10 Best Socket Sets For Engineers And Hobbyists


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Sockets are used mostly for tightening bolts, whether, on cars/bikes or any other attachment, technicians usually required different sockets for different size of bolts. That is when socket sets come in handy.  So look into our list of 10 best socket sets, you don’t know when you might need one.

10. Capri Tools 30004 S2 Star Torx and External Socket Bit Set(35$)

Best socket set (10)

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Pro

  • Can be used on multiple types of equipment automotive, lawn equipment and machinery requiring bolts.
  • Heat treated S2 steel.
  • Chrome Vanadium sockets provide maximum oil and corrosion resistance.

Con

  • Ratchet not included.
  • Durability issues are reported by some users.

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9. Neiko 10071A Professional-Grade Torx Bit T-Socket Set(17$)

Best socket set (9)

Pro

  • Torx bit and E-sockets included.
  • Made from Heat-hardened Chrome-vanadium steel.

Con

  • Ratchet is not included.
  • Only ten pieces.
  • Although the manufacturer claims that size, T50 is included some disgruntled consumers do not think it is the correct size.

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8. GearWrench 80550P 3/8-Inch Drive (106$)

Best socket set (7)

Pro

  • 56 piece set.
  • Double-Stacked Pawl Technology.
  • 20 positions give a 3° ratcheting arc.

Con

  • Sockets fit loosely on the ratchet.
  • For some users, sockets broke rather quickly.

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7. Nebo Ultra Socket Combination Kit(21$)

Best socket set (4)

Pro

  • Socket Wrench /Screwdriver/ Nut Driver All In One.
  • Industrial Strength Ergonomic Handle Design as claimed by the supplier.

Con

  • No deep sockets.
  • Ratchet unlocks its self when in use, this may be bothersome

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6. Tool House 770002 52-Piece (13$)

Best socket set (2)

Pro

  • If we look at the price offered compared to the pieces included it is an outstanding deal.
  • Suitable for use on automotive.

Con

  • Neither the driver bits nor the bit holder is magnetized.
  • Judging by their durability some consumers suspect that the bits are not heat treated.

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5. TEKTON 13101 3/8-Inch Drive Socket Set(50$)

Best socket set (6)

Pro

  • The set includes universal joint and extra long 6-inch extension.
  • 6-inch extender attachment.
  • Metric and non-metric sizes, gives the user extra choices.

Con

  • Only 3/8″ drive included.

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4. BOSTITCH BTMT72287(70$)

Best socket set (3)

Pro

  • 65 piece set.
  • Heavy Duty Ratchet with 72-Tooth Gear System.
  • High durability and the set is very robust.

Con

  • It’s hard to remove socket from extension by hand.
  • The ratchet reverse lever is not recessed, so it is protruding, which may not be to the liking of some users.

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3. DEWALT DW22812 1/2-Inch 10-Piece (50$)

Best socket set (8)

Pro

  • Pivoting organization pins allow for customized application based storage.
  • Recessed corners distribute torque across flats, promoting the life of the socket.
  • Well known brand/manufacturer.

Con

  • Few number of pieces.

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2. Great Neck PSO40 40 Piece 1/4-Inch and 3/8-Inch Drive Socket Set(11.12$)

Best socket set (5)

Pro

  • One of the most popular choices on the web and the local market.
  • Triple chrome plated to resist rust.
  • Affordable.

Con

  • A flimsy ratchet and the case could be of better quality though sockets are excellent.

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1. Stanley 92-804 30 Piece Socket Set(22$)

Best socket set (1)

Pro

  • MicroTough Ratchets and Laser Etched Sockets.
  • exceeds the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)specifications for combination wrenches, sockets, and ratchets.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty offered.

Con

  • Ratchet is comparatively small, hard to apply torque.

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Comments 2

  1. For me Unior is an Austrian best tool, because I have already compared weight per sockets and its a heavier rather than Facom (France) Matador and Elora (German) Tools… so that means for strength and durability is the best…

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