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DEWALT Mechanic Tool Set Review

DEWALT Tool Sets

DEWALT has a new line of tool sets available in 168, 142 and 108 piece sets.  Dewalt’s tool sets come with newly designed sockets, ratchets, drivers, and wrenches with new and innovative features including an incredible warranty.  The Guaranteed Tough, full lifetime warranty is a hassle free replacement with next day delivery. The tools in these kits have features that you find in premium or pro model tools, but at a much lower cost.

DEWALT Warranty

The DEWALT tool set is a great deal because of the warranty.   DEWALT states, “We are so confident in the performance of each piece of the new Mechanics Tool Sets that we are offering a 24-hour replacement program,” said Rob Ronan, Senior Product Manager. “Where competing set manufacturers promise replacement with proof of purchase at a store, requiring traveling to and from a retail outlet, DEWALT will ship replacement parts direct without proof of purchase for next day delivery if customers call 800-4-DEWALT or go online to the DEWALT customer service website before 3 p.m.”

In my area, most of the competition for this tool set is closing shop causing me to have to travel further for replacement tools. The new tools from the competition are all made overseas and the quality has been less than stellar. For me, I would much rather make a call for a replacement tool than travel!

Quality of Product

The first thing that impressed me was the case and tools does not rattle when closed.  I have had the 108 piece kit in the back of my Jeep for 2 weeks and I have never heard a single noise from it.  The case is meant to keep the tools in place when its opened and allow you to keep everything neat and organized.  I have seen many of these get spilled and never look the same again.

Dewalt_SocketThe first thing I picked up was the ratchets.  The 72 tooth ratchet is great for slight tightening or loosening in cramped spaces where it is difficult to back up the ratchet. Basically, if you use these tools on any new car, it is an important feature that most kits are moving to.

The sockets also features laser etched markings for quick and easy identification.  The markings are also large and easy to read even in sunlight.  Many older people with poor vision have picked up these tools and been able to read the markings without extending their arm out to get a better view.  This is important to me because the people helping me can read sizes and pass me the correct tool.

New Market Leader

In the market these tool sets fit and its quite possible DEWALT will become the new leader.  The warranty alone will allow them to build on this market and start to create nice affordable tools to a wide variety of end users.  The new sets currently available are the 168 piece set – model DWMT73803 (retails for approximately $159.99), 142 piece set – model DWMT73802 (retails for approximately $119.99), and 108 piece set – model DWMT73801 (retails for approximately $89.99).  The price and warranty are worth giving them a try.

DWMT73801_108_PieceDWMT73801 108 Piece Tool Kit Includes:

  • 3/8″ Drive Ratchet. 3/8″, 6pt sockets: SAE 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, Metric 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
  • 3/8″, 6pt deep sockets: SAE 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, Metric 14, 15, 16, 17.
  • 1/4″ Drive Ratchet. 1/4″ 6pt sockets: SAE 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, Metric 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
  • 1/4″ 6pt deep sockets: SAE 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, metric 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Accessories: 1/4″ Dr -3″ extension, 3/8″ Dr -3″ extension, 3/8″ to 1/4″ Reducing Adaptor
  • Vinyl Grip Multi Grip Bit Driver.
  • 28pc MM/SAE Hex Keys
  • MaxFit Bits.
  • 5 Nut Bit Drivers.

DWMT73802_142_PieceDWMT73802 142 Pice Tool Kit Includes:

  • 3/8″ Drive Ratchet. 3/8″, 6pt sockets: SAE 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8 Metric 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 3/8″, 6pt deep sockets: SAE 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 7/8. Metric 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 3/8″ Drive 6″ Extension, 3/8 to 1/4 reducing adaptor. 3/8″ Spark Plug socket: 5/8.
  • 1/4″ Drive Ratchet, 6″ extension, 1/4″ Dr- Universal Joint, 1/4″ to 3/8″ Increasing Adaptor.
  • 1/4″ 6pt deep sockets: SAE 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, MM 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • 1/4″ 6pt sockets: SAE 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, Metric 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
  • 10 Combination Wrenches: MM 10, 11, 3, 14, 15. SAE 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8.
  • 14 SAE Hex Keys, 14 MM Hex Keys.
  • Vinyl Grip Multi Grip Bit Driver. 15 Nut Driver Bits.
  • MaxFit Bits.

DWMT73803_168_PieceDWMT73803 168 Piece Tool Kit Includes:

  • 1/4″ Drive, 72 Tooth Ratchet.1/4″Dr – 6″ Extension, 1/4″Dr – Universal Joint.
  • 1/4″ Drive 6pt sockets: SAE 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 Metric 4, 4.5, 5,5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12, 13.
  • 1/4″ 6pt deep sockets: SAE 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, metric 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • 3/8″ Drive, 72 Tooth Quick Release Ratchet. 3/8″Dr- 6″ Extension, 3/8″ to 1/4″ Reducing Adaptor. 3/8″Dr- Universal Joint.
  • 3/8″ Drive 6pt sockets: SAE 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, Metric 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 3/8″ Drive 6pt deep sockets: SAE 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, Metric 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 3/8″ Drive Spark Plug Sockets, 5/8″ and 3/4″.
  • 1/2″ Drive, 72 Tooth Quick Release Ratchet. 1/2″Dr – 5″ Extension. 1/2″Dr- Universal Joint.
  • 1/2″ Drive 6pt sockets: SAE 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, Metric 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21.
  • Combination Wrenches: SAE 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8. Metric 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16.
  • 14 SAE Hex Keys. 14 Metric Hex Keys.
  • Vinyl Grip Multi Grip Bit Driver. 15 Nut Driver Bits.
  • 22 MaxFit Bits.

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