When it comes to mid-tier tools—respectable quality offerings that won't the bank like pro-grade stuff will—GearWrench is consistently a go-to brand in the pack, and we just came across one of their more out-of-the-ordinary kits at a significant discount. More commonly known for their quality ratcheting wrenches, this ratchet and socket set maintains that same mantra of streamlining your repair/DIY job.
Even to the more well-versed wrencher this set might look a little confusing at first glance. Specifically designed for nuts fitted onto longer studs, as well as for bolts on top of an engine bay that have a ball socket for affixing engine covers (See right hand side of turbo coolant reservoir in this video clip), you're basically trading off a larger diameter ratchet head in order to not have to fuss with using wrenches or (if you're lucky) extra deep sockets.
It's also worth noting that GearWrench added a very smart feature to the ratchet in this kit, and one you don't even always see on pro-grade ratchets out there. The flexible ratchet head in this set has a locking function, meaning you can set your desired angle and safely guide your ratchet to its target location—something that will occasionally prove frustrating without a lock, especially when using a heavier socket/extension combination. If we were looking at full-pop retail, the kit runs for nearly $200 (a bit steep, to be frank), but at 70% off you're looking at $83.30. Given the cursing and busted knuckles this kit can save you, we'd say it's worth it if you're looking to add some more specialized kit to your growing tool collection.
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