DeWalt 192 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Ratchets, Sockets, and Wrench Reviews

DeWalt 192 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review – DWMT75049

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Right away, it is apparent that DeWalt is taking the mechanics tool business by the horns. This is not just a small tote-size socket and ratchet set. The DeWalt 192 Piece Mechanics Tool Set, model DWMT75049, is a legit complete set of the ratcheting tools fit for the mechanic. This 192-piece kit really covers the gamut for sockets, ratchets, extensions and most bits that are needed on the typical job. With the exception being impact-rated sockets, extensions and bits. Still, there are only so many items to include in an all-in-one kit, and still be less than $200.

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DeWalt Mechanics Tool Set DWMT75049 192-piece Video Review

DeWalt 192 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Features

Included in this 192-pc are three ratchets, in the typical 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” drive. These are almost the same as the New DeWalt Pear Head Ratchet Review we did earlier in 2017. The ratchets in this DWMT75049 include a push-button detent, and a lever to shift ratcheting direction. Handles are broad with plenty of meat on the grip. In addition, indentations on the handle aid in gripping. Milling is smooth and consistent with “DeWalt” engraved in the handle. When you grab these ratchets, you know you’re holding a solid tool.

Milwaukee Tool Ratcheting Wrenches

DeWalt Direct Torque TechnologyJust as the ratchets, these sockets in the DeWalt 192 piece mechanics tool set are made from chrome vanadium steel as well. DeWalt is utilizing the same Direct Torque technology in these sockets as the DeWalt impact socket set. The points or corners of the sockets are milled out, creating a pocket for the corner of the fastener. This technology allows the flat sides of the socket to grab the flats of the fastener, hence providing less chance of slip.

DeWalt DWMT75049 Look and Feel

Much Better KnurlingBeing manufactured from chrome vanadium, the sockets and accessories have a bright-polished chrome finish. Not only does this make greasy cleanup easy, but it also aids in durability from harsh climates and environments. In addition to the finish, a knurled band around the top of the socket allows the user to grip the socket better.

Further note: the knurling on these sockets are actually functional. You can easily feel the rough band, unlike many sockets with nothing more than a decorative ring (Craftsman and Snap-on).


Sizes for each socket are easily readable. Each size is engraved on two sides of each socket and the numbers are not small. Not only the sockets receive the knurling and engraved sizes, furthermore the torx bits and other ratcheting bits include the same.

Engraved Sizes

Covered For Life

All the pieces it the DeWalt 192 piece mechanics tool set are covered with the DeWalt Full Lifetime Warranty. There is no need to visit the store if and when a tool breaks. Just send an email or call the 1-800 number, tell them what broke, and DeWalt will send a brand new replacement. No questions asked…for life, so I don’t know how you can beat this warranty.

Hex Keys IncludedDeWalt 192 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Specifications

  • Ratchets: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″
  • 1/4″ 6pt: SAE 5/32″-9/16″, Metric 4-14mm
  • 1/4″ Deep 6pt: SAE 5/32″-1/2″, Metric 4-14mm
  • 3/8″ Shallow 6pt: SAE 1/4″-7/8″, Metric 10-21mm
  • 3/8″ Deep 6pt: SAE 1/4″-7/8″, Metric 10-21mm
  • Adapters: 1/4″ x 3/8″, 1/2″ x 3/8″, & 3/8″ x 1/4″
  • Spark Plug Sockets: 3/8″ x 5/8″, 3/4″, & 13/16″
  • 3/8″ Hex Bit: 5/32″-5/16″, Metric, 4-8mm
  • 3/8″ Torx: T10-T45
  • 1/2″ 6pt: 7/16″-1″, Metric, 13-24mm
  • 1/2″ 6pt Deep: SAE 7/16″-1″, Metric 13-24mm
  • Universal Joints: 1/4″, 3/8″ & 1/2″
  • Extensions: 1/4″ x 3″, 6″ & 10″; 3/8″ x 3″, 6″ & 10″; 1/2″ x 2-1/2″, 5″ & 10″
  • 14-Piece Standard Hex Key
  • 14-Piece Metric Hex Key
  • Price: $191.11
  • Warranty: Full Liftime


Final Word

DeWalt is proving themselves to make really good mechanics tools. The machining and milling on the mechanics tools I have reviewed thus far have been very good quality. Fit and finish, along with ergonomics are top notch as well. At a price of less than $200 for 192 pieces, you will be hard pressed to find this quality and price elsewhere. To boot, the Full Lifetime warranty even more so proves DeWalt is standing behind this 192 piece mechanics tool set DWMT75049. We recommend this set with both thumbs up.

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Jonathan R Strong
Jonathan R Strong
3 years ago

Tim – I realize that I’m posting this more than a year after the review, but it’s relevant to me now. I’m on the verge of replacing a couple of old Craftsman sets I’ve had 30+ years (these are finally corroding and getting unpleasant to use – but I’ll have a fight on my hands to claim lifetime replacement from Sears or Lowes, and will have to do so for each individual socket — not the entire set — painful at best). I’ve searched online for days, looked at sets in big box and local tool stores, read reviews and… Read more »

Kenny Koehler
3 years ago

Hey Jon,

Great question! I’ve got Tim literally standing next to me (he could use a breath mint). You definitely won’t be disappointed with this DeWalt set. If you’re looking to save a little money, Craftsman has a 309-piece set for $150 right now at Lowe’s. It has some filler for sure, but you get all three drive ratchet drive sizes and you’re still in the SBD brand family. Just use the filler wrenches and bit drivers as your loaner set for your neighbor.

3 years ago
Reply to  Kenny Koehler

Kenny – thanks for the follow up. I wound up getting the DeWalt set, and it’s really nice. Heavy, beautifully finished. The ratchets are excellent. The blow molded case is one of the best I’ve seen as well: metal hinge, four metal clasps to hold it closed, and the molding inside is good enough so the parts actually stay in their proper spaces and don’t fall out. The overall kit is heavy – but it’s a great set. Thanks again for the review and follow up comments. Now I need to pick out a set of 1/2 inch sockets to… Read more »

3 years ago
Reply to  Kenny Koehler

Hey Kenny, Tim – I did get the DeWalt set after my last comment here. It lives up to your review 100%. Beautifully made. Fit and finish are excellent and consistent across all pieces. Ergonomics are excellent – while the ratchets are a bit heavy, they provide an excellent grip that I really prefer over skinny round handles. The sockets are beautifully made – clean smooth interiors, no burrs, even finish. Sizes that I’ve used so far have been spot on – no play. The case is great – sockets actually stay in their respective slots and don’t fall out.… Read more »

3 years ago

No disrespect intended, but the Craftsman set is Chinese made (ratchets are garbage) and do not compare to Taiwanese made sets of either DeWalt or GearWrench. If I were in Lowe’s I would sooner buy Lowe’s own Kobalt brand (can’t say I know the country of origin) than the Craftsman. Like many, I too have owned Craftsman in the past (US made), but even those ratchets are not as good a quality compared to either GearWrench or DeWalt hands down. Go for less pieces of higher quality over quantity, odds are the additional filler pieces are not likely to be… Read more »