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Astro 78310 Low Profile Impact Sockets

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    Posted: May/18/2023 at 10:34am
Thought I'd share this with everyone, because I can't stop telling my buddies how they need to make sure and get a set of these guys ASAP.

I haven't used these with air tools — just my Milwaukee impact and hand ratchets/breaker bars — but they haven't let me down once and they have made many previously thought of as nightmare tasks into a casual breeze. Many, many hours of use and abuse, and I've yet to have one break or go to mush on me (knocking wood). Thin walls and a low profile allows them to get into cramped spaces, plus the outside walls of the square drive end fits an 11/16 wrench/socket, which makes them way more useful than you'd expect to begin with. 

I got my set from Amazon, though you can probably find them elsewhere for a better price.
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I have the metric version of these.  They can be used with a ratcheting wrench when you need a little more spacing than a wrench gives, but have less space available than a ratchet and conventional socket requires.  Definitely useful on modern cars with transverse engines.
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