Tekton Impact Socket Set Review 4888, 38-Piece

Do you need a set of impact sockets and wondering if the Tekton is the right one? That’s what this Tekton 4888 Impact Socket Set review is for, as we’ll take a look at its features and determine if it’s as good as advertised or if you’re better off with something else.
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Highlighted Features

  • The sockets have an electroplate finish for superior corrosion resistance.
  • All the sockets have been optimized for use with impact tools.
  • The set meets the high Tekton standards.
  • The sockets have been constructed to loosen rusty fasteners.
  • These impact wrenches loosen fasteners without stripping.

The Sockets are Made of Quality Materials

The Tekton 4888 3/8-Inch and 1/2-Inch Drive Impact Socket Set are made from quality chrome vanadium steel. This steel has been heat treated and drop forged for extra durability.

All the sockets have been designed to meet or exceed the standards set by ANSI, and they’re built according to the highest standards. This can’t be said for all sockets so this makes a huge difference especially if you’re going to use them regularly.

Superior Performance

This Tekton impact socket set provides superior performance by moving the torque off the wrench and to the fastener. This allows the wench to loosen those nuts and bolts more effectively.

Since the sockets and wrenches are made of solid steel, they are more resistant to damage than regular sockets. These are impact sockets that have been built for use with impact sockets and can withstand abuse.

The Sockets Have an Efficient Design

As this Tekton socket set review shows, these sockets are designed to last longer so you don’t have to buy replacements often. The      sockets have a 6 point, high torque design that so it’s able to hold the nuts and bolts on the sides.

Because they’re held on the sides rather than the edges, there is less risk of damaging the socket or head. The sockets also have a deep broach so you can grip the fasteners’ entire length.

Markings for Easy Reading

All the sockets have etchings so they’re easy to read. One of the most common issues with other sockets is difficulty sorting them out.

The etchings on the Tekton set however, can be read even in low light due to the high contrast design. The laser etch markings are permanent and are the right size so it’s easy to read.


Tekton sockets are known for their versatility and this is no exception. All the sockets are easy to use with popular impact tools.

With the ½ and 3/8 inch drives you can break exhaust bolts, rusty bolts, loosen them and remove any that have been stuck.

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  • Most common socket drives included in the set
  • Makes it easy to remove rusty bolts
  • Meets the ANSI standards
  • Comes with holes on socket locks
  • Built for long term use
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  • Socket finish looks rather dull
  • Carry case doesn’t have a lifetime warranty
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Frequently Asked Questions

How durable are these sockets?

These sockets are made for use on different types of nuts and bolts without deteriorating.

Is there a carry case provided with the socket set?

Yes, there is a case provided, and it is solidly built. The case also has sufficient space for all the sockets, and they won’t fall out of place.

Do these sockets have a glossy finish?

Yes they do. These sockets are not just fully functional but attractive too.

Can I use these sockets with hand tools?

Some people have used them with hand tools, but these are best used with impact wrenches.

Does this set have a warranty?

Yes it has a warranty like all other Tekton products.

Can these sockets loosen old, tight fasteners?

Yes, these can cope with those fasteners without damage.

Final Verdict

As I’ve pointed out in my Craftsman 299 piece socket set review  there is nothing quite like a quality set of sockets at your disposal. If you need just the ½ and the 3/8” drives, the Tekton 4888 more than suffice.

As this Tekton 4888 Impact Socket Set review has made clear, this is a high-quality set that gives you plenty of versatility.
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1 comment… add one
  • David Morrow Mar 11, 2018 @ 1:31

    This rotary tool is quality assured through the various outstanding features such as the electroplating finish that provide superior corrosion protection. Besides, the tool set has been made to meet the Tekton standards thus you are sure it is going to serve you for quite some time.

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