Ratcheting wrenches have become quite popular in the last few years with models out from almost every major hand tool manufacturer. SK’s entry into this market, however, caught our attention for a couple of reasons.
SK’s Spline G-Pro series wrenches are universal in that they can grip various fasteners such as spline, 6 point, 12 point, female torx, square, and even 50% rounded. That last bit really grabbed us. We’ll admit it: we’ve rounded off our share of stubborn bolts.
The prime reason to use a ratcheting wrench over a socket and ratchet is that you can fit the wrench’s smaller ratchet head in tighter spaces. SK recognizes this, and provides 90 teeth in the ratchet mechanism. That means you catch a new tooth every 4° of rotation, and can ratchet even if you’ve only got a tiny bit of clearance for the wrench’s swing arc.
SK sells these wrenches in various combo kits starting at around $81 (list). That’s not bad when you concider their versatility.
Spline G-Pro Series Racheting Wrenches [SK Hand Tools]