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Best Material for Impact Sockets?
Posted by Name Left Blank (more from Name Left Blank) on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:28:52
Following decades fighting ever tighter lug nuts on not one but two SAAB Aero's -- a 1995 9000 and my current 2002 9-5 -- I purchased a breaker bar with 3/4-inch drive. But when I tried to locate a 17mm, 3/4-inch drive impact socket I discovered 3/4-inch drive sockets are nowadays only available through industrial suppliers. So from locating suppliers comes a new question: What is the best material? Choices are Black Oxide, Black Phosphate, Phosphate, or Natural. Prices range from $12.65 for Phosphate to above or well above $100 for the Natural in standard or deep metric impact socket size.
I realize 3/4-inch drive is likely overkill here so suspect a basic impact socket will do but appreciate any input. I was unable to locate a "black iron" breaker bar as recommended by my SAAB technician and the strongest one I could find was made of chrome-polished chrome vanadium steel and came only with the 3/4-inch drive. Apparently the only way to purchase a true "iron" breaker bar is through an industrial supplier.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Best Material for Impact Sockets?, Name Left Blank, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:28:52 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Best Material for Impact Sockets?, Jeremy R., Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:53:50
- Re: Best Material for Impact Sockets?, SRS900S, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:12:36
- Re: Why Why??, Roger D , Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:29:41
- Re: Impact Sockets?, Tom G , Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:42:36
- Re: Best Material for Impact Sockets?, steve, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:48:34
- Re: Best Material for Impact Sockets?, Bill Bartman, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:55:46
- Re: Best Material for Impact Sockets?, Bill Bartman, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:31:57
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