If you recall from our recent post, Dewalt has come out with a new DWMT45226H ToughSystem mechanics tool kit, featuring 3 removable trays full of tools, a top tray, and a ToughSystem tool box. Thanks to an email from Aaron, we now know that this kit has dropped in price, to $149.
Okay, we all know that the price change from $229 to $149 doesn’t really constitute a “drop,” since $149 is most likely the holiday season pricing that Home Depot and Dewalt had intended for all along.
Still, I can’t help but feel that this is still a deal. Technically it is a deal, it’s a special buy, with these two magical words conveying that this tool set is priced lower now than you could buy it for most of the year.
A 226pc Dewalt mechanics tool set with ToughSystem tool box for $149? That seems like a pretty good deal.
There’s still no listing of what you get with this set, but hopefully these images help give you a good idea:
The set comes with 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive ratchets, drive accessories and adapters, a selection of shallow and deep sockets, some wrenches, hex keys, what looks to be a screwdriver, and a selection of 1/4″ hex screwdriver bits.
It’s a little of this, a range of that.
Personally, I’d probably load the trays into a tool drawer somewhere and use the ToughSystem tool box for other things.
This looks to be an interesting choice for DIYers, homeowners, and others who want a nicely-equipped mechanics tool set. At least I’m assuming it’s nicely equipped. A rundown of the kit contents would really help here.
P.S. I hit the nail on the head with my pricing prediction. If I may remind you:
It’ll be interesting to see how much the set sells for come late November. I think that a $149 price tag would be very fitting, but that’s just a guess.
If you want something a little different, check out this Craftsman 216pc mechanics tool set with Versastack tool box. As you might be aware, Dewalt and Craftsman are now owned by the same company. It would curious to see how the quality compares.