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30-Piece Craftsman 1/4" & 3/8" Drive Max Axess Socket Wrench Set EXPIRED

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Includes: 7 1/4" drive sockets (1/4", 9/32", 5/16"; 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm), 1/4" drive 3" extension, 3/8" to 1/4" pass-thru adapter, 17 3/8" drive sockets (3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 3/4", 13/16"; 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm), 3/8"-drive 3" extension, 3/8" drive square adapter, pass-thru driver, 3/8" drive pass-thru ratchet

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Sears Craftsman 30 pc. 1/4" & 3/8" Drive Max Axess Socket Wrench Set $18.94

https://www.sears.com/craftsman-3...ckType=G13

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I have the 49-piece GearWrench Vortex pass-through set that I got for $17 back in 2012 from this thread: https://slickdeals.net/e/5366898-gearwrench-49-and-75pc-gearratchet-vortex-pass-thru-socket-set-sears?v=1

IIRC, the Max Axess came afterward, but they're the same form factor, so I'm guessing they're made by the same people.

Anyway, I can honestly say that the vast majority of the time, the pass-through aspect isn't necessary. In fact, the last time it would have been helpful, I didn't have a socket big enough (21mm), so I had to go buy a deep socket anyway.

That said, I didn't have a "nice" set when I bought the GearWrench set, so I use it all the time. If someone already has a decent set, I'd recommend skipping this one and just pick up a deep socket if and when you need one.


Whenever I come across someone knocking 12-point sockets, I roll my eyes. A quality 12-point socket is more than adequate for the average homeowner or DIYer. To say otherwise is absolutely ridiculous. I'm a weekend warrior of sorts and the 12-point sockets that came with my GearWrench set have never failed.

If you're a mechanic or find yourself using them on trickier projects, then yeah, go with some nice 6-points. But keep some perspective: your use-case is not necessarily the same as everyone else's.
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Any socket set will work, including this one, as long as you have a socket of the right size. Now whether the ratchet gives you enough Leverage is another question. You may need a breaker bar to help get the Leverage.

You also may need to check which direction the threads go so you know which way to turn it to loosen it. Jamming a 2 by 4 in to hold the blade helps. I'm sure there's some videos on YouTube that can direct you.
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Does anyone have any experience with this set? Is it actually worth buying if i already have other sets?

I know max axess tools usually have cool features.
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Does anyone have any experience with this set? Is it actually worth buying if i already have other sets?

I know max axess toops usually have coop features.
I have something similar, and this lets the"bolt" part pass all of the way through the socket. It is a deep socket, without a bottom,and will even work I threaded rods like a closed end wench.
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Sorry for stupid question but can I replace Lawn mower blade with this tool?
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Sorry for stupid question but can I replace Lawn mower blade with this tool?
Any socket set will work, including this one, as long as you have a socket of the right size. Now whether the ratchet gives you enough Leverage is another question. You may need a breaker bar to help get the Leverage.

You also may need to check which direction the threads go so you know which way to turn it to loosen it. Jamming a 2 by 4 in to hold the blade helps. I'm sure there's some videos on YouTube that can direct you.
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Does anyone have any experience with this set? Is it actually worth buying if i already have other sets?

I know max axess toops usually have coop features.
I have the 49-piece GearWrench Vortex pass-through set that I got for $17 back in 2012 from this thread: https://slickdeals.net/e/5366898-gearwrench-49-and-75pc-gearratchet-vortex-pass-thru-socket-set-sears?v=1

IIRC, the Max Axess came afterward, but they're the same form factor, so I'm guessing they're made by the same people.

Anyway, I can honestly say that the vast majority of the time, the pass-through aspect isn't necessary. In fact, the last time it would have been helpful, I didn't have a socket big enough (21mm), so I had to go buy a deep socket anyway.

That said, I didn't have a "nice" set when I bought the GearWrench set, so I use it all the time. If someone already has a decent set, I'd recommend skipping this one and just pick up a deep socket if and when you need one.

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i had a set very similar to this. never used it. gave it away. 12pt sockets are too chancy
Whenever I come across someone knocking 12-point sockets, I roll my eyes. A quality 12-point socket is more than adequate for the average homeowner or DIYer. To say otherwise is absolutely ridiculous. I'm a weekend warrior of sorts and the 12-point sockets that came with my GearWrench set have never failed.

If you're a mechanic or find yourself using them on trickier projects, then yeah, go with some nice 6-points. But keep some perspective: your use-case is not necessarily the same as everyone else's.
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No free shipping even after 35$ in total.
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Sorry for stupid question but can I replace Lawn mower blade with this tool?
Like the other person said you need to stop the blade from moving with a piece of wood or a clamp, but I always use an impact wrench or a strong impact driver it's so much easier (takes 2 seconds) because that nut is usually rusted solid and seized up and you'll probably need to spray something on it first to get it off with just a breaker bar (which has always been a miserable time for me) definitely not a small ratchet like this though.
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I have a larger kit from when it just came out. They're good but not recommend for tougher bolts, I've replaced the wrench once.
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i had a set very similar to this. never used it. gave it away. 12pt sockets are too chancy
Where did you see anything about this being 12-point sockets? The pictures all look to be 6-point sockets, and browsing through the reviews some also mentioned these being 6-point.
It also appears this set is also compatible with Gear Wrench Vortex, Crescent X6 Kobalt, Husky and other sets.

I was debating getting this as I've already got a socket set, but the price is pretty good to have an additional set, plus the benefit of having pass-through sockets do come in handy as I've struggled a few times with longer bolts using normal sockets... just checked and the two locations locally have it in stock. Thanks OP!
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Does anyone have any experience with this set? Is it actually worth buying if i already have other sets?

I know max axess toops usually have coop features.
I've had one for 8 years now I use it for everything and I just bought three more, two for gifts one as a backup
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Sorry for stupid question but can I replace Lawn mower blade with this tool?
I know some others have chimed in but if you have a newer deck then I'd double check the socket size. I just swapped out the blades on my new craftsman rider and it needed a 15/16 socket which this doesn't have.

Plus if you don't have something to extend the leverage like a rod or breaker bar, you won't get factory set sockets to budge with this small ratchet.
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Can anyone explain why these pass-through socket wrenches haven't become more popular?

I remember when they came out roughly 20 years ago. Ratcheting box wrenches came out about the same time. I thought these were a much bigger deal and would replace most socket wrenches, since they could be used in more situations than a typical standard socket set, without having to have both a regular socket and a deep socket for every size (which costs more and makes your toolbox a lot heavier.) Ratcheting box wrenches just let you be a little lazy instead of repeatedly sliding the wrench off the nut or bolt head, repositioning it, and sliding it back on for another stroke.

Today, I see ratcheting box wrenches all the time, but I hardly ever see these things. Why?
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