It’s often a wrong choice to choose an impact socket set which is cheaper than other. It is such an instrument where; durability is a factor to be kept in mind. This instrument goes through severe use and often goes through several attempts of wear and tear. As such a cheap impact socket set may turn up to become a costly which you will have to reject it on the ground that it’s gone through several wears and tears and is no more usable. It’s a good decision to be a little choosy about the metal that the impact socket set is made of. And it is quite wise to choose one which is made of chromium vanadium alloy.
The number of sockets inside an impact socket set is different and it must be chosen according to the need of the user. Generally the cheapest ones start with 5 and the costliest ones (which are generally intended for the garage experts) come in with sometimes as many as 100 sockets as explained on Landroverbar – power tools portal. If you are purchasing it for your own car, then you will get full details of what kind and type of the impact socket set that your car is suitable with on your manual.
Follow the manual that comes with your car and keep in mind that in that way you may save your money as you may end up purchasing a highly durable impact socket set with a very small number of sockets inside it. This will be cheap given that the numbers of sockets are pretty low yet again the durability is exactly what you need.
As previously discussed the only risk that you may face is quality related which again points to durability. And the type of wear and tear that an impact socket set has to undergo is quite responsible factor to cause enough corrosion to spoil your impact socket set altogether, even before you have used it for a considerable number of times. To make sure that this doesn’t happen with you, look for the word chrome finish on your socket set packaging. If its written then be assured that you have chosen a perfect one.
Moreover also make sure to purchase an impact socket set, which is clearly defined with color coding for each shaped sockets. This will erase all confusions and would lead to faster and easier work. Also not to mention a longer life since the user doesn’t misuse his or her impact set, in confusion of shapes and sizes.
While you purchase your impact socket set keep in mind to test it for optimum drive size. Generally the seller is expected to clearly mention this and clearly assure you that you are guaranteed on this aspect at least. If this doesn’t happens then its better to get it tested yourself.