Milwaukee has a new 47pc 1/2″ drive mechanics tool set, 48-22-9487, which comes with a ratchet, drive accessories, and both SAE and metric sockets.
This is a minor expansion of Milwaukee’s mechanics tool sets offerings, but seemed noteworthy given the popularity of their 1/4″ and 3/8″ joint set, 48-22-9486, also bundled in a Packout case.
The set comes with removable trays that can be placed in a tool drawer for organized and low-profile storage.
When you’re ready to move, insert them back into a Packout low profile organizer.
The set comes with a 1/2″ 90T ratchet, 3″ and 5″ extensions, 26 standard sockets, and 18 deep sockets.
Included Socket Sizes
Standard SAE: 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″, 1″, 1-1/16″, 1-1/8″
Deep SAE: 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″
Standard Metric: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 mm
Deep Metric: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 mm
The sockets all feature Milwaukee’s Four Flat anti-roll and wrench-ready design, with stamped size markings.
If you don’t think you need or want the clear-lid Packout case, Milwaukee has a similar 47pc set with compact case, 48-22-9010. Everything is the same, except for the tray and case.
This tool case also features a removable tray which can be placed in a shallow tool box drawer for organized storage.
At the time of this posting, Home Depot has this version of the set priced on sale as a special buy for $199.
Price: $199 – $260
If you already own the 47pc tool set, or plan to buy the non-Packout version due to pricing considerations, know that you can buy the empty Packout trays separately.
At the time of this posting, the trays are $25, and are starting to appear at retailers alongside the Packout-equipped socket set.
Take the bins out of any low-profile Packout organizer, insert these trays, and you have an identical storage setup for the 47pc tool as the SKU mentioned at the top of this post.
This gives you some options should your needs change in the future.
The best option, at the time of this posting – unless you want the Packout set with minimal hassle – is to purchase the 47pc set, Packout organizer, and compatible Packout trays separately. This also gives you both carrying case options.
Or, buy just the 47pc socket set while it’s on sale now, and determine later if you want the Packout-compatible case and trays or not.
Separately, you can get the 47pc set at Home Depot (on sale at the time of this posting for $199), and then a Packout organizer and tray set at Acme Tools for $45 and $25, respectively. Availability of the tray set should improve as they ship out to more retailers.
The non-Packout set has a regular price of $260. With a Packout organizer and tray set costing $70 combined, the $320 price for the new socket set with Packout case seems reasonable.
Buying everything separately at the time of this posting shaves the equivalent price down to $269 (or $277 with shipping).