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Tips in Buying Socket Sets

By Edited May 8, 2014 0 0

Sockets sets are considered to be among the most important tools to have in your garage. This home improvement tool is used for different purposes which is why both home and car owners should have it. A socket set is a combination of socket and torque wrench which allows you to tighten fasteners and make sure that a home appliance or an auto part can be used safely.

             

Draper 43648 Socket Set

People would definitely want to be able to buy the best socket sets. However, there are some who might get confused because of the fact that there are simply a lot of brands and models to choose from. It is a good thing that there are a few tips that you can follow to make sure that the socket set you purchase is the right one for you to use.

When shopping for socket sets, you should determine how often you will be using it. If you will be using it frequently, consider buying one that is made of chrome valadium steel. It is a high quality material and you can be sure that you will be able to use it for quite some time. It also comes in a variety of sizes - ranging from four to a hundred. The manual of an appliance or car usually indicates the measuring unit. This will help you to decide whether to get a socket set that has standard or metric measurements.

There are different types of socket sets which can be determined based on the handle that comes with it. The types of handles include a T-bar, ratchet and spinner handle. A socket set that comes with another extension handle as well as screwdrivers, Torx heads and Hex heads would be worth investing in. The specifications of each piece should be indicated in the set.

Overall, it comes down to a few features which will ensure that you are able to buy the righ socket set for you. Get one that is chrome plated as it is able to resist corrosion. You may also want to get one that has reversible ratchet mechanism as this will make it easier for you to use. It is also important to check out its storage and make sure that it is able to hold each socket tightly. It is also advisable to use socket sets that are color coded. This is not as important as other features although it will make the set more convenient for you to use.

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