Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mixerdude Very nice set
This is a very nice, complete tool set. For working on your auto, boat, motorcycle, or other equipment, this set has just about everything you will need.
The socket wrenches have a nice handle that provides great gripping power when loosening and tightening fasteners.
The polished chrome wrenches are also easy to handle and provide good a good grip as well.
Polished chrome is easy to clean at the end of a greasy, messy job.
The case the tools come in was well thought out in its design. The sockets, wrenches, and accessories are well laid out, and easy to get to.
Another nice design is that this set is perfect to take along in your vehicle for emergencies.
July 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by hpiguy Lifetime Warranty. XL Size Engraving, Durable Chrome Coating, Solid Socket Attachment
Nearly any wrench, socket, hex head and specialty screw head for all homeowner tasks can be found in this quality tool kit from Husky.
Taking the training wheels off Junior's bike? Assembling the new ceiling fan? Changing oil on the family truckster? Putting together the TV stand and don't want to use those absurdly skinny wrenches they include? Building a new swing set? This tool kit can solve all the needs of your household handyperson and most tasks of the advanced DIYer as well.
The huge assortment of tools comes in a large plastic tool box, organized by size of the attachment or the tools purpose. The box has three levels and one slide out drawer and every piece snaps into it's marked place in the box.
Total weight of the set is near 40 pounds. A testament to the amount of steel used in the tools. No skinny weaklings that will strip the second you use them in this set. The wrenches all have a nice heft and the ratchet mechanism is tight and precise. No slop when working with anything, even the small 1/4" wrench felt strong in the hand. The chrome coating on each tool is nice and thick and the nicely chamfered sockets hold on tight to any nut or bolt.
All sockets are deeply engraved with the size and the Husky name. It's easy to grab the size you need for the job. No more squinting to see what size socket you have.
If all those Metric and SAE sockets in 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" sizes aren't enough, you also have a large selection of screw driver bits, specialty bits, extensions, along with four sets of hex wrenches, large and small in Metric and SAE too.
There are a couple things I'd like to see changed on this set and then it would be five stars without question.
One, is a nice set of included pliers. Needle nose, channel lock, linesman, etc. Everyone needs good pliers with their tools.
Two, the tool box itself is kind of hokey. The top level is fine, it opens like a tool box should. The bottom of the tool box is assembled from numerous pieces of plastic that snap together and had already come loose and scattered sockets all over when it was shipped. You have to completely unsnap and remove the top of the tool box to access the third row of tools. This needs to be improved. I'd like a large plastic box with one upper level and three sliding drawers or one that opens like a chest and has three trays that pull out. This one gets the job done, but I keep thinking that bottom section is going to pop apart and spill sockets all over the place.
Even with the iffy tool box, this set is very high quality and should serve any building or maintenance needs you have for decades. With the lifetime warranty, you're set to do just that. Just don't lend them out to the neighbor, once they get to using them you may never get them back!
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 2gtsvette Superb Tool Set
This is a very complete tool set. It can work for home DIYer to a professional mechanic it has a large assortment of sockets and they are easy to read. The tool box that it comes in is a nice touch. I do find that the lower tray does not "hold" the sockets to well when in transit, I used a piece of cardboard and the foam that it comes with to resolve this. The ratchets are very good and has a solid feel to them. Overall this is an excellent kit for the person who wants/needs a full set of sockets.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HDKevin Excellent complete set
This set has everything you need. The ratchets feel smooth in your hand and the large lever is easy to switch from tighten to loosen. The sockets have a very large easy to see label engraved which makes finding the right one effortless. The chrome finish is durable and looks great. The lifetime warranty makes owning this a no brainer. Buy this set for the tools and not the case. The case is nice, but it's just multiple pieces of injection molded plastic that snap together and it falls apart very easily.
June 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by trogo Large Selection of Tools
I decided to upgrade my tools with the Husky 268-Piece Mechanics Tool Set. It comes with a handy plastic tool case that has a place for each piece in the set, and includes a nice assortment of wrenches, ratchets, sockets, nut drivers and hex wrenches. Since receiving the tools, Iâve had the chance to try them out on several auto projects, including replacing a starter and distributor. There are a lot of things I about with this set, along with a few disappointments, which are described below:
The Good: Extensive assortment of wrenches and sockets. The sockets are mostly 6-points and have easy-to-read etching. The ratchets are also very beefy and have 72 clicks per revolution, which is great for tight spaces. The plastic box is cleverly designed and has a place for every piece in the set.
The Bad: The plastic box has no room for storing other tools such as screwdriver, pliers, tape, etc., which are necessary for a functional, mobile tool box. Although the assortment of sockets are mostly 6-points, all of the Â½â sockets are 12-points, which are less desirable for high torque situations. There is also some duplication with the hex wrenches, which increases to the tool count but adds little value.
Overall, I really like the Husky 268-Piece Mechanics Tool Set and recommend it for anyone looking to upgrade their tools. Best suited for garage use because the box has no room for carrying additional tools.
October 20, 2013