When most shop guys talk about Stanley tools, they’re talking about the kind you find at the local big box — some folks have never heard of the Stanley Proto industrial line of tools. Seeing them in a picture doesn’t do them justice, either. You need to see ’em up close to fully appreciate their grandeur.
At their booth at the Dickies 500, Stanley was displaying a few 2-1/2” wrenches and large pipe wrenches, along with some truly massive sockets that measured eight inches in diameter on the inside with about an inch of solid steel on the socket walls. This stuff is not for sissies.
You won’t need these for putting that big block in the garage back together — but someone on an oil rig might find ’em very familiar.
Stanley Proto Tools [Website]