This issue, we're looking at what technicians look for when buying new socket sets and ratchets. These pages include quotes from technicians about their research and purchases, and a selection of products.
"When I'm looking at a new socket set, organization is imnportant to me. A socket rail does more for me than a plastic box."
"With everything getting tighter on cars, I'm looking closer at thin-walled impact sockets. Also, same reason, I've bought a couple ratchets with less swing arc."
"Easy ID of the socket sizes helps me a lot; I like easy-to-read numbers on the sockets."
"I keep grabbing the thin-head ratchets first out of my box because they get me into so many more spaces."