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Old 09-05-2022, 03:50 PM
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Default Socket pricing

The other day, I needed a 15/16" deep socket, 3/8" drive, for something on the RV-9A. Fortunately, I was able to borrow one from the shop on the field.

Today, I looked on eBay and found a Craftsman 15/16" deep socket for $35, and another priced at $45. A 7/8" socket was $10. Hmm.

I priced a full 3/8" drive Matco socket set, 1/4" to 1" in 1/16" steps, $360. The 15/16" deep socket by itself is $47, and their more general purpose socket sets don't include this size.

I bet we'd all like to upgrade our hodge-podge tool assortments that we've accumulated over the years, but...
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Old 09-05-2022, 04:11 PM
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Since I just found a need for some 10mm universal sockets, you made me worry, and made me look: 3/8" drive 15/16" Carlyle deep socket $8 at NAPA online.

My 10mm's $11-ish. Phew.
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Old 09-05-2022, 05:27 PM
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Seriously, I think Harbor Freight is your friend here.
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Old 09-05-2022, 06:08 PM
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$8-$10 on Amazon, $9.47 at home depot. Harbor Freight has a 1/2" drive 15/16" deep impact socket for $3.99.
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:05 PM
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Seriously, I think Harbor Freight is your friend here.
Yep. You can buy a whole set of the pro sockets for that much. I haven't cracked one yet and I work on a lot of auto stuff. I've even used their cheapo line on my tool killer 1/2" impact.
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:18 PM
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Sears generally has Craftsman socket sets, screwdriver sets, wrench sets, complete toolbox /wrench sets of various number of pieces, at decent prices from Black Friday on through Christmas.
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:32 PM
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Does Sears still exist?
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:02 PM
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The last sets I bought were at Sears but now that you mention it it's been a few years. I know they sell them at Lowe's, Ace hardware, and Blain's Farm and Fleet (Midwest).
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:07 PM
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Sears generally has Craftsman socket sets, screwdriver sets, wrench sets, complete toolbox /wrench sets of various number of pieces, at decent prices from Black Friday on through Christmas.
I didn't realize they were still in business. All the local ones have long since closed.
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:47 PM
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https://www.acehardware.com/departme...ockets/2296911

15/16 Deep 3/8 drive 12 point.. $7.59.
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