I recently received the new Craftsman 150 Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set in “Gunmetal Chrome” from Lowe’s. If you’re anything of a tool nut like myself you’ll know that Sear sold the Craftsman brand to Stanley-Black and Decker and made a deal to sale Craftsman branded tools at Lowe’s. Getting to the point this new Craftsman lives up to the legendary Craftsman name. I’m very impressed.
Now I’m not a mechanic and I really dislike working on my own vehicles, but the simple fact is everyone needs a decent socket and wrench set for basic DIY tasks from assembling furniture to light auto maintenance like changing a battery. As a professional carpenter I need a high quality set of wrenches, ratchets, and sockets to maintain my tools and equipment, assemble the barn door hardware I use, and various other things work related. I also do perform my own basic auto maintenance.
Overall I’m very impressed with the quality of the Craftsman Tool Set. The plastic case is fantastic, even after some pretty vigorous shaking all the pieces were still in their proper place. The case is well laid out and it’s easy to both find and retrieve the tool you’re looking for. The “Gunmetal Chrome” finish looks great on the overall excellent fit and finish on all the different parts.
Craftsman did a great job clearly marking and labeling the sizes on both the wrenches and the sockets. Big easy to read font and nice deep etching make identifying the correct size a breeze.
If you’re looking for a great quality tool set with most of the tools you’ll need I can fully recommend the Craftsman 150-piece Gunmetal Chrome Mechanics Tool Set as a great buy for yourself or as a gift.