Craftsman Tool Kit, 540 Pieces
Most people don't realize it, but Craftsman has a professional line of tools as well as their consumer line. The basic difference is that the professional line is somewhat more robust, designed to take the abuse of being used every day. Unfortunately, they don't have kits for those right now so I can't show you one. However, they do have this very nice 540 piece set which will probably provide you with anything you'd ever need, less specialty tools. Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen so many sockets and wrenches in one place before. This set includes 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch drive ratchets with an assortment of shallow and deep-well sockets for each. You'll find both SAE and Metric sizes here so that you can do any job you need to. If I were in the market for a set of mechanics tools for my own use, this is the way I'd go. While I love Snap-On and Armstrong's tools, I can't afford their prices. Then again, I'm not making my living off of those tools either.