Chrome Socket Buying Guide: Choosing The Best Socket Set For Mechanics

Chrome Socket Buying Guide: Choosing The Best Socket Set For Mechanics

Best Chrome Socket Set For Mechanics

Having the right tools to work on vehicles makes the job easier and productive, this is why investing in a professional-grade set of chrome sockets will help you to be the best mechanic. There are several features to look for in sockets that will make your job easier we are going to discuss some of them so that you can make the best decision when choosing yours.

Features To Consider When Choosing The Best Socket Set

Size & Shape

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Shiny chrome sockets are a must-have tool for mechanics and tool lovers. Having a set with the most frequently used sizes is crucial if you work on a  variety of jobs. The most common socket sizes are ¼ inch, ⅜ inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch . Our brand new chrome socket sets come in ¼, ⅜, and ½ inch Metric and SAE sizes, delivering the versatility you need when working on a project. 

There are 3 types of sockets that are available: 

  • 6 points: Olsa Tools sockets are 6 points with off corner-loading which is the best for ensuring a tighter and more secure grip on fasteners while minimizing contact on the corners to further aid in the prevention of rounding off fasteners. 
  • 8 points: 8 point sockets are used for square nuts and bolts, however, this design is not frequently found today as they were primarily used generations ago on now antique and old objects. 
  • 12 points: this type fits both hexagon and square fasteners with a double positioning, but due to the low surface area the corners are where the majority of the force is exerted leading them to be the most likely to cause damage to fasteners in high torque applications.

Material And Finish

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Do you enjoy having tools that look perfect and shiny even after many years of use? If so, when looking for the best socket set for mechanics, ensure they are made with professional-grade materials that are sure to last a lifetime. Our chrome sockets are built from Chrome Vanadium (Cr-V) steel, giving you the reliability you need when applying maximum torque during heavy-duty applications. Plus, they also have a chrome finish to provide durability and protect your tools from corrosion. 

Number Of Sockets

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In terms of sockets, the phrase “less is more” doesn’t work. Owning a socket set with a good variety of socket sizes is the best way to keep your arsenal of tools adaptable to any job that might come up. Whether they are going to be used on cars, quads, motorcycles around the house or on the field, you always need a large variety of sizes. Our chrome sockets come in sets ranging from 13 to 18 pieces with both SAE and Metric sizes for your convenience. 


Knowing what makes the best socket set for a mechanic will help you to make the best choice. Choose a set that gives you the peace of mind in knowing that you’re buying a professional-grade, heavy-duty and durable set that will last a lifetime. All Olsa Tools sockets come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and 30-day risk-free returns. Check out our chrome sockets and impact sockets below:

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