Why You Should Never Use Chrome-Plated Sockets with an Impact Driver

Have you ever chucked a chrome-plated socket into an impact gun or cordless impact driver to tighten a nut or drive a handful of lag screws?

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Have you ever chucked a chrome-plated socket into an impact gun or cordless impact driver to tighten a nut or drive a handful of lag screws? You’re living dangerously if you do this. Chrome-plated sockets should never be used with an impact driver. Regular chrome-plated sockets can crack or shatter and send pieces flying.

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Use only impact-rated sockets for impact guns, and impact-rated sockets or nut drivers for smaller cordless impact drivers. They’re specially hardened and much less likely to shatter during use.

Plus: Learn how to choose the best impact driver for your needs.

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