May 7, 2021

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Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s 2-in-1 Sockets and Hex Bit Sockets

Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman's Sockets

Milwaukee Shockwave Expansion Focuses Squarely on Linemen

Coming to select stores and online retailers in October 2019, Milwaukee has 8 new Shockwave products specifically for linemen. The Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s 2-in-1 Sockets and Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s Hex Bit Sockets have been engineered to address the jobs utility workers face every day.

10-Second Summary

Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s 2-in-1 Sockets

  • Combination 9/16″ and 3/4″ 2-in-1 socket
  • 6-point or 12-point models available
  • Fits hex and square hardware

Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s Hex Bit Sockets

  • One-piece design withstands torque
  • Compact profile
  • 1-3/4″ hex fastening depth
  • Fit all shear bolt, underground connectors, and pad mounts
  • Available in 1/2″ and 3/8″ drive sizes

Available October 2019

What Milwaukee Has in Store for Linemen

Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s 2-in-1 Sockets

The Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s 2-in-1 Sockets cover 9/16″ and 3/4″ with one accessory. The way it works is simple. The smaller size nests inside the larger socket, held in place by a spring. When you work with the larger size, the fastener pushes the smaller socket out of the way.

Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman's 2-in-1 Sockets

You have two options—either 6-point or 12-point sockets. Both fit hex and square heads.  A 7/16″ to 1/2″ adapter comes with them for easy use with the M18 Fuel 7/16″ Utility Impact Wrench.

Both versions feature an internal anti-rust stainless steel spring and retaining ring. Milwaukee claims that these sockets will provide some seriously long spring life, dual-nut fastening versatility, and hands-free size changes.

2-in-1 Sockets

  • 49-66-5111: 2-in-1 6PT 9/16” x ¾” Socket
  • 49-66-5121: 2-in-1 12PT 9/16” x ¾” Socket


Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s Hex Bit Sockets

Next up, the Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s Hex Bit Sockets incorporate a solid, one-piece design that withstands the sort of torque that comes part and parcel with the job.

Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman's Hex Bit Sockets

The sockets also feature a compact profile and a 1-3/4″ hex fastening depth. These bad boys will fit all shear bolt, underground connectors, and pad mounts. They come in both 1/2″ and 3/8″ drive sizes.

Hex Bit Sockets

  • 49-66-5141: ½” Drive 5/16” -8mm Hex Socket
  • 49-66-5142: ½” Drive 3/8” Hex Socket
  • 49-66-5144: ½” Drive ½” Hex Socket
  • 49-66-5151: 3/8” Drive 5/16” -8mm Hex Socket
  • 49-66-5152: 3/8” Drive 3/8” Hex Socket
  • 49-66-5154: 3/8” Drive ½” Hex Socket

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