About Sockets & Wrenches

It’s no secret that hand tools make it easier to assemble and fix items in and around your home. But, knowing and having the most appropriate tools for each situation can make an even bigger difference. Ace can help you find the right tool for every occasion.

Wrenches are helpful when you need to tighten or loosen a nut, bolt or pipe, but sometimes it can be difficult to get a strong grip or continuously turn the handle without having to remove and reattach it. This can be avoided by using a socket and ratchet set. Sockets come in several sizes and are designed to enclose the head of the nut or bolt being worked on. Once you’ve determined the size socket you’ll need, by snapping it into a ratchet you’re ready to make quick work of the fastener at hand. Ratchets contain a reloading mechanism that eliminates the need to stop and reset these tools when you run out of room to turn them.

Having the right tools can help you save time and energy. For more information on the right fastening tools for your toolbox, check out our wrenches guide.
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