What is the verdict on these wrenches? Do they work well, and do they hold up?
Beat me to it!jockeyshift said:I've had a set now for over a year. (The Craftsman set, not the Gear Wrench set). The have worked fine. I don't use the ratcheting side for busting loose or torqueing bolts. Once I have broken loose the bolt with the open ended side, I switch to the boxed in side for the ratcheting for speed.
cwo2lt said:Beat me to it!
BTW, from an old wrench don't use the open end to break a bolt free. If its real tight the torque can open up the wrench a bit and you'll round off the head.
I hate cheap tools. Comes from the days when various clearances (for an exhaust manifold bolt head on the cast-iron manifolds for example) were set up by the engine manufacturer using a SnapOn 12 point socket as the standard. Why the hell they didn't use a six-point I'll never know! I remember sanding and grinding down the outside diameter of Craftsman sockets trying to get them to work. They always broke when you put torque on them. I have since found quite a few imported and low-end tools which often work pretty well, but none have ever lasted like SnapOn's stuff.minivan said:The cheaper set, usually the one on sale, said made in China when I looked at them.. The Craftsman set was about double in price vs the ***** stuff..
I have used my buddies snap on set alot.. Very handy..