So let’s talk about the Husky 200 Pc Master Socket Set
If you’re looking for an affordably priced, well-rounded socket set with a lifetime warranty, this is it. It includes 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” drive socket sizes including SAE, Metric, 12-point, 6 point, standard and deep length sockets. This set is definitely worth the $200 price point for the right buyer, but if you’re a DIYer or weekend warrior, not doing a ton of wrench turning, I might encourage you to start off with a smaller set, because while this wide variety is perfect when I’m working on my ‘53 Chevy with a thousand different nut and bolt sizes, most average homeowners/DIYers won’t need this much variety. The other downfall of this particular set for folks who don’t have mechanic’s toolchests is storage. A box full of loose sockets isn’t going to be of much help unless you’ve got a way to organize and display them in a useful manner, so again, a weekend warrior might be better suited to get a smaller set with it’s own storage system upon purchase. With those things said though, you really cannot go wrong with these Husky sockets. The fact that you can bring them back to any Home Depot and exchange them without a receipt is proof that the company is making a product they stand behind. The sockets are designed with off-corner loading to help prevent the rounding of nuts and bolts, their polished chrome coating helps keep them clean, and the large stamped markings make for easy identification of socket size. And darn it if they don’t look pretty in my toolchest!
How about this Stubby Ratchet?
This little $20 ratchet is worth every penny. By now, I think we all know how much I love tiny cute things, and this little guy is no exception. I like the black anodized finish, and it feels great in the hand. It’s 100 positions allows access and workability in tiny spaces. Similar ratchets only offer 60 teeth, which really limits your ability to work in tight spots. The short handle also allows for easier access to small spots and with a no-questions lifetime warranty with no receipt required, this one is a no-brainer.