Stanley Proto released a cool new tool today designed to let you use the now-ubiquitous ratcheting wrenches as extreme-low-profile-head ratchets utilizing standard sockets. They’re specially-cut adapters that lock into the wrenches, adapting them to square-drive.
What makes these adapters such a great idea is that they leverage tools that most professionals — or serious hobbyists — will already find in their toolbox.
The new line includes adapters designed to fit 3/8″, 1/2″, and 3/4″ — as well as 10mm, 13mm, and 19mm — ratcheting wrenches. 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive versions are available, which means you can use pretty much any standard socket-type tool in your collection, including standard and metric sockets, hex, Torx, spline, and even square.
These are very new, so we don’t have pricing or other details yet, but we’ll follow up in the next day or so with more.
Update: We were told today that the set of four will cost “under $30.” Rock!