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      rob9527
      May 19 , 2013
      Great ratchet! Competes with Snap On's Dual F80
      This is a great ratchet. I have this 3/8" ratchet as well as the 1/2" premium one. I also have the Snap On F80 3/8" and S80A 1/2" as well. This premium Craftsman ratchet competes with the Snap On ratchets. There are some differences between them though. As far as handle design, the Craftsman premium handle is much better than the Snap On one. The feel of the handle and the leverage you can put on the handle makes it better than the Snap On's, The 84 tooth used in the Craftsman ratchets is the finest tooth design ever sold by Sears. The Snap On's have 80 teeth. The Snap On's, despite having 4 less teeth, are still smoother than the Craftsman. The Craftsman premium ratchets are a great ratchet and with the lifetime warranty can come in handy if something ever goes wrong. The Snap On's have a lifetime warranty as well, but unless you're a shop that has the truck guy come by on a regular basis, you'd be better off with this Craftsman ratchet! Sears is 7 minutes away.
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      Neutron937
      Mar 16 , 2014
      Too Bad
      The feel of this ratchet is great, really great. However, the ratchet will lock up. Sears will replace it with a new ratchet off the shelf but it requires a trip to the store. I'm on my fourth one.
       

      Roadblock45

      Wyoming, MI

      Oct 21 , 2014
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      Finally! Craftsman offers a decent ratchet that is made in the USA!

      Recently bought this ratchet as well as the same one in 1/4. So far I'm VERY impressed with these. One of the MAIN reasons I bought these was because they are actually made in the USA. Actually not made by Craftsman, but made in the USA! Take note of that Sears and Craftsman! We like Made in the USA tools! OK so that said this ratchet has a very positive and tight gearing mechanism. Feels very solid when it clicks, no play what so ever. Also the thin profile fits in places other Craftmans ratchets won't. The extended length and shape of the handle is also nice. Feels good in the hand and gives you great torque. Craftsman, you did a GOOD job adding these to your line of ratchets! :)

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      0Colin

      San Jacinto, CA

      Oct 8 , 2014
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      Great ratchet

      The finish and quality are great on this ratchet. The teeth are smooth and precise.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      taztonio

      Raleigh, NC

      Aug 30 , 2014
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      OK ratchet, but not better than Slim Profile

      So I'm a hobby mechanic I refuse to pay out my hard earned money for the "convenience" of letting someone else fix something. It's sort of like flying vs driving. You may get to lounge in the airport but did you really save any usable time...and how much did it cost you. OK someone walked off with my Craftsman Slim Profile 3/8" ratchet and my wife bought me this for Christmas or Father's Day. I honestly don't like using it. Its too heavy & the handle is too long to take advantage of the high teeth count. It doesn't have a quick release button. I have two cheap long handle ratchets for breaking loose things and I usually want something light and nice to the touch and slightly smaller for normal clearance items. I actually tried to use it this last weekend and it was too big and went to the freebie forged craftsman POS and that worked. I also have a 3/8" AmPro stubby high tooth ratchet. I prefer to use that for an application that requires it. She bought my the 1/4" Premium Grade as well and that one is much more useful. Save your money & buy a Craftsman Slim Profile and if you want a high teeth ratchet get a stubby one for those tight spaces.


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      Aug 5 , 2014
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      Easy ratchet

      This item is smooth to work with and great for tight places that you have difficulty reaching. However, I found the claws or notches inside the ratchet to be a little off .

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      shop6887

      Lebanon, PA

      Jul 22 , 2014
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      great product

      The only problem I have is the very little grease in the head. Other than that its great and fine after Ur grease it

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      shop6887

      Lebanon, PA

      Jul 21 , 2014
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      great product

      I use it almost everyday, and it works great . the only problems I have is that u have to take the head apart and grease it cause they are not greased very well from factory .

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Manassahmm

      Fordville, ND

      Apr 21 , 2014
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      One good ratchet

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Neutron937

      Edgerton, WI

      Mar 16 , 2014
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      Too Bad

      The feel of this ratchet is great, really great. However, the ratchet will lock up. Sears will replace it with a new ratchet off the shelf but it requires a trip to the store. I'm on my fourth one.


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      Krdiesel

      Farmington, NM

      Jan 29 , 2014
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      Best Ratchet Made

      I picked up a 3/8 premium ratchet yesterday, have used about every ratchet out there including truck brands. With out any question this is the finest ratchet made. The finish is perfect, there were no blemishes, it reminded me of a high end German car in quality. The action was smooth as a Swiss watch, It felt perfect. Most important, I have large hands The feel was like someone made it just for me. COO is USA.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jan 25 , 2014
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      USA Made and Smooth as Silk Action

      Just got the 3/8" and 1/4" ratchet and I really like the smooth action and feel. Will make a great additions to the RV tool box. Will add the 1/2" if these hold up.


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      LVBoi

      Las Vegas, NV

      Nov 29 , 2013
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      Junk, Junk and more Junk

      Was "operational" for 4-5 months however the connection between Ratchet Drive and head became loose after only a few weeks. Craftsman refused to replace under their so-called "lifetime" warranty, no reason given why they would not replace. This was the first Craftsman tool I ever purchased, I will never purchase another one, I would strongly encourage anyone who requires a always performing, and a true no questions replacement warranty to use Snap-on (my personal choice) or Mac as they last forever, and provided you don't misuse them they last forever. If it breaks just request a replacement kit or talk to your rep and arrives a new one (or the new version if no longer being made). I should note "red" Snap-on are made in the U.S.A. they have a cheep brand that is not but all true Snap-on are made in the U.S.A. unlike Craftsman or Kobalt


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      hogguy57

      Plainfield, MA

      Nov 6 , 2013
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      new style ratchet

      Being a 63 year old mechanic I found this new ratchet when I went to sears the other day to buy some other tools.Someone obviously got it right this time with comfort and ergonomics. This fits in your hand so comfortably and smooth.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Oct 3 , 2013
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      constantly jambs

      I think that for the Premium price that they charge for this Ratchet. They should at least give you a quality items the ratchet constantly jambs and you have to fiddle with it to get it working again. I had to take apart sometimes and reassemble at times to get working again. I have had teardrop ratchet in the past they seem to work flawlessly. I really am disappointed with this Premium Grade Drive Ratchet.


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      odeagle

      Bozeman, MT

      Jun 20 , 2013
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      3/8th Drive hero

      I love this ratchet! I have used it routinely during the rebuilding of my 1945 Willys MB flathead engine.This is the best ratchet I own and I will buy the 1/4 drive and the 1/2 drive shortly.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      rob9527

      Santa Fe, NM

      May 19 , 2013
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      Great ratchet! Competes with Snap On's Dual F80

      This is a great ratchet. I have this 3/8" ratchet as well as the 1/2" premium one. I also have the Snap On F80 3/8" and S80A 1/2" as well. This premium Craftsman ratchet competes with the Snap On ratchets. There are some differences between them though. As far as handle design, the Craftsman premium handle is much better than the Snap On one. The feel of the handle and the leverage you can put on the handle makes it better than the Snap On's, The 84 tooth used in the Craftsman ratchets is the finest tooth design ever sold by Sears. The Snap On's have 80 teeth. The Snap On's, despite having 4 less teeth, are still smoother than the Craftsman. The Craftsman premium ratchets are a great ratchet and with the lifetime warranty can come in handy if something ever goes wrong. The Snap On's have a lifetime warranty as well, but unless you're a shop that has the truck guy come by on a regular basis, you'd be better off with this Craftsman ratchet! Sears is 7 minutes away.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      bluediamond1

      Rowland Heights, CA

      Mar 31 , 2013
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      Premium 3/8 inch ratchet

      This is a GREAT ratchet for the money, I got it on sale for less than $50. The handle is a little longer for more leverage and the gear ratio is low so it takes less turns to turn a fastener. I've used it in tight areas where there's little room to turn a ratchet, with this tool all you need is a little room to turn the fastener because of the gear ratio. No regrets in buying this.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      roachwilliam999

      Hesperia, MI

      Mar 9 , 2013
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      4 1/2 degree swing arch

      This is a very good ratchet.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Impressive

      Pflugerville, TX

      Feb 8 , 2013
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      Exceptional

      Quiet, smooth, and fine tooth configuration is excellent when working in tight spaces; this is a part of a 3 pc set - 1/4,3/8/1/2 inch drive.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      thehazmatguy

      Tempe, AZ

      Feb 4 , 2013
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      Great tool and USA made

      <span>I love this ratchet.  The wide handle feels great and doesn't dig into your hands when you're pulling hard on something.  The handle is longer than the standard 3/8 ratchets so you get more leverage than a standard ratchet.  The fine teeth have a purr that let you know you are using a quality tool.  I hope Craftsman can see that there is a market for upgraded quality from their (now China made) basic tools.  </span>

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Adoydoy

      Brookhaven, PA

      Jan 25 , 2013
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      Didn't last a month...

      Was using item to hold a nut inplace while I turned it out with another wrench the unit seized up and the nuts holding the unit came out the wrench completely fell apart. DO NOT BUY this socket wrench my teardrop Craftsman wrench has been going strong for years now with constant abuse. Its not worth the money or the time overall Failure of a product.


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      Hamfisted

      Pompano Beach, FL

      Nov 6 , 2012
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      Broke after only six months....

      Broke in the middle of a project, after only six months in the toolbox. Sad. The price you pay for this series of ratchets you would expect more quality. They're the last Craftsman ratchets built in the USA. Completely jammed. Had to revert to my old tools to complete the work. There was a time when Craftsman stood for quality. No more. I'll be going to S&K or KD from now on.


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      osborn.ozzy

      Toledo, OH

      Oct 8 , 2012
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      I like it!

      Its a little heavy for my taste but for the price I paid for it I cant complain. It feels just as good as any truck brand ratchet out there.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      andrew12891

      Augusta, NJ

      May 6 , 2012
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      very poorly designed

      this ratchet is very disappointing. i am a mechanic i use snap on and matco ratchets all day everyday and i beat on them. i bought this ratchet thinking it would be nice. what a joke. the first one i had lasted about three days it locked up. mind you i only use this ratchet for light duty tasks i didnt expect to get a true professional grade ratchet from craftsman. after the first one locked up i warrentied it got another same thing it lasted for about 3 uses and it locked up. after warrentying it again i used it to wind back up a spare on a toyota sienna. it locked up again. i have been through three so far honestly these are a total waste of money steer clear of these ratchets the engineering is the problem. if it didnt lock up all the time it would be good but ive been through three and all three broke immediatly after first use. garbage. if you want a professional ratchet, buy a professional brand.period.


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      Braddock

      Silvis, IL

      Mar 29 , 2012
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      Locked up!!!

      Just received the 3/8 ratchet the other day..looked and felt nice...it locked up after the first use..hope i just received a bad ratchet..going to return and try again...


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      mhiggi216

      Saint Paul, MN

      Mar 10 , 2012
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      Best Ratchet I've Ever Owned

      This is better than any other ratchet I've handled and I have handled a lot! I reach for this one first and will for a very long time. Made in USA!!!!!, great finish, the finest ratcheting mechanism, extra length for more torque, and very reasonably priced. What more could you ask for! I hope Craftsman continues to make more premium tools.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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