You may not see news like this on Reuters or CNN, but we love reading about the latest tool releases — like these new ratchets from Stanley Proto. In 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ sizes, these ratchets are narrower than Proto’s previous offerings so you can cram ’em into tighter spaces. They’re also quick release; just push the button on the back to free the socket.
Inside you’ll find a 45-tooth gear, which means that you’ll move the handle through eight degrees of arc to engage the ratchet’s next click. A lever on the back selects direction.
But I can hear your thoughts right now: “What makes this different than any other quick-release, lever-type ratchet?” One answer: it’s field repairable. Remove a snap ring on the bottom side of the ratchet and you can access the gear system to repair it right on the spot. Proto offers kits including the most commonly-failed parts to get your ratchet back on track and in use in no time.
For pricing and additional information, check out your favorite Proto dealer.