With the arrival of my new 80 and the inevitable resto of the 62, I realized that my current set of tools were just crud. I needed a new set. I perused a couple threads(Who makes best/most durable tools? and Good toolkit for an 80?) and decided to go wth one of Craftsman's Mechanic's Tool Sets. The 190 piece and I hated it. I didn't like the design of the box it came in; the wrenches kept coming loose out of their holders and on two ocassions the latch holding the "upper" half would fail and the smaller sockets would fall everywhere. Also decided I didn't really need all the standard/SAE sizes. Thought about either the 145pc. Metric Set or the 140pc. Metric Set but decided against. Why not just design a "perfect" tool kit? So I designed this set of Craftsman 6 point metric and other tools for the Land Cruiser. Hadn't seen a concise list and just wanted to put it down in a thread. *EDIT(8/19/05):Just to clarify what I've done: I looked over those two threads mentioned above and made a list of common tools that make up an adequate tool chest. I did place a lot of focus on Beowulf's and PHAEDRUS' lists. I chose Craftsman because, although not "the best," they are quality, inexpensive(compared to others) tools that have a no-hassle lifetime guarantee. Take in any broken Craftsman tool(with a Lifetime Guarantee) to any Sears and get either a new or refurb replacement. No questions asked and no receipt required.* BASIC LIST- the "bare minimum" and can also be transported easily: Craftsman 3 pc. Thin Profile Ratchet Set(#33442) Craftsman Torque Wrench, 3/8 in. Drive(#44593)-not Lifetime Guaranteed(90 days) Craftsman Torque Wrench, 1/2 in. Drive(#44595)-not Lifetime Guaranteed(90 days) Craftsman 10 pc. Easy-To-Read Socket Set, 6 pt. Metric, 1/4 in. Drive(5-14mm)(#34532) Craftsman 10 pc. Easy-To-Read Socket Set, 6 pt. Deep Metric, 1/4 in. Drive(4-13mm)(#34536) Craftsman 22 pc. All 3/8 in. drive Metric 6 pt. Easy-To-Read Socket Set(reg10,12-19mm+deep9-19mm+spark plug sockets)(#34722) Craftsman 10 pc. Easy-To-Read Socket Set, 6 pt. Metric, 1/2 in. Drive(9-15,17-19mm)(#34556) Craftsman 6 pc. Easy-To-Read Socket Set, 12 pt. Deep Metric, 1/2 in. Drive(13-18mm)(#34559) Craftsman 24mm Socket, 6 pt. 1/2 in. Drive Standard(#19472) Various Craftsman Extensions and Adaptors(Ex:#43539, #44261, #44264) 3x Craftsman 12 in. Utility Cases(#65284) for the drivers and sockets Craftsman 14 pc. 6pt. Wrench Set, Metric(#46575) Craftsman Screwdriver Set, Ratcheting(#41796) Craftsman 2 pc. Hex Key Caddy Set, SAE and Metric(#46704)-my Sears actually had the metric sold by itself for $5.99. Craftsman 6-piece Professional Pliers Set(#45360) Craftsman 2 pc. Strap Wrench Set(#45570) Craftsman 2 pc. Locking Plier Set includes 10 WR and 7R Pliers(#45712) Craftsman 25 in. Pry Bar, with 18 in. Curved Bladed Screwdriver(#43277)-replaced with set(see below) Craftsman Tool Carrier(#37531) Total: $644+tax and shipping if you don't go pick it up. Some of these things were "Catalog/Online Exclusive" so you have to ship them. If anyone really wants me to go through which ones those are, I can * them. Expensive, but I think a darn great investment considering what I was using before. And Craftsman at that. Of course, everything can be switched around to your liking. The hex key, for instance. I read in one thread that one member hated using hex keys in a "Swiss Army knife"-style tool. Up to you. And c-dan has the 54mm socket I'll be picking up shortly. Am I missing anything? Hope this might help others looking to build a great tool kit. Oh yeah. ...and duct tape. *EDIT(8/19/05): To put everything in one place, I've decided to put additions to the list here and will periodically add or delete tools depending. These are tools I've chosen. Of course, there are other alternatives available so read through the thread or choose your own variant. And not all the tools are Craftsman, but still popular tools. ADDITIONS- more specific tools: Lifetime Guaranteed Tools: Craftsman 8 pc. Reversible Ratcheting Wrench Set, Metric(#42405) Craftsman 7 pc. Locking Flex Ratcheting Wrench Set Metric(#42401) 2x Craftsman 8-Pocket Wrench/Tool Roll-Up Pouch(#65877)-for above wrench sets Imperial Ratcheting Line Wrenches, Metric(#1956STDM) @Sears. Lifetime guarantee. Craftsman 2 lb. Dead Blow Hammer(#SDSF2SG) Craftsman 16 oz. Steel Handle Ball Pein Hammer(#38523) Craftsman 16 oz. Rubber Mallet(#45787) Craftsman 58 pc. Tap and Die Set, Carbon Steel Metric(#52373) Craftsman 3 pc. Screwdriver Pry Bar Set(#43278)-replaces single pry bar from BASIC kit. Craftsman 5 pc. File Set with Handle(#31323) Craftsman 14 pc. Punch, Chisel, Line-Up Tool Set(#43122) Craftsman 12-Pocket Wrench/Tool Roll-Up Pouch(#65878) for above Punch/Chisel Set Crafstman 2 Jaw Small Gear Puller(#46905) Craftsman Nut Splitter(#4772) Craftsman Universal Oil Filter Wrench, Auto-Adjustable(#51121SA706) Craftsman 12 in. Hacksaw, Convertible/Heavy Duty(#E0101674) Craftsman Retaining/Snap Ring Pliers, Medium(#92R706) Craftsman Wire Cutter-Stripper(#73653) Craftsman Retractable Claw Tool(#41322) Craftsman Magnetic Tray(#41329) Craftsman Magnetic Pick-Up Tool with Mirror(#47095) Craftsman 21 pc. Impact Socket Set, 6 pt. Metric Craftsman 4-Way Metric Lug Wrench(#19361) Craftsman/Lisle Seal Puller(#47645) Non-Lifetime Guaranteed Tools: Craftsman 3 ton Hydraulic Jack(#50143) Craftsman 6 ton Jack Stands(#50150) 8 Pc Magnetic Nut Driver Metric Bit Set not @ Sears Lisle Handy Packer® Bearing Packer(#34550)@ toolsource or Sears Brass Hammer not @ Sears 54mm Hub Socket from cruiserdan($24.71) Actron PocketScan™ Code Reader(#CP9125) @ Sears Craftsman Timing Light, Inductive(#21027) Craftsman Multimeter(#2123571) Craftsman Vacuum Pump/Brake Bleed Kit(#21021) Craftsman Compression Test Kit(#47089) Craftsman Soldering Iron, 45 watt(#54042) Harbor Freight 20 Gallon Parts Washer not @ Sears Berkley 20lb Digital Fish Scale not @ Sears Brass Drifts:"3/8 solid brass rod from your local hardware store = brass drift" -LandCruiserPhil MV50 Portable Air Compressor-can probably be found cheaper(Pep Boys link works...sometimes) Miller Millermatic 175 MIG Welder not @ Sears Ingersoll-Rand Garage Mate Air Compressor(#SS3R2-GM) @ Sears Craftsman 3/8 in. Impact Wrench(#19916) Ingersoll-Rand 3/8 in. Composite Air Ratchet, Ultra Duty(#IR-1200) @ Sears Also, if placing orders online with Sears, remember to look at the rebates. Most times, the rebate is the shipping costs. A free Craftsman Club Membership can be obtained by calling 1-800-682-8691=monthly discounts. Harbor Freight Discount Codes Innocent Disclaimer: No I do not have any affiliation or interest in the Sears/Craftsman corporation. It's just a good ole' one-stop shop that everybody has easy access to.