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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Kellogg It will do in a pinch.
I won't be as gracious as the other reviewers. I can see where this would be a good tool for the tractor because you don't have a lot of room in the Hi Gear box for extra wrenches. I can see where it was useful to haul up to the roof instead of multiple tools only to realize you don't have the wrench you need, but It doesn't do a great job as a wrench. The ratcheting part is nice, but it gets a bit wobbly. Since it is designed to fit several types of fasteners, it doesn't fit any one great or snug, so it wobbles and cocks sideways on the fastener. I wouldn't use it in a situation where a bolt or nut needs a lot of torque or you'll be nursing some busted knuckles. I hate the fact that Husky started off-shoring their tools. I started buying Huksy a long time ago, long before they were made outside of the US and I bought them when the warranty was simple. If you break it, bring it back and we'll give you another one. Now, the packaging says they need a receipt..It's a tool. Who has the receipt? I have my dad's 1/2" ratchet he bought in the 60's...I'll ask him if he has the receipt for it. The warranty they offer is no better than the ones offered by Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, or any parts store, and they're half the price...probably come out of the same factory overseas too. Okay, enough of the rant. I'll get down to where this tool would have a good use.
1.) As a club in the zombie apocalypse.
2.) To loan to the neighbor so you don't have to loan your good tools.
3) To give to your kids and dare them to touch your good tools. If they lose it..oh well.
4.) To give to the misses..Better than losing your good tools to the junk drawer in the kitchen...Yeah, you know what I'm talking about..it happens.
5.) Put in each vehicle. As I said, it works in a pinch and could double as personal protection club.
Ahh, I'm being a touch harsh, if "mechanicing" isn't your thing and you need something to put the occasional swing set together, or tighten this or that, then this would be your thing. If you don't have a tool box and a garage, then this might be your thing. BUT, if your the "mechanicing" type and you have mechanic friends, be warned that you could be in danger of losing your man card if your friends see you have one.
December 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by TerranceH An excellent addition to any tool box.
If you know what you're doing, the tool works exactly as intended. Many people complain that it's "cumbersome" and "bulky," signaling that they really have no idea how to use it or what to use it on.
If you're doing automotive repair and trying to loosen a nut that's tucked in between the firewall and the engine, with a mere clearance of less than an inch, then no, this is not the right tool for the job. But for nuts and bolts that are out in the open, like you might find on bicycles, lawnmowers, decks, etc, it's an excellent tool.
I regret that it's manufactured in China, but if it hadn't been, I would have paid a lot more than what I did. It's still a great tool.
July 2, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Louthemower This wrench broke the first time I used it.
I used this wrench on a low stress application and the socket became detached from the handle. Home Depot would not replace the item nor would they offer a refund for the price the item is sold for.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by dlorah 48 in 1 wrench Husky dog bone
Great tool we work on tractors and farm equipment It fits into alot of places I with large hands wouldnt usualy get to, This way I dont have to call on my Wife with smaller hand and not enough streanth to turn, Love it Patricia and Harold.
December 17, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Rocky007 Multi functioning Wrench
I ordered a number of them for the males in our family for Christmas gifts. I also ordered one for myself. It appears to be a heavy duty tool, and because it has the various size sockets, this is a great wrench to take out for "That Project" that has various size nuts to loosen or tighten and you don't have to keep hunting through the tool box to find the right size. It's all here in one place. This Ratcheting Rotary Socket Wrench will see many jobs in it's future.
December 11, 2010