Apex 1/4” Square Drive Sockets, Metric, Magnetic, Long Length

1/4” square drive sockets, metric, 6 point magnetic and magnetic bolt clearance, long length from Apex Fastener Tools formally Cooper Tools. Apex industrial grade magnetic long length impact sockets are available in a wide range of hex opening sizes. Apex magnetic impact sockets hold the fastener in driving position, even when working straight down. Time-wasting motions are eliminated when starting fasteners or working in hard-to-reach areas. Apex magnetic impact sockets are identified with a M- prefix. As the nut is run down, a spring-loaded or hollow cylinder magnet allows the bolt or stud to retract into the socket body. Nuts are held firmly in the socket. These Apex impact sockets are identified with a MB- prefix.

High strength fasteners in demanding situations, like those found in the automotive and aviation industries, often require the use of an impact wrench or impact driver to deliver the amount of torque required to tighten or loosen them. Apex impact sockets are specifically designed and manufactured for high impact use, and made from a tougher and more ductile alloy steel which is then heat treated for extra durability.

Apex impact sockets are heavy duty sockets for use with air or electric power impact tools. Apex impact sockets are designed to stand up to the extreme stress of these tools and can be used in combination with special impact accessories such as extensions, universal joints, and adapters. Standard sockets are not equipped to handle the high torque of an impact wrench due in part to the materials used to make them. Standard sockets are usually made from chrome, which is a fairly soft metal alloy and can split and shatter when exposed to excessive vibration. Apex impact sockets are designed to handle the torque and flexibility of these conditions without the product failing or shattering.