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If you're not familiar with these they work on metric and standard so it's really like a 10 piece set. These are a decent set to carry around in a car since they don't take up much space.
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Very interesting concept, but the recent reviews are less than stellar
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Do yourself a favor, skip these gimmicks and buy wrenches that are actually made to fit.
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Very interesting concept, but the recent reviews are less than stellar
I have 3 sets of these because they came with some other mechanics sets when they were hyping them heavily. Unless they've changed them the adjusters are not plastic as the one review claims. I also don't think you'd easily bend one unless you're hammering one or using a cheater pipe, but these are primarily for convenience if you end up hammering or using a cheater bar I don't know why you'd choose these anyway.

I guess it doesn't matter all that much since they still have a lifetime warranty.
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Do yourself a favor, skip these gimmicks and buy wrenches that are actually made to fit.
These types of things are great for small pack in tools to carry with you in a car since they take up little space.

There's really nothing wrong with dual purpose metric and standard wrenches/sockets. Give Metrinch a try if you don't believe me.
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Purchased a 3 pack of this for $26.88 on October 21, 2018.
So not a good deal from a price point.

The quality of the sets I got were good enough, but the locking mechanism is weak, so skip it. Get a good set of gear wrenches or even craftsman.
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Gimmicky and not practical. I swear they dream up this crap for people who buy tools that will never really be used
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Purchased a 3 pack of this for $26.88 on October 21, 2018.
So not a good deal from a price point.

The quality of the sets I got were good enough, but the locking mechanism is weak, so skip it. Get a good set of gear wrenches or even craftsman.
If you got 3 5 packs for $26.88 you probably got them from Sears, but most people here grumble about the Sears deals.

If you got 3 wrenches for $26.88 that's about what they sell the single wrenches for at Sears as open stock so that's like spending $45 for a set of these, so I'm assuming you meant the first.

I haven't had any issues with the locking mechanisms and I've got 3 sets of them.
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Gimmicky and not practical. I swear they dream up this crap for people who buy tools that will never really be used
Maybe if you're trying to replace regular wrenches, but for tossing in your trunk to save space or to try on a rounded nut. I mean it's not like I'm not suggesting trying to replace existing stuff with them, nor are they even expensive.

I don't see how it's any less practical than these 20 piece socket sets that have 4 sockets, a ratchet and 15 bits.

But hey if it's too gimmicky for you don't buy it. I'm not asking you to. I said what the practical use cases were. It's inexpensive. That's pretty much the same reason I stopped posting Sears/Kmart deals, too many complaints of "I thought Sears" was closed, because it simply becomes a waste of my time to do so.

Sure it's a gimmicky tool but it can certainly still have uses to some people who are interested in it. It's not like a Tiger Wrench commercial where I dig through a mess of unorganized wrenches and say "just throw your whole drawer full of wrenches away!".
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Maybe if you're trying to replace regular wrenches, but for tossing in your trunk to save space or to try on a rounded nut. I mean it's not like I'm not suggesting trying to replace existing stuff with them, nor are they even expensive.

I don't see how it's any less practical than these 20 piece socket sets that have 4 sockets, a ratchet and 15 bits.

But hey if it's too gimmicky for you don't buy it. I'm not asking you to. I said what the practical use cases were. It's inexpensive. That's pretty much the same reason I stopped posting Sears/Kmart deals, too many complaints of "I thought Sears" was closed, because it simply becomes a waste of my time to do so.

Sure it's a gimmicky tool but it can certainly still have uses to some people who are interested in it. It's not like a Tiger Wrench commercial where I dig through a mess of unorganized wrenches and say "just throw your whole drawer full of wrenches away!".
I agree. I am a professional mechanic and garbage tools like this should be labeled "nut rounders". Buying a set of 20 year old used craftsman wrenches for pennies on the dollar on craigslist or FB would be much better than these thumb busters, and they would have the same warranty on them.
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Tools for people who don't really use tools.
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Lowest on camel was 8.96
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I agree. I am a professional mechanic and garbage tools like this should be labeled "nut rounders". Buying a set of 20 year old used craftsman wrenches for pennies on the dollar on craigslist or FB would be much better than these thumb busters, and they would have the same warranty on them.
I agree...too some extent except, vintage craftsman wrenches are highly sought after now so if you do find a set for a cheap price consider yourself lucky. Even the older Craftsman plier type tools are being sold for 2-3x the original price on eBay as long as they have the magical "Made In USA" on them somewhere.

Secondly, the issue with a lifetime warranty on all our older USA made tools is the fact that they will be exchanged for the lesser quality China Tools. I have some of the Taiwan made Dewalt wrench's and sockets and thus far I am impressed with the quality of the wrenches and the thin walled sockets. I love the knurling on the Dewalt Sockets also.
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Do yourself a favor, skip these gimmicks and buy wrenches that are actually made to fit.
Wise saying!!!
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Maybe if you're trying to replace regular wrenches, but for tossing in your trunk to save space or to try on a rounded nut. I mean it's not like I'm not suggesting trying to replace existing stuff with them, nor are they even expensive.

I don't see how it's any less practical than these 20 piece socket sets that have 4 sockets, a ratchet and 15 bits.

But hey if it's too gimmicky for you don't buy it. I'm not asking you to. I said what the practical use cases were. It's inexpensive. That's pretty much the same reason I stopped posting Sears/Kmart deals, too many complaints of "I thought Sears" was closed, because it simply becomes a waste of my time to do so.

Sure it's a gimmicky tool but it can certainly still have uses to some people who are interested in it. It's not like a Tiger Wrench commercial where I dig through a mess of unorganized wrenches and say "just throw your whole drawer full of wrenches away!".
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