If you like to tinker with cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and any other motor vehicle, you will likely need a socket set.
It’s entirely possible you probably have some on hand already. Unless you are missing a few pieces, it typically happens over time. This Husky 144-Position 125-Piece socket set makes an excellent gift for an In-law, family member, and even a friend. A while ago, I gave my dad a lot of my old tools that did not have a case, and they were just thrown inside my drawer in the garage. My dad will say yes to anything I want to get rid of. If I know my dad well, he will have those tools in a corner, not know where he put them.
This is a nice set to give him over the holidays, this way he has everything in one place. I was also planning on keeping a set in the car just in case something happens when I’m out or if maybe I need to lend someone a hand.
Husky makes a selection of mechanical tools, and you cannot go wrong with having the Husky 144-Position Mechanic toolset on hand.
Now, let’s take a closer look at this husky 125-piece mechanical tool set. This designed is for professional mechanics and DIYers working around their homes or and motor vehicles. Although the listing says this is to only in case needs to be purchased separately, there may have been an update because I got this set with the case.
The set includes (52) 1/4-inch tools, (60) 3/8 inch tools, and eight additional. It also includes SAE & MM. I never like to assume, so if you see these abbreviations SAE or MM then this is referring to measuring systems. The SAE stands for Society of automotive engineers which is a standard to use for US tools, so when you hear inches and fractions this is the reference. You also may hear the term Imperial.
MM stands for metric measurements, this is the measuring system used throughout the world. These are based on meters, centimeters, and millimeters.
SAE and MM looks nothing like when you look at a measuring system, but there are many sockets that are very close to each other in terms of size. For example, ¾ of an inch is very close to 19 mm.
Hopefully I brought you up to speed with that and we can move forward.
By now, you know that this particular set comes with 125 pieces. Everything, in this case, has a touch of chrome alloy steel, not only all these tools durable, but they have an excellent finish. With the chrome finish, this makes it easier to clean up any oil and dirt.
The toolset comes in a plastic storage case that is stamped with the sizes of the tools, not only does this make it easy to identify the tools but simplify organization when you need to put the tools back.
Aside from the adapter, every tool in the case has a label on it.
And for added satisfaction, this entire toolset has a lifetime warranty on it with no questions asked, and no receipt required. So you can go to any Home Depot and redeem the warranty.
What I like the most is how organized the tools are within the case; everything is clear. It’s evident, and it’s easy to grab and go. The sockets are firmly seated in the top lid, so unless you slam it down hard, the sockets should stay put.
The 144 positions didn’t register with me right away, so I had to dive into this to try to get a better understanding of what they were referring to. So, let me see if I can explain this the way I believe I understand it, there are 144 teeth within the ratchet head. In theory, you can turn the ratchet head 144 times before you do a complete 360 in either direction. Now what this means is you can have the slightest movement and still be able to create a turn of a bolt. This is perfect for tight spots. If you can’t get a full swing of the ratchet head, you do it in small increments.
This is in both the 3/8 and 1/4-inch ratchet.
6 extension bars and 2 adapter
This kit comes with a combination of Standard and deep sockets, both in SAE & MM. The SAE Sockets range from 3/16 inch to 15/16 inch, and the MM ranges from 4 mm to 19 mm.
There is a total of 24-bit sockets included in this set.
Overall, I like this (125-Piece) Mechanics Tool Set from HUSKY, the main reason I wanted this one is the fact that we didn’t have one in one of our vehicles. This one fits perfectly under the seat or in the trunk where the spare tire is.
Here are two other sets that I think deserve some notable attention. These are not part of the kit that’s above, but they are something I want to have in the workshop.
The Husky 3/8-inch drive thin wall deep impact socket set is a 10-piece kit. This one is SAE, and although it has the same tools as in the kit above, these tools are supposed to be twice as strong as the chrome and rated for impact.
Even though these are rated for impact tools, you can still use these with standard ratchets. These impact sockets are ideal for cordless power tools. And if you need to get a tight spot, this shouldn’t be an issue since these are 20% slimmer than other impact-rated sockets.
These are 100% black oxide coating, which gives you the maximum corrosion resistance.
The first time I saw these double ratcheting wrench set, I was pretty excited. These are also SAE, but they do provide these in MM as well. These are the most common size I use in my workshop, so I can see a great need for these. The set comes with six combo wrenches from 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, to 5/8. They’re easy to use and is the perfect solution for tight spaces.
The standard wrench can undoubtedly work well, but these do offer a greater benefit by being multipurpose. The open-end allows the wrench to slide into position from the side of the fastener.
I like the fact that they are black because I like the two-tone look. However, a couple of these did come scratched, so I’m not sure how durable the black finish is on this particular wrench set.
I plan to keep these in my tool chest, but It does come with this nice carrying rack.
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