Posted December 4, 2017

Gearwrench slim head ratchets

Gearwrench introduced two new ¼” Drive Slim Head Ratchets. The ratchets are exceptionally compact, allowing users to turn fasteners in extremely tight clearance applications.

Slim Head RatchetAvailable in 6 inch and 12 inch sizes with full polish chrome handles, the Slim Head Ratchets have compact heads for excellent access in hard to reach spaces. The heads measure less than ¾” wide, compared to about an inch for standard ¼” drive ratchets. They are also just .49" thick. With a ratchet head that is less than ¾” wide, 72-tooth gearing, and a five degree ratchet arc, users are able to easily turn fasteners in tight areas. A flush mounted forward/reverse lever provides additional access capability and a quick release button assures fast socket change out. The 6 inch Slim Head Ratchet is designed to fit comfortably in technicians’ hands yet still deliver ample torque, while the 12 inch Slim Head Ratchet enables technicians to access hard to reach screws and bolts.

For controlled angle access, ratchets have a Flex Head with nine locking positions plus an unlocked position. The heads convert from a 1/4" ratchet to a bit driver with the removal of the ratchet adapter. Ratchet/Bit Driver Heads and Ratchet Adapters meet or exceed ASME specifications.

“The two new ratchets introduced today will allow technicians a greater level of control while working,” said James Stewart, senior product manager for Gearwrench. “The six inch ratchet is a go to tool for working under the dash or removing smaller diameter nuts from housings in tough to reach locations. The 12 inch ratchet allows technicians to reach past obstructions for tasks such as removing mud flaps without removing wheels.”