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Craftsman 12 Pc. Combination Wrench Set with Carrying Rack, Metric

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Craftsman 12 Pc. Combination Wrench Set with Carrying Rack, Metric

This 12 piece combination set includes only Metric wrench sizes; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 millimeter wrenches, and an additional storage tray(which has a lot to be desired). These wrenches will fit on any metric bolts that has a 6 … see full wiki

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Craftsman Makes Other Wrenches, But This 12Pc Set Will Flip Your Lid

  • Mar 2, 2011
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In the olden days when the wrench first came out, they were just standard SAE and not metric wrench, but when you work on today's automobile you will need all different types of wrenches for different types of bolts. If you love Craftsman tools and want a dependable one, then you will love this little 12 piece combination set of Metric wrenches. This 12 piece combination set can be found at Sears, K-Mart, and even Ace Hardware for only $39.99. You used to be only able to find these at Sears but, since they have merged with a whole bunch of different store such as K-Mart and Ace Hardware the availability is tremendous. The prices and warranty still remain the same no matter which store that you go to, no receipt is needed. If you were to purchase any Craftsman product at any of these retailers, just take it back.

Description
This 12 piece combination set includes only Metric wrench sizes; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 millimeter wrenches, and an additional storage tray(which has a lot to be desired). These wrenches will fit on any metric bolts that has a 6 point hex head. There is about a 15° angle on the closed end that has 12 points unlike the traditional 6 pointed wrenches. These have a more universal design to them and are made of chrome plated drop forged steel to prevent rusting. Each of these wrenches has a shiny coating on them, the sizes are stamped so that you do not have to worry about them wearing away They have the size stamped on the both sides, and on both ends. Both ends of this wrench is reinforced to help it to stay working and take a beating. These wrenches are also thicker where it counts and is a little thicker than its predecessor. The open will fit snuggly over the end of the hex head of a metric bolt

Experience
This is an excellent set to keep inside of the top of your tool box for emergencies. All of these wrenches weigh less than one pound a piece and the whole set weighs in at a whopping three pounds, but the plastic storage tray has a lot to be desired. There is only enough room inside of the tray for only the wrenches that come with this set. The tray is the only problem with this set, but little problem with this set can be solved by using a foam cut out that you can also purchase from Sears when you go there to get this set.

I have been using these for several years and not one time did these ever break or strip the bolt and the chrome that is on the outside of the wrenches has stayed on no matter what kind of abuse that I put it through. They are made of a dropped forged steel and are very durable. I have used these with small or large bolts, and the make short work out of stubborn bolts and did not break any of the wrenches in the process. I have left these under the hood of the car, kicked them around the garage floor and even ran them over accidentally, when I have forgotten them under the hood and started the engine up and heard a rattling around, when I found them, they were barely damaged and only had little scratches on them from hitting the fan blade. If you are using the right size these will usually fit snuggly, then just give  the wrench a big pull or push and you will rip the bolt free of whatever it is holding place.  Each end will give you that little extra angle of about a 15° that you may need to get into those tight spots. These wrenches are not very long so you will need some clearance to be able to use these to fit your hand around the wrench. I would wear gloves if you think that you are going to get into a knuckle busting spot.

The really nice thing about this set is that they are all 12 wrenches are metric , so you will have a lot of sizes to choose from, and if you need any particular you are happy that you have one of this type of wrench inside of your set. By using these metric wrenches from Craftsman they will make quick work of a long job and you do not have to worry about getting a cheaply made set. These are probably the most used part of my tools because they are so handy and have so many choices. A lot of times I do not have time to go through all of my regular wrenches looking for the  exact size, instead I just grab the whole tray, which has an assortment of different metric sizes, and as long as I have remembered to put them away after the last use, I can easily pick out the right size because of the deeply stamped sizes, this helps make the size stand out more than my old wrenches.

Conclusion
This is not a bad price for a set as versatile as this one, $39.99 may be a little on the high side but you will have a lifetime of use out of these wrenches and this  will help make up the difference. You will be surprised at how much you will actually use this combination metric set. Just because it is so easy to grab this instead of searching for the exact metric wrench and making sure that you do not have to go back and search again if you are wrong. With the extra added 15° angle will let you make it into those tight spots that you can't make it into with a straight shot and you will be able to depend on this set not to break during any job that you may have. This one tool that did not used to be a normal fixture inside of a lot of mechanics tool boxes, but it is now. I would highly recommend that you add these to you repertoire of tools, especially if you want to have a easier go of your job. Five stars for durability and versatility and  ease of use and different types of heads of bolts that these will fit. 
Craftaman Makes Other Wrenches, But This 12Pc Set Will Flip Your Lid

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