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Husky 3/8 in. Drive 12-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Ratchet $59.97 + Tax @ Home Depot

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I was in the store the other day and noticed they dropped the price for the 12V cordless 3/8 ratchet to $60.

It's available online and in store.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky...lsrc=aw.ds

I personally purchased 5 of these last December that came with a small socket set for $49 each. I gave away a couple and kept 3. I use these all the time. Yes they don't have removable batteries but they have a good life on a charge. It was nice to have multiples when I was assembling my V10 engine. There were a couple of sizes that I used most and it cut down on swapping sockets. I have used these for countless projects including swapping the transmission on a F450, as well as water pumps and general maintenance items. I don't know how I managed without them. For the avid DIYer, I would highly recommend buying one. These are a serious time saver.
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I owned the Skil version a decade ago and used it all the time in my job and at home. I believe it was a 7-8v battery and 1/4" drive. Obviously I used a 3/8" Adaptor in it most of there time. Unfortunately the switch went out however the lithium battery charged fine. I purchased another unit on clearance a year later and again it was the switch that gave out. There wasn't many others (consumer) that had these cordless ratchets at that time and finally Milwaukee added them to their M12 lineup and I have both the 3/8 and 1/2 now.

I don't like the fact that this doesn't have a removable battery but neither did my Skil Cordless ratchet however I pai half the price when on sale. If HD ends up lowering the price on these $10-$15 more for the holidays I may snag one!
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Any one taken one of these apart? I wonder what kind of battery it has.
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wasn't this $49 the last BF at Home Depot?
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wasn't this $49 the last BF at Home Depot?
During BF they were $99 with about a 20 piece socket set. It was a BF flop and a couple weeks later they dropped them down to $49. That was when I purchased 5 of them.

After owning them, I personally would buy them again at $59 all day long. You can buy 2 of these for the cost of the Milwaukee.
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During BF they were $99 with about a 20 piece socket set. It was a BF flop and a couple weeks later they dropped them down to $49. That was when I purchased 5 of them.

After owning them, I personally would buy them again at $59 all day long. You can buy 2 of these for the cost of the Milwaukee.
Ok so idea is wait till after BF and hopefully they drop them to $39
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Any one taken one of these apart? I wonder what kind of battery it has.
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I opened one up, they use good Samsung 20R batteries. http://imgur.com/gallery/7MdqlFO
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I opened one up, they use good Samsung 20R batteries. http://imgur.com/gallery/7MdqlFO
Only problem replacing them is how does a normal guy like me solder on those battery terminals Mad
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Only problem replacing them is how does a normal guy like me solder on those battery terminals Mad
University of YouTube?
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According to YouTube, spot weld. Soldering adds too much heat to the cell
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I have this and the m12, they are very very similar. both great tools for me.
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i wanted one but it was all sold out in the two HD near me.. for 10 more than last yr and no bonus tool make its a hard pass for me .. ugh. ...
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Only problem replacing them is how does a normal guy like me solder on those battery terminals https://static.slickdealscdn.com/images/smilies/mad.gif
Not to worry. A defective Battery will take the built-in charging circuit with it. You are going to have to toss it after that. I got these C3 Ratchet's ( which uses external batteries ) when Sears clearanced them out like 3-4 years ago - got 2 for $70 plus some CB. And I also figured a way to use the Ryobi 4.0AH batteries with some velcro and it runs spotlessly to take those engine/transmission and other bolts/nuts off and has a really nice torque control for gentle use and I use it everyday and the Ratchet's have held up pretty well. I am glad I got them - because they now sell close to $200 each. I also like the ability to fix the Batteries themselves in case if the on any of these 18650 batteries fail - you can always buy a whole bunch on ebay cheap and put them in your Ryobi/C3/Kobalt/Skil etc. - you just need to keep the original Amps the battery was outputting and match it with the type of the 18650s. I even managed to replace the old Ni-Cads from my 15-yr old Kawasaki with these - thanks to cheap 18650 Samsungs from Fleabay.

https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-...B00X3Y4EKW

And the biggest advantage of getting the c3 Max access is it allows you to use the Max Access socket set with the Ratchet - and Sears still has these at a decent price for the Craftsman and the Gearwrench ones go on sale as well on AMZ. I found this most useful with changing out the Struts/Springs.
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So is $59 a good deal for a 12v?
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