I picked up the Craftsman 8-in. Max Axess Locking Wrench because I wanted to see if it could replace my socket set for small jobs around the house. The handle of this wrench has a good rubber grip that provides excellent leverage when I'm holding a bolt in place. I like that this wrench does a great job of transitioning between sizes smoothly. What I like most about this wrench is that it does a great job of removing bolts that I have stripped due to using pliers. Once I lock the wrench on the bolt there is no slippage as long as I apply enough pressure. The major downside to using this wrench is that I can't fit it in to tight spaces and it's difficult to use against a flat surface. I tried removing a bolt against a concrete wall and ended up scrapping my knuckles because the head of the wrench is too bulky for tight spaces. I would definitely recommend the Craftsman 8-in. Max Axess Locking Wrench to anyone looking for a wrench for simple tasks in open space, but I wouldn't recommend this as a replacement for a universal wrench set.