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Kobalt 63 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review

Kobalt 63 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review

With the recent reintroduction of the Kobalt mechanics tools, we have been eager to put our hands on a set to see what they are all about. The Kobalt 63 Piece Mechanics Tool Set (0338513) that we got in includes some of the most common 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive Metric and SAE sizes sockets that you will need. Things like a 72 tooth ratchet and fully polished chrome plating on all the tools comes standard along with laser etching and red/blue colored markings for easy identification of SAE (standard) and MM (metric) sizes. With an ever-growing line of mechanics tools, it looks like Kobalt is not just about quality, but also variety. They want to make sure that they have what you need to do your projects – and they enlisted the help of Hendrick Motorsports to make sure they did it right this time.

Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench Review

Black and Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench Review

If you loved the original ReadyWrench, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the new Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench that adds a new level of functionally to an already handy tool. For those of you new to the concept of the ReadyWrench, you will appreciate the compact size and versatility of the Black & Decker’s RRW100 Ratcheting version. With 16 of the most common metric and standard socket sizes represented this is an ideal do-it-yourself tool for many household tasks that might involve using a socket set or a wrench. Ratcheting ReadyWrenchThe Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench takes the success of the original ReadyWrench and adds a reversible ratcheting feature that makes it perform much like a socket and ratchet. This tool combines 16 popular standard and metric socket sizes in one and is based on a simple concept that uses two rotating heads that have 4 different socket sizes each (compatible with 8 different SEA and metric sizes).

Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench Review

Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench Review

When storage space is critical, the compact size and versatility of the Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench is an ideal do-it-yourself tool for light-duty tasks that might involve turning a wrench. With 16 of the most common metric and standard socket sizes represented, you should be able to tackle everything from furniture assembly to putting that new riding toy together for your child.

Irwin Vise-Grip Fast Release Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Review

Irwin Vise-Grip Fast Release Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Review

For a tool that was invented in 1924, the Irwin Vise-Grips just keep getting better with age. The Irwin Vise-Grip Fast Release Curved Jaw locking pliers come in three sizes. These new pliers come with no-slip ProTouch handles and take only one hand to open and lock closed and offer some other significant improvements over “The Original” style Vise-Grips. Now […]

Craftsman Evolv 101 Piece SAE and Metric Tool Set Review

Craftsman Evolv 101 Piece SAE and Metric Tool Set Review

The Craftsman Evolv 101 Piece SAE and Metric Tool Set is an ideal starter kit since it comes with decent tools to tackle most home owner’s tasks that require turning a wrench or tightening a bolt. With a pretty wide variety of sizes in both the sockets and wrenches, this set is a pretty good gift for the young person moving out on their own for the first time.

Kobalt 10-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set Review

Kobalt 10-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set Review

Kobalt’s 10-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set is made in USA and includes 10 different SAE sized wrenches from 1/4-inch to 7/8-inch. The wrenches are drop forged and have a nice textured grip so that they won’t easily slip out of hand during use. We found that even when our hands were oily, the wrenches stayed put. They also worked very well with gloves, which is important if you’re used to working with hand protection.

Kobalt 11-Piece Pliers & Wrench Tool Set Review

Kobalt 11 Piece Wrench Set Review

I love comfortable hand tools. Whether its a nicely designed hammer, or a great handle on a screwdriver, a well-designed tool that fits your hand perfectly is all the more easier to use. The 11-piece Pliers & Wrench Tool Set from Kobalt Tools is beautiful to look at and easy to handle. Though these tools are made in China, they seem to have a decent heft and quality about them that lets you know they will be around for years to come.

Irwin quick adjusting wrench

Irwin Vise Grip Adjustable Wrenches Review

I have a Navy buddy that told me about the time when he was a rookie on a ship, and the chief mechanic told him to go down to the tool locker and get a metric monkey wrench for him. Of course, this was a regular thing they did on board to all the new […]