I use chrome thin wall sockets and an impact, and to do a final hand torque, I have a 24"rachet with a 1/2"-3/8" adaptet and put the socket on it. I will break a few sockets a year, but i use them everyday. But that is why u buy a warrantee able socket like snapon or another brand.
Sometimes its whatever will work in a given situation!
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