Home Depot has introduced a new Husky 270pc mechanics tool set for the 2021 holiday shopping season. The new mechanics tool set appears similar to another promo set they have for this season, which is priced at $99.
The tool case is said to be fully compatible with other Husky Connect System tool boxes, including the new 2-drawer tool box that Benjamen recently posted about here. Husky organizes the tools into 3 removable trays – one for the sockets, one for the ratchets, accessories, screwdriver bits, and nutdrivers, and one for the wrenches and hex keys. This actually looks like a more usable setup than Husky’s typical tool sets of this size, which feature removable drawers. For context, I have had tool trays slide out of plastic tool cases before, and I generally dislike cheap blowmolded cases. The trays load into the Husky tool box from the top, which mean it might take a little more time to retrieve a selection of tools from all of the different trays. As a tradeoff, the case should make the set easier and more secure to move around.
This 270pc tool set comes with the following rough breakdown:
- 3 ratchets (1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″)
- 4 extension bars
- (54) 1/4″ sockets
- (61) 3/8″ sockets
- (14) 1/2″ sockets
- (19) 3/8″ drive bit sockets
- 14 combination wrenches
- 101 other tools (screwdriver handle, bits, hex keys)
The ratchets feature 72-tooth gearing mechanisms.
Additional Purchase Options
Here is where things get a little more interesting.
You can opt for buying just the tool set with their Husky Connect System-compatible tool trays, for $99. If you find yourself wishing you bought the tool box, you can pick it up separately for $33.
Or, if you want more tool boxes, Home Depot also has a similar Husky 270pc set with a 3pc Connect System tool box combo. This comes with a rolling tool box, the same medium tool box as the set above, and a small parts organizer.