Specifications & Dimensions
|General Warranty:||Guaranteed forever|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||55|
|Marking Text Size:||Standard|
|Number of Tools:||283|
|Units Type:||SAE and Metric|
|Included with Item:|
|Number of Bits:||22|
|Number of Drive Tools:||2|
|Number of Extensions:||5|
|Number of Hex Keys:||40|
|Number of Quick Release Ratchets:||3|
|Number of Screwdrivers:||6|
|Number of Sockets:||171|
|Number of Wrenches:||33|
|Drive Size:||1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 1/2 in.|
|Drive Socket Depth:||Deep and standard|
|Socket Points:||6 & 12|
Ratings & Reviews
Get Moving with the Craftsman 283 Piece Mechanics Tool Set
Outfitted in a heavy-duty steel chest that’s designed to last for decades, this Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set delivers sockets, wrenches, screw drivers and more needed for complete engine rebuilds, fast tune-ups and an army of little jobs around the house. Designed to keep you organized, even if you’re rushing out to help a friend, this tool box features four smooth sliding drawers and a lockable top to keep every part where it belongs.
Built tough and backed by the Craftsman Forever Guarantee, this set is ready for hard-hitting, cranking jobs like busting loose rusty bolts, swapping burnt spark plugs and precision work like tuning set screws just right. Cast from molten steel and machined to tight tolerances, every inch of this tool set is built to work when you roll-up your sleeves. Drop this Craftsman 283 Piece Mechanics Tool Set on your bench and get cranking, for life.
- The 283 piece set includes: 171 Sockets, 3 quick release ratchets, 13 Combination wrenches, 40 Hex keys, 22 piece bit set with magnetic handle, and a sturdy metal tool box
- The Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set
- Ratchets feature quick release mechanism so you can switch sockets fast
- Kit comes ready to go so you can get the job done
- The Craftsman 283 Piece Mechanics Tool Set packs in a rust and dent resistant box to keep tools secure and organized
- Warranty: Backed by a Forever Warranty, these tools help you get the job done for life
- Complete tool list
Added on May 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Great for the price has everything u need to start out. Keeps u organized. A little slow on putting the trays together because the parts bags are not organized accordingly.
Excellent tools, as are all Craftsman tools!!! I have always purchased Craftsman tools. The're very sturdy for anything you want to work on. I have also given these tools to my sons as gifts!!! They love them too!
Virginia Beach, VA
I bought this set a while ago thinking it would be a good starter set for working on cars, but now that i have been doing more work i realize that most of the tools aren't necessary for a starter set. The set has a lot more standard sockets than metric sockets. Which unless if your working on older domestic cars you probably want more metric. And more than half of the sockets are 12 point and most bolts on cars are 6 point. However all of the tools in here are ok quality. Just make sure that the tools apply to what you are going to use them for.
I paid more money for the tool box and was told by the sales man it was one of there good boxes-- The box is a cheap and poorly build the draws jam constantly and need two hands to open. What a rip now I need to buy another box-- I should take the tools back and buy another set???
Las Vegas, NV
This is a well priced set that includes a steel box and organizational trays. It includes all of the needed basics in a mechanics tool set. Problems/complaints/suggestions: 1. The drawer slides are a little rough and don't compare to ball bearing glides 2. The trays are extremely cheap plastic. It would have been nice if they had been made from standard cut foam. 3. There is no organization tray for the wrenches, the screwdrivers, or the hex wrenches. I guess they just expect you to dump them in the top. 4. Be sure to do a thorough inventory. My set was missing the 1/4" drive ratchet and a 15mm deep socket. I've been trying for hours to get somebody on the phone to fix the problem, but to no avail. The sears/craftsman telephone service and parts ordering is awful. Also, when I call the local store, there's no way to get a live person.
Finish is not up to standards that I remember. I had a smaller set of Craftsman tools years ago that was stolen and I wish I had again. First thing I noticed was the latches bring roughly stamped and sharp edged. The open wrenchs are also sharp edged with burrs. The blown plastic organizers are very nice and hold the tool mostly, but don't rock the chest too hard or the pieces will fly off their places. Wrenches have not holders... have to buy those seperately. The tiny wrench are not very hard and I already put a dent on one tiny 6mm wrench when I could not reach with a socket...it is more like 6.25mm now. This is all not too surprising theses day as the bottom like must be maintained and so the quality must suffer somewhere. I rate it still good as the overall reason for my purchase is to have many sizes as fast as possible for jobs coming up.
Just picked this up today (6/9/13). Great starter set for a shade tree mechanic, good set for the money-- very complete for less than $300 with promo codes. The box says tools made in USA, box made in Mexico, and indeed all the tools are marked USA, even the ratchets and drivers. The ratchets seem solid but inferior to my dad's 70s-era ratchets. The finish is adequate, if not high end quality. Everything else is up to par, a couple of shallow stampings notwithstanding. Not complaining-- great tools for the money. I was looking at the same items on the shelves before I picked up my set, and most of them were made in China... so what they say about Craftsman these days is true-- and there is a noticeable difference in quality, to my eyes and hands. So if you're thinking about picking up this set, I'd do it before the American-made stock is gone. I like Craftsman tools because they're good quality at a reasonable price. Sad to see even the hand tools coming from China now.
Very complete starter kit. The chrome finish on a couple of the larger sockets is kinda rough, but it shouldn't affect performance (and after getting some use and dirt on 'em, I probably won't be able to notice anyway). Toolbox seems well built, but the drawers require a little finessing and elbow grease to to slide in and out without problems. The only drawback is the plastic carrying handle and hinges on the top of the case. It might hold the weight of the tools that came with it, but I get the feeling that it would be the first thing to fail if you put more weight inside. As a side note, one of the sockets received was a duplicate. Not bad, considering the large amount that are in the kit, but one quick (and friendly) call later, the problem was addressed and the missing socket was out of the UPS envelope and in the box 2 days later. Awesome.
I did quite a bit of research comparing the types and sizes of sockets included with the tool sets before I settled on this one. A lot of the tool sets have the smaller sizes but lack the larger sized tools. For the money you can't beat this set. The selection of tools and the included tool box make this an excellent value.