The 10 Best Master Mechanic Tool Sets
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in January of 2020. When it comes to vehicle maintenance, you'll want to make sure you have the right equipment for tackling not only straightforward, but also the most complex of, jobs. From weekend hobbyists with a small workshop to certified automotive technicians and commercial garages, you will find everything you need in our comprehensive selection of professional-quality, master mechanic tool sets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
March 06, 2020:
Built to meet the tough requirements of automotive technicians, these master mechanics tool sets have all the necessary equipment needed for getting the job done. They are generally larger, and more hard-wearing than regular automotive or ratchet sets.
Our recommendations in this wiki are focused on professional-quality kits for use in a workshop or commercial garage. If you're short on space or don't have a fixed location then perhaps the smaller, more mobile kits are better suited. Conversely, the giant, multi-function sets, such as the Kobalt 856855, will contain everything you need for those complex jobs.
The most compact on offer are the Craftsman 50230, and the Gearwrench 80972. These are suitable for mechanics who like to keep a set of tools in their vehicle or offer roadside assistance. Our selection of mid-sized kits, like the Performance Tool W30500, Workpro 450-Piece and the Husky 268-Piece, offer a wider range of hand tools that are usually packaged in a carry-case, which can sit atop a work bench, or be fairly easily moved to different locations. The largest sets reviewed are not really portable at all, and would usually be the primary tools of your business. The Teng Mega Master comes it its own 70x50x40 inch chest, which also doubles as a work bench, whereas you will need to provide your own storage for the Klutch 566-piece and Craftsman 444-piece.