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.
Good starter set, but needs real screwdrivers, a complete set of wrenches to 19 mm and a pair of pliers would be nice. The price is right on Black Friday only.
I bought this as a gift for my son. The tools didn't seem that heavy duty and was a bit disappointed with them myself. My son liked them though and that is why I gave them 3 stars.
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!