Craftsman 51-Piece Max Axess Chrome-Plated Alloy Steel Mechanics' Tool SetItem# 00929309000 | Model# 29309
Specifications & Dimensions
|Number of Sockets:||42|
|Contact Points:||6 point|
|Drive Size:||1/4 in., 3/8 in.|
|Impact or Standard:||Standard|
|Marking Text Size:||Standard|
|Pass Through Type:||Yes|
|Screw Bit Size:||Metric or SAE|
|Socket Size:||5/32 in., 3/16 in., 7/32 in., 1/4 in., 9/32 in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 7/16 in., 1/2 in., 9/16 in., 5/8 in., 11/16 in., 3/4 in., 13/16 in., 7/8 in.|
|Socket Size:||3.5 mm, 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm|
|Socket Size:||Metric or SAE|
|Unit of Measure:||Metric, SAE|
|Included with Item:|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||Guaranteed forever|
Ratings & Reviews
51-Pc Max Axess Mechanics Tool Set Gives You the Power You Need
Give yourself the torque you need for a lifetime with the Craftsman 51-pc Max Axess mechanics tool set. These alloy steel pieces are rated more highly for strength than the most popular ratchet in the Craftsman line, and extension bars give you increased reach in tight spaces. The set's ultra thin profile and pass-through design let it slip easily over long bolts, meaning you won't have to carry a set of deep sockets. Despite the lean design, the ratchet is well balanced and turns easily.
With dozens of sockets, the 51-pc Max Axess mechanics tool set is not just a first set for beginners. It gives even experienced professionals the variety they'll need for most days on the job. The sturdy case makes it a great auto or on-the-go kit.
- The Craftsman 51-pc Max Axess mechanics tool set includes dozens of the most popular sockets, along with a ratchet with a rare combination of strength and low profile
- The set comes with 42 sockets in standard from 5/32 to 13/16 and metric from 3.5 to 19 mm
- It also includes a hollow shaft handle, three standard socket adapters, two extensions, two Go-Thru ratchets and a Go-Thru adapter
- The tools are alloy steel with a chrome finish
- The ultra-thin design fits over long bolts
- Adapts to all standard socket sets
- The ratchet is 45 percent stronger than the most popular Craftsman ratchet
- Comes in a briefcase-style carrying case
- Lifetime guarantee
- Content Listing Includes:
- 10 - 1/4" Drive Inch Max Axess Sockets (5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16")
- 13 - 1/4" Drive Metric Max Axess Sockets (3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 MM)
- 1 - 1/4" Drive Max Axess Ratchet
- 1 - 1/4" Drive 3" Max Axess Extension Bar
- 1 - 1/4" Drive Socket Tang Adapter (1/4")
- 9 - 3/8" Drive Inch Max Axess Sockets (3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8")
- 10 - 3/8" Drive Metric Max Axess Sockets (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 MM)
- 1 - 3/8" Drive Max Axess Ratchet
- 1 - 3/8" Drive 3" Max Axess Extension Bar
- 1 - 3/8" Drive 1/4" Adapter
- 2 - 3/8" Drive Socket Tang Adapters (1/4, 3/8")
- 1 - Max Axess Driver Handle
- Available for Gift Wrap
Added on May 19, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
When I first saw this socket set, I knew that I had to get one. My father had an o-ratchet which I believe were the first pass thru ratchets. The craftsman max axess looks much better than the o-ratchet. Pros? What I love about this ratchet set is.... 1) go-thru feature. I have yet to have issue with any bolt/nut that fit a socket.. 2) polished ratchet style that makes it seem to be better quality over the regular craftsman ratchet... 3) 45% stronger than the regular ratchet. I can't test that but I will take their word. I believe it considering the contact points and pass-thru sockets are slighly larger... 4) All the other accessories are nice and work well. Go-thru adapters, extensions, hollow shaft handle and standard adapters are great additions... 5) Perfect carrying case. The tools can be grabbed easily as they don't click into the plastic which is a good thing but remain in their spots when case is closed. While someone else said that they could have made the case smaller, I disagree as the sockets "do a lap" around the case. It is only like 13" long so it is still very small case. Latches are nice and strong. Cons? None because the design of the tool could only do so much that it wouldn't be fair to subtract stars for something that is impossible to create. For example, the 3/8" max acess extension bar will only naturally be slightly larger than a regular extension bar. It is technically impossible to make it smaller or the same size as regular 3/8" extension bar because it needs to have a hole. That means I may not be able to fit the max axcess extension bar into a real tight spot like to get at some nut holding a cylinder head cover so don't necessarily think that you won't ever need regular long sockets. It may fit but you could really scuff up the extension bar. Also, I heard some poster complain that bolt would go through socket but not go through the ratchet. I could see that happening if one had to face a really long thick bolt and was using the handle and adapter. The handle hole is smaller but one shouldn't use a handle for such thick bolt task. You have to use the right driver ratchet for the job. For example, the 1/4" 13mm socket has a small hole while the 3/8" 13mm socket has a much bigger hole. Someone could put on a 13mm nut and actually be stopped because they simply used the wrong drive (1/4") instead of using the correct 3/8" drive. Not the tool's fault. Just look at the 2 holes and compare. The socket holes increase and get really large so it really shouldn't be an issue. The 3/8" racquet hole and extension perfectly lines up with the largest 7/8" socket hole. That has to be one huge bolt to be stopped. Someone else expected larger sockets and expected a more fine toothed ratchet? I think that is unrealistic expectations because this is a 3/8" drive ratchet and it goes upto 7/8" and 19mm and any more is a job for a 1/2" drive larger ratchet even though the 3/8" max axess drive is suppose to be stronger. How much is a really fine tooth pass thru ratchet and how much was this craftsman max axess set? I bet it is a big difference in price. Does a 3.5 degrees or over 100 tooth pass thru ratchet even exist? I never saw one. I highly recommend this socket set and you should be happy with it especially if you reasonable expectations. Just don't expect this set to completely replace your traditional set and deep sockets.
Van Nuys, CA
I was a bit skeptical since it is a new product but you cant go wrong with Craftsman. It gets the big job done, even though it is a small case, you no longer have to worry about not having the proper tools for the longer bolts.
Elk Grove, CA
I've used a similar system from Kobalt, and this is a superior product. The Kobalt wrenches crapped out on me, and these Craftsman one in this set seem way stronger.
i got my first set christmas of last year from my fiance and used the heck outta it. i tore down a entire engine only using this kit a pair of pliers and a screwdriver. however after that the rachets started to slip but i took them both back to sears and they replaced them no questions asked. somebody stole it. today i recently purchased another set on sale..and i am already using it. id reconmened it as a great keep in your car kit (for emergency situations and routine maintence including sparkplugs) my dad and best friend both want one also... but sears was out got the last one.
Fort Worth, TX
first issue i had was with the socket release....the sockets were very hard to remove from the ratchet. Second issue was with the adapter peice that alowed me to use an existing extention and socket from another craftsman set....with minimal force the adapter bit was pushed backwards out of the ratchet as i was attemting to torque the bolt....making that set up useless.
Castle Rock, WA
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