I have a browser window open on my computer, with tabs open to various discounted tools, holiday deals, and “special buys.”
The best deals are posted about as soon as I can after learning about them. The ones I feel so-so about, I leave them be while I think things over. This Tekton wrench set is one of those deals.
With this Tekton wrench set, you get 22 wrench sizes in inch and metric sizing. The inch wrenches range from 1/4″ to 7/8″, and metric from 8 mm to 19mm.
The box ends have 12pt sockets, and are offset by 15°. Both sets come with “store and go” organizer.
Years ago, I waited for Craftsman Professional wrench sets to drop in price, and that’s when I bought my 9pc sets for $60 each, stepping up from raised panel wrenches. Since then, I’ve bought a couple of other styles of wrenches, with my favorite being USA-made Proto ratcheting wrenches and Facom combination wrenches.
If I were to start over today on a beginner’s tool budget, I think this Tekton 22pc set would be at the top of my list.
I have had good experiences with Tekton tools these past few years. They seem to be holding true to their pledge towards better quality, and I have heard good things about their customer service.
My only hesitation would be whether I’d go with this bundle set, where you appear to save $10 off the regular price, or separate sets. I tend use 11/32″ a lot, on #8 machine screw nuts, and 1″ also. Sometimes buying larger-count sets work out more economically than buying smaller sets and adding other needed wrench sizes. Plus, the larger sets have larger organizers. There’s no way to add a 11/32″ wrench to the inch set, organizer above.
Most DIYers or homeowners might never need a 11/32″ wrench, or 1″ for that matter. Or the other in-between sizes you get by going with individual wrench sets with higher wrench size counts.
There is a 30pc bundle set, and it’s also said to be discounted from the list price. But with no other sellers or 3rd party listings, it’s hard to tell if it’s currently being discounted, or “discounted.”
With the above-shown 22pc, you do save when compared to the prices of the 11pc inch and metric sets. You save a little with the 30pc set, but not as much.
Bottom line, this seems like a good deal on a wrench set I would expect to perform reasonably well. I’d consider these tools to be on-par with what you find from Husky and Gearwrench these days, and maybe a step above what you’d find from Kobalt.
If I were putting together a DIYer or homeowner tool kit on a budget, this would likely be my top pick. A lot of DIYers tend to use adjustable wrenches for everything, taking too long to realize how much easier work could be with regular combination wrenches. And at just under $50 for inch and metric sets, this bundle isn’t likely to leave such users wanting, at least not unless they have unusual hobbies or needs.
Price as of the time of this posting: $48.19
User reviews seem to mirror my own feelings towards the brand.
I have purchased a number of Tekton tools, mainly for review and testing purposes, and have received quite a few, too. I don’t think I’ve tested these wrenches yet, but I have been quite pleased with their ratcheting wrench quality.
I would offer to buy a set for ToolGuyd testing and review, if reader demand was high enough, but I still have a Sunex angled wrench set from a 2015 holiday season Lightning Deal that I haven’t gotten to yet. You could ask, but no promises. I’ve started working on my review backlog, but it’ll probably be 6 months until I’m fully caught up with everything.