Crescent X6 Ratcheting Wrench Review:
The Crescent X6 ratchet wrenches are manufactured by Toolcraft Industries Inc., which is a well known manufacturer of industrial tools since the late 1970’s. They have been making ratcheting wrenches since the early 1980’s. The Crescent X6 ratchet wrenches are made from high quality steel with a chrome plated finish and feature allen head screws, hex key heads, and ball bearing bushings.
The ratchet wrench comes with two different sizes of Phillips head screwdrivers. These types of drivers are used for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts. There are four different sized Allen keys included in the package. All these tools come with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.
The Crescent X6 ratchet wrenches have a unique design that allows them to easily change between three positions (tight, medium, loose) without having to remove the handle. This makes it easy to adjust the wrench when changing out parts. The ratchet wrench features a large, bright orange body with a silver ring around the top. On one side of the body there is a small, red “X” logo and on the other side there is a large white cross.
The front of each tool includes an integrated hex key slot so you don’t need to take off your existing keyring to use your new ratchet wrench. Each wrench has a sturdy metal design and the ratchet sound is very smooth when first using it.
One of the best features of the tool is its price. This ratchet wrench set sells for less than $20 and is a great value for your money considering that other manufacturers charge nearly twice as much for their ratcheting wrenches. This wrench comes with an amazing lifetime warranty and is made in the USA. It can be used by both the do-it-yourself handyman or even a professional mechanic.
When using the ratchet wrench don’t over-tighten as this can cause the fastener to snap and it’s always safer to use a standard box end wrench when possible for more leverage.
In conclusion, the Crescent X6 ratchet wrench set is great for anyone that needs to tighten or loosen bolts and nuts on a regular basis. It features a lifetime warranty, high quality materials, and a very reasonable price. This wrench is made by Toolcraft who have been making tools since the late 1970’s and it can be used by both professionals and the average homeowner.
Crescent Compound Action Wrench Set With Case:
A set of ratcheting wrenches are an invaluable tool for any serious automotive work. The ratcheting mechanism makes it so you don’t have to keep turning the wrench after it’s moved a certain distance. You just move it a little bit further with each turn. It also allows for more torque to be applied, which is necessary for getting lug nuts loose, or even for removing rusted parts.
This set just from the reviews of others seems to be the one I’m going to buy. The most common complaint is the plastic end on one of the sockets that holds the smaller ratcheting mechanism in place (the same socket you use most) breaks and then the ratchet won’t work anymore. It’s an easy fix, however, if you have some basic mechanical skill. If you don’t, it probably isn’t the best idea to buy this set.
For the professional mechanic or weekend warrior, this is an excellent set. It’s much faster than using a standard wrench and good for quickly getting at bolts that are hard to reach. The only complaint I’ve heard about it is that it has a plastic part that holds the ratchet mechanism in place, and if that breaks (which it seems to do pretty easily) then you’re out of luck. You have to basically buy a whole new set.
Crescent 3/8-inch Drive Click Torque Wrench:
This wrench is another great tool for automotive work. It allows for the accurate tightening of bolts and nuts, especially in tight places. This is especially true for lug nuts which, while they are tightened with a torque wrench during assembly, can become loose over time due to road vibration. Using this wrench periodically will ensure that the wheels stay on your vehicle.
This wrench is also great for periodically checking that the lug nuts are still tight.
Crescent 3/8-Inch Drive Socket Set:
A good socket set for working under the hood or around the house. This set has a wide assortment of sockets to accommodate most bolts or nuts found in a home or car, plus adapters and extensions to allow access to even the most difficult bolts or hard to reach areas. The case is nice and sturdy, so it should hold up pretty well under normal conditions.
Crescent 3/8-Inch Drive 90-Degree Rotary Socket Extension:
A socket extension greatly extends the length of your wrench allowing you to reach bolts that are in hard to reach places. This one has an interesting feature in that it rotates around a center point so you can get it into areas that are at a 90 degree angle from where you are standing. This greatly extends it’s uses.
Crescent 3/8-Inch Drive L-Shaped Socket Extension:
This socket extension allows you to get to bolts that are in an area perpendicular to the one you are working on, such as the exhaust bolts on the rear passenger side of a car. This would allow you to reach the lug nuts on the front passenger side wheel of the car and provides the access you need.
Crescent 3/8-Inch Drive Universal Joint:
A universal joint allows you to turn a short section of an extension in any direction, allowing you get to difficult to reach bolts by twisting the socket around. This one is a swivel socket so that it can be turned in any direction.
Crescent 3/8-Inch Drive 6-In-1 Socket Adapter:
This adapter allows you to use sockets on bolts that are larger or smaller than the socket as long as the socket you are using is exactly the right size. This makes nuts and bolts of any size easy to remove or tighten. I would strongly recommend this tool over a set of standard sockets since it saves a lot of time and frustration.
Crescent 3/8-Inch Drive Universal Socket:
This socket works on any bolt or nut, as long as the socket is the exactly the right size. This allows you to use one wrench for all bolts or nuts. I would strongly recommend getting this over a set of standard sockets since it saves a lot of time and frustration.
Plumbers spend a lot of time working in tight places, so big tools are not an option. That’s why plumbers have come up with all sorts of nifty tools to get the job done and they lend themselves well to home repair as well.
All of these tools fit in the wooden toolbox that you have stored in the basement.
A plumber’s snake is a long wire coil that can be fed down pipes or drains to pull debris through. Since all of the pipes in your house are metal, you won’t be able to use it to clear a blockage, but it will still come in handy for other uses.
A blow torch isn’t something normally used by plumbers, but it can be used to heat PVC so that it can be bent into shape. It can also be used to heat up pipes that have become frozen in order to thaw them out. It can even be used on people if you catch them sneaking around in the basement at night.
Channel locks are basically a pair of pliers with rubber grips and a pivoting head so that they can be tightened upon a nut, allowing the user to easily turn it and remove it.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Trees to lumber: McDonald-Dunn Forest: a historic look at sawmilling (DH Merkle, DL Read, RA Reid, JM Underwood… – 1993 – … RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC …)
- The use of rock bolts in the support of mine openings (GB Wisner – 1992 – ir.library.oregonstate.edu)