Dewalt has been coming out with a lot of different hand tools over the past year.  One cool thing I like about their new hand tools is the ability to buy big kits, smaller kits or single sockets.  As you can see by the title of this article, this kit is for their automotive people. This is the 168 piece Mechanic Socket Set model DWMT73803.

For me there is a bunch of things to like about this set.  First, the case is pretty good.  I like the fact that it not only locks on the front, but also locks on the side.  This way if you drop it, the case doesn’t open or sockets don’t shift around.  While the kit does say 168 pieces, most of the pieces are bits and Allen Wrenches.  For the sockets, they do a pretty decent job of giving you a variety of different sizes.  You can check out the list below to see everything in the kit.

The ratchets and wrenches aren’t too bad.  I have to say they are in the middle of the pack for feel.  I have felt better, but definitively have felt worse ratchets.  The ratchets are fine tooth, so that is a huge plus especially in hard to reach spots.  The driver isn’t anything to write home about.  The wrenches have a good feel to them.

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DWMT73803 Includes:

  • 1/4″ Drive, 72 Tooth Ratchet.1/4″Dr – 6″ Extension, 1/4″Dr – Universal Joint.
  • 1/4″ Drive 6pt sockets: SAE 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 Metric 4, 4.5, 5,5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1112, 13.
  • 1/4″ 6pt deep sockets: SAE 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, metric 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • 3/8″ Drive, 72 Tooth Quick Release Ratchet. 3/8″Dr- 6″ Extension, 3/8″ to 1/4″ Reducing Adaptor. 3/8″Dr- Universal Joint.
  • 3/8″ Drive 6pt sockets: SAE 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, Metric 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 3/8″ Drive 6pt deep sockets: SAE 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, Metric 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 3/8″ Drive Spark Plug Sockets, 5/8″ and 3/4″.
  • 1/2″ Drive, 72 Tooth Quick Release Ratchet. 1/2″Dr – 5″ Extension. 1/2″Dr- Universal Joint.
  • 1/2″ Drive 6pt sockets: SAE 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, Metric 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21.
  • Combination Wrenches: SAE 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8. Metric 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16.
  • 14 SAE Hex Keys. 14 Metric Hex Keys.
  • Vinyl Grip Multi Grip Bit Driver. 15 Nut Driver Bits.
  • 22 MaxFit Bits.

All in all this is a pretty nice kit and you do get a variety of tools.  Anyone starting a new hand tool collection, this is a pretty good choice.