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Craftsman  1/2 in. Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 1.5
Length (in.): 10-3/8
Ratchet Drive Size: 1/2 in.
Product Overview:
Set: Open Stock
General Warranty: Limited lifetime
Ratchet Style: Teardrop
Quick Release System: Yes

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This 1/2 In. Drive Ratchet Gets the Job Done

A garage necessity, this Craftsman 1/2 in. teardrop ratchet works with inch, metric and specialty sockets to spin fasteners of all kinds. Whether you’re tuning up a classic car, securing timber frame work or are wrenching on heavy machinery, this ratchet delivers the torque you need where you need it. Featuring a tough alloyed steel build and the protection of nickel chrome plating, it’s ready for tough turns and years of solid service.

Perfect for working in tight areas, the teardrop head featured on the 1/2 in. drive ratchet combines strength and smooth movements, while the 36 toothed construction gets nuts and bolts turning with only 10 degrees of swing. And since it’s equipped with both a quick release mechanism and a thumb activated reversal switch, no matter where you’re working, swapping directions and sockets is fast. A solid tool built to get the job done, grab this ½ inch ratchet and get to work.

  • Craftsman 1/2 in. teardrop ratchet is rugged and ready for work
  • Reverse switch changes direction with the flip of a thumb
  • Thumb activated quick release swaps sockets fast
  • 10 degree ratcheting arc keeps bolts moving in tight spaces
  • Teardrop shape allows better access in small areas with smoother movements
  • Guaranteed forever

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Added on May 13, 2010

 

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69 Reviews Write a review
43 Reviewers (62.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise6 found this helpful
yee.bo
Aug 18 , 2013
Got The USA made one
I got this in the 260 piece mechanics tool set with the plastic box, It's great and stamped big and bold USA. I've seen That crafstman has started making stuff overseas but its nice to know they still make the products for the sets in the USA. I turned my wrench full circle and heard 44 "clicks", the one at sears marked made in stupid old china only had 36 "clicks" so yes the quality has declined. for those of you out there who want the USA stamp on your tool you could open the ratchet and maybe fix it instead of getting chinese stuff. I would reccomend this to a friend until they made ALL the ratchets in the USA again.
Criticism7 found this helpful
NM_Green_Chile
Sep 27 , 2013
Poor quality
Bought this ratchet as part of a larger tool kit. Upon first use, ratchet felt and sounded odd. Upon second use, the ratchet mechanism jammed. The direction lever moves freely but the mechanism will not move in either direction. There isn't even any wiggle in the head, it is the equivalent of a fixed tool. Snapon is extremely expensive and SK somewhat less so, but they are quality tools made in the USA. Craftsman is quickly becoming a larger version of **************, where you go to buy pre-broken tools. The current quality level of Craftsman tools is EXTREMELY FAR below those I bought 20 years ago. I will get this replaced free by Sears but my confidence level is very low concerning their lack quality control. In an attempt to be competitive they are doing precisely what quickly will drive customers away...cheapening the product to lower the price. A ratchet is a very simple device internally. In opening the head there is no apparent reason why this should not work. There's only four moving parts: the ratchet head, the direction lever (which appears to be plastic), and a small ball bearing and spring to provide the detent force. Looking at the opened mechanism, it is clear the direction lever is jamming the head (but not apparent why) and not moving as it should to allow the head to click past the lever (as the head turns, the lever mechanism must oscillate slightly to allow the head teeth to slip past the lever teeth). Sad to say, Craftsman is junk these days.
 

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San Ysidro, CA

Jun 14 , 2014
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is good for mechanics

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rwmeeks

Bastrop, LA

Mar 24 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
A Great Ratchet.

I bought the Craftsman 1/2 in. Drive, Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet because of Sears lifetime warranty. If anything happens to break, I can bring it to my nearest Sears store and swap for another. I recommend this wrench to others. Five Star rating from me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ToolGuy36

Bloomington, IL

Feb 7 , 2014
via sears.com
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nice wrench

I bought the Craftsman 1/2 inch drive quick release wrench since I was going to be removing some heavy duty bolts. Worked great as expected and did not have to worry about anything with the lifetime warranty.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BIGJOET

Santa Maria, CA

Jan 20 , 2014
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TOP QUALITY

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 27 , 2013
via sears.com
Overall
Poor quality

Bought this ratchet as part of a larger tool kit. Upon first use, ratchet felt and sounded odd. Upon second use, the ratchet mechanism jammed. The direction lever moves freely but the mechanism will not move in either direction. There isn't even any wiggle in the head, it is the equivalent of a fixed tool. Snapon is extremely expensive and SK somewhat less so, but they are quality tools made in the USA. Craftsman is quickly becoming a larger version of **************, where you go to buy pre-broken tools. The current quality level of Craftsman tools is EXTREMELY FAR below those I bought 20 years ago. I will get this replaced free by Sears but my confidence level is very low concerning their lack quality control. In an attempt to be competitive they are doing precisely what quickly will drive customers away...cheapening the product to lower the price. A ratchet is a very simple device internally. In opening the head there is no apparent reason why this should not work. There's only four moving parts: the ratchet head, the direction lever (which appears to be plastic), and a small ball bearing and spring to provide the detent force. Looking at the opened mechanism, it is clear the direction lever is jamming the head (but not apparent why) and not moving as it should to allow the head to click past the lever (as the head turns, the lever mechanism must oscillate slightly to allow the head teeth to slip past the lever teeth). Sad to say, Craftsman is junk these days.


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Harrolde

Sparks Glencoe, MD

Sep 20 , 2013
via sears.com
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Sears quick release ratchet

Handier than any other.(For years)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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yee.bo

Greer, SC

Aug 18 , 2013
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Got The USA made one

I got this in the 260 piece mechanics tool set with the plastic box, It's great and stamped big and bold USA. I've seen That crafstman has started making stuff overseas but its nice to know they still make the products for the sets in the USA. I turned my wrench full circle and heard 44 "clicks", the one at sears marked made in stupid old china only had 36 "clicks" so yes the quality has declined. for those of you out there who want the USA stamp on your tool you could open the ratchet and maybe fix it instead of getting chinese stuff. I would reccomend this to a friend until they made ALL the ratchets in the USA again.


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Jun 21 , 2013
Overall
cheep china ratchet

The tear drop forward reverse lever is cheap not metal. You get what you pay for. My next ratchet wrench will be American made and cost more. I will be gladly to pay more. Craftsman tools are quickly giving themselves a bad name by going cheap and China.


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mgedds

Soddy Daisy, TN

Jun 2 , 2013
via sears.com
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still has lifetime warranty

good ratchet but needs some of the play taken out of the ratchet. nothing bad but my other craftsman ratchets dont have this much play.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SCRAPMETALMAN86

Gettysburg, PA

Dec 7 , 2012
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NOT THE SAME OL' CRAFTSMAN

I GOT THIS ITEM ON A WARRANTY TRADE IN AS MY OLD ONE THAT I HAD FOR 20 OR SO YEARS THAT GEARS GOT TO WORN DOWN AND DIDN'T WORK NO MORE. THIS IS THE RACHET THAT I GOT IN EXCHANGE. IN THE SCRAP METAL BUSINESS THAT I DO AND WITH AUTOMOTIVE STUFF I NEED SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST. AND THIS IS NOT IT. ITS MADE VERY CHEAPLY AND LOOKS LIKE A ****** CUT IT OUT OF A PIECE OF STEEL! I DONT SEE IT LASTING NEARLY AS LONG AS MY OLD ONE. IT'S DEFINATLEY NOT ONE OF THE OLD CRAFTSMAN TOOLS I'VE HAD BEFORE.


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