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SK Craftsman 6 pc. Mid-Length Ball Hex Bit Set - Metric

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SK Craftsman 6 pc. Mid-Length Ball Hex Bit Set - Metric

This 6 piece set includes extended sockets hex and ball high strength metal and comes in a plastic storage pouch. These bits-sockets are 3/8" drive sockets and will fit on any 3/8" drive ratchets and are made of chrome plated mild steel to … see full wiki

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Crafstman Has More lengthy Hex Balls Than Other Tools

  • Feb 20, 2011
Rating:
+5
If you love Craftsman tools and such as the case with me, then you will love this little set of 3/8" drive socket Metric Hex Ball set found as Sears, K-Mart, and even Ace Hardware for only $9.99. 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. If you were to purchase any Craftsman product at any of these retailers, you will not need a receipt, just take it back to the store and they will replace the product.

Description
This 6 piece set includes extended sockets hex and ball high strength metal and comes in a plastic storage pouch. These bits-sockets are 3/8" drive sockets and will fit on any 3/8" drive ratchets and are made of chrome plated mild steel to prevent rusting. Each of these sockets are shiny and have the size stamped on the side, each of the extended hex bits are a black in color and are metric, numbering from 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, and 10mm sizes. The added 20° ball at the end of each bit will allow you to access stranger than normal positions. Having these a little bit longer than the 3" extension makes my job a lot easier.  

Experience
This is an excellent set to keep inside of the glove box of the car for emergencies. All of these together weigh less than one pound, but the plastic case has a lot to be desired. There is enough room inside of the case for an extension and or ratchet if you think that you may need this for a repair on your car. That is the only problem with this set, but little problem with this set can be solved by using a pencil case or plastic pouch to minimize space, from the year before from your daughters schools supplies since they give her a new one every year.

I have been using these for several years and not one time did these ever break or strip. They are made of hardened steel and are very durable. I have used these with a breaker bar and not broken any of them. I have left these under the hood of the car, kicked them around and even ran them over accidentally, started the engine up and heard a rattling around, when I found them, they barely had a scratch on them from hitting the fan blade. If you are using the right size these will usually fit snuggly at first, then the ball end will give you that little extra angle that you may need to get into those tight spots.

The really nice thing about this set is that they are all metric , you may very rarely use these but when you happen onto one of these types of heads you are happy that you have one of these bits inside of your set. These are probably the most used part of my tools because they are so handy. A lot of times I do not have time to go through all of my full size extension drawer looking for the  exact size, instead I just grab this little pouch, which has an assortment of different sizes, and as long as I have remembered to put an extension and ratchet inside of the case then I have everything to make a repair.

Conclusion
This is not a bad price for a set as versatile as this one. You will be surprised at how much you will actually use this set. Just because it is so easy to grab this instead of searching for the right screwdriver and making sure that you do not have to go back and search again if you are wrong. With the extra added 20° angle will let you make it into those tight spots that you can't make it into with a straight extension. This one tool that is not a normal fixture inside of a lot of mechanics tool boxes. 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. 

 

 

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