May 31, 2007

Husky 45-Piece Stubby Set - Review

stubby_set.jpgHusky has recently come out with a 45-piece set of little truncated tools, lovingly named the Stubby Set. They were nice enough to send us one and it didn’t take long before we realized that, although it‘s small and has a humiliating name, it’s a really great collection of useful tools.

The contents of the Stubby Set include a ratcheting screwdriver, a dual-drive ratchet (able to accept 1/4” sockets on one side and 3/8” sockets on the other) and an adjustable wrench. For accessories and bits, the Stubby Set comes with:

  • 10 driver bits
  • 13 SAE sockets (5/32” to 3/4”)
  • 14 metric sockets (4mm to 17)
  • Adapter for using the 3/8” ratchet with 1/4" sockets
  • Extension bar
  • Adapter for using the 1/4" sockets with the screwdriver

stubby_ratchet.jpgThe tools are all solid in the hands and the wrench has almost no wiggle to the lower jaw (a good thing). The head of the ratchet pivots 90 degrees each direction, giving the tool the ability to fit just about anywhere, particularly those tight spaces under the hood of your car.

But these tools aren’t just for motorheads. It would be a great set for around the house and also would be valuable as a compact set for any tradesman. Perfect for those of you who run into bolts from time to time, but not often enough to justify lugging around a larger 100+ piece set.

And the best part of it all is that the Stubby Set only costs $15. Yep, that’s right. 15 bucks for the entire set. It might be a little early to start thinking about Father’s Day, but…

The Stubby Set comes with a carrying case and is available only at Home Depot.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at May 31, 2007 5:38 AM

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Recent Comments

I bought a similar set also with a wide range of sizes, only to find out the reason they have such a range is they don't include every size, they skip every other size... for the price I guess that is not a huge deal until I realized that they skipped 1/2" what good is a starter type kit without a half inch? I think they need to re-think which sizes are left out.


Posted by: Chris at January 26, 2011 2:24 PM

just bought that stubby set a few weeks ago (minus of course the angle ratchet head) for 10 bucks from home depot and it has been perfect for small jobs. compact and varied its a good buy for the price for sure.


Posted by: marty at February 15, 2010 10:46 PM

I went to home depot yesterday and they sell it now but the socket wrench doesnt angle like the one you reviewed. that was a big part of me wanting that.


Posted by: Dan at August 21, 2009 3:54 PM

It doesn't surprise that what is advertised isn't really there. The internet is full of crap, and for-profit companies are responsible for that. I just trust the store in my neighborhood as in the old times. Vendors on the internet are just too much heat, very little light.


Posted by: Donald McPato at November 6, 2007 1:15 AM

It doesn't surprise that what is advertised isn't really there. The internet is full of crap, and for-profit companies are responsible for that. I just trust the store in my neighborhood as in the old times. Vendors on the internet are just too much heat, very little light.


Posted by: Donald McPato at November 6, 2007 1:14 AM

We did some research on the Stubby Set and it appears that it was a limited time offer for Father's Day and that it is indeed starting to sell out in some stores. There is word that it may be back later in the year. We'll keep you posted.

--Tool Snob


Posted by: Tool Snob at July 24, 2007 5:55 AM

home depot does not know of any huskey stubby $15 set .also 1-888-434-8759 (huskey tools )said the same when i called them .Is this the mystery item of the year ??????????????????


Posted by: enrico musco at July 17, 2007 3:35 PM
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