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Socket sets are used in so many home applications that having a set is a necessity for nearly all home projects. Finding the right set to meet your needs is harder than just owning some sockets. High quality sockets will not strip nuts or bolts and resist corrosion. We have selected three excellent choices when it comes to adding a high quality socket set to your tool kit.

Most Popular Socket Set

Stanley – 99-Piece

5/5 Product Rating

The Stanley-92-839-Chrome-Etched-99-Piece socket set comes with a black chrome finish. The set meets all of the ANSI standards that are set for ratchets and sockets. You will receive a product that offers 15% more torque than standard sockets due to its Max drive design. The black chrome finish creates products that are more resistant to corrosion and become more durable. The sockets have laser etching which makes the sizes easy to read. The set comes with a plastic case that will keep the tools organized. The case includes a removable lid that can be converted to a drawer tray if you chose. The sockets are built to reduce slipping and fastener wear. The sockets are made of high alloy steel and are treated with high heat to increase their performance. The Stanley-92-839-Chrome-Etched-99-Piece socket set comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Set includes 99 pieces with ratchets that increase torque
  • Removable lid that will double as a drawer tray
  • Includes ¼” and 3/8” sockets and ratchet arms
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards
  • Lifetime warranty

Best Overall Socket Set

Stanley – 69-Piece

4.7/5 Product Rating

The Stanley-92-824-Chrome-Etched-69-Piece set comes in a black chrome finish. Each socket has a laser etching which makes reading the sizes easy and they will not wear or become faded over time. The design provides 15% more torque than standard sets due to the Max Drive technology that Stanley tools use. The black chrome finish creates corrosion resistant sockets that are very durable. A hard-shell case is included with the Stanley-92-824-Chrome-Etched-69-Piece set for compact storage and portability. The hard case has a removable lid enabling the bottom of the case to be used as a drawer try, if desired. The set includes ¼” and 3/8” sockets, ratchet arms, spark plug sockets, and extension bars. The set also comes with Stanley’s lifetime warranty.

  • Set includes 69 pieces with ratchets that increase torque
  • Removable lid that doubles as a drawer tray
  • Includes 30 ¼” and 33 3/8” sockets and with pear head ratchet arms
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards
  • Lifetime warranty

Best Budget Socket Set

TEKTON – 38-Piece

4.5/5 Product Rating

The TEKTON-4888-8-Inch-2-Inch-Sockets is a set of 37 sockets including 3/8” and ½” units. The sockets range from 8mm to 32mm and include both SAE and metric sizes. The set is made of vanadium steel that is finished in chrome. They are heat treatment to make them stronger and more durable. The finish is corrosion resistant and made of electroplates in black. The beveled nose sockets have six points that will lock into the tang for a secure fit. It also comes with a hard sided case that makes storage easy and compact. The TEKTON-4888-8-Inch-2-Inch-Socket construction meets the ANSI industry standards. The set includes sockets for both shallow and deep applications. There are also extensions for harder to reach places. Comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Set includes 37 sockets including SAE and metric sizes
  • Hard case for convenient storage
  • Sockets sized from 8mm to 32mm with deep and shallow sockets and 2 extensions
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards
  • Lifetime warranty

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