I've replaced the ring several times on my Dewalt but even when new it doesn't hold the socket as firm as I would like. So far I've noticed that sockets with a hole in them for the pin will not come off without a fight. I use a small nail through the hole to push the pin in. But if I use any of the three other sides of the socket (without the hole) then they aren't that bad to remove. I kind of like the option.
Are you sure the sockets are not getting wore out?
12-28-2012, 09:19 AM
Re: Cordless impact wrenches
Oh yeah, that friggin pin on the dewalt. You have to carry a screw driver / punch to get the socket off. Figured it was just a standard nightmare on all drivers (don't own any others).