2019 Popular Mechanics Tool Awards: The SK® FlexZone™ Deep Impact Socket Named Best in America

Since 1902, Popular Mechanics, a magazine focused on popular science and technology, has been a trusted source for automotive professionals and enthusiasts. In their annual Tool Awards, Popular Mechanics tests hundreds of new tools over a two-month period to separate the year’s most innovative from the rest of the pack.

This year, Popular Mechanics has named the SK® FlexZone™ Deep Impact Socket the Best Socket of 2019. Here’s the way Rob Berendsohn of Popular Mechanics sees it, “Air wrenches punish sockets, but SK FlexZone impact sockets can take it."

The FlexZone’s hardened ends are heat treated to withstand extreme torque and impact, while its malleable middle allows the socket to bend without breaking on even the toughest jobs. It lasts up to 58% longer than previous SK® deep impact sockets and is proudly made in the USA with American steel.

Look for the FlexZone’s unique center band created by our proprietary heat treat process and experience high performance built to last a lifetime.