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Sockets are one area to invest in wisely. Sockets are available in 1⁄4-, 3⁄8-, 1⁄2-, or 3⁄4-inch drive, but if we were buying only one set to start we’d buy a 1⁄2-inch drive impact variant. The 3⁄8-inch is also very good, but 1⁄2-inch drive deep-impact sockets (non-chrome) are designed to take abuse and are less likely to break under load.