Woodworking may involve the use of many bits and blades, but often a good set of wrenches come in handy, too. Whether you’re installing casters on a shop cart or assembling a table saw, consider Craftsman’s new 7-piece Universal Ratcheting Wrench Sets for these sorts of jobs. One end of each wrench is box-style, with a universal tooth design that can grip six different types of nuts or bolts, including 6-point, 12-point, partially rounded, external TORX, square and spline.
The ratcheting action, of course, enables you to reposition the wrench on the fastener for loosening or tightening without lifting it off. Flip the wrench around and you have a reinforced open end that resists tip spreading under high torque. A thick, rounded beam and matte surfaces give these tools a non-slip grip, and high-contrast markings make them easier to identify in the tool drawer. Craftsman’s Universal Ratcheting Wrenches come in two sets: standard, in sizes ranging from 5/16″ through 11/16″, as well as metric, with 10mm through 17mm wrenches included. Either set includes a reusable caddy and retails for $49.99. Find them at Craftsman.com or at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide.