I mainly use Snap-on as I am a professional. For the home user HF should work fine. Generally impact sockets are slightly thicker and may pose a clearance issue. Otherwise you should have no problem with them. As far as using 3/8 over 1/2, it depends on what you're using them for. I realize that people here like to tinker with their vehicles but that's becoming harder and harder with the advent of ADAS systems etc. Don't overspend on tools unless you plan on becoming a professional someday.Do you use impact sockets mostly for suspension work, or are there other automotive uses?
What do you think about saving money and getting 3/8" drive shallow impact sockets instead of 1/2" drive?
Here's a link in particular:
3/8 in. Drive Metric Impact Socket Set, 8 PieceAmazing deals on this 8Pc 3/8In Dr Metric Impact Socket Set at Harbor Freight. Quality tools & low prices.www.harborfreight.com
I already have a 1/2" to 3/8" impact adapter to use these sockets with a 1/2" drive impact, but a set of thirteen 1/2" is only $20 at Harbor Freight:
1/2 in. Drive Metric Impact Socket Set, 13 PieceAmazing deals on this 13Pc 1/2In Dr Metric Impact Socket Set at Harbor Freight. Quality tools & low prices.www.harborfreight.com
Along these lines, what are your thoughts about different brands of impact sockets?