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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
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posted 09-08-2003 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My wife got my a set of ratchet wrenches from Sears.They are real handy not sure how I ever got by without them.Sears had them on a 50%off sale.They are still expensive at half off.But they are real cool.

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Tbird
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From: USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 09-09-2003 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbird   Click Here to Email Tbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

Ratchet wrenchs are a take off on double ended ones from years ago. I used the doubled ended ones back in the USAF in the late 60/early 70's.

They are definately handy in a few places on a car or other things.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-09-2003 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the fact they have a switch to reverse the wrench without have to turn them over.I have short kinda fat hands.

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 09-17-2003 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just have (2) - 3/8" and 7/16" combo, + the 1/2" and 9/16" combo. Mine are both off-set's, and have the reversible mechanisms on them. I don't know how I got along without them for so long. They have come in handy so many times since I have had them, they will always be a staple in my tool boxes from now on.

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johnmustang
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From: British Columbia , Canada
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posted 09-21-2003 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won a full set of standard and metric ratchet wrench's at a car show this year. I was real happy with them as I was looking at getting a set, but this set is a full and complete set and alot better than the one I was looking at, I could not afford this one. This one is a snap-on set

JOHN

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-21-2003 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't use mine since I had one slip internally and rip the holy hell out of my knuckles. That was years ago. They're in the very bottom of my tool box now.

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68F100
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posted 09-22-2003 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve...the newer ones are much better. I have the Crescent brand for work, and I've wrenched on them pretty hard with no slips.

I love 'em.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-23-2003 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I haven't use mine since I had one slip internally and rip the holy hell out of my knuckles. That was years ago. They're in the very bottom of my tool box now.


This is this first I've heard anything bad about them.My brother inlaw uses them a lot and has not had any break yet.Thanks for the warning Steve.

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
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posted 09-23-2003 05:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of these wrenches (KD) are from over the pond (TAIWAN), and their price usually reflects this. CRAFTSMAN are made here as I am sure SNAP-ON are also. If anyone knows where CRAFTSMAN sources theres (stamped MADE IN USA) please let me know.

A brand (ARMSTRONG) is made in CHICAGO but this is professional grade and the price reflects it.

-ARMSTRONG TOOLS-

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