View Full Version : What Rachets Do You Use?

05-16-2008, 08:02 AM
I use a Snap On;

Ratchet, Dual 80 Technology, Flex-Head, Comfort Handle, 3/8" drive, 9 9/16"

The fine tooth is really, really nice. If you haven't tried one go find one to try out. It makes it possible for you to use a ratchet in confines that previously you'd have to use a wrench.

I also love the flex head. Get the to move in different angles in order to get to:
1) Get to the nut, bolt, whatever you're working on
2) Keep your hands out of harms way

Everyone here at my shop seems to love these. Probably 80-90% of them have one or a very similar model (bent handle instead of straight).

Can't find the exact picture, but it's this:

With this handle:

05-16-2008, 08:53 AM
i use about 3 different rachets. my 3/8 drive is a long handle craftsman pro series. it has a smoother rachet action than the regular craftsman, plus i got it for 5 bucks and have already exchanged it twice. (its not a breaker bar) i also use a stubby flex head rachet that is a no name brand. i use to have a master mechanic racket that i loved but it died and had no warrenty. for 1/4 i use either a master mechanic or i have a favorite ace hardware racket with a slide thumb selector. this has a 10mm 6pt deepwell on it at all times and stays in my tool bag. everyone that uses it says its one of the best 1/4rachets they have used. i got it for $1 at the pawn shop.

05-16-2008, 09:26 AM
All Craftsman set, with a few select Snap on sockets (I like their thin-wall design better) Snap-On digital series 1/2", 3/8" torque wrenches.
Harbor Freight Impact socket set (hey, they were cheap) they have held up fairly well...

05-16-2008, 10:37 AM
Husky pear head ratchets and microtouch ratchets. The microtouchs are great. I also have 2 Husky Rotators, you can twist the handle on it and it will turn the socket for hand tightening in tight spaces.

05-16-2008, 11:29 AM
The cheap and easy to break ones.

I go through 4 or 5 a year.

When Cannon was out here this year he and I did a little tool shopping and I bought a Husky ratchet. I need to invest in some good tools. I am tired of breaking the cheap ones.

05-16-2008, 11:48 AM
mostly craftsman tools for rachets, rigid compressor, and various others.

05-19-2008, 02:42 AM
Most of my stuff is hand me down Craftsman from my dad and assorted mixed shit that I have bought over the past five or six years.

Other than that its cheap stuff all the way.

05-19-2008, 04:44 AM
matco and craftsman

05-21-2008, 04:19 AM
matco...enough said

05-24-2008, 08:04 AM
matco...enough said
The new snap on ratchets are FAR superior to the other companies' offerings.
I have the flex head and the swivel head fine tooth dual 80 whatever posted above.
they are kick ass.

05-24-2008, 08:09 AM
^^^He's the one who told me to buy that ratchet.

05-24-2008, 12:36 PM
95% Snap On and the rest are craftsman.
Love the feel of the Snap ons.

05-24-2008, 09:16 PM
I never get to see the snap on guy cuz he never comes or only come in the morn before I get to work