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Snap-on Expands ¾”Flank Drive Heavy Duty Impact Socket Offerings

KENOSHA, Wis. – February 2, 2010 – Looking for some new heavy duty sockets to make your job a little easier? Snap-on has expanded the number of heavy duty 3/4” Flank Drive® impact sockets it offers by providing almost 50 new sockets that are sure to make those tough jobs much simpler.

“When we talk with service technicians, we always get great feedback.  Heavy duty techs told us they needed a larger variety of impact sockets,” said Scott Amundson, product manager for Snap-on.  “With the added number of heavy duty 3/4” Flank Drive® impact sockets combined with our existing part numbers, I know Snap-on has the most complete offering of impact sockets anywhere.”

Snap-on heavy duty 3/4” Flank Drive® impact sockets are heat-treated to optimize impact service life with a lower hardness than hand sockets and are able to withstand repeated cycling loads of impact wrenches. Applications include repair of heavy duty trucks and off-road equipment.

“Snap-on uses a proprietary blend of special alloy socket steel that provides long life and superior strength,” continued Amundson.  “In addition, our Flank Drive® wrenching system delivers up to 20 percent more turning power without slipping or rounding while exceeding ANSI performance standards.”

Customers can learn more about the Snap-on heavy duty 3/4” Flank Drive® impact sockets by contacting their participating Snap-on franchisee, visiting or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-2 (877-762-7662).

About Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions which are used by technicians and professionals at vehicle dealerships and repair centers and in the marine, powersports and aviation industries.  Snap-on Tools is one of the largest non-food franchise companies in the world, selling its products through more than 4,500 franchisees worldwide and through company-direct sales and over the Internet. Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920, is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 company located in Kenosha, Wis. with operations throughout the world.  For additional information, visit

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