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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by jred Good but not great
These are a good set of all-in-one-package hex (and Torx) keys, but a few things could make them better.
On the good side, these come with the Husky "Guaranteed Forever" guarantee, so you don't have to worry about them falling apart like some cheap tools. With the keys altogether in one package you know you'll never loose an individual key, and you'll always have plenty of handle to give you torque.
On things that keep these from being great, my biggest complaint is that the size for each key is imprinted into the plastic handle, but the type is small and in the same black color as the rest of things, so they are not easy to read. The stiffness for getting the keys out seems to vary a bit, but they are held in with nuts and bolts so you can adjust this some yourself. Also, the plastic sides seem a bit warped on some of these, as if they are missing spacers to make things really fit right.
I'll also mention that at many times I prefer individual keys. I have another set of Husky hex wrenches I've used for a few years. They are individual keys that come in a nice plastic holder than makes it easy to read the imprinted sizes (black type on light-colored plastic), and those have a rounded head on one end to allow you to use them off-angle and in tight places. I also find it easier to spin an individual wrench than a big set like this. Of course you can loose individual keys in a separate set like that, but these are things to consider when deciding what kind of hex key set you want in your toolbox.
These "all keys in one unit" of this set are nice for some things, but I find I often still go with the individual keys of my old set.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by TexTed Keeping it together
I've probably got two or three sets of Allen wrenches scattered throughout my tools, the key word being scattered. Even the ones that came in a little pouch got scattered when the pouch gave up. Well, this set has solved that problem. No longer do I have to search for the right size, as this set even has metrics and torx. Each set folds away into it's own handle, sort of like a pocket knife. This is something I wish I had long ago. Because of its size, being attached to the handle, I'm sure there will be times I'll have to rely on my loose hex keys, so I'm not getting rid of them, but for all other tasks, I have a complete set in one place.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by SteveVA Convenient and durable
If there is one thing I hate about SAE, metric and torx wrenches is when they are loose or kept together on a ring of some sort. It makes them difficult to store, organize, use and not lose. These sets have them all combined, fixed and labeled. The set is made of a rubbery plastic and the size assortment of keys are all a durable metal. It makes the job of finding the finding the right key easy. I can also easily store them without being tangled in my toolbox. The only downside is that, unless you disassemble to the set, you can't use each key individually when a tight space is the case.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by HandymanMike great set!
I use hex keys a lot. Mainly for tech work in some hobbies of mine. Biggest issue with the kind on that small rack that you individually remove them from, is not only do you typically tend to misplace them, but anyone else will ALWAYS misplace them. These are super handy because not only do you stay organized, but they are also a great value.
The best thing about these is that the housing acts as a handle to apply more leverage/torque on them. On single hex keys, you have to use the long way to get the screw/bolt loose, then use the short one to spin it faster. And vica versa for tightening. This, you can have plenty of leverage to loosen it, then have enough ease to remove it faster.
Note that this comes with hex keys, star keys, and torx. Three varieties. Even if this doesn't have all of the hex key sizes you are looking for, it's a great value deal. Recommend this to everyone.
November 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by AverageDude Great way to get organized for very little money
I think keeping hex keys organized is one of more challenging tasks in a "toolman's" toolbox. Okay, maybe it's not #1 on the list, but it is surely top 25. :o) These handy folding sets help you to kill 3 birds with one stone.
#1 - It keeps the hex keys organized. Now you don't hex keys laying in random draws or in random corners throughout your garage.
#2 It keeps the keys categorized by size. So if this one is too small, you don't need to go "fishing" in the hex key pouch for the next size up, you just flip up the next larger size.
#3 These sets allow you take them along with you on the go. So when you are out on the job and you need that one hex key to keep the job moving along, you know right where they are in your tool pouch.
I think they are great. Everyone should have a set!!!
October 27, 2014