Hand Tools have their place in any shop. Mechanics need them, yes, but virtually everyone has a need for hand tools at some point. What’s hard is selecting a brand to go with that will suit your needs and budget as well as have all the features you need, and some you may not have realized you needed too. What’s better is how easy they are to find now, with The Home Depot carrying the line. The Home Depot is a store both professionals and homeowners love for their easy access and an extensive lineup of tools for every user. Let’s check out the Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot and see what makes these tools stand out.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot- Overview
When you think of Milwaukee Tools, likely you consider their incredible power tools first. The first, likely being the very tool that truly created the Milwaukee legacy, the Sawzall. Their take on the Reciprocating Saw is iconic in the tool world, being a tool used as reliably today as it was when they invented it in 1951. Drills, Drivers, Saws and the like, are signature tools Milwaukee is known for as well, making them an incredibly versatile tool line.
This doesn’t mean Milwaukee has been idle though, with expansions in the OPE world and plumbing innovations garnering a lot of attention recently. What is interesting about Milwaukee is how they go about improving their tools. They start right at the user, asking the question, how could we make this tool better? How can we take a tool that has been around for years, or even decades and take it to the next level?
Today we are going to explore the expansion of the Milwaukee Hand Tool Lineup into Home Depot Stores. It is hard to believe that Milwaukee only launched their hand tool line in 2010, and today there are over 700 tools in the collection. If there is one thing that is for sure, as long as there are improvements to be made in tools, Milwaukee intends to do it.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot- Metric Wrench Set
Features that stand out in this set is the advances in comfort and the ability to provide more torque than standard wrenches. The I-beam handle is incredibly comfortable to use and will provide incredible durability.
Milwaukee’s MAX BITE open-ended grip allows for an improved grip on nuts and bolts to prevent stripping and allows for 25% more torque.
The included storage tray allows users to easily slide the collection of wrenches in their tool chest, but also allows easy removal of the set. These trays are designed to fit straight into a commonly sized tool chest and maintain easy visibility and organization.
This wrench set is nothing short of solid. Much like Milwaukee’s power tools, this set is heavy duty and well thought out. Comfortable to use, easy to read, and the MAX-BITE head makes all the difference in keeping a good grip when working. All in all, this toolbox staple is a great performer.
This Wrench Set, Model #48-22-9515 is available at The Home Depot for $129.00.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot- Milwaukee Ratcheting Combination Wrenches
The Milwaukee Ratcheting Wrench set includes 15 total wrenches, from 8mm to 22mm.
The Milwaukee Ratcheting Combination Wrenches feature 2.5 degrees of arc swing, providing improved efficiency.
144 ratcheting positions provide longer ratchet life and improved access by using double stacked pawls to maximize the use of these wrenches.
The Ratcheting Wrenches also feature Milwaukee’s Max Bite open-end grip for improved grip and torque over standard wrenches.
Like the Standard Milwaukee Wrenches, the storage tray also provides easy storage and organization in standard chests.
Ratcheting Wrenches are a tool that recently has made a huge splash in the tool world as a useful solution to the need for flexibility when working in tight spaces. Essentially you marry a wrench with a socket and ratchet and the ratcheting wrench is born. While you would think the benefits lie only in the ratcheting end, that’s definitely not the case. Like the Wrench Set, the included tray allows easy organization and the MAX-Bite open end is just as effective. These wrenches are comfortable, user-friendly, and make all the difference in small quarters, something you will really appreciate in engine work.
This set, Model #48-22-9516 is available from The Home Depot for $209.00.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot – Hook and Pick Set
This set from Milwaukee includes four pieces, straight pick, offset hook, 90-degree hooked and a standard hook.
Milwaukee designed these tools with an all metal core for increased durability and chrome plating for protection from rust.
The Comfort grip handle provides a comfortable hold of the tool while using for enhances grip.
Milwaukee used knurling on their tools as well for increased control, especially with greasy fingers.
The included storage tray provides easy organization and storage.
Virtually everyone has used picks and hooks for a variety of solutions where access and precision are important. Setting gaskets, O-rings, fine removal of debris and you have a huge asset to a shop. I rebuilt an engine last year and one of the most tedious things I had to do was remove hardened debris from inside the valves. It was messy work, but this would have made a huge improvement in this as the leverage provided from the knurling on the picks allow incredible control. While these serve the automotive industry well, there is so much more these tools can do. Electricians can precisely separate wires, or small precision work in woodworking also will see the benefits of these unique tools. This set is just one of those tools that once you’ve had them in your tool chest, you will wonder why you didn’t purchase them sooner.
This Hook and Pick Set, Model #48-22-9215 is available at The Home Depot for $18.31.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot – Pry Bar Set
Milwaukee includes a 4-piece pry bar set in their lineup which has an 8-inch, 12-inch, 18-inch, and 24-inch bar.
I beam construction provides 40% more strength, as well as an all-metal core, provide enhanced durability.
The Hammer Ready Strike Handle allows a significant force to be used without damage, and the tri-lobe design improves comfort and grip of the tool for maximum efficiency.
Chrome finish provides needed protection from rust for corrosion resistance.
The easy access storage tray provides a unique storage solution for easy access and storage.
If you’ve used a hammer, you know how important the back end is when prying material apart. The thing is, sometimes a dedicated solution is needed to get the best results. Pry Bars provide a refined solution to this. They have dozens of uses in the automotive industry, but that’s hardly where it ends. Being able to strike the back of these pry bars with a hammer allows some unique uses in demolition and overall general construction. Without a doubt, these pry bars already have a few uses on my list from removing a small granite backsplash to replace it, and the rehab of a deck where prying the wood apart will be a breeze using these. Much like the Hook and Pick Set, this Pry Bar Set will be an indispensable addition to a lot of tool chests.
The Pry Bar Set, Model # 48-22-9214 is available at The Home Depot for $69.97.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot – Mechanics Set
A full 56-piece set features standard socket sizes in both metric, 6mm-19mm, and SAE in a ¼ inch to one inch in standard increments. Deep Well Sockets come in metric sizes from 6mm to 19 mm and SAE from ¼-inch to 7/8- inch.
Each Socket is stamped for easy visibility and prevents wearing of the sizes for increased user life.
Each 3/8-inch drive Sockets has sides that come to a flat to prevent rolling of the sockets while working and come “wrench-ready” for easy attachment and detachment.
The ratchet has a 4-degree arc swing with 90 teeth for ultimate torque and improves working in tight spaces. As well the flush directional lever is responsive and sits flush on the slim profile ratchet.
A 3-inch extension, 6-inch extension, and a universal swivel attachment allowing, even more, reach and usability in tight working conditions.
The included case allows for easy portability of the set. As well though, you have a removable tray that provides easy storage in standard mechanics steel tool chests for convenience and easy access. As well the tray is specially contoured for the flat sides of the sockets and is labeled for easy organization.
I always save the best for last, and in this case, this mechanics set will blow your mind. A mechanics set is likely one of the first things you will purchase for your garage, whether you are heavy into automotive work or not, they are a staple for everyone. Milwaukee added a few extra features to really take these to the next level. Ever had a socket roll away? Or an issue with the shape creating an issue getting into hard spaces? Well, you aren’t alone, and Milwaukee knows that. This set is an exceptional innovation for Milwaukee, bringing about the question how exactly were flat sided sockets not invented sooner?
Not only were the flat sides a well-loved addition to this mechanics set, but a few other features stood out as well. The sockets are easy to read, and the ratchet was incredibly responsive. I appreciate the thinner profile ideal for getting into tight spots too, something important for all users. Something else that stood out about this set was the storage tray. Thick and durable contoured plastic allows easy organization and quick removal from the included case, but it was one of the best storage systems I have seen for a mechanics set.
This Mechanic Set, Model #48-22-9008 set is available at The Home Depot for $179.97.
Milwaukee Hand Tools At The Home Depot- Final Thoughts
It’s fairly plain to see that Milwaukee was eager to make changes that users would value in their day to day uses. It is hard to take tool classics and make changes large enough that users will feel drawn to the new version over ones they already own. Without a doubt, there are features in these sets that will make a huge difference in how efficiently your job gets done. Less hassle, better performance, easy organization, hard to find anything not worth loving in the Milwaukee Hand Tool Collection. With the availability at The Home Depot, you really can’t go wrong in terms of access and value.
Want a chance to win some of these tools for yourself? Stay tuned for an announcement Monday where we will share a little Milwaukee Love and have a chance to win one of these sets!