Hey all, anyone have any personal experience with Sears or other brand ratchet wrenches? You know, the kind that look like a box end wrench but have a ratchet mechanism? Do they come in handy? Are the reversible ones worth the price over the non-reversible ones?
I have the ones with the lever, not the one-way/flip over. I like these much better since they have an offset. The flip over ones are flat, so tool access is not as good. Overall, I love them. I've used many different ratchet wrenches and they were all too bulky to be of any value. The Craftsman (and Gear Wrench) ones fit in most places and are not much bigger than a regular box end wrench.
Buy the gear wrench brand, not the actual sears craftsman brand. It takes less movement to get them to rachet compared to the craftsman brand. I but the non reverseable because I use them in tight areas and its to easy to have them bump and keep switching directions on you as you're trying to tighten or loosen something.