1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much did you give for it? Looks like a fairly complete socket set without a bunch of little filler shit in there. How many "pieces" in that kit?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a gift. Forgive me but I can't find the image but it's actually a bigger set with more tools. Trifold case.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >blow molded case with 40 allen wrenches

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really like dewalt hand tools. sockets are top tier.

    the ratchets are heavy as fuck though.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think crescent makes the best one tbh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice set, but in my opinion a good socket set should not have screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, or pliers. You're going to have other screwdrivers, larger adjustables, other pliers, so all that goes in another tool box.

      But I can see how this set would suit a lot of situations just fine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fair, here's my favorite when it comes to that
        both the Crescent and Dynamic sets are made in Taiwan, which is a step above China most of the time

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >laser etched numbers
          >paper thin 12 point sockets in 1/2 inch drive
          >case that shits its guts out with a slight bump

          • 3 weeks ago
            Bepis

            It looks like they’re stamped at the bottom too, not just etched.

            I’m with you on other parts though. Craftsman liked to do 12pt on the 1/2” drive sockets in a lot of their “mechanic’s sets”, it’s ok for normies but it’s unnecessary. And thin isn’t bad, cheap ass shitty sockets are typically overly thick. But that set only has one length of extensions and no adapters or u-joints, OP’s set is def better for mechanic work.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >no adapters or u-joints
              adapters and reducers are very specific use case, usually just when you dont have the right size in whatever drive, and the last thing i want to use on the side of the road is a floppy chrome u-joint

              my biggest criticism for the set is that it skips 18mm and you're basically forced to use 11/16 for it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            etched numbers
            they're stamped on the bottom too
            and have knurling, which is based
            thin 12 point sockets in 1/2 inch drive
            fair but 12 points are good for reaching into tight spots and if you come across a 12 point it's probably going to be seized and rusty
            >>case that shits its guts out with a slight bump
            there's no way to determine that from the picture

            • 3 weeks ago
              Bepis

              >12 points are better at reaching into tight spots
              Which 100% does not matter on a ratchet

              https://i.imgur.com/teIhFL2.png

              >no adapters or u-joints
              adapters and reducers are very specific use case, usually just when you dont have the right size in whatever drive, and the last thing i want to use on the side of the road is a floppy chrome u-joint

              my biggest criticism for the set is that it skips 18mm and you're basically forced to use 11/16 for it

              Adapters are hella useful when you need to get shit done. Do some automotive work and you’re always playing games for clearance. 6” extension is too long, but you need another inch beyond the shallow socket, stick an adapter on there. And the u-joint is only going to be shitty if it’s a shitty ass socket set, but I would still rather try the shitty floppy u-joint than have to take apart 2 different assemblies to access some fastener. You really can’t get far on automotive jobs without u-joints and different length extensions unless you don’t value your time at all.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >floppy u-joint

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing works on a u-joint as well to keep it from flopping, but still allowing it to swivel when needed.

                https://i.imgur.com/FQKa2TC.png

                This is a proper PrepHole starter kit.

                I'm partial to the 301 piece HF kit. Yeah there are some screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and combination wrenches in there, but there are a fuckton of socket style bits and a pretty extensive set of shallow and deep sockets for the 3 drive sizes.

                Plus if you catch it on sale you can get it around $170ish.

                https://www.harborfreight.com/mechanics-tool-set-301-piece-63464.html

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Which 100% does not matter on a ratchet
                yeah bro im reaching into those tight ass areas where turning a socket onto a fastener would be aids and turning it with my bare hands, definitely not a small ratchet that's in the kit
                trips are so dumb christ

              • 3 weeks ago
                Bepis

                There’s a reason mechanics use 6pt sockets on everything 6pt. It’s because what you described does not happen IRL. It is not difficult to turn an extension a couple degrees or spin the wrench enough to get a 6pt socket on.

                https://i.imgur.com/FQKa2TC.png

                This is a proper PrepHole starter kit.

                Add a hammer and I’m with you. I have a set that is similar but Chinesium and only 1/2” drive sockets and it’s real handy to have in the trunk of a car. Hammer + cheap ratchet makes a good lug wrench for cars. Having a couple real screwdrivers instead of just the bits is nice as well.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It’s because what you described does not happen IRL
                bellhousing bolts lmao. any place that's hard to reach
                mechanics have 45890845 types of socket for every scenario, with a 12 point you're not only saving space in a kit but hitting two birds with one stone
                and it's hard to round off something with a 12 point by hand unless you're not fully on it anyway

              • 2 weeks ago
                Bepis

                Yes, taking your thumb and index finger, or even the ratchet itself, and spinning the extension 12 degrees to seat the proper 6pt socket on the bolt is impossible.

                12pt makes sense on box wrenches because of that, but the only reason to have it on a socket is because of the rare 12pt bolts but the real reason they’re included in a beginner’s set is because they’re more of a universal fit despite being a compromise in every other aspect.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, taking your thumb and index finger, or even the ratchet itself, and spinning the extension 12 degrees to seat the proper 6pt socket on the bolt is impossible.

                12pt makes sense on box wrenches because of that, but the only reason to have it on a socket is because of the rare 12pt bolts but the real reason they’re included in a beginner’s set is because they’re more of a universal fit despite being a compromise in every other aspect.

                in the time it took you two to post this shit, you could have taken the bolts off and put them back on with a $7 harbor freight wrench

              • 2 weeks ago
                Bepis

                6pt I hope

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                5pt

              • 2 weeks ago
                Bepis

                Oh so you’re a firefighter?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                as if a hobo freight wrench would fit into a tight spot with their chinesium lobster claw technology or not spread/bend

    • 3 weeks ago
      Bepis

      Looks good. All 3 main drive sizes. Those hex sockets are actually a good touch as you see more and more hex/torx shit with automotive work as time goes by. Also the u-joints are a plus because so many “mechanic” sets don’t have them and they’re so important. Lots of extensions and 3 different spark plug sockets are cool too. That’s a good starter socket set.

      The differing socket lengths are interesting, I’m guessing that’s the 3/8” drive deep and the smaller sizes are more like mid length. Not sure if I would prefer it or not, maybe once a year you find a bolt where they’re not deep enough but they probably fit better in other spots.

      This is like a budget Gearwrench, but more of a DIYer set and less automotive focused. It gives me flashbacks because my first ever socket set was a Crescent set and it folded out like this. Had more sockets and no pliers though.

      I almost prefer OP’s set to some that come with like 10 combination wrenches and less sockets because those sets with only a few wrenches are always missing so many important sizes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Crescent hand tools used to be great, but they really fucked them up when they did their logo change.
      Not at all worth buying anymore.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like it
    there are so many things I don't like about it I doubt I could fit it all in one post
    >biggest socket is 7/8 when 15/16 is a very common size to use

    • 3 weeks ago
      Bepis

      What about me?

      I got picrel for $29 yesterday because Home Depot had some super cheap tag on it. Originally like $85 full price, I think they were on sale for $49 with holiday promos, but they had a $29 sticker for em in one spot.

      Always room for impulse buys on cheap consumables like bits and blades.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Bepis

        Old Milwaukee by Amstar hole saws were getting old. That metal box is friggin sweet though, that thing has to be from the 80s. I guess Amstar owned Milwaukee from 1975 to 86 or 95, the 86-95 was under Merrill Lynch so no clue when they were actually marking the boxes.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I snagged one on Amazon 247 set for 179

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    60€

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a proper PrepHole starter kit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no hammer

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >socket to hex adapters
    based. i love these at work. they go great with an air ratchet. you can run vise jaws in and out fast, and then it comes time to tighten shit down it's usually powerful enough to get it done. mine is a shitty hazard fraught one and it's advertised at 50ftlb of torque, which is more than enough to get everything tightened down. i go over it with a hex wrench anyway.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have this exact same set. It is absolutely fantastic, but it's pretty unwieldy to haul around.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got myself one of those for like 170 on scamazon
    For that price tag it's quite nice. Also this thing is simultaneously one of the best yet worse ratchet at getting into enclosed spaces cause 72 tooth. Also I notice I have to finish taking off a lot of nuts with my hand way sooner than most ratchets which is annoying. I'm satisfied though, I would buy it for under 200 bucks again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wait for HD/Lowes/Walmart sales and get them cheaper plus I use the extra bits to have some in more than one place. I don't like buying larger "complete sets" like this only because the case just takes up too much room/doesn't hold the tools well after a few uses. Plus the charm wears out once you break a few in the set and simply have to buy replacements (pawn shops with good tool sections sometimes have em cheap). To be fair though, Dewalt is one of the only companies that are outstanding when it comes to providing you with durable space saving and easy to use cases with the tool as well.

      >$170
      That's pretty good actually, especially with all those extended sockets. About the only thing it's missing is a breaker bar, but you get those cheap at Harbor Fright for a reason.

      Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing works on a u-joint as well to keep it from flopping, but still allowing it to swivel when needed.

      [...]

      I'm partial to the 301 piece HF kit. Yeah there are some screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and combination wrenches in there, but there are a fuckton of socket style bits and a pretty extensive set of shallow and deep sockets for the 3 drive sizes.

      Plus if you catch it on sale you can get it around $170ish.

      https://www.harborfreight.com/mechanics-tool-set-301-piece-63464.html

      >Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing works on a u-joint as well to keep it from flopping, but still allowing it to swivel when needed.
      Thanks for the tip anon, you have saved me lots of frustration on the next part that falls off my jalopy.

      Oh so you’re a firefighter?

      Maybe he owns a jalopy too.

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