Abolox®- Your Best Source for Common Sockets
Socket sets come in metric and standard socket (SAE) sizes. They are used with ratchets with various drive sizes. Manufacturers make several types of sockets, including a standard six-point socket, 8-point and 12-point sockets. They might have a chrome polish finish, black oxide, or satin finish. Sockets are also deep or standard. Impact sockets are stronger and are for use with impact guns.For top-quality sockets that are designed to last, browse through socket and socket set selections we carry at Abolox
Socket Tools in the Shop and at Home
The most common place for sockets is in an auto repair shop. However, they are useful in the home and in other industries. Construction workers use sockets to speed up bolting parts of a building together. Road construction workers, loggers, truckers and workers in other industries that use heavy equipment use sockets to make on-the-fly repairs to equipment.Whether you use our sockets for professional use or in the home, you can expect durable tools that are easy to clean.
To use a socket, you have to have the proper ratchet. If you have a ¼-inch drive socket set, you need a quarter-inch drive ratchet, and so on. Drives include:
- 1 ½-inch
- 2 ½-inch
- 3 ½-inch
Sockets aren't just for wrenching on cars. You can use sockets to install bolts and nuts just about anywhere that requires it, such as lag bolts for buildings, electrical outlets, bolts holding furniture together, or even the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor that come loose. Using a socket with an extension and ratchet saves your back or knees from bending or kneeling to reach the bolts.And of course, when fixing a vehicle, sockets come in handy, especially tight places where it's impossible to fit a wrench. You could even put a socket on the end of two extensions connected by a universal instead of being a contortionist to reach a bolt that is behind the engine.
Sockets at Abolox
The sockets we carry at Abolox are high-quality and are forged and machined for strength. They are also precision heat-treated and tempered for durability. The sockets, whether you purchase a socket set or an individual socket, have an easy-to-read stamp showing the size. Many of our brands are made in the United States and meet or exceed the ASME B107 hand tool standards.Read More Read Less