These offset ratcheting SAE wrenches are very practical and useful all around the shop and yard. I really enjoy working with the angled design. It helps to keep fingers from pinch points and provides a wider arc of swing when in tight spaces. The simple reverse click pins are easy to actuate with the thumb or index fingers and provide quick reversals of movement.
Although the ratcheting mechanism is exposed to the elements, I find it to be strong and easy to provide maintenance. These don't appear to give you high torquing ability, but I've performed auto and tractor work with ease, busting loose stubborn nuts and bolts with ease!
The fit and finish is great and easy to keep clean. In all, I've been very pleased with the features and solid performance of this offset ratchet wrench set!
To their credit, these are some of the last Craftsman wrenches made in the USA. The outer plates are made of steel, the inner plate that holds the ratchet mechanism pin and spring is Plastic. It is just my opinion, but the only plastic tool should be the handle of a screwdriver or an automotive interior trim removal tool. I returned these plastic-sandwich wrenches and Sears was great about taking them back. Purchased Proto made in USA wrenches (at three times the price) to replace them and Protos are now made with plastic centers also! So I guess the lesson learned is, if you don't mind plastic center wrenches, these are as adequate as the more expensive brands--but they aren't that great. I recommend actually looking at these in the store before ordering.
Bought this set and was doing fine with it. The 1/2 side broke and it has been a pain to get replaced. The local stores do not carry this type of wrench. I would look at getting a different brand as Craftsman does not carry quality tools any more.
Used these a couple of times already and no complaints. Great to use and its easy to switch directions. Last "Made in U.S.A." wrench's at Sears.
These are still made in the USA by A&E Tool/Lang Tool for Sears. They are excellent quality and well worth the money. Just as good as the other brands out there because more than likely, A&E is also making theirs too.