Hand tools are one of those products that have a long shelf life, heck sometimes they even outlive the owner. Take a look around your shop and how many hand tools do you have that either your father owned or you have owned for decades. Never seems to be a shortage. However, there are those times we lose them or just want to upgrade to newer tools. So this brings me to wrenches. For me, I am an organized person but I tend to lose wrenches all the time. So let’s jump into the Husky Wrench Review and see if they are a good tool for the money.
Husky Wrench Review Overview
Husky is the house brand for The Home Depot. Walk into the store and you will see a ton of their hand tools including wrenches. Over the last two years, I felt Husky has stepped up their game by creating higher quality hand tools.
When it comes to these wrenches, I feel Husky did a nice job and made an improvement over their previous wrenches.
Husky Wrench Review Features
Husky sells these 10 piece sets in either Metric or SAE. For the Metric set you get the following wrenches: 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,17 and 19. For SAE you get 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″ and 7/8″.
The wrenches are designed with a 10% longer beam which means more leverage and you can get access to harder and deeper areas.
The open end is said to deliver 80% more grip over standard open end wrenches while reducing the chances of rounding off fasteners.
Here is where this wrench shines. The universal box end works on 6 different styles of fasteners (E-Torx, Square, 6 Point, 12 Point, 6 Point 50% Rounded, Spline).
The size isn’t etched into the wrench so not sure how that will hold up after years of working with them. It looks like it’s printed on the wrench.
The profile is what we have seen in other wrenches. Wish they were a little thicker, but they work nice.
Husky Wrench Review Performance
This is one of those tools that are really hard to measure performance. When I get wrenches there are two items I always look at, the fit and ergonomics. I want a wrench that I don’t have to worry about rounding off a nut or bolt. I also want a wrench that doesn’t kill my hands when pulling or pushing with a lot of pressure.
While I am confident these have a nice fit to the nuts and bolts we tested, I do wish they were a little thicker. Not that they have a bad fit, but if they were a little thicker, it would be much more comfortable in my hands. Sure, they would weigh more, so it’s a trade-off.
Husky Wrench Review Value
Both the Metric and SAE retail for about $20 at The Home Depot. As you know you can get cheaper wrenches and wrenches that require a loan from the bank. Personally, I think for these wrenches, $20 is a great deal. $2 per wrench of this quality is worth it.
Husky Wrench Review Final Thoughts
Overall I really like these wrenches. Now I am not a guy who uses this every day, but I do reach for them multiple times per month, so take that with a grain of salt. I have some nice wrenches and off-brand wrenches. For me, these are up there with the nicer brands. So, anyone who doesn’t use wrenches on a day to day basis, these make a perfect addition to your tool collection.