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This odd-looking ratchet from Nebo Tools not only pivots from straight to 90-degrees — locking into nine angles in-between — but also holds six sockets nested within a plastic carrier that slides into its handle.  (The seventh socket remains snapped on the drive tip.)  That’s a lot of sockets in a small space!
I saw one of these at Gander Mountain and it seemed sturdily built, but it doesn’t exactly seem low profile when pivoted into right-angle mode.  I’ve also had trouble locating these online.  Neither Google Product Search nor Amazon turns ’em up, though a standard Google search does return a few hits.

Do any of you own this?  If so, where do you use it?  And has the ratchet mechanism held up?

Nebo Tools Ultra Socket Set [Google]

 

5 Responses to One Very Portable Socket Set

  1. james b says:

    Plus, the truck stop at the Nebo exit off I-40 is some gooood eatin’

  2. Bill Marcy says:

    Have had one for about a year, it has eld up well for a knock around set. I use it for Lawn mower maintenance, bike maintenance and the like.

    The handle absorbs a bit of oil, but other than that, it has worked as advertised.

  3. Shannon Lee says:

    I’ve got one of these, it’s been very handy as a stashed toolkit in a data-center rack; unfortunately, I haven’t put it to any serious use, so I can’t tell you how it handles heavy or extended wear.

  4. Russ Bixby says:

    I own one – it was an impulse buy at the local lumber yard (Vesta Lee in Bonner Springs, Kansas)

    It lives on my tool belt, has never had a problem under a very nearly abusive workload and is worth its weight in platinum.

    Get one; you’ll have no regrets.

    Russ Bixby, geek of the plains

  5. Paul Engel says:

    Bought one about ten years ago. Has been in constant use since. Tough
    little tool but the rubber handle started to slip after about four or five years.
    I just cut it off and use it like that. The ratcheting head has a pin that holds
    it on. That came off after about eight years and I just put a new roll pin in
    and was back in business. I work on commercial food equipment and use this tool alot. I don’t use it for really hard to turn or frozen nuts and bolts
    but putting those sockets (all at once) in my pocket has been a real step
    saver over the years. Most small sets don’t include a 9/16 , this one does.

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