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1Honey
Jul 13 , 2012
craftmans 3/8 in. Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet
It's light weight and i love the quick release.
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JMBruni
Jan 16 , 2012
Made in China for the same price as before

I've had my 3/8" ratchet for over ten years, over which time I used it on at least a weekly basis.  FInally, the ratcheting mechanism showed some signs of wear.  I took it in to get it replaced and found the new ones were made in china.  The salesman mentioned he had many of the new 3/8 and 1/2 returned due to failures.  At the same time, the price is still the same!

This is sad.  I always went for the USA made Craftsmans hand tools.  Now I'll have to find a new company to buy ratchets.

 

WaggoFam

Apple Valley, CA

Jul 24 , 2015
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Trust

Its a Craftsman so its trustworthy. The shape and socket release are great and make life a little easier when you're at work, two less things to worry about. Plus I scored a great deal by buying it online.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RAAPEI

Bloomington, IN

Mar 9 , 2015
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3/8" Teardrop Rachet

3/8" quick release ratchet with classic teardrop styling. These ratchets are the best no matter what kind of work you do. From handyman to professional, this ratchet works.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tincan69

Stockton, CA

Mar 2 , 2015
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Solid steel tool

I ended up missing my 3/8 " ratchet that I have owned for 25 years so I needed a replacement. Went to local Sears for Craftsman tools and found a solid steel one for a reasonable price. No rubber or plastic handle for me. The cost for this item was more than the "rubber or plastic" handled one but I wanted a professional grade tool. Just what I needed.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rottsnott

Lindstrom, MN

Feb 13 , 2015
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serving wrench

I needed a 3/8ths ratchet for my big new toolbox so I went down to my local sears store to get one. I was looking at them and I decided to get the longer handled one so I can get more leverage with it. in the past I have used a small piece of scrap tubing to get more leverage when breaking loose stubborn nuts & bolts but this onme worked fine for me just the other day when I was pulling the transmission out of my 1988 ford thunderbird turbo coupe. thanks for a quality tool.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 27 , 2015
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Great Wrench

Lost my other 3/8 on a job and needed a replacement. This wrench is comfortable in my hand and feels strong. I like that it's for a shorter handle on it as it is easier for me to work with. I work on laundry equipment and need tools that don't take to much space, but are also up for the challenge and can take a beating. To me, this wrench feels solid and I would recommend this wrench for anyone.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ivens

Vicksburg, MI

Jun 3 , 2014
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Durable ratchet

This was to replace one that was stolen at work


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midwaywfo

Coleraine, MN

May 1 , 2014
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tear drop ratchet

I use craftsman all the time. The ease of replacement makes it an easy choice for me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rabeans

West Chester, PA

Apr 19 , 2014
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Ratchet

A good 3/8" drive ratchet with a quick release. Well made with good material. It is a Craftsman so this item has a lifetime guarantee and can be returned to any Sears store. Very rugged and easy grab onto.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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docdj42

Holcombe, WI

Nov 8 , 2013
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craftsman ratchet

this is a very solid ratchet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jakesr

Locust Grove, VA

Oct 27 , 2013
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nice piece

very good handle fit to hand

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MannersHandyman

Santa Rosa, CA

Aug 2 , 2013
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Professional

It's made in USA. It locks the socket on with a push button release and it's guaranteed for life.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Old_School_Mech

Beaverton, OR

Jun 1 , 2013
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Quality_with_lifetime_replacement

I bought this Craftsman hand tool because other than one other maker, no one will replace the item if it fails for my lifetime. It replaced one of the cheaply made imported tools that fell apart during use. This is much superior in construction.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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r8dr

Waipahu, HI

Feb 22 , 2013
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Good ratchet

The only reason I bought this ratchet, because my other craftsman ratchet of 15 years finally broke (locking mechanism).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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thirdbrother

Medina, TX

Jan 10 , 2013
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Long Ratchet

Love the ratchet, worked flawlessly, I needed a ratchet just before Christmas while out of town and I went to Sears to get one, I saw the extended length 3/8 drive ratchet and since I already had two of the shorter ones at home I decided to purchase the longer one, love it, so glad I bought it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Blnbabb

Bruceton Mills, WV

Sep 14 , 2012
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Craftsman 3/8 in. Ratchet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JMercer

Westland, MI

Aug 6 , 2012
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these ratchets are garbage

i bought a 260 pc mechanics tool set . when i was just fixing cars in my driveway it worked well, but i still broke the 3/8 drive ratchet so i went to replace it and they took my long hanld and gave me a referb short and said thats what i had to accept took it home and the same day it started skipping went back to the store and they said it was referbed so i had to take another referb, that one finnished the job but the next time i worked on a car it started skipping. so i went back to sears and they said i had to take another referb cause mine was a referb took that one home and it too started skipping. then i got a job at a shop fixing cars and wanted a new ratchet so i went in and they said i had to take another referb so i said i wanted to talk to the store manager and the lady said just go get a new one then. so monday my first day i used the crap outta it and on tuesday it started skipping on wed it would just switch between forward and reverse on its own and thur it was locked it wouldnt go fwd revese and wount ratchet, so i returned it and they gave me another new one so fri it worked fine but sat it started skipping again. i dont use a cheater bar or use it on super tight bolts i have impacts for those i just cant belive how cheaply they are made now. so went back to sears and was told they have a professional line of ratchets that are way better constructed and and i should BUY one of those cause they cant keep replacing new ratchets every couple of days. what a joke i talked to my snap on guy and he said he would bring me a new ratchet every day if i brake it every day and said if i broke one more than once every week he would give me gift certs for the price of the ratchet every time to use on other tools......so long crafts man hello snap on. but you probly wont be able to read this cause crapsman wont post it too sad, they had a great name and its gone..... they are only conserned about their bottom line and not their quality or rep. oh and snap on, mac, and matco all have life time replacements on all their products including tool boxes and air tools,  take that craftsman that only replaces hand tools. i called craftsman and left a message for them to call me and i still havnt heard back from them, probly cause it will cost them money not make them money, thanks for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!


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Tool-Guru

Phelan, CA

Jul 16 , 2012
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Ratchet has a mind of its own

This is the worst ratchet Craftsman has its name on. The plastic selector lever is cheap and lightweight. Pawl in the ratchet body will reverse without warning. Ratchet can't handle more than 80 ft lbs without stripping the gears. Handle kills your hands due to the slim design. Horrible horrible design overall. Harbor Freight has better ratchets than this one, cheaper too.


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1Honey

Bedford, OH

Jul 13 , 2012
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craftmans 3/8 in. Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet

It's light weight and i love the quick release.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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zarz74

San Antonio, TX

Mar 28 , 2012
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craftsman 3/8 drive quick release teardrop ratchet

excellent product and very easy to use. very reliable and dependable even in cramped spaces. would recommend this product to anyone who is a do it yourself person

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bex

Windsor, MA

Mar 27 , 2012
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Now Made in China

This ratchet used to be a great tool, but now all of them are made in China. The quality, finish and feel of the ratchet have all suffered and I'm sure the longevity will be far worse than older versions. The price hasn't changed though.


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JMBruni

Loveland, OH

Jan 16 , 2012
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Made in China for the same price as before

I've had my 3/8" ratchet for over ten years, over which time I used it on at least a weekly basis.  FInally, the ratcheting mechanism showed some signs of wear.  I took it in to get it replaced and found the new ones were made in china.  The salesman mentioned he had many of the new 3/8 and 1/2 returned due to failures.  At the same time, the price is still the same!

This is sad.  I always went for the USA made Craftsmans hand tools.  Now I'll have to find a new company to buy ratchets.


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BartY

Olive Branch, MS

Jan 16 , 2012
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Buyer Beware!!

Standard Craftsman ratchets had been of suspect quality for the past decade or so as the design and quality of materials had been progressively cheapened to squeeze every penny of profits out of them. I had quite a few of these in my toolbox back in the 90s but after receiving a couple of warranty replacements that just slipped after a few hours of normal use, I finally caved and spent more money on a better tool.

Now, to add insult to injury, the MBAs running Sears/K-Mart have decided to farm these out to China.

Just beware if you go to Sears to swap one out, you're VERY likely to receive a Chinese made replacement. One store I walked into recently had NOTHING but the Chinese made ones! What an insult.


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oknaz

Mesa, AZ

Jan 9 , 2012
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3/8 Inch Rachet

I bought the biggest set of that sear's had on sale and it'll be a year ago this month that i've owned this set . But i'm very surprised that the 3/8" drive rachet just quit working i've never had to fight to keep the selector lever in 1 spot

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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roadhog0

Issaquah, WA

Dec 30 , 2011
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Like Father, Like Son

My father had his ratchet like this for 20+ years before I bought mine. I purchased one as soon as I started collecting tools for my tool box. I've wrenched on a great sum of products now with this wrench and been very happy with it. I beat on it with hammers, use it for high torque application and more and it doesnt have an issue with it. Very well built tool and if it breaks I can get it replaced. Havent had an issue with mine or my fathers ever. Great tool! I wish they offered a short throw version (smaller teeth to engage with)


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ateball

Endicott, NY

Dec 22 , 2011
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absolute JUNK! I broke 3 ratchets today, all tear drop style!

Just replaced them this morning an all 3 broken in 1 day! 2- 3/8s an one 1/2"drive! If you oticed lately, some of the "crap" labled craftsman is now made in china on the package...AND IT SHOWS! Id love to post the pictures of my knuckles right now, whoever the unlucky guy is in the morning at the counter might get to see them up REAL close! Sick of driving up there to replace there junk. Its the only way they can sell things anymore is buy offering lifetime warranty. I have a couple old stanley "ugh" ratchets I keep around  for (just in case times) an the damn things havent let me down yet. thats pretty unreal...do yourself a favor an buy MAC or MATCO right from the start an save yourself the gas in constantly returning there new an improved junk...


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