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232-Piece Kobalt Mechanics Tool Set (Standard / SAE & Metric Combination)

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Lowe's.com has 232-Piece Kobalt Mechanics Tool Set (Standard / SAE & Metric Combination, 81680) on sale for $99. Shipping is free. Thanks Sal707
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This Kobalt 232 piece Mechanic's set comes with a 3 drawer tool chest.

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More sockets are better? Lol
How does the price compare and do they come with the tool box?
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More sockets are better? Lol
That's a question, that for some, is only understood when you don't have the right one.
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My wife gave me this as a gift a couple of years ago. One of the best gifts I have EVER gotten!
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Quote from mystiqueskillz :
More sockets are better? Lol
LoL, You be the judge.
Lowes (Kobalt) 232 pieces
117 sockets, 3 90-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 30 wrenches and 78 accessories.

Home Depot (Husky) 270 pieces
148 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 14 wrenches and 101 accessories.

Craftsman (I had the wrong set. See my updated comparison later in this thread. (page 8) Other set has 111 sockets. )
84 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 8 extensions, 8 wrenches and ?? other tools.
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LoL, You be the judge.
Lowes (Kobalt)
117 sockets, 3 90-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 30 wrenches and 78 accessories.

Home Depot (Husky)
148 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 14 wrenches and 101 accessories.

Craftsman
84 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 8 extensions, 8 wrenches and ?? other tools.
Looks like the Lowes is the best deal lol
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Looks like the Lowes is the best deal lol
And I'm going with the 270 piece Husky set. For sure the Craftsman seems to be out of the running.
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These are great sets at this price point. 10 years back you couldn't get a nice set like this for less than $200+. I think this was the set I scored here on SD for the $30 range. That deal is not repeatable and was a YMMV type deal. I managed to grab a few at that price, awesome gifts.

Unless Lowes goes belly up, Kobalt tools have a lifetime warranty which is nice.

There are a lot of things to consider when you are buying a mechanic tool set such as 6 points vs 12 point sockets, filler tools that only bump the number count up, etc. If you aren't trying to go crazy in the details and end up spending more, this is worthy to have a tool set immediately at its price point.
Yeah I scored this set back then for $30 too. I wish I would've bought a few extras for gifts. Applause
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Every time this is posted I get on to say I picked this up last year during the price glitch for $37. Probably my single best slick deal to date.
Lol...same. I used to say my HP Touchpad score (remember that one?) was my best deal but this easily eclipsed it.
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LoL, You be the judge.
Lowes (Kobalt)
117 sockets, 3 90-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 30 wrenches and 78 accessories.

Home Depot (Husky)
148 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 14 wrenches and 101 accessories.

Craftsman
84 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 8 extensions, 8 wrenches and ?? other tools.
That race looks too close to call!

But Craftsman is definitely out for me.
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Quote from texasPI :
Lol...same. I used to say my HP Touchpad score (remember that one?) was my best deal but this easily eclipsed it.
SERO was another popular old deal, but pretty much everyone got in on SERO.
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LoL, You be the judge.
Lowes (Kobalt)
117 sockets, 3 90-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 30 wrenches and 78 accessories.

Home Depot (Husky)
148 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 4 extensions, 14 wrenches and 101 accessories.

Craftsman
84 sockets, 3 72-tooth ratchets, 8 extensions, 8 wrenches and ?? other tools.
The Husky is 270 pieces vs Kobalt at 232. I should have added that. (I just edited to add the total pieces.)
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What kills me with all these sets is all the 12 point sockets Frown Who uses a 1/2 in drive with a 12 point?
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I just bought the husky 270 piece and the quality seems kind of crappy and a little poor (including the box). Doesn't stand out from my other home tools. I don't do anything fancy on my car and I am a new homeowner, but is this kobalt set better for me because there appears to be more screwdrivers? I don't know what I would use ratchet and sockets for.
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Quote from HonestMammoth473 :
Looks very similar to ~300 piece Kobalt set I picked up on clearance at Lowe's a few years ago for $79. I would bet most of the difference in piece count comes down to the oodles of screwdriver bits (triples of some sizes) that came with my set. It's been a great set with my only minor gripe being the toolbox isn't great. Well worth $99 for this set though.
Same ... hope they improved the toolbox. It's come apart at the top and I'm afraid it'll blow up at anytime I try to pick it up.
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What kills me with all these sets is all the 12 point sockets Frown Who uses a 1/2 in drive with a 12 point?
Someone removing a bolt from a u-joint. It's a mechanics set. Go to the dollar store and buy a cheap set if these don't work for you.
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