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Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 #4619201
12/30/17 09:50 PM
12/30/17 09:50 PM
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NY
joegreen Offline OP
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NY
Definitely not the best quality set but im sure it will work fine for those small nuts and bolts.


http://www.searshometownstores.com/produ...ASABEgLQ1fD_BwE

Last edited by joegreen; 12/30/17 09:51 PM.

1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le
Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619207
12/30/17 09:54 PM
12/30/17 09:54 PM
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
Good to keep in the car.


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619215
12/30/17 10:07 PM
12/30/17 10:07 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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Lakeside, CA
I keep one in my Jeep. Had to use it just the other day when my battery failed.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619235
12/30/17 10:35 PM
12/30/17 10:35 PM
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'murica
Ethan1 Offline
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'murica
Looks identical to the $4 Harbor Freight set. Yes, they are somewhat better than turning bolts with a slice of salami. The problem with cheap sockets is, when they fail, they are more likely to 1) damage the fastener as well and 2) injure the user.

Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619367
12/31/17 05:04 AM
12/31/17 05:04 AM
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Illinois, USA
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Illinois, USA
Sorry, this item is not available for this zip.

Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: BretK] #4619463
12/31/17 09:15 AM
12/31/17 09:15 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Yep. The great come-ons people kindly post here are always (to me) not available.

Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619473
12/31/17 09:32 AM
12/31/17 09:32 AM
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Port Orange, Florida
Panzerman Offline
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Back in the day these cheap socket sets were worthless.
You usually broke the rachet by the third use and sockets would actually split on tight bolts.
Thanks to new computerized casting and construction they are much better. Not necessarily these $3.88 sockets but I read a article where they said that alot of no name rachets like AutoZone Duralast outperform Craftsman tools from the 60-80s easily. Snap on and Matco would not participate in the testing.
The test involved putting the rachets in a frame bending machine and measuring the rachet per pounds per inch before it broke. Surprisingly the alot of tools like Harbot Freight were right up there in the numbers with the big popular brands.
That said I went to get a quad once and I had to remove the wheels. The seller had broke a Craftsman rachet with a pipe. I had a socket set just like the picture and got the wheel bolts off using the same pipe.
I was a little nervous about such a big pipe on a "junk" rachet but it did OK.
Don't know how used the Craftsman rachet was before but just saying these tools are alot better than the ones alot of us remember.



2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619484
12/31/17 09:44 AM
12/31/17 09:44 AM
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North Carolina
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I just would not risk my hand and knuckles to a $3 socket set.

Last edited by spasm3; 12/31/17 09:44 AM.

13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4619678
12/31/17 02:13 PM
12/31/17 02:13 PM
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The Old North State
Sayjac Offline
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The Old North State
As noted, looks identical to the HF Pittsburgh 40 piece set. Today and tomorrow there's an HF 25% off coupon on their site and in magazine/newspaper ads. If interested makes it ~$3.75 with coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools...-set-63015.html

Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4620030
12/31/17 07:44 PM
12/31/17 07:44 PM
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Utah
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Utah
Use once-throw away. But for $4.00ish dollars....

Re: Cheap 40 piece socket set for $3.88 [Re: joegreen] #4621198
01/01/18 10:30 PM
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NY
joegreen Offline OP
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NY
I tried to buy that 3.88 ratchet set but they were out of stock. I ended up just purchasing the new harbor freight 51 piece socket set for $10. By the time i drove the 1/2 hour each way to get the 3.88 set i would have spent close to the $10 in gas. I was already at harbor freight buying a few other tools i needed. I really only bought the socket set because i keep loosing the really small sockets and i cant stand looking for them every time i need to use them.


1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le

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