Snap-on’s new 3/8-in.-drive impact wrench (MG325) and Flank Drive impact swivel sockets, due out this month, are said to be state-of-the art. They come in a seven-piece swivel socket set and 14-piece deep-impact socket set.

The MG325 is said to be twice as strong as previous models, and the impact sockets and extensions featuring the Flank Drive wrenching system were specifically designed to withstand its torque output —  425 lb ft of bolt breakaway torque.

Other features of the wrench include: patented one-piece housing that means components are aligned with precision accuracy; continuous oil-bath lubrication for less wear and maintenance; twin-hammer impact mechanism allows harder hitting blows with fewer moving parts for longer tool life; and reverse-bias motor means the motor has more torque output in reverse, making stubborn bolts easier to deal with.

The Flank Drive socket sets feature laser-welded pivot pins that allow full-30-degree uninterrupted swivel action which allows efficient power transfer, prolonging the socket’s life, plus greater accessibility in tight quarters. The sockets are said to deliver 15 to 20% more turning power which requires less use of your power tool and sockets.

The tools cover light truck and automotive applications.

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