socket rails for impact

DeftwillP

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I've got 4 sets of HF impacts (metric and SAE, deep and shallow). The holders they come on are junk plastic where the 1/2 nipple breaks off anytime you pull a socket off. Anybody got rec's for a good quality affordable rail set? I prefer a handled stick type so I can just grab it and go.
 

ehall

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I use the rails they sell at Lowes, easy to customize the number of sockets per rail so I can sort by group
 

md21722

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I used to have handled ones from Sears I think. I switched to ones without to save space. I just pick up the rail by the sockets. I buy them from Snappy. They aren't real expensive and work better than anything I've bought at Harbor Freight trying to save a few bucks.
 

BoringDave

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I have the lowes kolbalt brand and they seam to be holding up fine. I carry them with me from Jeep to Jeep to motorhome and shop. I have yet to break one. But they are holding chrome sockets though.
 

8Mud

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Talking about the clip on socket rails? I gave up using them for my impact sockets, the sockets were too heavy for the clips, By the time I spread the clips wide enough to reliably hold the larger sockets on there, the sockets were really hard to get off. I went back to the old school single row socket trays with the handle that folds up to keep the sockets in the tray.
 

ehall

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Lowes used to sell those too, but now they have their own rail thing that's a little different and not backwards compatible
 
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