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Sears Craftsman 85pc Universal Max Axess for $69.99 $69.96

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With a cash back in points of $10.49. Listing price is $119.99 for what it is worthy. So a $50 drop. or 50% off if you count cash back. Also you might have some cashback coupons to make it better.

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Looks like this set hovers around $95 according to CCC. Still a little too much for me to spend since I usually wait for YMMV Kobalt Lowes Clearance deals. This set does have an awesome appearance through.
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Having the socket fit up into the wrench instead of hanging off of a square peg is great design, however I would quickly pass on the "universal" spline drive and look for a 6-point pass-thru set from GearWrench instead.
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Having the socket fit up into the wrench instead of hanging off of a square peg is great design, however I would quickly pass on the "universal" spline drive and look for a 6-point pass-thru set from GearWrench instead.
What is your concern about universal type of design? The review looks good, so I assume that durability is fine. Thanks.
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Having the socket fit up into the wrench instead of hanging off of a square peg is great design, however I would quickly pass on the "universal" spline drive and look for a 6-point pass-thru set from GearWrench instead.

I believe Craftsman has their or version of that Gearwrench, but why would you choose the non-universal version?

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-51...ckType=G3#
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What is your concern about universal type of design? The review looks good, so I assume that durability is fine. Thanks.
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I believe Craftsman has their or version of that Gearwrench, but why would you choose the non-universal version?

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-51...ckType=G3#
99% of fasteners that I see are standard hex bolts that a 6-point socket fits securely on without marring or stripping. While a spline drive also works, it puts a ton of pressure on a very small contact patch which can deform the head and get the socket stuck.

I would sing a different tune if I worked in an industry that used a lot of spline drive or 12-point fasteners, but for the few times that I encounter an unusual bolt (like German axle shafts) I buy the specialty tool to fit.
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This set looks really nice, FYI Husky sells a version of this set that comes with 3/8 and 1/2 ratchets, and sizes 7mm-30mm and SAE to match. Also has combo wrenches instead of the bits and bit handle that this set has. It's a little more money though. I got it used on Craigslist and it's an awesome set
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99% of fasteners that I see are standard hex bolts that a 6-point socket fits securely on without marring or stripping. While a spline drive also works, it puts a ton of pressure on a very small contact patch which can deform the head and get the socket stuck.

I would sing a different tune if I worked in an industry that used a lot of spline drive or 12-point fasteners, but for the few times that I encounter an unusual bolt (like German axle shafts) I buy the specialty tool to fit.
Second that, I've rounded numerous hex heads using 12 point sockets (universal)
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What is the point of including bits in pass-through/max axess tool sets? I am kind of confused. Also including wrenches seems unnecessary. An ideal set of pass through sets should only include sockets so that people don't have to buy similar things over and over again.
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