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Craftsman  540 pc. Mechanics Tool Set

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Reg Price: $1299.99
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Product Overview:
General Warranty: Full lifetime
Item Weight (lbs.): 93.0
Marking Text Size: Standard
Number of Tools: 540
Material: Alloy steel
Units Type: SAE and Metric
Color:
Color/Finish: Chrome plated
Included with Item:
Case: No
Kit/Set Information:
Number of Adapters: 4
Number of Drive Tools: 1
Number of Extensions: 12
Number of Hex Keys: 40
Number of Nut Drivers: 14
Number of Pliers: 2
Number of Quick Release Ratchets: 4
Number of Screwdrivers: 24
Number of Sockets: 312
Number of Wrenches: 121
General Features:
Drive Size: 1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 1/2 in.
Drive Socket Depth: Deep and standard
Socket Points: 6, 8 & 12

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540 pc Mechanics Tool Set Will Fix it All

Nothing is more frustrating than finding yourself without the proper tools right in the middle of a simple or complex vehicle maintenance project, but with the Craftsman 540 pc Mechanics Tool Set that will never happen again. The super strong tools include screwdrivers, wrenches, nut drivers and dozens of sockets that are compatible with three quick release ratchets. From simple tasks like battery replacement and tune-ups to pulling engines and brake replacements, this set will never let you down.

With the 540 pc Mechanics Tool Set, you'll never have to borrow tools from neighbors or friends; they'll be coming to you for help! And there's no worry about the tools breaking because they all come with a lifetime guarantee. If they ever break-which is extremely rare-your local Sears store will replace them, no questions asked, ever. You'll have to buy many cars in a lifetime but these tools last forever.

  • The Craftsman 540 pc Mechanics Tool Set includes 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. sockets, deep well and standard drives in both inch and metric sizes, hex and screwdriver bits, Torx bit sockets, a full range of wrenches, two pairs of pliers, 16 socket wrenches, 24 screwdrivers, 27 drivers, 40 hex key and 14 nut drivers
  • All tools are cast from high quality steel
  • Tool kits come ready to use right out of the box for projects that need immediate attention
  • Backed by Craftsman's famous Forever Warranty
  • Compatible with all types of mechanics' tool boxes

Added on July 26, 2010

 

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29 Reviewers (78.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Jmaier4
Apr 11 , 2013
Really disappointed
I used to buy cheap ************* tools but they break and come with very few in the box. I decided to upgrade and shall out there 1200bucks for this kit. I told the sales guy that I was tired of sets that skipsizes and are not complete, he assured me this kit is not like that. Which is not true at all. While you get a lot more in this kit you also miss and skip alot more sizes. But first ill start from the beginning.1 Opening the box, this has got to be the worse packaged item out there and I'm not exaggerating one bit. They may have will just thrown all the tools in the box. There is a few dozen bags of tools, I no particular order, rhyme or reason. You'll have seven 12pt sockets and one 6 pt in a bag. So unpacking will be an all day affair and you better have organizers becuase this set doesn't help you there. 2 MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR TOOLS! The sales guy even said that. I am 2 hours in and about two thirds done and already I have duplicate or missing tools.I feel I got ripped off
Criticism12 found this helpful
DIY1961
Feb 13 , 2012
Disappointed. Worst-in-class packaging

I just bought the 540 piece professional mechanic's tool set.  I rarely provide feedback on products but this experience was so extreme that I felt that I couldn't let it go.  I did my research on this product and there are many similar comments/reviews on the internet.  Many people said that the packaging was poorly designed and that tools are often missing and the overwhelming majority of folks suggested that one catalog and itemize the tools when unpackaging.
So, I opened my 540 piece tool set and it was in fact a complete yardsale!!!!  At first, I thought I might have received a damaged product but the box was absolutely pristine...then, as I inspected further, I realized that is was designed this way (or not designed in any way!!!).  As I started the tedious process of cataloging the 540 piece set, I then discovered that there is no rhyme or reason or method to how the products were bundled in the sealed bags.  Do you have any idea how difficult that makes the cataloging process!!!!!  I am a product design Engineer so this is particularly frustrating.  I suggest that you have one of your Sears executives buy one of these sets and see what they get.  You can't be proud of this work....Absolutely WORST IN CLASS!!!!  Also, I do have 2 of some sizes and missing wrenches as well...just like the reviews said. I haven't got to the sockets yet.  I went back to Sears to get some socket organizers before I start this tedious process...I complained to the folks in the Hardware Department and they said that they have NEVER opened a tool set or sold a tool set that has more than 200 tools where there hasn't been something missing....they also said they dread opening one for display purposes because it is a yard sale and an all day project!!!!!  I am just dumbfounded by this experience...WOW...what happened to you guys?  Craftsmen tools is your BRAND...your reputation!!!  And by the way, some of the smaller wrenches were bowed/bent.  No small wonder why Sears is struggling.

 

JeffSilva

Grain Valley, MO

Dec 24 , 2013
via sears.com
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What a set of tools!!! This set will fill the old tool box and then some!!

I have always bought craftsman tools. A good quality of tool. Best part is if you break it, Sears will replace it!!! With my job we had to travel and you can always find a Sears or one of its affiliates! I would have hated to try and find the Snap-on man is some of these places!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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spirulerlocus

Phoenix, AZ

Dec 13 , 2013
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Comprehensive Set

This set is comprehensive. It has an extremely wide range of styles and sizes for wrenches and sockets. The wrenches include USA made ratcheting wrenches (as of Dec '13) which are extremely nice. It also comes with a large set of screwdrivers, and nut drivers. While I am not a professional mechanic, I grew up around heavy machinery mechanics and am active with building and tinkering with a wide range of projects. I tinker with everything from old vehicles to high power electronics (operating at 10kw+) and appreciate the range of tools offered by this kit and its quality.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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supersavyshopper

Riverside, CA

Dec 8 , 2013
via sears.com
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Great value

This is a great set. The value is terrific. I got 540 pieces for an unbelievable price. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone in search for an all in one set. This has everything.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SouthLoupRyan

Mason City, NE

Oct 22 , 2013
via sears.com
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Read This Before Purchasing This Item

Let me begin by stating the quality of the tools is excellent. The problem...the sockets are mixed and matched. When I buy a set of tools, I expect them to be uniform. Do you expect all 4 wheels on a new vehicle to match? Can't get customer service to do anything.


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Jmaier4

Lutz, FL

Apr 11 , 2013
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Really disappointed

I used to buy cheap ************* tools but they break and come with very few in the box. I decided to upgrade and shall out there 1200bucks for this kit. I told the sales guy that I was tired of sets that skipsizes and are not complete, he assured me this kit is not like that. Which is not true at all. While you get a lot more in this kit you also miss and skip alot more sizes. But first ill start from the beginning.1 Opening the box, this has got to be the worse packaged item out there and I'm not exaggerating one bit. They may have will just thrown all the tools in the box. There is a few dozen bags of tools, I no particular order, rhyme or reason. You'll have seven 12pt sockets and one 6 pt in a bag. So unpacking will be an all day affair and you better have organizers becuase this set doesn't help you there. 2 MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR TOOLS! The sales guy even said that. I am 2 hours in and about two thirds done and already I have duplicate or missing tools.I feel I got ripped off


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camaroracr

Grapevine, TX

Mar 30 , 2013
via sears.com
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Very nice!

I have been wanting a good tool set to replace my hodge podge collection of cheap, mix and match tools. Decided to stop in my local Sears, just to look. This set was on sale for 30% off. Too good of a deal to pass up, so I bit the bullet and got it. Also, picked up a nice top and middle box, and bottom chest, also 30% off. I am not a professional mechanic, just a weekend warrior who happens to have a street & strip car. This set appears to have almost everything I need. I don't use air tools, already have two Craftsman torque wrenches and an inexpensive tap & die set. I did purchase some additional pliers and vice grips. I inventoried everything and nothing was missing, nor were there any duplicates. I was pleasantly surprised. I have never owned Snap-On, Mac, Matco, or any other professional grade tools, so I can't say these are or are not as good as those. However, I can say that for someone like me, this is a great tool set.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Craiglew30

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Mar 21 , 2013
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Great set!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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James-Dean

Rainier, WA

Jan 18 , 2013
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Almost all the tools you need

Missing some metric sockets but for the most part a great set.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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DV43

Brandon, MS

Jan 15 , 2013
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socket size completeness

needs totally inclusive socket sizes

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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neutron937

Beloit, WI

Jan 2 , 2013
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check your tools

As many have said, you NEED to double check the tools. I had some duplicates and shortages but my local sears exchanged them without hassel (besides making a extra trip into town).


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