After much shopping around, both in store and online, this was the perfect set for my husband who’s an electrician. This has every piece and size he needs both for work and home. We have a ranch with horses and this came in handy when we needed to take down the stalls.
The case is much improved over the previous case.
Pros:has pretty much any socket anyone would ever need except for a 1′ or torx. Sockets are craftsman & should last a lifetime. Includes a 1/2′ ratchet wrench. Cons:case – open this thing only on a flat surface and make sure you have it right side up. Spent 20 minutes after opening it the first time sorting through all the sockets that fell out. There’s a safety flap but it’s on the wrong side – all those pieces are held snugly by the molding but not on the unprotected side with all the sockets. Ratchet wrenches are too short to offer much leverage. They have more play than my other (us) craftsman ratchets. There’s no 1/2′ socket extension or swivel. Selection of 1/2′ sockets is limited. No space for extra parts unless you chuck the allen wrenches and even then it’s limited. If you keep the allen wrenches they’ll slide all over the place unless you keep them in a bag.
They are not the same as the ones i had that were made in the united states, but still they are of excellent quality. And the best thing is that, like the previous ones, these also have guarantee of life.
This is a very sturdy set of tools, organized very well and easy to carry around and store.
- Has pretty much any socket anyone would ever need except for
- Excelent product
- Tool set overall is nice. The case holds all pieces if you put
Purchased as a gift (he loved it) and now i need to buy another one for me. Multiple sizes for all your home/ auto repair needs.
Nice kit, the allen wrenches are in bags but everything else fits well and snug, definitely recommend as a replacement for those who haven’t replaced their old mismatched set of tools in a while.
Used to be high quality now mediocre. Still lifetime warranty, but don’t know where you can take it to swap out broken pieces since sears is going out of business. Still better than stanley, kobalt, or husky.
I’ve seen several complaints about craftsman quality. I have craftsman tool sets from the early 80s and this set is as good quality as them. Really functional set and great quality.
The only thing i do not like about this is the case itself. The sockets and accessories tend to fall out very easily and not stay in place. It is a design flaw in the case itself (mho). But i will not be buying the addition 20 i needed for my work crews.
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- Chrome plated, tough cast alloy steel construction Includes 79 6-point sockets in 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive sizes; 61 screw and nut driver bits; 14 hex keys; 2 quick release ratchets; 2 extension Bars; 2 adapters; 4 wrenches and 1 magnetic handle Quick release mechanism in ratchets for quick socket switches Rust-resistant and dent-resistant box for ensured longevity Craftsman Lifetime Warranty
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The case holds all pieces if you put away correctly. Biggest thing i hate about this kit, a lot of plastic parts on the tools.Have not broken one yet, but you can tell by touching them that you will have to exchange it at some point. They definitely do not make tools to last anymore. There should never be plastic parts on quality tools, craftsman use to be prideful about quality.
Once i figured out which was the ‘real’ top, this is great. If you open it upside down, like i did the first time, you will be picking up. Seems to be craftsman quality but only time will tell. A lot of tools for the money.
Our nephew lost his home in the paradise/camp fire in california. He is an excellent mechanic so missed having tools. This set fit the bill – some of everything.
I got it for him for christmas and it had everything he needs.
It’s a great tool kit, great quality. This was a drop ship by kmart so perhaps check their prices and cut out the middle man?.