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227-Piece Kobalt Standard/Metric Mechanics Tool Set w/ Case

Buckeyefan 1 15,633 6,808 October 26, 2011 at 12:33 PM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Lowes Deals
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Promoted 10-27-2011 by DJ3xclusive at 12:00 AM View Original Post
Lowe's has 227-Piece Kobalt Standard/Metric Mechanics Tool Set w/ Case for $100 with free in-store pickup or shipping is $8. Thanks Buckeyefan 1

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This is a pretty smokin' deal compared to anything I've seen with Craftsman tools.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDispl...&cId=PDIO1

Total Number of Pieces 227.0
Shallow Socket(s) Included Yes
Intermediate Socket(s) Included No
Deep Socket(s) Included Yes
Spark Plug Socket(s) Included Yes
Design 6-point;12-point
Number of Quick Release Ratchets 3.0
Number of Wrenches 30.0
Number of Additional Tools 71.0
Weight (lbs.) 29.0
Case Included Yes
Measure Type Standard (SAE) and Metric combination
Warranty Lifetime
Finish Polished chrome
Includes 1/2" Drive Ratchet Yes
Includes 3/8" Drive Ratchet Yes
Includes 1/4" Drive Ratchet Yes
Includes 3/4" Drive Ratchet No
Number of Drive Tools 9.0
Number of Extensions 4.0
Number of Sockets 117.0
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Last Edited by jessieqwert October 27, 2011 at 07:43 AM
Combine with Amex $200 - $40. Buy $200 GC then use that to buy the kit.

5 piece kobalt pliers set:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_253677-16...facetInfo=

4 piece locking pliers:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_191099-16...facetInfo=

3 piece groove pliers:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_284370-16...facetInfo=

Other tools:

3 piece open jaw wrench set:
$9.98 [lowes.com]

6 piece metric combination wrench set:
$9.98 [lowes.com]

20 piece mechanics tool set w/ case (!!):
$9.98 [lowes.com]

173 piece professional tool set w/ case:
$99 [lowes.com]

Kobalt 227-Piece Standard/Metric Mechanics Tool Set with Case:
$99 [lowes.com][/url].

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#4
how is this compare to craftsmen tools?
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I think it's worth the extra money for craftsman simply because of the lifetime warranty on all of their tools.
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Quote from MySD012 View Post :
how is this compare to craftsmen tools?
i would say about the same. the Kobalt stuff are usually polished and they are marking the metric/standard stuff with color codes (blue/red) so that's sort of nice. they are pretty solid tools and will get the job done for sure. I believe they also have a lifetime warranty on them just like Craftsman (so long as the company's remain in business).

Quote from baylorar View Post :
I think it's worth the extra money for craftsman simply because of the lifetime warranty on all of their tools.
not ALL of their tools. many of their tools are not covered by the "lifetime warranty".. such as torque wrenches, some air tools, multi-meter, etc. and Kobalt/Lowe's has a similar lifetime warranty on hand tools as well.
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Last edited by theOriginalGuru October 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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But doesn't Kobalt also have lifetime warranty too?
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Quote from KinKin View Post :
But doesn't Kobalt also have lifetime warranty too?
yes...

i dunno..price wise..i'm fond of getting craftsman when pieces go for about 0.50$ or so per piece....not sure this is the best deal for the money..and i assume craftsman is better quality then kobalt...
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Last edited by bitachu October 26, 2011 at 01:39 PM
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I've always owned Craftsman and in a pinch I picked up a Kobalt socket set. Very impressed with it, so much so that I would buy again because the prices are usually much better.

The only thing with this set is the tool box looks pretty cheap-o but some might already have a better case to put them in.
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#10
I think if you absolutely need a set of tools now it might not be a bad deal but if not, wait until BF.
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#11
I think that $199 Craftsman 309 PC is much better, most made in U.S.
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#12
I think the quality is comparable, but like someone said, the lifetime warranty is only as good so long as the company stays afloat!
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#13
Of all the kobalt tools at LOWE'S only 7 types of tools are made entirely in the USA
The rest are either made with parts from other country's or made in china.
The air compressors are made in the USA with the motors coming from Mexico.
Two screwdriver sets are made entirely in the us
The 3rd set labeled "professional" is made in china.
all their power tools are made in china (except the air compressor)
all the mechanic associated tools like jack stands, ATV lifts, bottle jacks and the 3 ton jack combo.
rolling tool chests are made in USA. as are the mechanics tools like the socket sets and wrenches.
the "locking pliers and all other kinds of pliers are made in china.
- taken off the ridgidforum
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Quote from Buckeyefan 1 View Post :
This is a pretty smokin' deal compared to anything I've seen with Craftsman tools.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDispl...&cId=PDIO1

Total Number of Pieces 227.0
Shallow Socket(s) Included Yes
Intermediate Socket(s) Included No
Deep Socket(s) Included Yes
Spark Plug Socket(s) Included Yes
Design 6-point;12-point
Number of Quick Release Ratchets 3.0
Number of Wrenches 30.0
Number of Additional Tools 71.0
Weight (lbs.) 29.0
Case Included Yes
Measure Type Standard (SAE) and Metric combination
Warranty Lifetime
Finish Polished chrome
Includes 1/2" Drive Ratchet Yes
Includes 3/8" Drive Ratchet Yes
Includes 1/4" Drive Ratchet Yes
Includes 3/4" Drive Ratchet No
Number of Drive Tools 9.0
Number of Extensions 4.0
Number of Sockets 117.0
Great product...but shows as $199.99 for me...
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#15
I picked up a similar set about 6 months ago. The big hubbub at the time was Lowes was resetting their tools and clearancing off the USA made Danaher tools (which makes or used to make Craftsman tools) and replacing with overseas sourcing.

They were also replacing their Gearwrench stock with outsource Lowes brand Gearwrench knockoffs. Wasn't too impressed since the new stuff has much lower tooth counts.

Some said it probably wasn't a big deal since the USA stuff had suffered a decline in the quality over the last few years anyways.

Pricewise for Lowes and this set - this is about as good as it gets. Get a 10% off movers copon to get it for a little less. The question and this applies to all tools, is what will the replacement look like if you break anything.
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