Home Depot is having a tool deal of the day today (there’s a link at the end of the post), and one of the surprises is that they have a new Dewalt 53pc mechanics tool set that’s bundled with a ToughSystem 2.0 tool box.
The new Dewalt mechanics tool set, DWMT45153, features a mix of 1/4″ and 3/8″ sockets in SAE and metric sizes. You get a 3/8″ 72T ratchet and 1/4″ drive adapter, as well as a couple of extensions, screwdriver bits, and 1/4″ hex screwdriver bit handle.
I would have though the first Dewalt mechanics tools set and ToughSystem 2.0 tool box combo bundles would have featured their new ToughSystem 2.0 trays.
Instead, you get two small organizer boxes that fit into the sides of the ToughSystem tool box. But, this also means you can store other tools in the middle section.
I first considered that the $100 sale price might be a bit high for a 53pc tool set and ToughSystem 2.0 tool box, but it seems proportionate for what you get.
A slightly different Dewalt 50pc 3/8″ mechanics tool set is priced at $53 on Amazon. At this time, the tool box is $40 by itself.
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This new Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 tool box and mechanics tool set bundle is an okay value. But can you do better?
This Dewalt 34pc 3/8″ mechanics tool set, DWMT73804, is $35 via Amazon.
This Dewalt 25pc 1/4″ mechanics tool set, DWMT73805, is $30 via Amazon.
If you buy these sets separately, that’s a 59pc set with separate cases for $65. Add on the ToughSystem 2.0 tool box from Home Depot, and you’re at $105. The difference here is that you also get a 1/4″ ratchet if you go with these separate sets.
You get a newer ratchet and 1/4″ hex screwdriver handle with the ToughSystem 2.0 bundle, but some of those 53 pieces are 1/4″ hex screwdriver bits.
Or, skip the ToughSystem 2.0 tool box and you can buy a larger mechanics tool assortment with *shudder* blowmolded case.
There is also a similarly packaged 23pc 1/2″ socket set for $48.49 via Amazon.