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This Milwaukee combination mechanics tool set with Packout-compatible case and drawer-friendly removable trays is finally on sale again!
Readers asked me to keep an eye out for discounts on this combination SAE and metric socket set, model 48-22-9486. It’s been more than 3 years, but it’s finally on sale again, as part of a Home Depot tool deals of the day event for 2/12/24.
This is a 106pc Mechanics socket set, with SAE and Metric sockets in 1/4″ and 3/8″ sizes.
What I especially like about Milwaukee’s socket sets is that you can get them in separate case options. Here, you can keep the removable trays in the included shallow-depth Packout case, or take them out for use in drawers.
Sale Price: $207 (ends at 3am EST 2/13/24 unless supplies sell out sooner)
For comparison, the 3/8″ sets – 28pc SAE and 32pc metric in compact Packout cases – are a $199 bundled “special buy” right now. So for just 8 more you lose the duplicate 3/8″ ratchet but gain a 1/4″ ratchet, drive accessories, and 1/4″ drive SAE and metric sockets.
This is why the 1/4″ and 3/8″ set is such a good deal right now – it gives you the equivalent of 4 compact tool sets (minus duplicate ratchets and accessories) in a single Packout tool case.
I went a different option for my sets – I bought the non-Packout sets. The tools have held up well and I’ve got zero regrets. If you buy the same, the Packout-compatible trays are always available separately.
These sets also come with removable trays – I have them in my tool box and the cases are hanging out in a storage box in case I ever need to make the sets portable again.
For portability, I feel the Packout set discussed above is the better option, and it’s on sale for less right now as well. This non-Packout bundle set is usually priced lower, especially during holiday promotions.
If you’re looking for the matching 1/2″ drive set, the 47pc SAE and metric set is priced at $199 right now.