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Ratchet Wrench Guide: Kinds Of Wrenches, Uses And Features

by Jeniffer Hooper Marketing Manager

What kind of ratchet wrench?

Ratchet wrenches are available in a variety of styles for a variety of applications. Like all the other tools in your toolbox, they fit a specific need and in many respects solve problems. Ratchet wrenches are used in a similar way to a socket and ratchet, but in many ways, a ratchet wrench can be much more useful.

Ratchet wrenches are made in many different styles and all seem to have a place, in fact, many mechanics will have multiple types of ratchet wrenches. So if you are in the market, don't look for the cheapest set in the market, look at the features. When we were shopping we thought the types of swivel head would be a little awkward to use, but we were shown completely wrong and now mostly use swivel head models.


While the price of the models will be different, most cheaper models will be a straight ratchet wrench. There are fewer moving parts and cost less. The next higher price will be the swivel head and later the reversible ratchet wrench. Please note that there are levels of quality and guarantee in each type, so the prices overlap.

Ratchet wrench Applications

Tighten/loosen nuts and bolts.

Metric and standard sizes.

The ratchet action on one end moves freely in one direction and hooks the fastener in the other direction to tighten or loosen without removing the tool.

Some have pivoting ratchet ends for use in confined spaces.

Where to start?

If you have never purchased or don't have Ratchet wrenches in your toolbox, look for a specific area that would need these keys. In many cases, people may not have thick keys or they may not have a rotary-type wrench to enter the tight areas. Try to fill that niche with this purpose.

Most will start with the simple standard or metric set of swivel heads, as they have a moderate price and work in many situations. Stubby ratchet wrenches are also popular as a first purchase because they are made for small and tight areas. We normally do not recommend that someone’s first purchase a ratchet wrench set to be reversible due to the additional cost. The reversible ratchet keys absolutely rock, but the cost is normally double the standard or revolving head. That means you get half the tools for the amount spent.

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