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Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet

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1 Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 16th November 2015, 11:02 pm

Mr B

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Had one of these about ten month.
bought it as useful concept & quality looks way better than price would suggest, I paid almost £23 but seen them around for under £20 in uk. feels solid, all tight precision joints & finish/plating is very very decent.
72 tooth ratchet is quite smooth, not smoothest but does feel strong so never afraid of it failing.
great in cramped spaces, good length & nice hand comfort, good for speed too as can use like screwdriver with socket on end. You could buy 8 of these for one rip-off 'snap-on' one . ratchet repair kit is available too which nice to know. lot of laser stuff is over priced or not great but this is something they got right .

2 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 9:58 pm

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Im getting one of these looks a handy rachet to have ....


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3 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:06 pm

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Nice find. Gave you a rep so you and Lieghton have the same number now Laughing

4 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:16 pm

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the Rep battle commences lol ...

Is nice usable ratchet, It become main 3/8 one I use, britool do one too but that more like £35+
Laser one is on eBay for 17.95 which around £15 cheaper than most retailer & almost 5gbp cheaper than I paid Sad

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232068879254



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5 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:23 pm

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Thats it im starting whoreing myself out for reps lol ...


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6 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:26 pm

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^^^ yoursofunny

7 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:42 pm

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Ooo oo look MrB has one more rep point Laughing


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8 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:46 pm

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Does Lieghton deserve a rep for consistently being a whore? Laughing

9 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 10:48 pm

Mr B

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no cheating - whoring allowed . lol

10 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 17th November 2015, 11:43 pm

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@nomad wrote:Thats it im starting whoreing myself out for reps lol ...

PM me how much your 30 min slots are please

11 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 26th October 2016, 5:52 pm

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even cheaper at moment .
£16 but will take offer like £14-15
they great ratchet (had mine over 1yr and use it loads) and most places almost twice that price .
72tooth 9" length which good length on 3/8 and means use it lot over 1/2 as more compact .
Only 2 left :-P be quick if want one cheap cheap cheap, nice ratchet even for £28 but super nice at this price >
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201696635544

12 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 26th October 2016, 6:52 pm

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Had one of these laser ratchets before i bought a snap on swivel which i couldn't afford at the time. Very dangerous is the laser swivel ratchet that you really really need to watch your fingers as you can get them caught between the swivel and the holder and does it bloody hurt.

I gave it to someone else and they caught there fingers aswell hehe. Go snap on 100teeth swivel, it's by far the best investment i've made for ratchets.

13 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 26th October 2016, 8:00 pm

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Whats different with the snapon design to stop you catching your fingers? Surely its not that hard not to trap them lol

14 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 26th October 2016, 9:29 pm

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Its the ratchet switch it's metal and sits proud and can pinch your skin if it swivels against the holder. The snap on ratchet switch is plastic and near enough flat so no chance of catching your skin plus its a longer ratchet.

The laser one works fine but just be wary but swivels are very handy.

15 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 27th October 2016, 12:08 am

Mr B

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Not pinched my skin on switch yet, identical ratchet to tekton or pittsburgh, would prefer switch less prominent at times but it easy switch even when oily over flat face ones. Snap on one is about 11", 100 tooth nice, their ratchets are nice and one thing they do excel in but it well over £100 . If spending that sort of money look at facom, mac etc, gearwrench do some real nice ratchets at mid-range pricing with 72 to 120  dual pawl tooth positions, werkzeug do a few decent ratchets too for sensible price, have a 1/2" variable length flexi head (from black/grey tool range) & it been daily work abused but still going strong . we get a lot of the taiwan oem stuff such as infar & chian chern here and some is real good for cost .

16 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 27th October 2016, 12:47 pm

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Now you've said it it's going to happen your going to pinch yourself now hehe.

We did have a mactools van that stocked facom/gear wrench etc in our industrial estate for a few months but didn't last because they were pretty expensive so people didn't bother buying anything.
Boils down to who comes round to your workshop be it snap on or mactools thats who you'll buy from. Mactools used to be decent in the 90's but then stanley bought them out and went downhill after that. I liked some of the facom stuff they had
But didn't buy because if they go bust it's hard to get tools replaced or fixed

I only ever buy stuff on special offer but not the tap and die kits...£160 plus vat noooo way.


17 Re: Nice sensible priced swivel head 3/8 ratchet on 27th October 2016, 2:23 pm

Mr B

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Lol, I will be paranoid using it now :-)
A lot does indeed tend link to what local especially from easy warranty perspective.
I like stahlwille and koken some facom draper expert along with knipex ck and wera for pliers cutters and screwdriver's and some interesting taiwan/china stuff locally found for bit of cheap gamble on bits don't use much, got some geartech reversible ratchet spanners by infa and they real good at cost here.
Gearwrench is good at USA prices, I want 84 or 120xp comfort grip long handle flexi head 3pc set but got wait for a friend bring or post a set over once on sensible sale price, less than $100 apparently. You can get them online at ok prices too .
Snap on not big here so warranty painful as would be theft, I tend buy on principle I can afford replace myself if broken borrowed long term or stolen plus I'm thrifty on tool budget these days, cheap Charlie as they say here :-/

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