I bought this set for my fiance for Christmas this year as he didn't have any tools with which to work on his Jetta TDI. It has been a great set, with all the basics and not a lot of extraneous stuff. The tool box is nice (ESPECIALLY the metal drawers), holds everything, and is easily portable. The only thing I would recommend is to get the drawer organizers for the sockets and to evaluate your projects and get other pieces one at a time. I would suggest getting a set of allen sockets if you plan on using them a lot . . . the allen wrenches are pretty difficult to really get any leverage on.
I have 5 Craftsman tool sets and I believe this is one the best combination of tools. My other sets are the briefcase type and I thought this chest would give me more storage for additional tools. The chest is garbage. The drawers don't operate smoothly and most of the time tools are dislodged from their molded position upon opening. Don't take this chest in your vehicle or you will end up with a real mess if you hit a bump or pothole. The drawers don't open far enough to access all tools without the use of a needle nose pliers or something else to coax the needed tool out. This poor rating is based solely on the 3-drawer chest. I am still a Craftsman user but I am hopeful this information will spare others from the same agony.
I was given this set as a gift from my uncle , this is a really nice set that i can throw behind the seat of my truck and go work on my daughter or sons vehicles without having to guess if i brought the right tool or enough tools . the tool trays in each drawer keep it all neat and organized and i can spot right away if i left a tool under the hood or the car before i leave , there is plenty of storage in the top of the box for a hammer or 2 and for some pry bars and extra screwdrivers vise grips and pliers. Craftsman really hit a home run with this set , I am going to buy one for both children so they can start themselves a tool set to go with their new cars and houses, they can definetly expand with this set with gift cards to sears from mom and dad and have a really nice set of tools for them selves !!! good job on building and selling this set crafstman . thanks !! mikec
A place for everything. Well organized and easy to use.
I am putting together a second tool box to keep in our RV. Looking around I saw chinese knock off tools for ta little less money. But, it is really hard to be the Craftsman name and reputation. These are perfect!
Bought as a Christmas gift for son....he was very excited! Loved it!
Every tool I could possibly need is right here in the three drawer chest. Craftsman quality, whether usa or imported it is more reliable than most other tools for everyday use.
Perfect for around the house and purchased to do some work on the mustang. Life time warranty and great shopping experience.
I purchased this for my soon to be nephew. My nice and he have bought their first home. He likes to work around the house as well as on their cars. He's just starting so does not have many tools. I thought this set had just about everything he should need for a starter set. Great value for the price. It worked just as I thought it would and had almost everything he needed for now. He just added to the box to make it custom for him.
I purchased this for me son for Christmas. He's always going to help someone, somewhere and has to go through his "tool box". This items is just what he needs - he can load it into his vehicle (truck or car) and just go!
Purchased as a gift for a starter set. Perfect for the person without any mechanical tools. The set could use a few assorted screw drivers and pliers. Great for someone without any sockets or allen wrenches.
this tool set is great for most of your needs and for the price you cant do better. also has the life time warrantee. cant beat it !!
great gift for my son to start his tool assortment
As always a great product T a great price!!
Great buy, excellent quality tools, but case is less than heavy duty, and found out that one wrench was missing (had no 1/2 " wrench, but 2 3/8 wrenches). Same problem with a socket.
The tools are great. The 3 drawer chest however could use some work. When transporting the chest the drawers will swing open and tools will dump out. The drawers are also a little difficult to open and close. If the drawers worked great than this would be a 5 star review. Again the tools are great and worth 5 stars but the 3 drawer chest needs to be improved.
I got this set about two years ago and have been ultimately disappointed. I am not a big guy, I am 5'10 and only weigh 150, yet I have managed to slightly bend multiple of the wrenches, broke the teeth out of the 1/4 ratchet, and it feels like the 3/8 inch ratchet has some of the teeth in the ratcheting mechanism are broken, I have never put a pipe or anything on any of these wrenches or ratchets, because I have bigger ratchets for stuff that requires more leverage. It is fine, if you want to use it as a big around the house tool set, but it is not a good tool set for mechanic work.