This Editor-Approved DeWalt Mechanics Tool Set Is 30% Off at Amazon

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Now that we’re in a new year with new aspirations, getting to any lingering repairs from 2023 may be top of your mind. And if you’re the type who likes to tinker, having a reliable mechanics tool set can be a boon there, as well as help you deal with any sudden car troubles or snow blower malfunctions that may arise. As luck would have it, this handy DeWalt 142-Piece Mechanics Tool Set, which we dubbed the best for mechanics in our review, is 36 percent off on Amazon right now.

DeWalt 142-Piece Mechanics Tool Kit and Socket Set

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142-Piece Mechanics Tool Kit and Socket Set

DeWalt 142-Piece Mechanics Tool Kit and Socket Set

Now 30% Off

It’s the ideal option for automotive projects and fixing outdoor power tools, featuring two 72-tooth quick-release ratchets that require only 5 degrees of swing, allowing you to work in tight quarters—as you’ll often contend with when getting your hands dirty under the hood. The set also comes with ten ¼-inch deep sockets, two extensions, two universal joints, 20 3⁄8-inch drive sockets, ten combination wrenches, two adapters, and a spark plug socket. It also features 15 nut driver bits, 22 specialty bits, and a multi-driver.

Many of the tools in this kit have a polished chrome finish, enhancing their durability by making them resistant to corrosion, wear, and tarnishing. And the stamped markings are easy to see. The kit also has 28 hex keys for tightening or loosening screws and bolts with hexagonal sockets. They’re convenient for assembling furniture (and better than the chintzy Allen wrenches such sets come with), performing bike repairs, and working on machinery.

A hard carrying case provides organization and accessibility. According to Alex Rennie, our home improvement writer who used and reviewed the DeWalt (and other tool sets), the case is comfortable to carry despite its weight. And the slim profile makes for easy storage. However, as he notes, this mechanics set may not be an ideal choice for general home use since it lacks some essentials that more comprehensive tool kits do include.

Still, DeWalt tools consistently stands out as editor-favorites, as the brand makes an excellent cordless drill and impact driver. And if you keep Rennie’s caveat in mind, maybe by using this set to supplement some other basic tools you already have, the kit should serve you well.

Buy the DeWalt 142-Piece Mechanics Tool Set

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell is a freelance writer covering gear and technology. He started his journey as a news writer at a small newspaper and later began reviewing smartphones, movies, and video games. In his free time, he enjoys the slower, more intentional experience of using a 35mm film camera and making short videos about movies he grew up watching.

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Alex Rennie is a freelance writer who specializes in the Home Improvement, DIY, and Tool space. As a former residential and commercial carpenter, Alex uses his hands-on experience to write practical buying guides, how-to articles, and product reviews. His work has also appeared in Business Insider’s Insider Picks, and before his writing career, he was a full-time carpenter living in New York City. There, he worked as part of a team designing, building, and installing large furniture pieces, as well as performing a variety of home repair and maintenance projects. Alex currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, and spends his free time exploring the beaches and mountains with his fiancé and their dog Louie.

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