Specifications & Dimensions
|Number of Sockets:||42|
|Contact Points:||6 point|
|Drive Size:||1/4 in., 3/8 in.|
|Marking Text Size:||Standard|
|Unit of Measure:||Metric, SAE|
|Included with Item:|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||Guaranteed forever|
Ratings & Reviews
51 pc Mechanics Tool Set: Strong, Powerful, Thorough
The Craftsman 51 pc Max Axess mechanics tool set is the lowest-profile in the Craftsman line and also the strongest. With 42 sockets in standard and metric as well as adapters and extensions, this set is ready for most anything. Equipped with an ultra-portable case, it lets you grab your tools quickly when you're on the go, while its ultra-thin profile and pass-through design fits over long bolts, eliminating the need for deep well sockets. A solid kit, that’s crafted from tough alloyed steel, and backed by the power of the Craftsman Forever Guarantee, add it to your workbench and get the job done right, for life.
- The Craftsman 51 pc Max Axess mechanics tool set includes: 42 sockets in standard from 5/32 to 13/16 and metric from 3.5 to 19 mm, hollow shaft handle, two Go-Thru ratchets, three standard socket adapters, two extensions and a Go-Thru adapter
- This set features an ultra-thin profile design that fits over long bolts eliminating the need for deep sockets
- Adapts to all standard socket sets
- The ratchet is a brute, 45 percent stronger than the most popular Craftsman ratchet
- This set comes in a convenient and portable briefcase style case
- 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.
I used the new Max Access sockets soon after I got it home and found it to be terrific. I like the design and plan to make it my main ratchet from now on.......and use my old Craftsman ratchet set to fill my 2nd floor tool box so I can have a ratchet handy without having to carry a lot of weight up of the basement. I'm retired now and not as strong as I once was. This is a great ratchet set that I expect to use for years.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Had the need to tighten some nuts on strut towers for our car. Remembered that I purchased this tool set for such purpose. Opened the set up and used the socket wrench and socket without reading any instructions. This product saved me lots of time and frustration. Glad I invested towards purchasing this tool set for those 'you never know when you'll need it' times. Did not think that this tool set was of inferior quality or standards...it worked great.
Las Vegas, NV
It's great set,alot of uses. I am impressed with the overall quality that I have come to expect from the Craftsman tools that are still "made" in America.
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