Let’s talk about cars. Do I love them? Not really. But my grandfather was a mechanic and my other grandfather owned a car dealership, and selling cars was his family business for multiple generations (my great-grandfather and my uncle were also in the car business).
My dad has always loved and collected classic cars. But me? I’ve just never been a huge car person. Funny considering my family history. But I did learn the hard way that it’s important to know a little something about them regardless of how much interest you have in them. I’ll get to that in a minute.
First, I want to show you this tool haul that my friends over at Home Depot sent me to review as part of their ProSpective program.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Home Depot. All opinions are my own.
They sent me the Husky Mechanics Tool Set which comes with 1,025 pieces (yes you read that correctly!). Check out what it looked like when I took everything out of the boxes and piled it all on top of my workbench!
This set has everything you could ever imagine needing when it comes to basic mechanic tools, but many of these are versatile and could be used for numerous other things.
If you like projects or tinkering, this is the set for you. It has every wrench, screwdriver, ratchet, socket, and accessory known to man. These filled my Husky workbench drawers to the brim.
One of the things I love about being a part of the ProSpective program is that I learn a lot about tools as I receive and play around with new ones that I otherwise might not have even known existed or thought to buy.
That was definitely the case here as I was awestruck by the sheer volume of wrenches and ratchets. I had no idea so many types even existed!
They also sent me the Husky 7pc Dual Direction Extraction Socket Set, which enables you to remove damaged or corroded bolts or fasteners. Paired with my impact wrench I’m pretty sure I could remove any bolt on earth, regardless of how rusted or damaged it is.
Now, for a story. Coincidentally, I told this funny story on Instagram the other day, but this is the perfect time to share it here too. I talked about it on Instagram because I was playing with a random question generator app in Instagram stories and one of the questions was, “First car?”.
My first car was a 1990 off-white Beretta with dark tinted windows and a cassette tape player, and it was awful! Don’t get me wrong, I was thankful to have a vehicle, but this thing died constantly and basically made my life miserable on a frequent basis.
When I was in college, I lived in an apartment and one day as I was angling out of a parking spot, my front tire just fell off. Out of nowhere. But not only did it fall off, it wedged itself into the frame of the car so I couldn’t even open my door and get out!
I had to (not so gracefully) crawl across to the passenger side door and tumble out of the car. I immediately noticed a group of college guys standing on their balcony watching the entire thing unfold. It’s hilarious to me now, but needless to say it was not funny at the time.
Ever since that happened, I have been a little bit afraid of changing my own tire even though I know how, because I think, “what if I don’t tighten the bolts enough and my tire flies off while I’m driving down the highway?”
Yes, that is a legit fear that I have. (I wasn’t the one who changed the tire that fell off of my car back then, however. Just to clarify! Ha.) Anyway, I really feel comfortable with the fact that an impact wrench paired with the sockets from this set would tighten my bolts sufficiently. I also know without a doubt that I have the right tools for the job! (They would have come in handy back in college.)
So let’s talk about this mechanics set. It includes 527 sockets, 273 accessories (including screwdrivers in a multitude of sizes), 218 wrenches, and 7 ratchets.
The ratchets operate in a space as little as 1 1/4″ so if you are repairing something in a tight space, no need to worry. The set is designed to fill your tool chest to the brim (which you can see, it definitely does!), and there is a lifetime warranty.
The set features all the tools a mechanic could ever possibly need, including 500 standard deep, bit and impact sockets covering a wide range of drive inch sizes. It also includes 200 different wrenches which range from standard combination, stubby, ratcheting, stubby ratcheting, flex head ratcheting, reversible ratcheting and specialty.
Luckily my tires don’t need to be changed at the moment, but I did test out some of these tools by practicing loosening and tightening the lug nuts on my “mom van.”
One feature on the ratchets that I really like is this quick release button that allows the sockets to quickly and easily be attached and detached.
Do you have a mechanic in your life (or someone who loves fixing up cars or tinkering with them) who needs this set? If so, tell them to check it out at Home Depot because I can’t imagine a more comprehensive set anywhere on the market.
I feel like if my grandpa were still around to see this tool haul, he would definitely be impressed (and probably a little jealous).
Disclosure: I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the promotional program described above (the “Program”). As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.
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