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Reviews From Real Customers
Purchased for a friend. The drawers dividing by drive size is a perfect idea for him. The tools arrived in great shape and well ahead of schedule. Only 2 sockets had jumped from thei peg and box was in fine shape.
This high quality mechanic’s tool set includes the most used automotive and mechanic’s wrenches, pliers, ratchets, sockets and drivers in SAE and metric sizes. Constructed of durable chrome vanadium, this mechanic’s tool set is built to last.
Includes a custom storage case to keep tools organized and protected.
Our small excavation company runs these kits in every work truck. Great price, Great size for transport and surprising how many jobs can be tackled with this seemingly smaller tool set. However, these tool cases just aren’t rugged enough to last any of our guys more than 2 years.
Some guys less. With the latches breaking, the tools don’t stay organized, guys spending time trying to keep them organized or searching for sockets and things get lost which makes it useless on certain occasions.
Harbor freight unfortunately has no way of allowing the consumer to purchase replacement cases. If these cases had better hinges and latches they would be a 5 star. I could go on and on of why I think this set can’t be beaten for the price otherwise.
I unfortunately see a different brand of tool kits in the future riding in our work trucks because of this issue.
I’ve had this tool kit for several years. I am not a professional mechanic, but I do have 2 Harley’s and 3 vehicles. I have put them through all kinds of abuse and they have always performed well. I haven’t had anything break on me yet.
I know I have had this set for at least 4 years and have used them on all of my vehicle services, motorcycle services/repairs, and lawnmower. They get used quite regularly and I trust them. My friend and I used them to rebuild my 1994 Harley.
I have an older lawnmower that likes to eat deck belts, and this kit comes in handy with the ratchet extensions and the universal adapters that enable me to get in all of the tight places. I’d recommend this set to anyone.
It even impressed another friend of mine who is a Master Harley-Davidson Technician. He uses much more expensive brands, but he really liked how it has virtually everything that is used on a regular basis.
I added a 3/8″ breaker bar and SAE and metric Allen head bits, but that’s about all that I needed. I would definitely recommend this set to anyone who does their own vehicle services or repairs and doesn’t want to take out a second mortgage for bigger name brands.
The fact that it is in a case makes it even better. TIP: I have never had a problem with rust and this is most likely due to the fact that I put a VERY thin coat of WD-40 on them – especially the pliers and wire cutters.
My grandpa taught me that years ago and he still has tools from the ’60s that look brand new. Take care of what you have and they will last. If you strip a ratchet, take it back and get another one. Great set.
the wrench selection, it sucks. It is missing key sizes in both metric and sae. You still need to carry a real set with you to have what you will undoubtedly need. I’m going to fix it by cutting out the moulded wrench holder and putting in a pouch full of the full wrench sets.
While the socket portion of this set is decent quality, the rest is economy grade stuff. They really should make an SAE version and a Metric version. As long as you are not working on a car from the mid seventies you rarely need to have both with you.
The set would be lighter and they could put in a full wrench set.
The Craftsman 159 Piece 3 Drive Mechanics Tool Set comes equipped with 72 Tooth ratchets, a broad assortment of drive tools, and a rugged blow mold case. This case is constructed with metal hinges for separate sets, and the dimensions are specifically designed to fit into Craftsman; metal storage boxes for easy organization.
This 159pc toolset fits the need for my shop perfectly. These tools are made with great quality. The selection of the 3 different drive ratchets is a huge plus! You still get awesome tools without breaking the bank.
Plus, you can’t beat the lifetime warranty! I would definitely recommend this set to anyone.
The point of buying a set like this is a tool for every spot and a spot for every tool. Unfortunately, these tools do not stay in their spots very well. When you open the kit up typically you have sockets and other things that have fallen out of their proper location in you just have this big mess of tools you have to sort through.
From any project as complicated as spending the day under the hood to a task as simple as tightening bolts, you’ll have the tools you need. Since no two jobs are the same, this set comes in an array of sizes and measurements, so you will always have what you need on hand.
This plastic box is used for several different sets. Don’t put any extra tools in it because the cheap handle will break. The box only has a 30 day warranty. The tools are Craftsman and are like all other Craftsman tools and are quality tools.
With more and more Sears stores closing I have no idea how replacement toys are going to be handled. I ordered a 1/4 inch drive socket deep well and it took me over 6 weeks to get.
The DWMT73803 Mechanics Tool set comes with 168 pieces, allowing you to tackle a wide range of projects. Each set comes with three sizes of ratchets with socket extensions, universal joints, and adapters to help you tighten those fasteners from as small as 5/32 inches to as big as 15/16 inches.
The mechanics tool set uses DirectTorque technology which prevents slipping and rounding of fasteners. The Chrome Vanadium steel theyre made from means strength, durability, and resistance to scratches and rust.
The knurled control rings provide extra grip for easy assembly.
I’ve been looking at mechanics tool sets in cases for a while and this completely fit the bill! This set is very well rounded and has everything from universal-joints to all size extensions! This set just has everything, things not always combined in others which made this a big win! The tools are very well built and extremely tough as they held up getting some very old parts loose.
The buttons on the ratchets are easy to operate with big or small hands and fingers. The finish is nice and makes for very easy wipe down after use. The hard case is much better than I expected! I knew the set was going to be heavy and when I saw the case had four (thats 4) latches to secure it I was very pleased! Overall its a must for any mechanic who appreciates well thought out quality products! buy again?, Definitely!.
Really great set of tools. They feel great in my hand. They are super strong. And just about every tool I’ll ever need to work with nuts and bolts anywhere. Watch out though – this stinker is HEAVY – 42 pounds.
You’d never put this anywhere inside a car. If you’re moving around your project, you really can’t pull this box around with you. The case is huge when it is open. There is a minor annoyance, one socket always falls out when opening the box.
Some sockets are a little harder to remove than others. I ended up buying a Dewalt 34 piece 1/4 and 3/8 drive metric and standard socket set to carry around for projects. This 204 piece thing is just too massive and heavy to use on remote jobs.
This 215 pc Mechanics Tool Set delivers the performance and durability you need to handle any job in the garage or at home. This set features an extensive range of SAE & metric sized sockets and drive tools.
The 90 tooth ratchets allow up to 20% more access in tight spaces and the reverse switch lever lets you change working direction with one hand. The set includes (13) tools and adaptors, inch drive 6 point sockets (standard and deep well), 3/8 inch drive 6 point sockets (standard and deep well), inch 12 point sockets and screwdriver.
For more specialty applications, included are star bits and variety of hex bit sockets. In addition, the chrome finish provides rust resistance for added durability and large size markings for quick and easy identification.
The set comes in a durable case with metal latches and barrel hinges, plus additional storage space for maximum versatility.
Pleasant surprise. Was up late one night looking at pics of nekid women and an add from Wally about this tool set popped up. Went to Wally’s site and checked it out and thought what the heck for $98 pesos I was a thief in the night or a trumpkin depending on the quality of the tools.
Clicked buy now and after I went back and was looking at more pics I got to thinking that I was gonna prob have tears in my beer. I thought a little more and decided that If they weren’t no good I could make trot line sinkers out of them.
Three days after I ordered them, they arrived here at BFE America and this was over the Labor Day weekend. Went to the ranch gate and picked them up and on the way back to the Casa I was a wondering if I was gonna be barking like a dog or fall down with a conniption fit when I opened the box.
Dropped the tailgate on the truck and opened the box with my goat sticker and slowly pulled the set out of the box with one eye open and one closed. Got the set out and immediately flipped the lid open to get the punishment over with.
By gawd!! This is a freakin good set of sockets! I was expecting maybe pot metal sockets for the price I paid for tools. I was wrong! These are high polished and have the looks of something that you would buy off a tool truck.
I know these are made in the land of almost right, but what ain’t now days? They got this brand of tool right! I was wondering if I was gonna be shamed to be seen working on something with these tools.
Nope, not at all. In looks they are right up there with the mega dollar tools. Can you strip the ratchets out and bust a socket power dogging on them? Maybe, probably but you can do that on a snap on also.
Now for the good——High polished well marked sockets. Case that holds everything together in its place for the most part and is easy to pack around, bottom drawer has space to through in a set of end wrenches for when you need one.
Some have cried that the case aint no good, I have not seen that fault. Maybe they are Kens and Karens? Now the bad—–I don’t see any really. I’m not a fan of pear head ratchets because I tend to knock them out of gear working in a tight spot.
But–that is just my preference. Would be nice if 1 1/8 and 1/1/4 sockets were in the set. I drive junker trucks and I bought this set to put in one so if I’m a thousand mile from home and I have a break down I’m not at the mercy of those who take advantage.
With this set of tools and a few more I would not be afraid to put a clutch in on the side of the road.
This year I took advantage of Walmart’s awesome sale prices on a variety of HART tools and accessories including this 215 piece Mechanics tool set, to give to my husband for Christmas. PROS: At $98, you really can’t beat the price for this kind of quality and given the amount, and variety of tools that you get, this set is well worth every penny.
The tools themselves seem to be very solid and well made. The entire tool kit came shipped with all of the tools, sockets etc already in place. The case itself appears to be of a very solid, heavy duty construction.
CONS: This tool box has two side latches, one on either side of the drawers. When the drawers are in the closed position, you pushed each of these latches so that they snap tightly into place. This prevents the drawers from opening up by themselves when you are carrying the tool box around.
Normally I would NOT consider this to be a con, however, these two latches are extremely difficult to pull back open. You have to pry each of them them open with your fingertips and because they do snap tightly in place, when you try to force them back open you end up hitting your knuckles right off the side of the case.
It’s quite painful. I bruised my knuckle TWICE trying to open each latch. Hopefully, after some use, these latches will loosen up a little. of course not so much that they won’t continue to snap in place but just enough so that me, or my husband, aren’t yelling out all sorts of obscenities trying to get into the drawers.
I like the socket set but there could be room for improvements such as a “kick stand” for the top. Which tends to open too far and could eventually break the hinges. Another improvement would be a different color for the sizes on the box.
White would work well in low light conditions. The Layout of the 3/8 and 1/2 drive sockets to me seem a bit confusing with some going from low to high and others going from high to low. There seems to be no real pattern but this could be for the boxes weight distribution.
I wish that the 1/4 ratchet was in the same draw as the 1/4 sockets so that I would not have to go into 2 separate draws. Also wish that the sockets went past 1″ size for those bigger projects. Overall I Like this set a lot and would recommend anyone who needs one to buy this.
Lots to like and a great building block to improve on.
Overall a good set but with it including the 175 bits as the pieces is a little misleading. I upgraded to this one from the 270 set after about 5 years of use due to missing pieces and the case was falling apart.
Comparing the 2 sets it seems to almost have the same amount of usable tools, it has a few more specialized tools like more then 1 spark plug socket and more hex and torx bit sockets. The 1/4 and 3/8 set of sockets seem good but the 1/2 is really lacking and the organization thing in the top for the wrenches wastes a lot of space.
One other issue that may only affect my store is that they don’t have replacements for the tear drop shaped ratchets and if you get a normal one it doesn’t fit in the box. If I had the choice I would have gotten the 270 peice set again if it was available at my store or if I did not need the case I would have gotten the Craftsman 53311 311pc.
I ordered on thursday received on Saturday. All tool where there but one socket due to shipping. Box was pretty beat up. The socket is a 12 point and the kit has a six point of the same socket. It was a 1/4 inch drive and the smallest one.
My suggestion would be to thoroughly count your sockets and do an inspection before signing of on shipping. Fed ex was really rough with this package. I found pieces in the box and I’m not talking the tool box eather, the shipping box.
Over all satisfied. This is what you get. A bunch of screw driver bits you’ll never use but once and a while. In 1/4 inch drive you get some useful T sockets. Deep well sae and metric. Two sets of short sae one 6pt one 12pt.
And one short set of metric. Biggest retention is 6 In. You do get adapters to go In between the sizes 1/4- 3/8-1/2. Open end closed end wrenches. Metric is a complete set. Sae only to 9/16. In 3/8 drive deep sockets are needed instead of the 8pt sockets.
Over all it is a good solid starter kit. But much more tools are needed. Especialy the deep sockets and 12″ extensions in all drives. A universal joint would come in handy as well.
You cannot go wrong with Craftsman tools! They are easily some of the best tools on the market. Have been using the toolset on our vehicles among other things and they work great! My only complaint is the case it was placed in.
There is a plastic piece that snaps the drawers together so that they dont wobble that was of low quality. The first one on the left came broken, and the one on the right broke about 2 weeks after use.
There is a very small plastic outer piece that connects them together, so its no wonder it broke so easily! Other than for that great toolset! Would buy again!.
Having owned multiple Duralast tool sets and assorted tools in the past, I had no negative expectations when I purchased this set to keep in my project car. Apperently somewhere along the line, the design of the case changed, from a press tool in style, to a set tool in style.
(Also the external design changed near the handle) This is all well and good if you store your tools flat, but the second you carry this case, most of the interior contents proceded to fall out of their respective place, and create a headache when you open it the next time.
Maybe the design has changed back to the older (better in my opinion) style, but who knows. In closing, the tools are fine, the case, plainly sucks.
I was a little nervous buying this tool set after comparing many other brands but was quite impressed after using it. Excellent quality and good selection of tools included in the kit. I did a major repair on ford 3.
5 duratec internal water pump/timing chain in my home garage and this kit was excellent! Quick tip: the wrenches have a lock/release button which keeps the socket locked on so it wont fall off! Five stars!.
This mechanics tool kit is a comprehensive socket & drive accessory assortment that features 6-point sockets in and 3/8? sizes stored in a durable and portable blow molded case. Need access in tight spaces? The included 72-tooth ratchets can help you get the job done,constructed for speed,comfort,and balance for more overall productivity.
A full polish finish with a forged ergonomic handle allows for comfortable use when putting your weight behind a bolt. This set features a DIY focused hand tool selection including assorted screwdrivers,hammer,adjustable wrench,hex keys,utility knife,tape measure,slip joint and long nose pliers.
For all your screw driving needs,fit the included spinner handle with any of the included specialty bits for fastening made easy!.
I have had this tool set awhile. As a professional handyman and former mechanic, I cannot say this set is anything but the bare minimum of what the standard is. That said, let’s dive into a 9 point review.
The good: 1. ) Ratchets and sockets are quality made 2. ) Good choice variety of tools for a starter kit. 3. ) Latch issue seams resolved and less likely to break. The bad: 1. ) Tape measure and razor are cheap pieces of junk that are more the quality and feel out of a children’s set.
2. ) Screwdrivers appear “under standard” 3. ) Sockets are unsecured in a way that they all fall out if not opened properly. picking up sockets sucks. Things to improve on 1. ) Case design 2. ) Quality and feel of secondary tools 3) put a sturdy molded thin plastic around ratchet handles so it’s gentler than metal on hands and doesn’t get too hot in sun or metal cold during freezing winter’s.
Conclusion. I personally feel this set is a huge let down to anyone purchasing this set thinking they are getting the Craftsman pride that “dad” had in his same tools. I own many of these tools and gladly paid a premium.
This isn’t a set I would buy my son if I wanted him to share the same brand loyalty I do. This compares to every other tool set out there. I see nothing that sets it apart from any of the other tool sets that can be found for less money.
The Craftsman 102 piece mixed tool set comes in a very nice hard plastic box that easily stores all 102 tool pieces. The box has two hard plastic clasps that slide up and down making for ease of use.
The tools are everything you would need for handyman jobs including ratchet, sockets, hex keys, screwdrivers. Hammer, pliers, wrenches, bits etc and even a tape measure! The hard case conveniently holds all of these tools to easily find and remove from the case.
This case is easy to store and have handy for any job that I will need for around my home. I am so excited to finally have a nice convenient set of my own! I have placed it in my garage for now and the slim hard case takes very little space to store.
The Craftsman 102 piece mixed tool set has a full lifetime warranty and the Craftsman number for any questions is on the case. I absolutely love this tool set and its quality as well as its ergonomic design.
I will look for other Craftsman items and tools as I am so impressed with the quality of this set.
I wanted to use this for awhile so I could leave a truly honest review. Since we started using it 2 weeks ago, we’ve used it on 5 different occasions already. My main goal of having this is to have all of the tools we ocasionally use in 1 convenient place.
Usually, when we need a tool for something, we have to hunt around for it, and dig through drawers trying to find it. With this, you can keep all of the tools in one spot, and it’s in a nice case that you can store in a closet, so you wont be cluttering up your drawers with tools.
All of the tools are of great quality. They snap easily into place when you’re done using them, too! I would recommend this for anyone like me that likes to stay organized, and doesn’t like tools cluttering up your drawers.
Need tools? Looking something reliable on markets and its expensive? Get this one, promise you will be happy! I was looking for tool box and good set of tools, so this came with everything Exactly same tool set at Home Depot will cost you $270 plus tax.
For the price its okay but a little lacking. I replaced the flashlight with a ratchet wrench. And the zipper is very flimsy. The first time I opened it it separated. But since I have this in a toolbox its not that big of a deal, but I wouldnt rely upon it staying contained otherwise.
The case is better than others in this price range. The tools are acceptable, with the exception of the useless screwdriver. The steel ball that holds the attachment into the driver jammed the first time using it, so the bits fall out with zero retention.
I threw the screw driver away and put in another one I had.
I’ve had a small toolbox in my trunk for 10yrs. I’ve definitely used it and won’t take it out because I know it’s been handy. However, it slides all over the place and can feel in the way. I found this kit with the hopes of putting it in with the spare tire, not the glove box.
Fits perfectly! I’ve been able to put my other tools in the garage and know that if necessary I have a basic toolbox in the car without being in the way. Excellent peace of mind.
The 3 quick release 72-tooth ratchets require as little as 5 degrees of movement to turn a fastener. The set contains SAE and Metric, standard and deep sockets along with several accessories that feature large size markings for easy readability.
This case is jam packed full of tools in a small case Looking for another just like this I’ve changed over to the husky hand tools. when I have a problem. take to store. here is a NEW one. NEW ONE. Is what it is craftsman.
This Crescent general purpose mechanic’s tool set contains a carefully selected assortment of professional tools for industrial jobs. It includes durable, full polish Crestoloyr alloy steel ratchets, drive tools, and sockets that are reliable and resist rust and wear.
Also included in the CTK148MPN set are full polish combination wrenches, an adjustable wrench, pliers, bits, hex keys, and screwdrivers. The heavy-duty blow-molded case has steel hinges, latches on top and sides, and a designated spot for each tool.
Crescent – trusted by the trades to provide quality tools since 1907.
I bought the crescent 148 piece socket set at Bridgeport tool and equipment in Marietta Ohio in July 2017 and I have used it at my camper when checking all the bolts on my Honda HRX 217 self propelled mower and have also used it to change the oil in my 2010 Yamaha G29 gas golf cart I either use a 17mm wrench or a 17mm socket.
I have about six different crescent socket sets and the 148 piece socket set is the one that I use mostly all of the time. I actually used it today on my dads Troy Bilt riding mower to take the tire off to take it and get it fixed and then used it to put it back on.
I also just recently bought the crescent 16 piece ratchet accessories kit with 1/2 1/4 3/8 extensions universals and all the different adapters and also has the 1/2 and 3/8 breaker bars. I bought it to use with my 148 piece crescent socket set and it has been really handy so far can’t wait to continue using it for many years to come.
This isn’t a bad, bad, bad set, but it isn’t stellar, either. If you’re going to have a clamshell stuffed in the garage, this set will likely be able to to handle most of what you throw its way. But.
BUT! There are limitations, and quite significant, when it comes right down to the nitty-gritty: The box end of the wrenches has too much of a curve off of the face, so bolts with short heads will CONSTANTLY shrug off the wrench.
NOT. COOL. I tossed all of the wrenches in with my other wrenches. They live in a tray in the tool boxes mounted in my truck, and I’m usually using wrenches once a day (farm), or at least once a week at the least.
I just dig through and grab the sizes I need, regardless of brand. Every–EVERY–time the box end of a wrench has slipped off a bolt, it was one of these wrenches. Every time. So that’s my biggest gripe.
Other Cons: -The case is complete junk, but since I put everything in my truck boxes, I didn’t care. -Crescent wrench is too small to be really useful. I wish they’d included some side cutters, instead, or a pair of channel locks.
Pros: -I REALLY like that you get 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 socket wrenches in one kit. -The bits and bit driver are a nice addition. -The non-sparkplug deep sockets are also a nice addition.
This set is a very good and complete set for the average weekend project home owner. It is complete with SAE and metric sizes for sockets and wrenches. It comes with a long needle nose pliers, and crescent wrench.
It comes with several ratchet extensions and ratchet tools for half inch, 3/8, and 1/4 inch drives. Additionally, there are 2 allen wrench sets, and 49 different tips that can be used with the included multi tip screwdriver.
The phillips and regular head screwdrivers are standard, and what one would expect in a kit of this type. It does come with an SAE and metric spark plug socket to be used with the 3/8 drive. It has 9 deep well sockets.
The case is durable and has latches on 3 sides. A felt buffer pad is included to help keep everything in place. As a basic socket-style tool set, it is complete and should have all the basic fittings that any weekend warrior would need.
Negatives would be that it would have been nice if a larger socket driver could have been included to take the half inch drive. A screw bin in the plastic case would also be a nice feature. Other than that, highly recommend.
This tool set offers a range of 1/4 in, 3/8 in and 1/2 in tools from ratchets and wrenches to sockets to specialty bits. Hard stamped markings give the tools some seriously increased durability and readability.
A knurled control ring improves your grip on all the tools inside the mechanic’s tool set.
The 234 pc Dewalt mechanics set is a great product. As with most Dewalt products, they are well made and quality products are used. There are so many sizes and both metric and SAE and are well organized.
It is heavy to carry, which keeps the kids from playing with it. The case however holds items tight on the “lid” portion, but the bottom portion the items are loose and fall out super easy. If you open it upside down watch out, your toes will get smashed as everything comes tumbling out except those items in the lid portion.
Great high(er)-end name brand quality for great price. I can not find this exact set (using DWMT45434) on DeWalt’s website, but can find similar collections that include the same basic tools that cost a lot more.
Purchased two of these sets as a great start for each of my two sons. One will be used as intended, as a Mechanic’s set (on vehicles, etc). The other one will probably mostly be used for random house-type work, which may be overkill – but is there such a thing as too many tools?.
This has been the best tool set I have owned. The set has everything you need in a hurry when on a road trip or when you are working in your garage. The thing that impresses me the most is that this set has 234 pieces and the case is not that large and none of the pieces fall out of their slots.
I have owned multiple tool sets by multiple brands and this Dewalt set is by far the best I have owned.
Specifications: Set includes 1/4inch, 3/8inch & 1/2inch drive tools. Drive Type 6 and 12 Point. Drive Tang Size 1/4inch, 3/8inch, 1/2inch. Items tool case is scuffed up and dirty with broken clips. The needle nose pliers are slightly rusted with some dirt on them.
At its sale price, this Crescent tool kit is a very good value. However, because the price point is so low, there are some portions of the kit that are clearly better than others. Great: -The case. I know a lot of people complain about these plastic cases (mostly because they would open it only for a million sockets to fall out of place), but this particular case is actually one of the better ones I’ve seen where the tools are retained quite well.
In fact, I would almost say too well, because the first few times I tried to pull various tools out, I had to jam my fingers down and forcefully lift the tool up. The case also comes with a foam insert- most people treat this like packing material but I would highly recommend keeping it (or replacing with a similar tool shelf liner) because it acts as a secondary barrier to keeping tools from jostling out of place.
Plastic cases are also notorious for variable performance depending on humidity and temperature, and it’s early days yet, so I will update if the case decides to fail on me, but so far I’m actually quite impressed.
The hinges are ‘real’ and not living hinges, so it’s less probably that you will break up the toolbox accidentally. -Combo wrenches are of really nice quality. Slender bodied but also able to tolerate at least moderate amounts of torque.
Repeated drops and being covered in hydraulic oil doesn’t actually appear to affect the finish all that much. -Sockets. There’s actually not much to say about them except that they are well finished.
I have yet to have one break on me but I haven’t exactly gone 500 lb. gorilla on a tiny 1/4″ socket yet. -Ratchets. Smooth detents and nice pear shaped head. They are not quite as compact or long reaching heads as the top brands, but they feel sturdy and up for years of use.
-Screwdrivers. This one is a bit surprising but I do like how well finished the screwdrivers are. I can’t completely say I’m a fan of the grips because they do get slippery in oil (due to being almost completely round), but with clean hands they are a real treat to use.
Meh: -The bits are bits. They aren’t exceptional and are of the kind you find in most toolkits to fill out the parts count in advertisements. They hold up well enough under moderate torque but they aren’t exactly jewel like in finishing.
-Hex keys. Similar to the bits, they are just there and they work. -Adjustable wrench. This is similar in quality to Pittsburgh stuff. Useable, not entirely pretty. Bleh: -Needle nose pliers. They are kind of garbage.
They look OK from a distance, with textured handles and a retention spring, but the reality is that using them sucks. The spring makes itself known as a crunchy grindy feel every time you close the pliers.
But the worst part is that I still significant amounts of space between the jaws when I close them all the way. Almost kind of embarassing that Crescent actually emblazons their name on the tool. -Tongue and Groove Pliers.
The tongue and groove “action” feels extremely chintzy, and the tool loses position very easily if you need to open the jaws wider than a minimal amount. Overall, I really like the set, but I find it interesting that the two pieces I would most often associate with Crescent Tools (the pliers) actually turned out rather poor, and the adjustable wrench is just kind of generic.
I cannot fault this toolkit from a useability standpoint however, because it has a good mix of tools and many of the other components are of actually pretty high quality. That it comes in a compact box that actually works is an exceptional bonus, so I can easily recommend this if you’re looking for an all-in-one mechanics toolset.
I’ve had the tool set for almost 2 years now. I’ve worked on cars, trucks, lawn mowers, guns, furniture sets etc using this 170pc crescent set. Things I dont like: The extra teeth on the sockets tend to strip and round truly stuck on bolts Certain things like the channel locks DO NOT want to go back in place The 3/8 ratchet had a screw back out now it cannot function properly I broke a socket entirely trying to break a Lug Nut loose The ratchets are a little wobbly in the housing (not the handle, this does not affect the ratchets use much if at all) Things I did like: Chrome finish helped prevent rust (litterally had my tool set rained on and frozen over dozens of times from -18 degree weather to humid 110 degree weather) ORGANIZED! this is extremely helpful, I can be a slob with tools and this keeps me organized.
Durability. Although I broke the ratchet and a socket. I have litterally hammered on and even jumped on the ratchets to break stuck bolts free in bad spots. Cheaper breaker bars I’ve used flex under this pressure where these held true.
Very impressed. All in all I’ve changed brakes. Repaired coolant systems. Pulled top end of motors off etc. Outside of this tool kit I’ve purchased 1 dead blow 1 C clamp 1 breaker bar 1 set of quick release fuel line tools And that’s it.
EVERYTHING else I’ve needed has been in this tool box set. Excellent value. Hope to replace my ratchet with another crescent soon! Honestly for the price I’ve considered buying another one as my emergency roadside took kit.
Overall it’s a decent tool set with a great variety of tools to get most common jobs done. My only real complaints have to do with the case. The top latches are under the handle which makes it a little awkward to open when it’s laying flat compared to other clamshell designs I’ve owned and used.
Also the spaces where the sockets go don’t hold very well. Some of them don’t even have bumps to secure the socket. Thankfully the sockets are on the bottom of the clamshell so they shouldn’t fall out.
Just looks a bit sloppy opening up your tool set and sockets look like they were just thrown in there. I’m pretty happy with the actual tools.
This Crescent 170 Piece Professional Tool Set has what you need to get the job done. Each piece is made from strong materials that are designed to last. This Crescent professional tool set keeps everything easily accessible and well organized within the case.
This is a great tool set with a good variety of different tools that will help you complete almost any minor auto repair or home project. I have purchased a set for each of my four sons over the years.
The warranty is great. The tools have held up to a lot of use without fail. The only item that could be better is the case. Its very convenient to transport but over time the tools begin to loosen and start to fall out.
I may come back and change the ratings. But while clicking things back into place then closing it one of the red latches pulled right off. This is for our son IN Mechanics School! No way to lock the case, which would be nice in any setting.
Our kids have walked away (borrowed) tools never to be seen again. An area to even add your own lock ?? would be nice. Asked Mechanics we know, they really liked Crescent and other makes too. We plan on buying different things from different makers.
This case is supposed to be the “tougher” version. Bummed the latch pulled off the first time we closed it, and we aren’t in a busy shop not being as careful!.
It also comes with a bit driver, specialty and nut bits, combination wrenches, and hex keys. The set comes in a durable blow molded case with metal latches for security. This set of tools is built to meet the demands of hard-working professionals with a full-polish finish that provides corrosion resistance.
I was in the market for a portable tool set that would tackle a wide variety of tasks and this set fits the bill completely. Sturdy, well made tools and a well thought out group of tools make this a very handy set.
The ratchets are smooth yet easy to grip. The 72 tooth ratchets make removing fasteners much easier especially in tight or awkward places. The variety of accessories included come in handy for a wide range of tasks.
The assortment of regular and deep sockets are perfect for automotive fasteners and general tasks. There are plenty of sockets and the range is perfect for everything that I do. The combination wrenches are very handy and the DirectTorque heads grip fasteners strongly and make removing stubborn fasteners much easier.
There are two sets of hex keys included and the holder for each set is wonderful for organizing and holding the hex keys. That is a huge plus for keeping all of the hex keys organized and ready for use.
The vinyl grip screwdriver is my favorite screwdriver ever! The grip is incredible and there are plenty of bits for a wide variety of tasks. The blow molded case is a bit large, but holds all of tools securely and is well organized.
The case has locking tabs for each tool that holds them securely in place and prevent sockets from popping out and mixing together. This is a great detail for the case as it is able to hold each tool in place securely whether the case is open or closed.
This tool set is now my go to tool set. It has a great variety of tools and is truly useful.
Although, I was previously unaware of Dewalt’s line of hand tools, I have owned many of their power tools over the years due to their reputation for quality and durability. I was anxious to see if this mechanic’s tool set would live up to the DEWALT name.
After using it for a few weeks, I can say emphatically that it did. First impressions: 1)This set is heavy which cuts down on its portability slightly. If you are planning on keeping this in a tool box in your truck, lifting in and out will be awkward.
Behind a seat or on a bench top in your garage or workshop is the best bet and where mine will stay. 2). Nice selection of bits without a lot of “filler pieces” you’ll never use just to get their piece count up.
Every one of the 172 pieces I can see needing. 3) Nicely fitting, quality case and holders that is actually intuitively designed. The layout actually makes sense here (which is rare) so it’s easy to find what you are needing.
Use: The larger number of teeth on the ratchet makes getting into tight areas a breeze. This was especially useful on a spark plug I was replacing on an older lawn mower. The handles are comfortable and easy to grip.
The quality and finish are exceptional. With a lifetime guarantee, you can’t go wrong. In fact, the only negative comment I have comes not from me but from my 83 year old father who wanted to try them out.
His complaint comes from the size of the lever to switch the ratchet from tighten to loosen. So those with limited dexterity may have issues but the vast majority of users will not.
When I first received this tool set I found about a dozen pieces loose in the case. The loose parts were likely due to shipping because I was able to put them all where they belong and the case holds them tight.
Its not so tight that you can’t get them out either. In fact, all the sockets can be rotated while being held in the case but are still held securely. I also noticed the plastic case has metal latches which snap closed securely.
The other side of the case has actual hinges and not a folded seam like my old set had which this is replacing. The sockets all appear to be of high quality with clearly visible size markings and part numbers.
All sockets are knurled for better handling. I found the knurling quite helpful when working with the sockets. Overall I am very happy with this mechanics set and would recommend it.
HART continues to expand our tool sets—and the 275 piece set definitely takes it to the next level. You’ll find an extensive range of standard as well as deep well sockets in both metric and SAE for general mechanical tasks.
The 90-tooth ratchets allow up to 20% more access in tight spaces while the reverse switch lever lets you change working direction with just one hand. The quick release offers superior socket hold. Having the option of ¼”, 3/8” and ½” drive makes large and small tasks easy to work through.
The full-chrome finish is rust-resistant and contrasts well against the large size markings. Set includes (16) tools and adaptors, 3/8” sockets, ¼” sockets, 3/8” deep well sockets, ¼” deep well sockets, nut driver bits, ½” drive sockets, 3/8” shallow impact sockets, ½” shallow impact sockets, 1” insert bits, and combination wrenches.
For more specialty applications, we’ve included star bits and a variety of hex bit sockets. It all comes in a durable case with metal latches and barrel hinges, plus additional storage for maximum versatility.
Teardrop ratchets release at the touch of a button and can be reversed single-handedly for efficient use when it’s just up to you to finish the job. A 1/4″ adapter makes this set compatible with 3/8″ and 1/4″ drives for added versatility.
A magnetic bit handle helps you work on varying screwdriver applications. All pieces stay organized and protected in the included case.
Great basic set. I’ve had this one awhile and liked it so much I got the 108 piece set so I have 6 point sockets and more tools for road trips. This is a good trunk set or for your boat so you have some tools for small jobs.
Made in Taiwan. Made to high standards. Wrenches grip fasteners firmly. Nice set. I have other smaller sets of Channellock branded mechanics tool kits that are also made in Taiwan and didn’t hesitate to purchase this 171 piece one.
Great buy! has everything a person would need for quick repairs. nothing to involved, but tune ups, breaks, oil changes are easy with this set. Bonus the case is perfect. no loose tools ever! everything stays in place.
Bought this 200 pc set for when I need it used the bit driver that’s the screw driver looking piece that you can put different bits for the first time and the magnetic that holds the bot in place came off, REALLY!!! I’ve used a couple of wrenches and the ratchet handle a couple of times still working but a little worried if they’ll mess up like the bit driver, if that bit driver is poor quality I imagine so are the others.
Including personal preferences and budget. However, in general, a mechanics tool set that includes a variety of basic tools (e. g. screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc. ) is a good option for those looking for a reasonably priced set of tools.
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