Specifications & Dimensions
|Marking Text Size:||Standard|
|Number of Tools:||263|
|Units Type:||SAE and Metric|
|Included with Item:|
|Number of Bits:||42|
|Number of Drive Tools:||1|
|Number of Extensions:||4|
|Number of Hex Keys:||40|
|Number of Quick Release Ratchets:||3|
|Number of Sockets:||151|
|Number of Wrenches:||22|
|Drive Size:||1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in.|
|Drive Socket Depth:||Deep and standard|
|Socket Points:||6 & 12|
Ratings & Reviews
263-Pc Mechanics Tool Set Provides a Staggering, Stunning Variety
The Craftsman 263-pc mechanics tool set is the only tool set that you need to complete any and every mechanical job. The tool set has the variety that all mechanics dream of having, and it is also intended to help individuals work faster and more efficiently. The set features metric, standard, inch and deep well sockets made for three ratchet sizes. No matter what the job is, you have the tools that you need. As changing sockets can significantly slow down a job, these ratchets boast a release mechanism that releases sockets more quickly than normal.
The 263-pc mechanics set features ratcheting wrenches, sockets, hex keys, extensions and so much more, all in one fantastic set that is reasonably priced. The range of sizes and tools in this kit gives you the freedom that you need to work in large spaces as well as small, restrictive places. With durable steel construction and a lifetime warranty, you can sleep better at night knowing that you'll never have to worry about having great mechanics tools again.
- Complete your tool collection once and for all with the Craftsman 263-pc mechanics tool set
- Includes 150 sockets in 0.25", 0.38" and 0.5"; spark plug socket; 10 inch ignition wrenches; magnetic holder; 30 screwdriver bit set; 12 nut driver bits; 40 hex keys; 3 quick release ratchets in 0.25", 0.38" and 0.5"; 4 extension bars, and 12 ratcheting wrenches
- Metric, standard inch and deep well sockets fit three ratchets
- Ideal flexibility with multiple sizes to work in both small, tight spaces and large areas
- Alloyed steel construction for guaranteed durability
- Includes a general lifetime warranty
Added on September 28, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
Overall great set to buy, since you have a large variety of socket sizes... but you should read what isn't so "great" about it. When you buy a larger tool set such as this one, it is nice to have a quality toolbox with it. For those how are on the go, stationary tool cabinet isn't the answer. Solid box (especially one that has a craftsman logo right on the top of it) should allow you to organize your sockets without hassle and access them at any time. Well, it is not the case when you try to use this tool case. In the photos it looks great, but once you start working with it, soon enough you will find out how frustrating it is to access any of the drawer compartments. Whoever designed it, did not take into account the weight of the sockets / wrenches and the use of the box creates more issues then it's worth. Let me summarize that in a few points: 1) If you try to pull out any of the drawers, shortly you will drag the entire box with you and the drawer won't open - there is no bearing, just plastic grinding against, creating a huge amount of friction especially when the drawer is loaded with tools (which naturally it is). 2) If you try to remove second or third drawer from the top, the other ones will simply fall out of their "rails" and collapse down, therefore, effectively prohibiting you from sliding the drawer you just pulled out back into the box. To slide it back, you have to lift the upper drawers and with a little luck you will be able to push the other drawer back in without jamming your fingers. 3) The sockets do not snap into place. Maybe a minor issue, but not when the top drawer falls down into the box because you pulled out 2nd or 3rd drawer and all of its content is now all over the place. Much better when the sockets "lock" into place, just in case you bump into the box while working on a car etc. Now, let's talk about ratcheting ranches. Yes, they are "awesome" to use, but don't expect putting a lot of torque on them. The mechanism DEFINITIVELY isn't top of the line and will snap. I am not comparing this set to Craftsman Professional tools by any means, but in my mind Craftsman used to represent quality, durability and thoughtful design. With the design of the toolbox, the wrenches and few other components (soft metal used for hex keys - will strip down under medium torque), the quality just isn't there anymore. One thing I loved about the older tools Craftsman made, is that you could pick it up and with 100% confidence tackle a project without worrying that something might break. Yeah, the lifetime warranty is great - but when you are in the middle of a project do you really feel like getting into the car and driving to Sears just to have your wrench exchanged, while dragging the entire toolbox behind you, since when you tried to open the second drawer, the first one fell down and jammed your finger? Just a shameful quality degradation of what Craftsman logo used to represent.
New Braunfels, TX
Although there are many suppliers of hand tools, Craftsman is and will remain the best value for both the weekend mechanic and the professional.
They are great
the mechanic tools kits are terrific we send these kits with all our aircraft
Everything we needed in a tool set!!!!
When I purchased this item, I didn't realize that it was made in China until I noticed that the ratchet extensions were really wobbly when snapped in place. I'm talking really bad wobble. Only then I searched for where this set was made, and sure enough, it was Made in China. I bought this set with confidence that I was getting quality US made tools because that was Craftsman's reputation. Sadly this isn't the case anymore. I will continue to buy Craftsman, but only US made parts since the quality definitely reflects where is is manufactured. I returned this set back to Sears to pursue an older US made set. I pray that Craftsman won't abandon their US manufactures in the future, because I am a huge Craftsman fan.
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Everything I needed
I was able to get this set at a great price. I was starting a new job and this set provided most of what I needed. Of course some things needed to be better quality like the allen wrenches, but overall I am very pleased with it...especially for the price.
Green Bay, WI
Exceptional value and exceptional quality. If these tools were purchased separately, the cost would be well over $500.00. Every tool is MADE IN THE USA! If you are a tool nut, like am, you will love this Craftsman quality set, I promise!
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