Crescent Mechanic's Tools - 148-Pc. Set
Perfect starter set.
I purched this set for a Christmas gift. I was so impressed I ended up keeping it for myself. Everything needed to do just about any job right there in one compact carrying case. The only thing I do not like is that the tools do not stay in place unless you use extreme care not to jostle kit. Overall I love it.
April 24, 2013
Great Set For Everyday Tasks
This is a great set for everyday tasks and general repairs. The case does not hold up well over an extended period of time but the tool quality is good.
April 23, 2013
This is a very hady tool set, w/ all of the basics
October 15, 2012
I bought two
I bought one to put in the camper. I took it out of the camper for winter storage. I used it so much around the garage and house that winter, I bought another. I have a full tool box in the garage, but this is all together and close at hand. One for the camper and now the other for around the house. When you’re going to work on something, grab it and go. Not a bad tool kit.
One of the ratchets is starting not to engage now [1 of 6 (2 sets)]. Just have to give it a whack and it starts working again. Other than that no issues.
May 8, 2012
Great Kit to transport
This tool set from Crescent is very well built and conveinent to use. It is great for what it is but it is not a replace for a complete set of sockets or tools.
There are not a great selection of different sizes in the sockets and like stated before, there is not 1 adjustable wrench of which Crescent is known for in this set. The case is very well built and works well for the purpose for which it is intended. I got it on sale and that is really what makes it an acceptable tool set to own.
October 17, 2011
The last set you'll need for your trunk...
So I always keep some tools in every vehicle of mine as a little added insurance. New truck (to me) meant the need for a small set to stuff behind the seat.
Although there's plenty of "filler" tools (i.e. screwdriver bits, tiny #1 Phillips screwdriver), I suppose they're justifiable when you actually need to use them. The tools are great quality, the pear-head ratchets are great quality, as are the sockets.
Even the blow-molded case gets some good marks due to metal-pinned hinges so you don't have to worry about the 'doors' falling off the case after frequent use.
The only reason for 4 of 5 stars is because some of the tools have fallen out of their homes (not out of the case though) despite being securely locked in when putting the case away. Also the latches to lock the case shut are a little awkward to get to up top as they're under the handle.
All told though, great purchase, great value, and a very nice "as complete as it gets" kit for a grab-n-go kit.
October 17, 2011
This is one product that I personally can attest to as being one of the best and handiest sets around. The ratchet wrench accepts every socket or tool included in the kit. The fact that you not only have standard sockets and metric, you also get them in 1/4 and 3/8 drive. No looking around for what you need, it's all right at hand. The case is not the best due to the plastic clasp type of locks. After a period of time they will break off and you wind up using a bungee or some other type of strap to keep it closed. You really cannot lose any of the tools inside because they snap into their respective locations and only come out when you need to use them. The wrenches are of good quality and will not slip. The Allen, torx, screwdriver and posi-drive bit sets are hard to beat when you need them. They hold up against the weather and elements. The chrome remains just as clean as the day that they were first purchased. For a neat and handy set of tools that you can carry around with you in your car or truck these are the ones. There are two great spark plug sockets and adapters that you can use, whenever you need to use the larger handles with the smaller tool for more power. The case is flat and will not take up a lot of space. I perform a lot of tasks around the house, and I use it to make auto and equipment repairs as well. This not your major professional brand, but can fill in and do an outstanding job for the price.
June 15, 2011
Not as good as I'd hoped
After reading the reviews on here about this toolset, I had to have one for myself.
I've had it a little over 6-months now, but I'm not thrilled by this toolset.
- There is no Crescent wrench, believe it or not (i.e. the original, adjustable end wrench).
- There is no overlap between sizes. For Example: A 1/2-inch socket comes in a 3/8-drive, but there is not also a 1/4-drive like what is in my other toolset. You get one 1/2-inch socket. Take it or leave it. All of the sockets are this way.
- The ratchet heads are thicker than my other toolsets, so they are harder to get into those tight spaces.
- My biggest gripe is that every job I seem to take this on, I always end up needing a wrench that is the next size up.
I got this on sale for around $50 during the Christmas season, but shipping drove it up almost another $50. I should have walked away, but I guess then I would have always wondered.
The tool quality is good, but it is not living up to the expectations I had from reviews on here.
What do I work on with it? Barns & sheds, household fixes, farm tractor, motorcycle, personal vehicles.
June 13, 2011
Far Exceeds Expectations
I bought this tool set without really looking at the contents, but more based upon the brand. Over the years I've bought and used many Crescent products. When it arrived and I opened it, it was much better than I expected. The tools are heavy chrome plated, and the selection is so complete I can handle just about any job that comes along.
I took the big heavy box out of my pick up, added a torque wrench and this Crescent set. I have used it numerous times and am not disappointed. I paid almost $100 for it and now that it is on sale it is a real bargain.
The fact that it contains all 3 drives as well as extensions and a large variety of SAE and Metric makes it more versatile. You won't be sorry you bought this tool set.
June 6, 2011
i bought this socket set because of the quality , i did alot of shopping around and looke at a lot of sets. i could have chosen any set i wanted and i did i bought this set . i love it because every thing you need is at your finger tips. no searching in the bottom of your toolbox to find what you need. i cannot say enough good things abouht this set . look all you want !! but save your self a lot of trouble and go with this set. you will be glad you did..
March 21, 2011