Milwaukee 3/8-in. Socket Sets
It may be tough to believe, but Milwaukee has improved the typical 3/8-in. socket set.
With these new socket sets, Milwaukee has brought new features to a tool category that’s changed little in decades. They’ve taken their round sockets and put square sides on them, so you can grab them with a wrench when you need extra leverage. They’ve also put a new twist on the ratchet by including a swiveling head that allows you to start a nut or a lag screw and then turn the handle over when you want to loosen or tighten it. There is also a set screw you can tighten up to make sure the ratchet has enough tension. The socket sets come in fractional and metric versions.In addition to the eight deep-well sockets, each zipper-cased kit includes an adapter for hex-shank driver bits and 1/4-in. sockets.
Milwaukee 12-Piece 3/8-in. Drive Socket Sets
Product number: 48-22-9000 (SAE); 48-22-9001 (metric)
Price: $70 (SAE or metric)
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