Navigating different types of wrench sets to find one that fits your needs

If your toolbox is in need of an upgrade, you have probably considered getting a nice wrench set. There are several different types of wrench sets available, but not all of them will offer what you need. Consider your hobbies and handyman needs before shelling a lot of money out on a set you may never use. Wrench sets can basically be divided into a few categories to help you find exactly what you are looking for every time.

If you just need a wrench set that will take care of most household fixes, then an adjustable wrench set will probably do the trick. You don't need more than a few adjustable wrenches in different sizes. These wrenches will adapt to fit most bolt sizes without weighing your toolbox down. Most adjustable wrenches don't lock, so you may have some trouble with extra tight bolts. If this is the case, you may find it worth the money to invest in some locking adjustable wrenches.

For the sports hobbyist

If you love cycling, SCUBA diving or assembling furniture, then you will probably want to invest in a good hex key set. Yes, you can often find a hex key included in most parts kits. However, these are cheaply made and can be easily stripped with a stubborn bolt. If you want that furniture to last longer than five minutes, then you really ought to have the tools to put it together correctly. Opt for a complete set in both metric and English measurements so that you will always have exactly what you need right at your fingertips. SCUBA hex key wrench sets often come as part of a handy multi-tool that will easily slip into your gear bag or dive kit.

For the mechanic

If you like to work on cars or tinker with machines, then you will need a comprehensive wrench set. Start with a good combo wrench set. Combo wrench sets contain wrenches in a variety of sizes that feature a box wrench at one end and a ring wrench at the other. With every size possible at your fingertips, you will be able to have exactly what you need at your fingertips when you need it. You will also need to collect a few additional wrenches to add on to your set a la carte. A spark plug wrench, ratchet wrench, lug wrench and powerful torque wrench are all necessary items to make sure that you can free up bolts without stripping any parts.

Sears has the tools you need for any hobby or home improvement project from repairing gas grills to overhauling a car. Stop by to check out a great selection of wrench sets for any type of tool box.

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