These adapter feel well made. They were heavier than I expected, so I hope that translates into a well made product. I have not had a need to used them yet, but two features I like. First, they are color coded, which will make identifying them in the future easier. Second, the etching on the edge gives a good grip. Overall pleased, and would suggest to a friend.
First off, I own quite a bit of Craftsman tools, they are pretty good for the most part. BUT....this tool in poorly designed in my opinion. The components are actually good quality. The shaft that holds the socket/bits is sturdy and I could see it holding up to a lot of torque....probably last a long time. The knurled ring that goes around the shaft is also sturdy, easy to grip and has great knurling. Here is the problem.....both the grip and the shaft do not have a locking fit. Yes......both are round and the only thing that keeps the shaft ring from turning on the shaft is GLUE..........WTF???? I took this tool home and tried it........THE RING STARTED SLIPPING ON THE SHAFT. No, I did not apply a ton of torque. Craftsman should have used the same design, BUT they should have used a locking fit. Pretty dumb engineering if you ask me.
I bought this to use in tight quarters with sockets and screw bits. There is no provision to lock in hex bits on the red and blue ones. The walls of the hex end are just straight. No magnet, no spring clip, nothing. Hex bits will just fall out. A big design miss in my opinion.
the small grip sockets work great in tight spots. Well worth the there small price.
Great little set! perfect for turning botls/screws until hand tight or removing bolts/screws ater losening. A finger saver! no more trying to grab those pesky bolt heads!
These adapters can be very useful since Craftsman's sockets are typically smooth chrome without any knurling. These will allow you to use your sockets in very tight spaces. Obviously, torque will be low, but that isn't always an issue.