Picture of the Husky Universal Ratchet Socket 16 Piece Set, Front View.

Husky 702200 Universal 16-Piece Socket Set Review

While fixing squeaky wooden glider rocking chairs, we needed to buy a socket set that has popular sizes, found around the house, and appear frequently in glider rockers.  Well, this Husky 702200 Universal 16-piece wrench and socket set filled the bill nicely.

It cost around $30.  Plus, Husky warrants this set forever. Why?  No doubt because it features nearly all metal parts, and has a hardened shank on the wrench.

Picture of the front label of the Husky 16 piece universal socket set.
Husky 702200 universal 16-piece socket and wrench set, front label.

Benefits, Features, Pros, and Advantages of the Husky 702200 Universal 16-Piece Socket Set

Handy Plastic Holder

Snap-in places for all pieces.  These that tightly secure the pieces to prevent loss.  Plus, it eases putting away this tool when finished with it.

Standard Driver

Comes with a rugged 3/8′ teardrop driver wrench that has a 72-tooth ratchet. Works with chucks from other wrench sets.

Common socket sizes, Both English and Metric

Comes with 14 universal sockets.

English (SAE) sizes include: 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, and 11/16”.

Metric (MM) sizes include: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm, and 18mm.

Chrome Plated

This increases resistance to rusting, and makes each piece highly reflective. So its easy to spot on dark floors in tool chests.

Hardened Ratchet Shank

The ratchet appears to have a black iron, case-hardened bit that snaps into the sockets.  Strong enough to tighten or loosen the toughest nuts.

Sockets fit a Variety of Nuts and Fasteners

These include…

  • E-Torx, square / box nuts.
  • 6-point.
  • 12-point.
  • 6-point 50% rounded.
  • Spline.

Sure Grip Sockets

Each socket bit is deep enough to securely fit over top of the nut or fastener, and grabs it strongly.  No slippage or nut-stripping grinding when loosening frozen nuts; even if you tap the driver handle with a hammer.

Limited Forever Warranty

For details on this lifetime+ guarantee, call 1-800-HD-HUSKY (1-800-444-8759).

Affordable

We paid roughly $30 for ours at Home Depot. Did not mind doing so either, since  we should never have to bay another.

Easy to Find

Buy Husky tools like this ratchet set at Home Depot, Amazon, eBay, et al.

Picture of the Husky Universal Ratchet Socket 16 Piece Set, Front View.
Husky 702200 universal 16-piece socket set, front view.

Disadvantages, Drawbacks, Problems, and Limitations of the Husky 702200 Universal 16-Piece Socket Set

Not Made in the US

They made our copy of this universal socket set in Taiwan.

Not Insulated

Husky makes all parts of this set of mostly metal. So, the pieces can conduct electricity.  Thus. avoid working on live circuits, due to the risk of electric shock, or short circuits.

Easy to Scratch Finishes

Be careful not to drop these pieces on stones or concrete too many times. You  cpi;d mar or dull the chrome finish.  But where you use ratchets, like in garages, assembly plants, basements, and pavilions, dropping them happens often.  But at least, this set is cheap enough to replace, if it becomes too dull.  Plus, the chrome finish does not affect how well this tool works.  In fact, it works great, dull or bright.

Pictre of the rear view of the 16 Piece Universal Socket Ratchet Set by Husky Tools in the included plastic holder keeper.
16 piece universal socket ratchet set by Husky Tools, back view.

Uses for the Husky 702200 Universal 16-Piece Socket Set

Every apartment dweller or home owner could benefit from a universal ratchet set like this one from Husky Tools.  Here’s a list of some of the jobs we tackled with ours.

Repairing Small Appliances

Work on things like

  • Box fans.
  • Oscillating fans.
  • Dorm style small refrigerators.
  • Blenders.
  • Televisions.
  • Computers.
  • Table radios.
  • Air conditioners.
  • Space heaters.
  • Baseboard heaters.
  • Humidifiers.
  • Toaster ovens.
  • Projectors.
  • Computer CRT monitors.
  • Boom box stereo systems.
  • Food processors.
  • Griddles.
  • Percolators.

Fixing Major Appliances

Repair such major appliances as…

  • Upright freezers and refrigerators.
  • Furnaces.
  • Stoves.
  • Clothes washers and dryers.
  • Convection ovens.
  • Microwave ovens.
  • Heat pumps.
  • Dishwashers.
  • Garbage disposals.
  • Trash compactors.

Furniture Repairs 

Fix the following.

  • Glider rocking chairs.
  • Couches.
  • Love seats.
  • Dining tables.
  • Dinner chairs.
  • Computer stands.
  • File cabinets.
  • Ottomans.
  • Hassocks.
  • Recliners.
  • Roll away beds.
  • Waterbeds.
  • Peer cabinets.
  • Dressers and chests.
  • Shelves.
  • Mirrors.
  • Headboards.

Maintaining Outdoor Power Tools  

Help when working on outdoor appliances like lawnmowers, lawn tractors, edge trimmers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, sheers, clippers, grass catchers,

Home Maintenance and Remodeling Tasks

Such as…

  • Sealing furnace duct work.
  • Tightening door frames.
  • Securing windows and screens.
  • Deck and porch building.

Small Automotive Repairs and Enhancements

These include…

  • Headlight and taillight changing.
  • Door removal and installation.
  • Seat removal and re installation.
  • Car stereo installation.
  • Auto battery replacement,

Assembling those Some-Assembly-Required Items

  • Engines.
  • Bookshelves.
  • Patio sets.
  • Swing sets.
  • Bicycles.
  • Sliding boards.
  • Toys.
  • Rocking horses.
  • Trikes.
  • Picnic tables.

Our Rating

This tool set is about as universally useful in the workshop as the saucepan is in the kitchen.  With the sorts of items we repair, almost all need a nut driver or socket set like this.  So, this set never sits on the shelf too long between uses.  It’s cheap to buy, lasts almost forever.  It rises to every work challenge, and surpasses it usually.  So we rate this Husky socket set at 96 out of 100.  It’s a good tool to have.

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Revision History

  • 2019-03-22: Added subheadings, key phrase targeting, and tags.
  • 2015-12-15: Added more appropriate tags.
  • 2015-10-06: Added appropriate tags.
  • 2015-01-19: Originally published.