Stanley 92-824 69-Piece Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set review
There are so many tools on the market made in a glossy chrome finish that it can be difficult to tell them from one another – they all look like shiny, smooth hunks of metal. There is a solution to this homogeneity, though, and it comes to us courtesy the engineers and designers of Stanley. The Stanley 92-824 is great example of this, and the full name they gave it explains everything – the Stanley 92-824 69-Piece Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set.
Of course, Stanley provides their lifetime warranty and has ensured that every single part of the Stanley 92-824 69-piece socket set meets or exceeds standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for these products. Included in the kit are the sockets which any home handyman or mechanic would need on a regular basis. Starting with the all important ¼” and 3/8” pear-head ratchets, an extension for each one, moving on to the 30 sockets in SAE and Metric sizes for the ¼” driver, and over there to the 33 3/8” SAE and Metric sized sockets for the other driver, this set has a size for any occasion. Stanley has also made sure their now well-known MaxDrive design is used here as well, so as to give you more leverage and to do less damage to what you work upon. A useful and durable blow-molded plastic case holds all of that together and makes up the final part of the Stanley 92-824 black chrome and laser etched socket set.
In fact, here are the items included in the Stanley 92-824 socket set:
(30x) 1/4" MaxDrive Sockets – SAE and Metric, (33x) 3/8" MaxDrive Sockets – SAE and Metric, (1x) 3/8" Pear-Head Ratchet Arm, (1x) 1/4" Pear-Head Ratchet Arm, (1x) 3/8" Spark Plug Socket, 5/8", (1x) 3/8" Spark Plug Socket, 13/16", (1x) 1/4" Extension Bar, 3", (1x) 3/8" Extension Bar, 6", (1x) Blow Molded Case, (1x) Color Graphics Sleeve.
Black chrome tools will always look cool, set your tools apart from others, and will not noticeably dull with use. The Stanley 92-824 socket set feels as good in the hands as it looks, and the tolerances on their manufacturing line must be fine as they have a near-solid heft. The MaxDrive sockets work very well on even the oldest and most degraded fasteners and there is something to the extra torque claim. Since the selection of sizes is wide enough, this set can work as a mechanic’s main ‘go to’ set. Even the case comes apart so that the lid works as a work tray for convenience. Lifetime warranties are only as good as the tools they cover and the company which backs them; the Stanley 92-824 black chrome and laser etched socket set will live up to its guarantee…or Stanley will make it right. Any mechanic would be pleased to count these tools among his or her professional possessions.
The suggested retail price for the Stanley 92-824 black chrome and laser etched socket set is set at US$90, but a 30% savings is not unusual.
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