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

Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Review

While  repairing rocking chairs and bikes, we bought this 16-piece Husky socket and ratchet set. It has popular socket sizes for fasteners found around the house.

Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Intro

Well, this universal socket wrench set filled the bill nicely.  It cost around $30, and comes with a “forever” guarantee.  It has a nearly all metal build, with a hardened shank on the wrench itself.

Picture of the front label of the Husky 16 Piece Universal Socket Set.
Husky 16 Piece Socket Wrench Set, Front Label

Benefits, Features, Pros, and Advantages  of the 702200 Husky Socket Ratchet Set  

Handy Plastic Holder Case

Snap-in places for all pieces in the included case, that tightly secure them.  This prevents loss, and eases putting away this tool when you’re finished with it.

Standard Driver

Has a rugged 3/8′ teardrop driver wrench with a 72-tooth ratchet. Plus, the ratchet works with chucks from other wrench sets as well.

This Husky Socket Ratchet Set Features 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 fights rusting, and makes each piece quite shiny. So its easy to spot on dark floors and in tool chests.

Hardened Shank

The ratchet has a black iron, case-hardened bit.  This snaps into the sockets.  Further, it’s strong enough to tighten or loosen the toughest nuts and bolts.

Sockets Fit Many Standard Nuts and Fasteners

These include…

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

Sure Grip Sockets

Each deep socket bit securely fits 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.

This Husky Socket Ratchet Set has a 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, and did not mind doing so. Given how well this ratchet set is built we may never need another.

Easy to Find

Buy this Husky socket set at Home Depot, Amazon, eBay, et al.

Picture of the universal Husky socket set, front view.
Universal Husky socket ratchet set, showing the front view.

Disadvantages, Drawbacks, Problems, and Limitations of the 702200 Husky Ratchet and Socket Set  

Not Made in the US.

Actually, our copy of this universal socket set was manufactured in Taiwan.

Not Insulated

All parts of this Husky socket set are made of practically all metal, and so, can conduct electricity.  So avoid working on live circuits with this tool.

Easily Scratched Finish

Be careful not to drop these pieces on stones or concrete too many times. You could mar or dull the silvery chrome finish on them.

But where ratchets are often used, dropping them is common.  But this set is cheap enough to replace, should it get too scratched up.  Then again, how shiny the chrome is does not affect how well this tool works.  The sockets work 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 702200 Model Husky Ratchet Socket Set

Every home dweller could benefit from a ratchet set like this one from Husky Tools.  Here’s a list of some of the jobs we’ve tackled with these sockets.

Repairing Small Appliances

Use in fixing…

  • Fans.
  • Blenders.
  • TVs.
  • Computers.
  • Air conditioners.
  • Heaters.
  • Toaster ovens.
  • Stereo systems.
  • Food processors.
  • Griddles.
  • Percolators.

Fixing Major Appliances

Handy tool for…

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

Furniture Repairs 

Works great on…

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

Maintaining Outdoor Power Tools  

Works on fasteners found on lawnmowers, lawn tractors, edge trimmers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, sheers, clippers, grass catchers,

Home Maintenance and Remodeling Tasks

These include sealing furnace duct work, tightening door frames, and securing windows and screens, and deck building.

Small Automotive Repairs

These jobs include…

  • Headlight and taillight replacement.
  • Door removal and installation.
  • Seat removal and re installation.
  • Car stereo.
  • Battery changing.

Putting Together Those Some-Assembly-Required Items

E.g. Engines, bookshelves, patio sets, swing sets, bicycles, sliding boards, numerous toys, rocking horses, trikes, and picnic tables.

Our Rating of the Husky 702200 Socket Ratchet Set 

This tool set is as useful in the workshop as the saucepan in the kitchen.  With the items we fix, almost every job needs either a nut driver or socket set like this one.  So, this set never sits on the shelf too long.  Furthermore, it’s cheap to buy, lasts virtually forever, and is indispensable in our shop.  It rises to every work challenge, and surpasses it usually.  So we rate this Husky socket and ratchet set at 96 out of 100.

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