Stanley Hand Tools Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

There's a great selection of Stanley hand tools on offer - and the five best selling Stanley tools are compared and reviewed.

You can't go wrong with a good set of Stanley tools. A trusted brand name and highly rated across the board, they're reliable, durable and great to have to hand around the home.

Whether you're looking for a standard home owners set or something more towards a pro kit, Stanley have got the tools market covered. Beyond the quality, all the products carry the usual Stanley tools warranty, which is good to rely on if you have an issue with any of their home or pro use apparatus.

Generally, the kits come in a finished box, making storage easy. For stand alone tools you can opt to either house it in an existing storage box or go right ahead and purchase an industry standard Stanley tool box, bag or chest. Stanley deliver top quality products, always a worthy investment, and the five best sellers are featured below.

Stanley 94-248 65-piece General Homeowner's Tool Set

This is the top selling Stanley tools set - and comprises a pretty comprehensive home tool kit. The set covers everything you're ever likely to need when faced with plumbing issues, a new door install, maybe outdoor landscaping. The usual suspects are in there - hammer, measuring tape, level and a set of hex keys.

On top of that you've got pliers, flat-head and philips screwdrivers, not to mention a collection of thirty different bits - and more. In total there's some 60 plus tools, all up to ANSI standards and everything housed in a top quality, hard molded case. It's a good all round set, Stanley appear to have covered as many bases as possible - on offer, worth buying, one for the home, garage or RV.

Stanley 94-248 65-Piece General Homeowner's Tool Set

You'll have the right equipment for every job with this convenient, 65-piece hand tool set. Weighing less than 10 pounds, the black case with built-in handle includes a hammer, ...

Only $54.09

Stanley 66-052 6-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set

The is Stanley tools best selling precision screwdriver set - a great for for detailed work. The kit includes the more popular mini philips and flat head screw drivers, starting from a miniature 0 point driver and ranging up to a 3.0 point. The design is well thought out for a precision set, as the screwdriver handles are long enough and comfortable enough to allow for a comfortable grip.

The driver heads are long enough to allow enough clearance - you need to see what you're doing, without being so long that strength is compromised. Great for small electronics, anything that requires a little focus, the set is affordable, good quality and less then five bucks - a little keeper.

Stanley 66-052 6-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set

6 Piece, Precision Screwdriver Set, Consists Of: 0 PT Phillips, 1 PT Phillips, 1.4 MM, 2.0 MM, 2.4 MM & 3.0 MM Slotted Screwdrivers.

$8.77  $6.97

Stanley 84-114 3 Piece Basic 6-Inch Slip Joint, 6-Inch Long Nose, and 6-Inch Diagonal Plier Set

Another fine example of top quality Stanley hand tools is this basic pliers set. It features the more commonly reached for pliers used around the home and it's a cracking set of hand tools in general. The range includes needle nose, diagonal and slip joint pliers and each is manufactured to a high standard.

The tools all meet current ANSI standards and the overall manufacture is top stuff - forged heavy duty steel, and each on has been treated with a rust preventative to promote longevity. The blades are all sharp enough to perform well - chrome nickel plating and hardened blade edges. Comfortable rubber handles make for a nice solid grip and each one feels nicely balance in-hand. A well put together set, durable, full of quality and all for under 15 bucks, so more than your usual bargain.

Stanley 84-114 3 Piece Basic 6-Inch Slip Joint, 6-Inch Long Nose, and 6-Inch Diagonal Plier Set

Stanley 84-114 3-Piece Basic Plier SetStanley is proud of its reputation for excellence. They are dedicated to continually testing, designing and improving their products to ens...

Only $22.47

Stanley 58-930 Cushion Grip Nail Set

This is a nail set - nothing special there. What's special about this one isn't the fact that it's a Stanley hand tool so much as it's more user friendly than similar ones. It's color coded, the grip makes a difference and you don't waste time hunting them out - they jump out at you. The heads are great, do exactly what a nail set should - produce a great finish.

They're long enough to make short working of setting nails in flush, yet not so long they feel out of balance or send too much vibration up the shaft and into your hand/wrist. A good quality tool, precision milled steel heads, bevelled edge on the tip, all round a great little set and the price? - they're almost being given away.

Stanley 58-930 Cushion Grip Nail Set, 3-Piece

The Stanley Cushion Grip Nail Set is a 3-piece set containing 1/32-inch, 2/32-inch, and 3/32-inch cushion grip nail sets. Each tool features a cushioned grip, designed for shock...

Only $14.12

Stanley 55-515 12-inch Wonderbar Pry Bar

This is the best pry bar by a long mile. A top selling Stanley hand tool and a superbly simple piece of engineering. It does everything well, it feels extremely solid and capable and manages to pry, scrape and lift with ease - and will handle even the most stubborn tasks without too much effort.

It's about the right length at just over 12" long, and it does feel as though you've got something reliable and robust in-hand. When applying pressure (or a few well aimed hammer blows) you don't get a feeling of weakness - it just performs. High carbon steel, powder coated, bevelled edges, top rated and under ten bucks. Buy it.

Stanley 55-515 12-inch Wonderbar Pry Bar

The Stanley Wonderbar Pry Bar features forged high-carbon steel construction, heat-treated for increased strength and durability. Its polished, beveled cutting edges and contour...

Only $13.95
Updated: 06/21/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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