Custom impact sockets

Snap-on Industrial launches 45K4W Custom Socket program to manufacture custom tools.

Kenosha, Wis., February 28, 2011—Some applications call for impact sockets that may not be readily available. Starting April 1, 2011, Snap-on Industrial will launch its new 45K4W Custom Socket program to provide customers with virtually any impact socket—more than 45,000 custom SKUs—needed to work those unique jobs. The goal of the 45K4W Custom Socket program is to expand Snap-on Industrial’s product offering by working with customers to identify needed non-standard tool sizes, and to manufacture and deliver those tools in a timely and efficient process.

“We’re receiving more requests for specialized impact sockets—sockets that are not in our catalog or product offering,” said John Martell, product manager, Snap-on Industrial. “This new program will offer our customers the ability to order an impact socket made to their specifications, built with the same quality and durability they’ve come to expect from Snap-on.”

The 45K4W Custom Socket program is starting with custom-manufactured impact sockets, with six- and 12-point hex and, in any square drive size between 1/2” and 2 1/2”.

The advantage Snap-on Industrial brings to customers is quality, service and shorter lead times. Each tool manufactured under the 45K4W Custom Socket program comes with the Snap-on quality and performance. And by offering combinations of drive size, hex size, six- and 12-point hex, and socket length, Snap-on Industrial will work with customers to ensure the tools they purchase fit their needs. Snap-on Industrial is able to design, manufacture and deliver custom impact sockets in about four weeks.

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