools. In their catalog it says "If it says S K it is made in America PERIOD.

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    Cool.
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

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    I like blackhawk, for me i use sockets more for odd jobs than at work. I use to use the blackhawk set i have every time i change a motor with a quick connect adapter, now since i found a quick connect driver set in those sizes it doesn’t see any action.

    One thing that is good to have on a ratchet is the hand turn. We arnt auto mechanics, mostly we are dealing with pointy zip screws or well lubed bolts. Unless its in a wall or something all you have to do is bust it and it comes out by hand.

    A homeowner special socket set will serve most ac techs well.


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    JH Williams

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    I am waiting on the following 3 Tekton SAE sets coming out this summer.
    I have no need to lug around metric sockets when all the equipment I work on is SAE.
    I’m currently using an old Craftsman set that goes up to 1-1/4” on magnetic trays but everything ends up all over the toolbox.
    this way everything will stay in place.
    Also if you notice the cases have real hinges

    SKT05101 1/4” drive
    Shallow and deep 5/32” - 9/16”


    SKT15101 3/8” drive
    Shallow and deep 1/4” - 1”


    SKT25101 1/2” drive
    Shallow and deep 3/8” - 1-5/16”

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    Here's my case for my SK sockets, if anyone wants one let me know, cases are $22.00 for 3/8, $26.00 for 1/2 and $32 for 3/4 and come in a variety of colors, sockets not included
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    Quote Originally Posted by chillrdude View Post
    Here's my case for my SK sockets, if anyone wants one let me know, cases are $22.00 for 3/8, $26.00 for 1/2 and $32 for 3/4 and come in a variety of colors, sockets not included
    Sorry but my tool OCD would not permit that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Bee View Post
    Get the SK. They are Tool Truck Quality at 1/4 of the Price. Made in U.S.A. Gearwrench is Imported and not near the same Quality. In 1973 I bought my first good socket set SK and I still have it. Also check out URREA tools on Amazon or Home Depot.com. I just bought a socket set from them on Amazon and it came in an old school metal box. Amazon also sells just the metal boxes. The Urrea tools are made with USA steel and they used to be called Protomex. From 1963 to 1984 they were a division of PROTO (one of the largest INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANIES IN AMERICA).
    I was curious about Urrea tools, looked them up, the prices were too good.

    Went to the web site, they are now made in Mexico.


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