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MAXIMUM 1/2-in Professional Grade Impact Socket Set, 48-pc $89.99

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[Canadian Tire] MAXIMUM 1/2-in Professional Grade Impact Socket Set, 48-pc $89.99

Lifetime exchange warranty at any Canadian Tire with receipt.
Sturdy sockets with anti-rounding corners.
Reviews are great, over decade.
I like this set better than others because it has the widest range of socket sizes, most duplicated in deep and shallow sockets in both SAE and metric, all for 1/2" drive, instead of other sets that have a smaller size range redundantly for multiple drives (1/2", 3/8", 1/4"). Probably contains every socket size needed for automotive work, except the large special sockets for axle nuts.
Handy extras like a universal joint for flexibility, a hand/manual impact driver to hit with a hammer, etc.

Good availability: https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0589146

Product description:
  • MAXIMUM 1/2-in Professional Grade Impact Socket Set offers premium brand durability and performance
  • Includes both deep and regular sockets in both SAE and metric
  • SAE units include: 9 deep sockets (3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8"), 8 regular sockets (3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 15/16")
  • Metric units include: 13 deep sockets (8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 mm), and 9 regular sockets (10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21 mm)
  • Includes 4 impact bits Phillips (#2, 3, 4), slotted 5/16", 1/2"-drive 6" extension bar, 1/2"-drive universal-joint, 1/2" female to 3/8" male adapter, 1/2"-drive impact driver, impact bit adapter, and metal carrying case
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Jan 18, 2010
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that impact driver is worth having . espically on stripped screws
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in before time machine comment.

15/16 is 24mm if you need a short 24mm............
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Jul 26, 2007
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Bought this few years back and only been using 17 and 21mm regularly. Thought impact driver would be useful when I first got it but only screws I stripped so far were bottom engine shield where rusted metal screw were on plastic base. Screw heads completely ripped off. Guess would have to wait few more years to use that.

It does come with nice case though and you won't be loosing your sockets like if you were to buy single socket here and there.
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Jul 13, 2016
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Definitely a good set for someone who maybe already has a socket set but is finding it limiting especially for automotive work. All impact and no redundancy at this price, I'd say that's a good deal.


Princess Auto has a new impact set coming - it's split between shallow and deep sockets so ultimately there are 24 unique sizes in the kit.
The shallow are 3/8 and deep are 1/2. I mention it because regular price is only $55, so 40% cheaper. And no impact driver obviously.

https://www.princessauto.com/38-pc-asso ... 0008599599
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What, only 60% off? Come on Canadian Tire, you can do better than that!
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qaz393 wrote: in before time machine comment.

15/16 is 24mm if you need a short 24mm............
I just used that today and would have been miserably stuck without it! It's great that they chose not to have redundant sockets unnecessarily.
soupmaster666 wrote: Princess Auto has a new impact set coming - it's split between shallow and deep sockets so ultimately there are 24 unique sizes in the kit.
The shallow are 3/8 and deep are 1/2. I mention it because regular price is only $55, so 40% cheaper. And no impact driver obviously.

https://www.princessauto.com/38-pc-asso ... 0008599599
Yes, that looks like a good deal and I was initially going to get that but decided for the Maximum set because I like the socket selection better (eg 21mm deep socket is useful for lug nuts to avoid scraping the wheel/tire with torque wrench, shallow 10mm would be missed too) and wanted to get some of the other accessories anyway like a universal joint and extension.

Also, the lifetime exchange warranty is more convenient with Canadian Tire typically having stock available. I love Princess Auto, but when trying to warranty the seasonally sold torque wrench, they had none in stock and just gave a refund. The customer service is great, but being without a needed tool isn't.
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May 30, 2015
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Hello,

Sorry to post here since I don't want to change the topic of this thread.
The tool set presented here seems to be one that is appreciated by many people.
I am thinking that all these socket sets are intended mostly for people interested in DIY.
It just happened that I was also looking for a DIY set and I found one at Costco which has the exact same price.
But I was not able to find any comments (here at RFD or elsewhere). Also, I could no find it presented even at the manufacturer website (Ingersoll Rand).
Maybe the one from Canadian Tire (which has impact sockets) can be used in combination with this one that I found at Costco.
The set is made in Taiwan. I know that the market is now saturated with all kind of sets.
I was wondering if anybody bought this and what are their impressions.

BTW: I think that many Costco stores have this item in stock. You can call the Costco Store in your area, give them the item number from the price tag picture, and they can tell you what is their inventory or the inventory at pretty much any other Costco Store in the entire Canada.

Thank you.


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Sr. Member
Mar 20, 2017
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Apples and oranges. That Costco Ingersol Rand set is not for Impact wrenches. It’s just anodized black.
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Picked up this set as I needed them now and my time machine is currently in the shop (was going to fix said machine in my own garage but needed this impact set to do so... alas, isn't that always the way?). Thanks OP, like the mix of metric and SAE, the quality, case and, specially, the lifetime warranty at any local CT. Fits very well, opened, in one of my standard sized Husky tool chest drawers.
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Nov 24, 2010
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"Includes 4 impact bits Phillips (#2, 3, 4), slotted 5/16", 1/2"-drive 6" extension bar, 1/2"-drive universal-joint, 1/2" female to 3/8" male adapter, 1/2"-drive impact driver, impact bit adapter, and metal carrying case"
picture is showing plastic case, anyone can confirm which case is c/w?
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this is a great set EXCEPT for the missing 12mm shallow... i ended up moving my 13 to the 1/2 spot since it's the same damn thing (13mm is a teeny tiny bit bigger thats why i kept the 13 instead of the 1/2), then i put a 12mm in the 13mm spot.
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silja wrote: "Includes 4 impact bits Phillips (#2, 3, 4), slotted 5/16", 1/2"-drive 6" extension bar, 1/2"-drive universal-joint, 1/2" female to 3/8" male adapter, 1/2"-drive impact driver, impact bit adapter, and metal carrying case"
picture is showing plastic case, anyone can confirm which case is c/w?
Plastic case. The description was from 10 years ago that also came with torque wrench or some free tool.
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T3rry wrote: this is a great set EXCEPT for the missing 12mm shallow... i ended up moving my 13 to the 1/2 spot since it's the same damn thing (13mm is a teeny tiny bit bigger thats why i kept the 13 instead of the 1/2), then i put a 12mm in the 13mm spot.
Absolutely! I was about to post this as just today I was sorely disappointed to discover the lack of a shallow 12mm just when I needed it. I thought it was "every socket you'll ever need" but something always seems to slip through the cracks.

One other thing: the sockets are a bit thick, so in some cases it may not work out. eg. the 10mm can't get at the bolts securing our transmission pan. Not that impact tools should be needed there, but I would have wanted to use it for the anti-rounding corners, compared to other thinner sockets on hand that always start the rounding process.

As for the time-traveling naysayers, who knows, between opportunity cost and inflation, the current sale might even be cheaper. Face With Tears Of Joy I've been checking for weeks for any return of the $79.99 sale to get a price adjustment, but nada.
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silja wrote: picture is showing plastic case, anyone can confirm which case is c/w?
As mentioned, it's plastic, but the quality is pretty good. The front clasps are metal, and it even has side standard plastic clasps because... this set is quite heavy! The only thing is it's sometimes a bit difficult to pry out the sockets. I'd guess a metal case would be a bit more durable long-term, but that would also make it even heavier.
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Don't forget to check your Triangle reward offers. I have $15 off $75 spend or $10 off on any spend. Wondering if they'll stack?
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Dec 25, 2007
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I have this set. It works well with my pneumatic impact wrench.
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Apr 30, 2014
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Expired now - but they go back on sale at Canadian Tire every now and then.
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This set is back at $89.99!

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