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I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these type of wrenchs. I never was one for gadgets, but these look to be fairly handy ! I was just wondering how they hold up ? Are these just another cheap gadget, like some of the Sears Craftsman flukes of past, or are they a viable and reliable tool ?
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I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these type of wrenchs. I never was one for gadgets, but these look to be fairly handy ! I was just wondering how they hold up ? Are these just another cheap gadget, like some of the Sears Craftsman flukes of past, or are they a viable and reliable tool ?
i have the set of ratcheting wrenches at work i use frequently. Good tools. Dont use them to break bolts free and they will last a long time
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Gear Wrench brand, or a Harbor Freight racheting wrench?

Gear Wrench brand is good to go. I was a mechanic with Honda/Acura for around 12 years, and used them daily. Never broke one.
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i have the set of ratcheting wrenches at work i use frequently. Good tools. Dont use them to break bolts free and they will last a long time
What he says!

I used the heck outta them on this transfer case ordeal.
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Gear wrench despite being a little pricey imo for my uses theyre awesome, wellmade and durable if youre using them alot.
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I have several sets of Gearwrench tools, I have their sockets, ratcheting wrenches, regular combo wrenches, and ratchets, they are all good quality.
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Good to hear! They just look handier than a pocket in your underwear! I assumed that you wouldn't abuse them by breaking bolts free. Gonna have to put that on my list ! Who doesn't love more tools !!!
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as others have said, gear wrench stuff is g2g
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Originally Posted by Martlor13 View Post
i have the set of ratcheting wrenches at work i use frequently. Good tools. Dont use them to break bolts free and they will last a long time
Same Here ^^^ Have had the metric and standard wrench set for almost 10 years now.
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And you can warranty them at Advance since they are a Gearwrench distributor.
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I use thier ratcheting wrenches, and love them. My stepdad brought his set to the yards the other year and i liked them so much, i bought my own. Theyve gotten plenty of use and have yet to give me any trouble.
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I have many gear wrench tools and like them I would say they are a tad higher grade then the craftsman now. I used the small 8mm ratcheting reversible wrench today removing drive shaft and one of the bolts was stuck pretty good and managed to break it loose without stripping out the gears in the wrench.
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I have many gear wrench tools and like them I would say they are a tad higher grade then the craftsman now. I used the small 8mm ratcheting reversible wrench today removing drive shaft and one of the bolts was stuck pretty good and managed to break it loose without stripping out the gears in the wrench.
a tad? Craftsman is full blown junk since they moved to China
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HOPEFULLY that's about to change. Just found this:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business...815-story.html
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I like mine. Usually you can get the 32 piece set, 20 regular and 12 stubbys for about $75. Also purchased the flex heads. 7 piece set in metric and standard for about $30 each. Just to be safe I try to not break bolts with the ratcheting wrenches but I bet they can hold up to a certain degree. What I am really happy about is that I broke down and bought were these Gearwrenches.

https://www.cpooutlets.com/gearwrenc...efault,pd.html

Picked these up for about $78 a couple years back. I try to use only 6 pt wrenches and sockets whenever possible.
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