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Old 12-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Need some cobination wrenches?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Com...3?N=5yc1vZc90j
pretty good deal at the HD. Just picked some up. SAE and metric w/ a set of stubbies for each. Cheaper than HF.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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That is a pretty good deal.
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Thanks, im going to go pick some up right now
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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pretty low quality and huge holes in the metric set
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pretty low quality and huge holes in the metric set
Ok so show us something better for 15 bucks.
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thats also pretty sick, now idk what to buy.

but you said low quality? when you bought these, what bad experiences did you have with them?
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good deal, just ordered a set.
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but you said low quality? when you bought these, what bad experiences did you have with them?
too short, grab corners instead of flats, irregular sized. buying a set that is missing so many sizes is problematic because it is expensive to fill the holes. wrenches last forever and I don't understand why you would want to use these for long term.
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Had a husky set in trunk for roadside situation and stepdaughter had alternator problem on old corolla. I didn't have anything else to use at the time at her apartment parking lot. They got me through the quick swap but almost stripped out. Swore off husky tools after that, but I guess for an emergency they'd be better than nothing.
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I bought the set guess we'll see i can return them if they don't work, now i need a nice portable tool box
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Husky is good quality and lifetime warranty. Not Snap-On heirloom grade, but about on par with Lowe's Cobalt and Sears Craftsperson.

Ever since I got the gear wrench sets, I rarely grab the old box wrenches any more. But they do come in handy occasionally. One could never have too many tools.
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too short, grab corners instead of flats, irregular sized. buying a set that is missing so many sizes is problematic because it is expensive to fill the holes. wrenches last forever and I don't understand why you would want to use these for long term.
lol really. Of course they grab the corners not the flats they are 16 point wrenches. Not 8 point. Too short? Are you just talking about the stubbys? did you not see the rest of the standard sizes behind them.....
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I bought the set guess we'll see i can return them if they don't work, now i need a nice portable tool box
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-18-...1N11/203124166
I used this one when I was locksmithing full time. Only thing I had an issue with is the handle doesn't go completely down, and the side pockets have a couple small holes. That's after 3 years of in and out of the car 6 days a week.
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lol really. Of course they grab the corners not the flats they are 16 point wrenches. Not 8 point. Too short? Are you just talking about the stubbys? did you not see the rest of the standard sizes behind them.....
The fact that you said 16 and 8 point makes me think you aren't that awesome with wrenches? (these are 12 points)

My standard length Snap On 10mm is about twice the length of the Husky. The Husky 6mm is almost as long as the 10mm. These are short, even shorter than Craftsman wrenches.

Craftsman would be a better choice than this because you can get a more complete set of all metric IMO.

Quality 12 points grab the flats. Nothing to do with 6 vs 12.

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Old 12-13-2014, 01:21 AM   #16
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that one could be a option for a tool box, i was looking for a hard case tool box though with a few drawers
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I've been a mechanic for 30+ years. Let me give you young guys some advice...
Don't buy the cheapest you can find.
The sizes are inconsistent, the metal is too soft. Not saying you have to buy Snap On but not cheap .
They will always make you wonder if that bolt is gonna strip or if that screw is gonna come out. Another problem with cheap tools is the sockets and box end wrenches have thicker walls to make up for the cheaper metal. That can mean they won't fit into bolt heads in tight places.
If you gonna be a motorcyclist you have 2 choices, pay someone else to do all your work or do some of it yourself. Decent tools will make you happy.

What should you buy?
For most home use Craftsman will do fine. A step up from that might be to go to Grainger and get Proto Challenger tools. They are less expensive than regular Proto. Not as pretty but same metal.
Some day your kids will be able to go to your tool box and use your wrenches instead of having to patch the sheet rock where you threw them at the wall.
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FWIW I was in home Depot the other day and thought about buying those wrenches. After looking at them I decided they aren't worth $14.
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For most home use Craftsman will do fine. A step up from that might be to go to Grainger and get Proto Challenger tools. They are less expensive than regular Proto. Not as pretty but same metal.
Some day your kids will be able to go to your tool box and use your wrenches instead of having to patch the sheet rock where you threw them at the wall.
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