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Craftsman 263 PC Mechanics Tool Set

Item# 00940263000P | Model# 40263 | Added on September 28, 2013 | Seller: Sears.com
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263-Pc Mechanics Tool Set Provides a Staggering, Stunning Variety
The Craftsman 263-pc mechanics tool set is the only tool set that you need to complete any and every mechanical job. The tool set has the variety that all mechanics dream of having, and it is also intended to help individuals work faster and more efficiently. The set features metric, standard, inch and deep well sockets made for three ratchet sizes. No matter what the job is, you have the tools that you need. As changing sockets can significantly slow down a job, these ratchets boast a release mechanism that releases sockets more quickly than normal.
The 263-pc mechanics set features ratcheting wrenches, sockets, hex keys, extensions and so much more, all in one fantastic set that is reasonably priced. The range of sizes and tools in this kit gives you the freedom that you need to work in large spaces as well as small, restrictive places. With durable steel construction and a lifetime warranty, you can sleep better at night knowing that you'll never have to worry about having great mechanics tools again.

  • Complete your tool collection once and for all with the Craftsman 263-pc mechanics tool set
  • Includes 150 sockets in 0.25", 0.38" and 0.5"; spark plug socket; 10 inch ignition wrenches; magnetic holder; 30 screwdriver bit set; 12 nut driver bits; 40 hex keys; 3 quick release ratchets in 0.25", 0.38" and 0.5"; 4 extension bars, and 12 ratcheting wrenches
  • Metric, standard inch and deep well sockets fit three
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44 found this review helpful
by tslab2
November 10th, 2013
Ratcheting Wrenches, Oh Yeah!

This set is all you need for sockets and wrenches. All sizes, 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2". Standard & metric. The best difference between this and the 255 piece set is the ratcheting wrenches. Also, this tool box has individual holders for the wrenches under the flip top, rather than just a drawer where they just lay together. Assortment of torx bits, hex head and miniature wrenches too.

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26 found this review helpful
by Pete316
March 30th
Quality isn't like it was when these sets were made in the U.S.

When I purchased this item, I didn't realize that it was made in China until I noticed that the ratchet extensions were really wobbly when snapped in place. I'm talking really bad wobble. Only then I searched for where this set was made, and sure enough, it was Made in China. I bought this set with confidence that I was getting quality US made tools because that was Craftsman's reputation. Sadly this isn't the case anymore. I will continue to buy Craftsman, but only US made parts since the quality definitely reflects where is is manufactured. I returned this set back to Sears to pursue an older US made set. I pray that Craftsman won't abandon their US manufactures in the future, because I am a huge Craftsman fan.

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Bardo321

nice set

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15 days ago via sears.com
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mishkajb

263 pc Craftsman mechanics tool set with case

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Good selection of tools, but the "chest" is all plastic, including the tabs that hold the top on. These will eventually break. I recommend not lifting the case by the top handle very often to keep these tabs from breaking. They are thin plastic.

16 days ago via sears.com
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Mercoz

Tool set

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Great tools very handy. I've been waiting for a set like this. :)

18 days ago via sears.com
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hermosillo

nice tool set

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Nice set of tools

July 27th via sears.com
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Nibor6

tool set

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This is a great set of tools and box like it so much. Just about all you need.

July 26th via sears.com
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Tantrum74

Great starter

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I really like this product, everything all in one.. but the drawers do not stay in place. they are so "heavy" that they fall out of the little shelves built for them. that is the only thing i don't like.

July 17th via sears.com
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Adam417

Good buy

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This set is a great starter set for anyone looking to start their tool collection or first time home buyers

July 17th via sears.com
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landbunlimited

Great set!

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Very good set. Had everything I needed to get started. Love the replacement policy too!! Will be getting a lot of use out of these tools for sure!

July 6th via sears.com
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Cat67

263 PC Mechanics Tool Set

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Decent set for a beginner. Has everything you need in one set, including ratcheting wrenches. Wish they included some bigger sockets. Toolbox is ok. The extensions were wobbly, not the usual Craftsman quality.

July 2nd via sears.com
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nick59

set seems to cover all the systems of my car or truck.

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It's well worth the price. for my car or truck .Donisc . or foren.

June 16th via sears.com
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bguerrero14

263 PC Mechanics Tool Set

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Great kit, could use more larger sockets.

June 4th via sears.com
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galuke

rusty tools

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this box leak water if you leave in out in the weather at all the tool box fills with water and all the tools are rusted. not good. now the ratches dont work at all.

June 2nd via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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Dmann4Christ

Best tool set I own

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I bought this set figuring would have in my truck, but bought a couple 108pc sets, and a 20pc ratcheting wrenches for the trucks for lieght duty. This set with the drawers keeps my tools organized, and stores easily. I keep my 263pc set in the garage, for more major jobs, and if I need to take them somewhere for a job that exceeds my vehicles sets the 263 sets case is easy to transport though alot more weight than my other sets, is still lighter than a steel drawer system in the garage, but this set labels the slots so the tools are easier to locate unlike the steel drawer boxes. These tools are still great quality even though some on here are not happy they are now manufactured in China.

June 2nd via sears.com
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Eric_Designer

Toolbox is a major disappointment! Quality is not there anymore.

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Overall great set to buy, since you have a large variety of socket sizes... but you should read what isn't so "great" about it.

When you buy a larger tool set such as this one, it is nice to have a quality toolbox with it. For those how are on the go, stationary tool cabinet isn't the answer.

Solid box (especially one that has a craftsman logo right on the top of it) should allow you to organize your sockets without hassle and access them at any time.

Well, it is not the case when you try to use this tool case.
In the photos it looks great, but once you start working with it, soon enough you will find out how frustrating it is to access any of the drawer compartments.

Whoever designed it, did not take into account the weight of the sockets / wrenches and the use of the box creates more issues then it's worth.

Let me summarize that in a few points:

1) If you try to pull out any of the drawers, shortly you will drag the entire box with you and the drawer won't open - there is no bearing, just plastic grinding against, creating a huge amount of friction especially when the drawer is loaded with tools (which naturally it is).

2) If you try to remove second or third drawer from the top, the other ones will simply fall out of their "rails" and collapse down, therefore, effectively prohibiting you from sliding the drawer you just pulled out back into the box. To slide it back, you have to lift the upper drawers and with a little luck you will be able to push the other drawer back in without jamming your fingers.

3) The sockets do not snap into place. Maybe a minor issue, but not when the top drawer falls down into the box because you pulled out 2nd or 3rd drawer and all of its content is now all over the place. Much better when the sockets "lock" into place, just in case you bump into the box while working on a car etc.

Now, let's talk about ratcheting ranches. Yes, they are "awesome" to use, but don't expect putting a lot of torque on them. The mechanism DEFINITIVELY isn't top of the line and will snap.

I am not comparing this set to Craftsman Professional tools by any means, but in my mind Craftsman used to represent quality, durability and thoughtful design.

With the design of the toolbox, the wrenches and few other components (soft metal used for hex keys - will strip down under medium torque), the quality just isn't there anymore.

One thing I loved about the older tools Craftsman made, is that you could pick it up and with 100% confidence tackle a project without worrying that something might break.

Yeah, the lifetime warranty is great - but when you are in the middle of a project do you really feel like getting into the car and driving to Sears just to have your wrench exchanged, while dragging the entire toolbox behind you, since when you tried to open the second drawer, the first one fell down and jammed your finger?
Just a shameful quality degradation of what Craftsman logo used to represent.

May 5th via sears.com
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jschul

Good Value

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Although there are many suppliers of hand tools, Craftsman is and will remain the best value for both the weekend mechanic and the professional.

April 23rd via sears.com
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cojams

tools

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They are great

April 16th via mobile
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263piece

tools

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the mechanic tools kits are terrific we send these kits with all our aircraft

April 10th via sears.com
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JRFUZZ

GREAT TOOL SETS

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Everything we needed in a tool set!!!!

April 10th via sears.com
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Pete316

Quality isn't like it was when these sets were made in the U.S.

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When I purchased this item, I didn't realize that it was made in China until I noticed that the ratchet extensions were really wobbly when snapped in place. I'm talking really bad wobble. Only then I searched for where this set was made, and sure enough, it was Made in China. I bought this set with confidence that I was getting quality US made tools because that was Craftsman's reputation. Sadly this isn't the case anymore. I will continue to buy Craftsman, but only US made parts since the quality definitely reflects where is is manufactured. I returned this set back to Sears to pursue an older US made set. I pray that Craftsman won't abandon their US manufactures in the future, because I am a huge Craftsman fan.

March 30th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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