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Old 07-02-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default gearless ratchet

anyone try one of these newer ball bearing ratchets? I ordered one yesterday.

http://www.mactools.com/Mac/Mac+Prod...ndles/VR10PAZF
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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they look interesting, some a 2 action....

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For $165 it had better blow me too.
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I paid $45 for it, new.
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I paid $45 for it, new.
Ah, so YOU had to blow the guy on the truck?

If you are getting a serious fetish about all things tool, check out www.garagejournal.com/forum. It's miata.net-ish, but good information thrown in as well.

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I got it for pretty cheap too. (Not sure how much, but with a 10mm-19mm 10 pc set, I spend 200 bucks)
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Wonder how soon they'll be available at HF?
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I got it for pretty cheap too. (Not sure how much, but with a 10mm-19mm 10 pc set, I spend 200 bucks)
so how do you like it?
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I have a set of snap-on clutch wrenches because I'm baller.
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Man, I have used these before and they are amazing! Well worth the money.
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so how do you like it?
I love it, not sure what I like more though, the ratchet or the sockets that can take off a rounded bolt. (Mac-Tite I think they are called?)

Its all really comfy, the ergonomics are improved. Its the only 1/2'' Ratchet I use anymore.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:36 AM   #12
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cool, thanks. yeah my new 3/8 and 1/2 sets are both MAC. and they're huge sets, I'm pretty happy with them. still need various odds n ends, but my 'basic' tool set is nearing completion. operation replace crapsman with good shizzle is nearly over.
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I have a set of snap-on clutch wrenches because I'm baller.
You should have this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/MAC-TOOLS-GOLD-P...QQcmdZViewItem
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I had 1/4" and 3/8" gearless ratchet from sale table at O'Reilly's or some similar place. $30 for both.
They are extremely nice, so nice that 1/4" one was loaned without return.
That 2 degrees helps in tight places.

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I got one that I picked up at a track somewhere...
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are they worth it?
Durable?

I've broken so many craftsman ratchets. I keep thinking i got a bad batch, but they keep breaking.
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I don't know yet; won't receive it for a few days. But the 2 MAC ratchets I already own are far superior to any craftsman I've owned or used. That's why I just got both this 1/2 gearless as well as another MAC 3/8 gear ratchet. Proto ratchets are the same/similar as MAC, and also pretty good.
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