Air Ratchet & Impact Gun Sockets
Using standard sockets with an impact can be dangerous due to shattering the sockets. When you are using an impact wrench, you need a quality set of impact sockets. Eastwood offers a large selection of impact sockets and lug nut sockets.
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Regular sockets are not manufactured to withstand the high speed and torque of air powered impact wrenches.Eastwood offers high quality impact sockets that will be safe to use on your impact gun and will give you many years of service.
Plenty of people use regular sockets with air impact wrenches, but this leads to plenty of broken sockets, and sometimes rounded off fasteners.The softer nature of regular, non-impact, sockets can also mean you aren't applying all the torque your impact gun can deliver to the job. If you need every lb/ft you can muster to break free an old rusty bolt, you need proper impact sockets.
Its also a safety issue. Broken sockets can splinter and send pieces all over. Impact sockets are heavier duty, thicker cast steel, and specially alloyed metals to make them less sensitive to the sudden force an impact wrench can apply. Eastwood carries a full line of inch and metric sizes in both 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch drive, plus extensions and even impact rated universal joints.