Cr-Mo vs Cr-V Impact Sockets.

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Cr-Mo is a heat-hardened steel alloy, with the inclusion of molybdenum that gives the alloy a property of toughness and flexibility. Cr-Mo will absorb percussive impact better than Cr-V without being brittle. Over time Cr-Mo sockets may stretch and lose their shape, but they are less likely to shatter and cause injury.

Cr-V is a also a heat-hardened steel alloy that doesn’t have the same properties of flexibility and toughness under impact load. This means that Cr-V sockets under impact can be brittle, and prone to shattering, endangering the user.

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