Big, Beefy, Buy-Once Mechanic's Tools
DeWalt, a brand known for its heavy-duty power tools, is now making sockets and wrenches as well. After giving them a try, we can tell you that these are no ordinary tools.
As soon as you pick up one of these ratchets, you’ll notice that it’s heavier and has a beefier handle that fits better in your palm. The fine-tooth 5-degree ratchet has recessed quick-release and reversing mechanisms so the ratchet head fits in tighter spots.
The sockets and wrenches are deep laser-etched before they’re chromed instead of surface-etched afterward, like most run-of-the-mill tools. So the size markings will be readable forever. Plus, the ratchets, wrenches and sockets all have antislip features so you “get what you grab.”
DeWalt offers three socket/wrench set configurations: this 204-piece socket/wrench set, the 156-piece set, and the 118-piece set. DeWalt mechanic’s tools have a lifetime warranty. But from the feel of them, we doubt you’ll ever need a replacement.