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SK 45172 3/8-Inch Drive 1-1/2-Inch Professional Thumbwheel Ratchet

4.8 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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  • Professional thumbwheel ratchet with 36 tooth design
  • Triple tooth contact provides smooth ratcheting action with little back movement
  • Fully enclosed ratcheting mechanism easy to remove and replace
  • Thumbwheel delivers greater access when working in confined spaces
  • Diamond knurled grip providing sure handling
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Technical Details

Brand SK Hand Tool
Item Weight 3.7 ounces
Product Dimensions 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Item model number SKT45172S
Manufacturer Part Number SKT45172S

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ASIN B0002NYCWC
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4.8 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #60,309 in Automotive (See top 100)
#179 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Hand Tools > Wrenches > Socket Wrenches
#779 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Hand Tools > Sockets & Socket Sets
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 9, 2004

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SuperKrome finish provides long life and maximum corrosion resistance. Made in the U.S.A., featuring SK's high polish SuperKrome finish, which protects the tools from the harsh working environments found in today's workplace. Smooth ratcheting action, 36 tooth design.

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The SK Hand Tools 3/8-Inch Drive 1.5-Inch Professional Thumbwheel Ratchet features quality workmanship and value, while providing a strong and reliable tool. The ratchet delivers a completely enclosed ratcheting mechanism which is easy to remove and replace for cleaning or rebuilding. The included triple tooth contact provides smooth ratcheting action with little back movement, and the thumbwheel delivers greater access when working in confined spaces. Chamfered ends help lead the socket over fastener heads, while the diamond knurled grip provides sure handling, even when oily. This professional series ratchet also features a hardened pawl and teeth, and 36-tooth design for durability and long life.

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This is a 60 tooth palm ratchet. The description is off as the 36 tooth is no longer in production. Just as good or better as MAC/SNAP ON/MATCO/CORNWELL for about half the cost. Super finish could not be happier. Thanks for reading
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I thought it'd be bigger, but that is my fault. This thing is small (1.5" as in the description). This said, if you can get your hand in to a tight spot, this little guy should fit as well. I looked it up in SK Tools catalog and as previously mentioned it is a 60 tooth ratchet. This is even more of a bonus for tight areas where you can't get much movement. The design gives it a nice smooth turn. Couple it with magnetic sockets and it'll take a fair amount of aggravation out of a job.

If you did manage to break it, SK does make a rebuild kit for the unit, but they cost about as much as the ratchet it's self. I hardly see this as an issue as your leverage with this will be limited, and it shares internals with larger 3/8" drive SK ratchets.

The picture enclosed shows it between a 3/8" dribe Snap-on Stubby ratchet (FKF80) and a Pittsburgh 3/8" drive extension that is just under 3" long. As I said, it is small, but it'll get in where others can't.
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I use to own a very inexpensive set of these that I purchased from HF but after I found myself using them more and more I figured it was time for an upgrade. This SK ratchet is light years better than the junk I was using! It is in fact a 60 tooth design and is extremely smooth to operate. I was apprehensive about spending what I did for such a simple tool but it is definitely worth every penny! Made in America and not a doubt in my mind it will last a lifetime.
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I Love these thumb wheel ratchets they take up NO space and can get you where you need to be. As an auto / M/c tech I use these every day. I can't afford to be with out them! I actually bought 2 pairs of the 1/4 and the 3/8 because I knew someone would steal them and sure enough one of mine went missing. They are just that good! My only complaint is they don't make larger sizes. I'm hoping that changes soon!. LOVE THEM. BUY 2 EACH AT THE VERY LEAST, YOU WONT REGRET IT IN A TIGHT SPOT. Oh and forget the conversion piece... it just makes for you needing more room to work and we all know that is limited!!!
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Good thumb wheel ratchet, top quality. Get a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter don't bother buying two sizes of ratchet.
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As with other SK tools I have tried, the quality (mechanism, design, chrome, finish) is excellent. It might be a bit small for larger hands if you intend to "palm it," but it is perfect as far as a thumbwheel ratchet goes. Oh, and made in the USA!
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Like all the SK products I own these are high quality tools. They are a great addition to any tool set. I have always found SK tools to be very reliable. I still have my first SK socket and it is still like new (perhaps a bit more scratched and a little dirty but it works like new and that is what counts). I highly recommend these thumbwheel ratchets and any SK tools.
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SK tools are great, and this is no different. High quality and nice finish, and best of all, it is made in the USA FROM US STEEL. Nothing for another country here, and I have never had to use the warranty but they come with lifetime warranty.
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