Husky’s new Total Socket wrench looks a lot like the hydrokinetics wrench we posted about quite a few years ago. But, unlike the hydrokinetics wrench, the Husky Total Socket looks more practical to carry and easier to use.
The Husky Total Socket wrench can adjust to fit inch and metric hex fasteners 3/16″ to 1-1/16″ and 5mm to 27mm in size. The wrench is double-ended, with the smaller side designed to fit 3/16″ – 19/32″ fastener sizes, and the larger side sized to accommodate 19/32″ – 1-1/16″ fastener sizes.
A double-speed adjustment knurl, which slides back and forth along the geared middle section of the wrench, allows for quick adjustment.
The Total Socket is priced at just $9.88 and is available for purchase online with free shipping on $45+ orders, or free in-store pickup where available.
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My first instinct is that the Husky Total Socket is just another gimmicky “44-in-1” type of tool, with most destined to sit unused in kitchen junk drawers around the country. However, I like its slim, simple, and functional design.
As mentioned, I think the Total Socket looks a lot like the HK1 hydrokinetics wrench. After posting about this wrench a few years back, I purchased one from Amazon. In theory, the HK1 is an excellent adjustable wrench, but in practice, I didn’t like using it, and so it now rests at the bottom of a bin or toolbox in storage somewhere.
Maybe Husky designed the Total Socket to be cheap and easy to manufacture, but to me it also looks slim, compact, and ready to travel.
Last year I tested and reviewed Husky’s Double Speed adjustable wrench, and found it to be a decent wrench for the money. Husky’s then-new self-adjusting groove joint pliers also led me to view Husky in a new and better light.
For some reason the Total Socket is not sold at my local Home Depot, but I’ll be swinging by the next closest location later this week to pick one up. For $10, this will probably make a great addition to my portable tool kit.