So I recently got my hands on a set of the new Husky brand end wrenches. While my favorite type of end wenches are the late great ratchet wrenches (which are totally awesome!), I really like the versatility and affordability of these new wrenches from Husky. They’re made from durable material, adapt to 6 different fastener types, and are laser etched with crystal clear marking on the beam of the wrench.
These wrenches are designed to adapt to 6 different fastener types; Hex, rounded Hex, E-Torx, Square, 12 point, and Spline. While I appreciate the compatibility of a variety of different fastener types, I can’t help but scratch my head over thinking about just how often the average user is going to encounter all of these different fasteners. Nonetheless, this wrench set will evidently handle them all. Like most users however, I’ve only used them for average run of the mill hex shape nuts on some of my shop equipment.
The absolute best thing about these wrenches is the affordability. At just 20 American dollars, you can own a set of these versatile wrenches….not a bad deal at all! With Husky’s lifetime warranty, you can easily abuse them all you want and simply return them for a replacement in the event you completely destroy one of them.
From a design standpoint, they are pretty decent all around. The box end features chamfered lead-ins making it easy to slip onto a fastener, and the box end is offset by 15 degrees to kick the handle off of a flat surface.
Like most wrenches on the shelf, these tools are made from Chrome-Vanadium. Generally, chrome-vanadium is characterized as a strong and somewhat tough material with an average hardness between C41-C55 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. Tools that get used often, such as mechanics wrenches, need to have good wear resistance through hardness. Chrome-Vanadium offers just that but not at the expense of toughness. So, if you break a head bolt off in the engine and decide to take it out on the wrench by rocketing that bastard into the concrete, chances are it will not shatter in the same way something like a super-hard cam shaft would. To be clear, I don’t encourage braking head bolts, throwing wrenches, or throwing cam shafts lol….buy a stress ball…those things work great (said no one ever) : )
Over all the quality per dollar you get with these wrenches is pretty high considering they’re only 20 bucks per set. The metric set ranges from an 8-19mm but skips a 16mm and an 18mm, while the imperial set ranges from 1/4” – 7/8” only skipping 13/16”. The satin black finish is smooth to the touch and just slightly more “grippy” than a traditional chromium finish. Fortunately all the characters are laser etched and very easy to read which makes your time in the tool box that much shorter….for me, that’s a good thing : )
Thanks for dropping in to check out these tools from Husky. If you’re interested in learning more about this product feel free to use this link for the Imperial wrenches and this link for the metric wrenches, or one of the links from above. This review was provided in support of the ProSpective Campaign sponsored by The Home Depot. They supply the tool and I supply an opinion. The links in this review are affiliate links and provide a small kick-back to the website which helps to keep the wheel turning. Regardless, I genuinely appreciate your support.