Draper Tools

New Release: “Retro Edition” Socket Set

mini-85410 Draper Tools Retro Edition Socket Set - packagingNow you can work on your classic motor with a classic socket set from Draper Tools. The company has released a limited edition combined MM/AF socket set that’s a replica of its extremely popular, iconic orange 70s set. The Draper Tools ‘Retro Edition’ 25 Piece 1/2″ Sq. Drive Combination Socket Set benefits from the very best of today’s modern manufacturing techniques, whilst retaining all the traditional looks and charm of its original 70s counterpart. What else would you choose to help maintain a prized classic vehicle but a quality, classic-style socket set?

Draper Tools, which has been in business for almost 100 years, has a well established reputation for producing solid, reliable socket sets and developed the Retro Edition as a throwback to the early days. Each set is made from hardened and tempered chrome vanadium steel, which is chrome plated and polished for added corrosion protection. This superior manufacturing process offers maximum comfort and improves the longevity of the tools, so your classic set will last even longer.

mini-Draper Tools Limited Edition Retro Socket Set stock no 85410 image 2Each set is supplied in a heavy gauge steel storage case, in classic shade of orange. It’s a must have for the classic car owner’s garage but is equally well suited to working on modern vehicles too. Its impressive contents will help you tackle a wide range of automotive maintenance jobs including removing wheels, changing spark plugs or working on the suspension. Each set contains:

  • 11 Draper Expert HI-TORQ® 12 point sockets size: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22mm
  • 7 Draper Expert HI-TORQ® 12 point sockets size: 3/8”, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16 and 3/4″ AF
  • 2 Draper Expert HI-TORQ® spark plug sockets size: 10 and 14mm
  • 72 teeth reversible ratchet with “quick release” button
  • 2 x extension bars size: 75 and 250mm
  • Sliding tee bar
  • Universal joint

The original 70s set was incredibly popular when first introduced and it seems there still a great deal of fondness for it today. After recent posts on the Draper Tools Facebook page, several people got in touch with photos of their original sets, recalling with affection how they’d used them. Some proud owners even reported that they were still using their 70s sets today!

So, why not get your own slice of 70s nostalgia with the limited edition Draper Tools  ‘Retro Edition’ 25 Piece 1/2″ Sq. Drive Combination Socket Set (stock number: 85410)? The nostalgia doesn’t end there though, due to popularity Draper Tools is set to release two further limited edition Retro Socket Sets in the coming months. Visit www.drapertools.com for more information and stockist details.