Did you know that Gearwrench offers a 10mm-only socket set? The way I see it, this set ensures that you always have the best style of 10mm socket to suit a given task.
Or, you can treat it as a sort of sampler set, for anyone looking to upgrade or expand their tool box. “Do I really need mid-length or universal sockets?” An assortment like this can help you make that determination.
At the least, this also give you (10) new 10mm sockets to hopefully not lose.
The set comes with both 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive sockets in the following styles: standard, mid-length, deep, flex (universal), and magnetic impact. It also comes with a socket rail. (My set, purchased this summer, came with a blue socket rail instead of orange.)
All of the sockets have 6pt hex sockets.
This set comes with 10 sockets and is priced at just under $30. ~$3 per socket beats the best pricing I could find for Gearwrench’s individual 10mm sockets, and by a significant amount.
For example, just buying the 1/4″ and 3/8″ universal-style flex sockets individually would set you back nearly $25 on Amazon.
I’m okay buying individual sockets when I need to – and I love having the option to buy individual sizes – but open stock pricing tends to be steep for most brands. If I want to buy more than a couple of sockets of the same drive size and style, it often makes sense to buy a set.
However, sets often offer an assortment of sizes of the same style. You can find 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive socket sets in all of the styles that are included with this set.
But with this set, you get different sizes of the same size, and one that’s near-universally popular at that.
As it turns out, this isn’t Gearwrench’s only single-size socket set, they have a couple of options:
- 1/4″ 8mm 5pc Set (80102)
- 1/4″ & 3/8″ 10mm 10pc Set (80319)
- 1/4″ & 3/8″ 12mm 10pc Set (80576)
- 3/8″ 14mm 5pc Set (80945)
- 3/8″ 15mm 5pc Set (80946)
In all seriousness, I don’t recall seeing these single-size socket sets before, and I purchased the 10mm set shortly after learning about it. It just makes sense to me. I’m a “try one or two first” kind of person before buying a set of socket styles (such as mid-length or universals), and I also like having size-specific assortments. With this set, I don’t have to assemble a custom rail of 10mm sockets, or grab more than one set or portable kit if I think I’ll need multiple styles of the same size.
I know I’m not the only one who has grabbed a socket only to have to head back to the tool box for an adapter (such as a universal or short wobble extension), or different style of socket – if I even have one available.
This set is portable, versatile, and very economically priced.
Price: $29.80 (at the time of this posting)
What are you waiting for? The sooner you buy this set of 10mm sockets, the sooner you could start misplacing ’em!
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