Required for safe operation. I don't relish the idea of exploding sockets.
I just wasn't sure if the action of the less powerful air ratchet put it in
the same class as the impact wrench. I guess it makes sense, as I think it
is the repeated impact, not the torque, that necessitates uprated sockets.
It's interesting you mention Sears, as my regular sockets are Craftsman. I
was told by a co-worker that Sears <won't> take back regular sockets if they
think you destroyed it with an impact wrench. Probably depends on the
Thanks all for the advice,
On 1/14/07, Jim Juhas <email@example.com> wrote:
> Required by who? Sears replaces the broken non-impact sockets I bring
> them with no questions asked. I rarely break one, though. It may be
> that my impact wrench can never generate enough torque and force to
> break them.
> Daniel Hackney wrote:
> >Is it required to use impact grade sockets with an air ratchet?
> >1972 BGT