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Flex Head Ratcheting Wrench Sets #1333770 Thu Nov 14 2019 04:55 PM
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HandyAndy Offline OP
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I've been wanting a Metric and SAE set of these wrenches for a while. I was just going to get the ratcheting wrench sets, but I've been told by several people to get the flex heads. BTW, GEARWRENCH has a lifetime warranty.

Any opinions, pro or con?

SAE

METRIC

Thanks,


Andy

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Re: Flex Head Ratcheting Wrench Sets [Re: HandyAndy] #1333780 Thu Nov 14 2019 06:00 PM
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2-Ton Offline
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The swivel head ratchets are real Handy Andy. (Pun Intended)
But don't use them to break bolts loose or do the final torque with.
The ratchet is not that strong and you may strip the teeth off.

Don


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Re: Flex Head Ratcheting Wrench Sets [Re: HandyAndy] #1333782 Thu Nov 14 2019 06:28 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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I have the Craftsman version of these wrenches. They are great for tight spots and odd angles, but as 2-Ton pointed out they are not so go good for torquing on. I also have a set of reversible ratchet wrenches, these have a thumb pawl for changing direction, these get the most use around my shop.


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Re: Flex Head Ratcheting Wrench Sets [Re: HandyAndy] #1333794 Thu Nov 14 2019 07:19 PM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I have the standard/non-flex head versions. Haven't had the need for a flex head yet. Maybe my work doesn't require me to go around corners. I have a flex head ratchet that I haven't used in forever. It tended to bust knuckles more than the standard version.


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