Milwaukee 47pc 1/2″ Drive Socket Set with Low-Profile PACKOUT

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Milwaukee 47pc 1/2″ Drive Ratchet & Socket Set with PACKOUT Low-Profile Organizer Review

Milwaukee 47pc 1/2" Drive Ratchet & Socket Set with PACKOUT™ Low-Profile Organizer

Manufacturer: Milwaukee
Model number: 48-22-9487
Price: $319.99
Milwaukee is continuing to grow its industry-leading hand tool lineup geared to professional and DIY mechanics alike. Recently announced is the 47pc 1/2″ Drive Ratchet & Socket Set with PACKOUT Low-Profile Organizer, model number 48-22-9487.  This kit is essentially three products in one combining a 47 Piece 1/2″ Drive ratchet and socket set, a low profile PACKOUT Organizer, and three removable PACKOUT storage trays. The set is backed by Milwaukee’s Mechanics Hand Tools Lifetime Guarantee.

47pc 1/2″ Drive Metric & SAE Ratchet and Socket Set with FOUR FLAT™ Sides

  • Model: 48-22-9010
  • 90 Tooth 1/2″ Ratchet
  • 4° of Arc Swing
  • 3″ Extension, 5″ Extension
  • FOUR FLAT™ Sides
  • Laser Engraved Sizes
  • SAE Standard Sockets – 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 3/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″, 1″ , 1 1/16″, 1 1/8″
  • SAE Deepwell Sockets – 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 3/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″
  • Metric Standard Sockets – 10, 11, 12 ,13, 14 ,15 ,16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
  • Metric Deepwell Sockets – 10, 11, 12 ,13, 14 ,15 ,16, 17, 18, 19

47pc 1/2″ Drive SAE & Metric Ratchet & Socket Set PACKOUT™ Trays

  • Model: 48-22-9487T
  • Color Coded for SAE and Metric
  • 3 Trays designed for 47pc Ratchet and Socket Set
  • IP54 Rated Protection

PACKOUT™ Low-Profile Organizer

  • Model:48-22-8431
  • Exterior Dimensions – 19.7″ W x 16.3″ D x 2.5″ H
  • IP65 Weather Seal

PACKOUT Storage Trays

The 47 Piece 1/2″ Drive ratchet and socket set is stored in a PACKOUT Low Profile Organizer.  This case is a standard PACKOUT configuration that is compatible with all other PACKOUT modular storage systems.  The organizer and kit can be added to a mobile stack of PACKOUT items and even wall mounted by using Milwaukee’s PACKOUT Shop Storage Solution.

For mechanics who prefer to store their sockets in another way such as a tool chest drawer, the organizing trays are easily removed for horizontal storage.  The trays are color-coded to SAE and Metric, with clear size indicators.  Additionally, the trays had nice large tabs that made removing the trays and indexing them into the PACKOUT case a breeze.

FOUR FLAT™ Sockets

The set comes with 44 sockets of various SAE and Metric sizes in both standard and deep well configurations.  Size indications are laser etched onto each socket on two opposing sides for easy identification.

The biggest standout feature of the sockets is Milwaukee FOUR FLAT sides.  FOUR FLAT sockets feature a square four-sided base that tapers to a traditional circular surface at the opposite end.  The flat-four sides serve two purposes.  First is the flat surface prevents the socket from rolling, potentially saving time and immense frustration.  Secondly, the socket can be used with a traditional wrench, allowing for an additional option if access is limited which prevents the ratchet from fitting.

Overall Impressions

The Milwaukee 47pc 1/2″ Drive Ratchet & Socket Set with PACKOUT Low-Profile Organizer is a great kit for mechanics and DIYers who are looking to supplement or replace an aging 1/2″ drive socket set.  The storage trays and integration with the PACKOUT storage system allow for a great mobile option for those that need to take their socket kits on the go.  The FOUR FLAT sides on the sockets are a really nice improvement on the standard socket. Pricing at the time of review is $319.99.

Milwaukee 47pc 1/2" Drive Ratchet & Socket Set with PACKOUT™ Low-Profile Organizer

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Jeff Deitz

Jeff Deitz is a trained Mechanical and Systems Engineer but underwent a career change a decade ago to pursue a career in aviation. Jeff joined the Concord Carpenter team several years ago to assist with smart home automation and electronic integrations. After working with Rob on several projects, Jeff quickly gravitated to Tool Box Buzz’s Head 2 Head tests. Using his background as a systems test engineer he can frequently be found with a few other TBB crew members discussing the finer points of tool testing and designing the next Head 2 Head tool test.

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