July 25, 2021

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Milwaukee 1/2-Inch Deep Impact Socket Set Review

Milwaukee Deep Impact Socket

Milwaukee Sockets Make a Deep Impact on Shockwave Lineup

When it comes to impact sockets, there are a lot of quality choices out there. We’ve been using the Milwaukee 1/2-inch deep impact socket set for a while to see if you should consider these over some of the other options out there.


  • Sturdy hardshell case included
  • Easy-to-read size markings
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • SAE and metric sets available


  • No significant drawbacks

Milwaukee 1/2-Inch Deep Impact Socket Design

What’s In The Box

These sockets are a great addition to the already impressive Shockwave line. The six-point SAE set offers a broad variety of twelve sizes from 3/8-inch all the way up to 1-1/16-inch. There’s also a 14-piece metric set available along with individual sizes.

As with other impact sockets, Milwaukee uses high-strength forged steel to withstand the pounding of an impact wrench.

Milwaukee Deep Impact Socket

Look And Feel

The matte black finish on these sockets results from the strengthening treatment the steel goes through, and it certainly doesn’t hurt the look at all. We really love that Milwaukee painted the stamped size markings. This makes it easy to find the right socket the first time.

But what about when they get greasy? The markings are deep enough to read even if you get grease over it. So far, they clean up well and don’t seem to be getting less vibrant.

Milwaukee 1/2-Inch Deep Impact Sockets In Action

These sockets performed exactly how we expected. They fit snug on our Milwaukee M18 1/2-inch compact impact wrench and did not wobble around. The non-slip hex design feels secure and delivers a solid grip on fasteners, so these shouldn’t round nuts and bolts as quickly as loose-fitting sockets do.

Milwaukee Deep Impact Socket

My favorite feature is the ring groove at the base of the socket. Personally, it’s infuriating when I struggle to remove a socket with greasy hands. Milwaukee solved that issue with this brilliantly simple design.

Grooved base

Milwaukee 1/2-Inch Deep Impact Socket Set Price

Milwaukee set the price on this set at $74.99 and there’s a lifetime guarantee on their impact sockets and extensions. That’s in line with other name brands and sits between the pricing of budget brands and what you’ll pay from a tool truck.

The Bottom Line

Overall, we like what Milwaukee’s deep impact sockets offer. From what we’ve experienced, they have a quality build with a couple of genuinely helpful upgrades that take them a step up from other sockets we’ve used.

Milwaukee 1/2-Inch Deep Impact Socket Set Specifications

  • Part Number: 49-66-7011
  • SAE Sockets included: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, 1, 1-1/16
  • Dual hole design and groove for easier attachment
  • Laser-etched part number Meets ASME Industry Standards

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