Stanley 92-839 Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set Review

If you are into tools, then you know how reliable and versatile a good socket wrench is. Whether you’re working on a car or some household project, this kind of wrench makes it so easy to set and replace fasteners, which is why it’s a must for any DIY enthusiast or handyman.

However, the wrench is only one component. To get the most out of your hardware, you need a comprehensive set of sockets to go with it. Fortunately, this set from Stanley Tools is about as good as it gets, and it even comes with some extra tools to help you out. Let’s see what you can expect from this tool kit.

Black Chrome Coated Steel

First of all, when buying new tools, you want to make sure that they are going to last. If not, then there is really no point in buying them, right? To ensure that these sockets won’t break on you, they are made of high-quality steel and coated with black chrome. The coating is there for a couple of reasons. First, it makes it easier to read the sizes of each socket. Second, it helps prevent corrosion, and finally, it creates a more sophisticated look.

Not only that, but you don’t have to worry about scuffing or scratching these tools and leaving a nasty mark.

Max-Drive Design

What sets the Stanley Socket Set apart from others is the fact that it comes with a proprietary design that increases the amount of torque you get. With Max-Drive technology, you can improve your turning power by up to 15%, which is why these are some of the best sockets on the market today.

Two Pear Head Ratchets

Even if you already have a socket wrench, this set has you covered by providing two different sized ratchets. This way you can pick the one that will work best for your next project, rather than trying to make your single size work.

What’s cool about these ratchets is that they come with a decent amount of teeth (60 for the large size, and 45 for the smaller one), and they have a seven-degree arc swing. This means that you don’t need that much room to tighten your bolts, which enables you to work in more compact spaces.

Comprehensive 99-Piece Set

Part of what makes this set so much better than other ones out there is that you get a full range of sizes and depths with these sockets. Not only that, but they are measured in both inches and millimeters so that you don’t have to worry about converting sizes on the fly.

Nonetheless, although a socket wrench is a crucial component to any tool chest, there are times where you need something else. Fortunately, Stanley has you covered by providing you with a full set of combination wrenches, as well as a screwdriver with different bits. This way, no matter what kind of fastening you have to do you can rely on this set to get the job done. Like the sockets, each combination wrench is made of high-quality materials and are guaranteed to last.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Unlike some other companies, when Stanley Tools says that something is built tough, they mean it. To put their money where their mouth is, the company is offering a lifetime warranty on all parts in this set. That means that if anything breaks at any time, you can send it to them for a replacement. That is more than enough to instill confidence in any tool buyer.


● Durable construction

● Versatile set

● Easy to read sizes

● Remarkable carrying case

● Corrosion resistant

● High-performance design

● Easy to use ratchets

● Shallow and deep sockets

● Lifetime warranty


● In rare cases, there may be pieces missing

● Case is not as durable as other models

Highlighted Features

● Durable black chrome steel

● Black coating prevents rust and corrosion

● 99-piece socket set with ratchets

● Full set of combination wrenches

● Screwdriver adapter set included

● Laser engraved sizes

● Mixture of shallow and deep sockets

● Six point design for better grip

● Ratchets have seven degrees of arc swing

● Quick release button for convenience

● Sturdy plastic case for easier transportation

● Max-drive design delivers 15% more torque

● Limited lifetime warranty


Where is this set made?

According to the manufacturer, it is produced in Taiwan.

Are there any socket joints included with this set?

No, unfortunately, there are none.

Can I use these sockets with an impact wrench?

No, they are not strong enough to handle that kind of force. Strictly manual use.

How do I replace any broken pieces?

You have to contact Stanley directly. Tell them which part broke and they will mail you a replacement. It may take a while, but it’s better than buying a whole new set.

Final Verdict

Overall, if you are looking for a comprehensive socket set that will help you fasten anything from screws to bolts to nuts, this is a fantastic option. Also, because it comes with a lifetime warranty, you know that you can rely on it for every project you encounter.

Mary T. White

Hi everyone, I'm a trained AC service technician who uses several tools in my profession. I created this interactive platform to share experiences and vital information. Feel free to share your views and ask any question.

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