An Improved Craftsman 1/4" Ratchet

loger_gwOctober 7, 2012

I found what I hope is An Improved Craftsman 1/4" Ratchet. The original 70s and 90s ratchet only had a wire retainer vs a snap-ring with eyes for pliers. 40 years later I was glad to see the improvement vs using the ratchet yet.

The 1/4" ratchet has been a true work-horse with small engines, autos and general maintenance jobs. The old Monster would always come apart in the middle of a job.

After greasing and repairing it I would always try it a few more years thinking it c/n come apart again. Wrong! The new will have to be easier to reassemble with the eyes if it comes apart (which I doubt since the ring is heavier). Last replaced in 1990 LOL!

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andyma_gw

Thanks for reminding me, I find my Craftsman 1/4 inchers to be sloppy. Maybe,I should trade them in for better ones. I have a bee-yoo-tee-ful fine tooth SK that I found by the road side. The Kobalt from Lowes has been a pleasant surprise

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 7:58PM
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