Impact tools save time and handle high torques with less effort and more
safely. Wright Tool makes impact sockets and attachments for almost any
size and drive for which they make a hand socket because no hand socket
is recommended for impact gun use. Wright impact tools are stronger and
tougher to withstand the repeated high loads produced by impact guns,
which are often higher than can be produced by hand. Wright impact
sockets are always black, not only to distinguish them from hand
sockets, which are usually plated, but also to avoid the chipping which
would occur if a plated socket was subjected to thousands of cycles of
very high loads. Wright and other manufacturers make some black finish
hand tools for specialized applications. These are not for impact use.
6 pt sockets use the patented wright drive design for greater strength
and longer life. 12 pt. impact sockets with the Wright Drive design are
In addition, Wright makes large impact sockets
which are beyond the range of hand application. These go up to 10"
opening and 2-1/2" drive. The 2-1/2" drive sockets are usually driven
with hydraulic power. While 1-1/2" impact guns are available, the
hydraulic driver is often more convenient to use and has the advantage
of controlling the amount of torque applied.
Wright Tool stocks a
large assortment of impact sockets including 1-1/2" drive SAE and
metric sizes through 6-1/2" and 155mm. The 2-1/2" drive sockets are
custom made with prompt delivery. Also, deep sockets and sizes that are
not carried can be quickly manufactured to order.
Each impact socket is designed for its drive because the drive size limits the torque that may be applied.