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3/4 Drive socket set recommendations?


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You probably won't find a better quality-price ratio on a 3/4" set than Williams. Their imported 3/4" impact sets are a sweet deal too.

 

Here's a set on Amazon for $255 shipped 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Williams-33901-21-Piece-4-Inch-Socket/dp/B002LCRB98

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I own a Proto 3/4" drive 42 piece set that I bought barely used for 750. Its a great set but over your budget. 

 

I don't personally own Williams 3/4 stuff but have used some at work. They work just fine. 

 

Stay away from Pittsburg I had there 3/4 stuff at first. Multiple sockets cracked an brakear bar head snapped. 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Fletcher94 said:

I own a Proto 3/4" drive 42 piece set that I bought barely used for 750. Its a great set but over your budget. 

 

I don't personally own Williams 3/4 stuff but have used some at work. They work just fine. 

 

Stay away from Pittsburg I had there 3/4 stuff at first. Multiple sockets cracked an brakear bar head snapped. 

 

 

 

 

It seems they only have "Pittsburgh" and not a "Pittsburgh Pro" set, I hear nothing but good over the Pittsburgh Pro sockets(specifically the Impact sockets)...even then for 3/4" drive I'd be apprehensive using them, that's an injury waiting to happen.

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On 1/20/2017 at 9:10 AM, BMack37 said:

 

It seems they only have "Pittsburgh" and not a "Pittsburgh Pro" set, I hear nothing but good over the Pittsburgh Pro sockets(specifically the Impact sockets)...even then for 3/4" drive I'd be apprehensive using them, that's an injury waiting to happen.

 

For stuff like impact sockets I would go with a reputable brand. I have seen a 1" drive no name socket explode an it was pretty scary. No one got hurt but could of easily been hurt. 

 

I know it can happen with any brand but I think it's less likely to happen with quality tools. How it's beeing used is a big factor as well. 

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We use a bunch of non impact 12 point 3/4 drive stuff at work on the big one inch guns at work. No fatalities yet. They did buy the shop guys a couple sunex kits that it doesn't seem they much care to use. I did crack a 3/4 drive John Deere socket with my Dewalt impact...... After hacking it apart with a grinder for use as an impeller spanner. It naturally split in the corners of the cuts. 

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I just got a wright 3/4 sae and metric at my local pawn shop for $100. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it as I don't need anything this big sae is up to 2" and mm is up to 65mm and ratchet is at least 2ft long and it is all so heavy. I would recommend wright any day I love they're tools they are good quality usa made. I also got a snap on 3/4 ratchet and bar new logo and love it but can't use it I paid $100 for it also. Look around to getting a used usa set best bargains around as they are plentiful and not a big market for them just not much want for them.I thought about selling my stuff but shipping would be high as it's all very heavy.

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5 hours ago, DerekTheToolGuy said:

I just got a wright 3/4 sae and metric at my local pawn shop for $100. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it as I don't need anything this big sae is up to 2" and mm is up to 65mm and ratchet is at least 2ft long and it is all so heavy. I would recommend wright any day I love they're tools they are good quality usa made. I also got a snap on 3/4 ratchet and bar new logo and love it but can't use it I paid $100 for it also. Look around to getting a used usa set best bargains around as they are plentiful and not a big market for them just not much want for them.I thought about selling my stuff but shipping would be high as it's all very heavy.

 

Awesome score!

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Thanks yeah soon as I seen it all I snatched it up also bought a 100ish piece Bluepoint 3/8 ,1/4 ,wrench sae and metric set for $100 when I was there the set retailed for $514 from snap on. I love the wright 3/4 set the sockets are like new I just don't know what I'm going to do with the stuff I already got the 24" 1/2 soft grip snap on and breaker bar and they serve my needs for heavier work like suspension work. 3/4 is just way to big for auto repair about the only 3/4 socket I could use is the 32mm for axle nuts.. The snap on 3/4 ratchet I bought just to have to go with my other snap on ratchets and I have a 3/4 to 1/2 reducer but doubt I'll even use it.

I offered the wright set to my mother in law as she has a farm but she already has the HF set and is a woman and don't know about wright I would sell them but shipping would be to high plus I really like wright and have other wright tools would love to get one of the new contoured handle ratchets but I already have a ton of truck brand ratchets. I might get one of the matco rebranded versions to try. Even without using the wright set I would still recommend it to anyone as it is super heav,strong and just built well over all.

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Man, you scored big time on that Wright set. I got a brand new Proto set a couple years back for $150 from an MSC Salesman who had quit his job.

 

when you find 3/4" stuff in the wild it's usually either fire sale cheap or fucking outta this world expensive.

 

Nice score!

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