I’ve purchased GearWrench tools in the past and have been very pleased. To bad this set is SAE and not metric. But for anyone looking for an SAE set I imagine this would be a good choice.
The picture shows a 7 piece set, but the description says this is a 13 piece set. For a 7 piece set (which is all smaller wrenches), $4 per wrench is not an especially good deal. A 13 piece set at $2 a wrench is a good deal and I would get one.
Be aware that these wrenches are not reversible (besides flipping over the wrench), which means it can be easy to jam them into a tight spot on a bolt and not be able to get it out. I have done that several times, and needed pry bars or related to get the wrench out, or had to remove a different part of an engine to unwedge a wrench.
These are relatively large 5 degree wrenches (which means 72 tooth), which for some reason became a standard for weekend warriors like I am. I much prefer the newer ~2 degree wrenches because of the very tight spaces in engine bays of cars I have tended to work on recently.
Well? How many pieces are we talking about? 7 or 13?
Hi there. Sorry for the confusion. It is a 7-piece set.
Have used gear wrenches for a lot of construction and mill right work. They will hold up under a ton of abuse. Have only had one where the bearing are going out but thats bc 100+ ftlbs of torque was being put on it. overall great tools.
Hey Evadman! Wouldn’t it be way easier to just grab hold of the wrench head and quickly give her a spin to see whether you’re putting the wrench on to tighten or loosen the fastener? Haha!
All those pry bars and stuff seem like WAY more work! A two second check will be much easier.