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Old 03-23-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Impact deep sockets vs. regular deep sockets......what's the difference?

If I plan to have air tools one day, am I better off getting impact sockets now? Can I use impact sockets on a regular driver? What is the difference between impact deep sockets vs. regulare deep sockets? Are they just stronger?

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Old 03-23-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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Default You can use impact sockets on a regular driver. However,

don't use regular sockets on an impact wrench. You can damage them.
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Default rockwell hardness of the metal

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Default Impact sockets are made with hardened steel

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Default impact sockets are more expensive. regulars are shiny.

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Old 03-23-2004, 07:48 PM   #6
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Default So there is no sense buying both impact deep sockets and regular deep sockets then, right?

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Default I guess I don't see any reason why you'd need both if you get impact sockets.

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Old 03-23-2004, 07:53 PM   #8
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Default What kind of damage? Snap them?

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Default Never had the ***** to try it myself but I've always understood that you can crack them.

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Old 03-23-2004, 08:02 PM   #10
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Default Get a Sears socket set. Lifetime warranty and they're cheaper than impact sockets.

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