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4-Piece GearWrench Full Polish Flex Handle Ratchet Set EXPIRED

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Amazon.com has 4-Piece GearWrench Full Polish Flex Handle Ratchet Set (81230F) for $64.26. Shipping is free. Thanks nhaydu

Set includes:
  • 1/4" Drive Full Polish Flex Head Ratchet (81012)
  • 3/8" Drive Full Polish Flex Head Ratchet (81215)
  • 3/8" Drive Stubby Flex Head Ratchet - Full Polish (81212)
  • 1/2" Drive Full Polish Flex Head Ratchet (81306)
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I have a standard 3/8" Craftsman ratchet that is my only ratchet. I'd like a set with multiple lengths, flex heads and ones with finer teeth for tight spaces instead of standard ratcheting. Would this be for me?
The dirty truth no one tells you about. Finer teeth are nice for arch for small spaces. However they are not as strong. Same metal/heat treat yes. But the teeth are smaller and less contact area so more prone to breaking(stripping a few teeth off internals). Keep that in mind for the initial break lose use a stand one if it will fit.
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The dirty truth no one tells you about. Finer teeth are nice for arch for small spaces. However they are not as strong. Same metal/heat treat yes. But the teeth are smaller and less contact area so more prone to breaking(stripping a few teeth off internals). Keep that in mind for the initial break lose use a stand one if it will fit.
I use the 120xp version of these everyday as a mechanic and absolutely abuse them (hammering on them and using pipes as cheater bars) and have failed to break a single one yet after years of use.
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As an FYI, I discovered there are sockets with external hex that can be used (E.g.) a flex head ratcheting wrench on (eg, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JBK1FHG/)
I have these...worth every penny. Can be wretched with 17mm for tight spaces, saved my bacon 🥓 a number of times already.
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The dirty truth no one tells you about. Finer teeth are nice for arch for small spaces. However they are not as strong. Same metal/heat treat yes. But the teeth are smaller and less contact area so more prone to breaking(stripping a few teeth off internals). Keep that in mind for the initial break lose use a stand one if it will fit.
Excellent point and makes sense. I'll definitely keep this in mind.
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I use the 120xp version of these everyday as a mechanic and absolutely abuse them (hammering on them and using pipes as cheater bars) and have failed to break a single one yet after years of use.
Do you find the lack of being able to lock the position a huge issue? I'm not a mechanic but do occasional DYI on my car (replacing alternator.) I don't have a set of real ratchets. Only have 1 3/8" Craftsman ratchet. Should I opt for a different set or would this set be a "one sized fits all" for my occasional DYI stuff?
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I had one of these flex head ratchets when I was a kid and still have the scars to prove it. We called these "knuckle busters"
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If it'll be your primary set, I'd say it's a 50/50.

These flex heads don't lock, so if your'e okay daily driving a ratchet of that type then sure.
Thank you. I'm a DIYer on my car for some simple stuff like changing an alternator and would have liked a nicer set to get in tight spots. Flex seems nice. Looking for a one sized fits all for my stuff.
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I had one of these flex head ratchets when I was a kid and still have the scars to prove it. We called these "knuckle busters"
I agree, any flex head without a lock is a pain. However, locking flexheads are much more expensive. My suggestion would be to put your money towards one or two locking flex heads instead of this set of four that don't lock.
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Bought this in December, 2017 and paid a lot more. A tremendous value at this price ...
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I have the same set but with 120 teeth (120XP) and they've been excellent. I highly recommend watching this video comparing breaking strength of a SnapOn ratchet vs the 84 and 120 tooth Gearwrench ones. https://youtu.be/DPIap5yO4_0
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The dirty truth no one tells you about. Finer teeth are nice for arch for small spaces. However they are not as strong. Same metal/heat treat yes. But the teeth are smaller and less contact area so more prone to breaking(stripping a few teeth off internals). Keep that in mind for the initial break lose use a stand one if it will fit.
Believe it or not, the 120XP is somehow stronger. https://youtu.be/DPIap5yO4_0
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Gearwrench warranty is a hassle. You need to mail it to them on your dime, even if it's brand new. I've purchased 4 GW items before, 2 of which were defective from the factory, including an 84t ratchet. Not worth the headache IMO.
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how do they compare to harbor freight's icon ratchets? believe it or not, harbor freight's stuff are more expensive. but they are easier to return and be replaced for warranty.
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Dang seems like a good deal but warranty hassle may be an issue Frown
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in for 1 set. with -20% discover
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