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GearWrench Bolt Biter Extractor Impact Socket Sets

Bolt Biter Sockets

Finally, GearWrench was running around SEMA, STAFDA and other trade shows last year demoing these Bolt Biter Sockets but were not available in stores until just recently! They are here now as a Bolt Biter 8 Piece Set 84782, 15 Piece Set 84783 or a full 28 Piece Set 84784 which all sets include ¼” and 3/8” sockets, see the difference between the sets below. We’ve been very impressed by the functionality and versatility of these new Bolt Biters!

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Grey Pneumatic Duo Socket Sets for Impacts & Ratchets

Many of us have multiple socket sets, perhaps even full drawers of them, SAE or Metric, 6 point or 12 point, standard of deep, chrome or impacts, all with various drive sizes ¼”, 3/8”, ½”, etc. Over the years we’ve seen lots of All-in-One solutions for sockets but we would not consider many of them for professionals. The Grey Pneumatic Duo Sockets would be one exception there, impact rated sockets with thin wall design that allow them to perform exceptionally well as a hand ratchet set. Could you really have just one sockets set? (more…)

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Ingersoll Rand to Add 50% Impact Torque with PowerSockets

IR PowerSocket

This is a very interesting new socket concept from Ingersoll Rand which we can’t honestly say we fully understand how it generates so much additional torque, then again we didn’t do so hot in physics class. For launch the IR PowerSocket is only going to be available in 19mm size for crank shafts, lug nut removal and other applications. With this socket a standard 1/2″ impact can perform pretty close to a 3/4″ impact more than justifying the $66 price point of the S64M19L-PS. We would imagine if this is a success we will see various other size PowerSockets to follow.

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