Tool Review: Olsa Tools 3-Row Magnetic Socket Holder

Dec. 8, 2023
Reviewed by Brin Kline, owner and technician at Assured Auto Works in Melbourne, Florida.

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Q: How did the tool/equipment function as far as saving you time?

A: Keeping sockets organized is a must for efficiency on any job. I have other socket organizers, but they require placing the socket on the square drive and turning the socket to lock it in. This takes a little additional time. With the Osla Tools Socket Holder, the user simply places the socket into the holder. This saves time.

Q: How has using this tool impacted your shop’s profitability?

A: Keeping my sockets organized helps us to be profitable. Saving time while keeping my sockets organized makes us more profitable.

Q: What kind of setup was involved before using the product?

A: There’s no setup required. You just open the box and start organizing your sockets.

Q: How easy was it to use?

A: It is very easy to use.

Q: How was its packaging? Did it come with any accessories?

A: Each organizer comes individually wrapped in plastic inside a box. There was also a ‘thank you’ note for the purchase and a sticker.

Q: Was there a manual included? If so, did you use the manual, and was the manual easy to understand?

A: There was no manual included, and there’s no manual needed.

Q: What features did you like?

A: The magnetic base keeps the holder in place. I also loved that the sockets just need to be simply placed in the holder. My other socket organizers require placing the socket on the square drive and then turning the socket. Being able to simply place the socket in the appropriate holder saves time.

Q: Is there any way you could think to improve or add to this tool?

A: The socket holders are marked for socket placement. For example, the holder designed for 1/2” drive sockets have holders for 10mm to 27mm sockets and each one is marked. This is nice but many times, socket sets don’t come in certain sizes. For example, it’s not uncommon for 1/2” drive socket sets to not include a 20mm or 23mm socket. In those cases, the 20mm and the 23mm socket cavity is empty and it looks like the set is missing sockets.

I’d suggest either leaving it blank or including a way for the user to mark the cavities as desired.

Q: Have you used a previous version of this tool? If so, what are some new features compared to the old version?

A: My other organizers require turning the socket to lock it into place. With these holders, you just place the socket into the cavity.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this tool overall? Why?

A: 10. I do recommend these holders. They are well-made and really offer a well-organized look. They are very easy and quick to use.

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