Crescent 3/8″ Drive 72 Tooth Quick Release Dual Material Teardrop Ratchet 10-3/4″ – CRW7

 Crescent 3/8

Style:72 tooth The World Famous Crescent Brand Presents It Line Of Open Stock Quick Release Ratchets. All Tools Meet New ANSI and ASME Specifications and Come with a Full Satisfaction Guarantee. Crescent, Providing Quality Tools since 1907.

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  • 72 Tooth for 5 Degrees of access
  • Dual material grip for added comfort
  • Nickel chrome plated for long lasting protection

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Review

  • I purchased the 1/4″ CRW1, 3/8″ drive CRW7, and the 1/2″ drive CRW13 together. They are a great value for the $11, $14, and $18 respective price tags.The Good:The handles are very comfortable. You get a lot better grip and direct more of your energy in the pull instead of hanging onto the wrench. The plastic/rubber handle cover feels like a modern Milwaukee power tool. The grey parts are rubberized and provide a good grip over most of the handle. There is a flat area on the underside of the handle that helps you index the tool and adds to the comfort of the handle as well. The fatter handle doesn’t dig into your hand like a traditional round or flat ratchet wrench handle.These are beefy. The head of the 1/2″ wrench is 7/8″ thick, the 3/8″ is 11/16″ thick, and the 1/4″ is 7/16″ thick. The largest part of the handle diameter is about 1-1/4″ on the 1/2″ wrench, 1″ on the 3/8″, and 5/8″ on the 1/4″ wrench. I have big hands but these are all very comfortable handle sizes. For comparison, most 1/2″ drive ratchets with a round steel-only handle have a 5/8-3/4″ diameter handle. Really pull on them and you feel pain or at least some discomfort in your fingers. Yeah, I know, some of you may be thinking “don’t be a wuss, it doesn’t hurt that bad”, but if I have the choice to avoid pain I will take it. Tools should NOT make your hands hurt. If they do, take a step back and look at what you’re doing and ask yourself if you are using the best tool available for the job at hand. For me a tool is only as good as its handle. The best/smoothest/shiniest ratchet with a mediocre handle is just a mediocre tool. I have other ratchets from Snap-On/Gear Wrench/Craftsman/Matco/Proto/MAC/Stanley/Kobalt/No-Name and these are by far my favorites. That’s because they are a quality tool and their handles are so much more comfortable than all of the other ones that I own.The Bad:I wanted beefy ratchets and I got them by purchasing these. But, beefy can mean bulky and heavy. A comparable Snap-On or MAC wrench will weigh around 30% less than these. That adds up at the end of the day. If you’ve done much wrenching under a car or truck and have to hold the wrench up above you at arms length pretty often, you will appreciate a lighter ratchet. I am not a car or truck mechanic and only work under vehicles sporadically. Most of my ratcheting is done with battery-powered impact guns anyway. When I am forced to use hand tools I am willing to accept using a heavier ratchet.These ratchets have some pretty thick heads for a pear head shaped-ratchet. They are so thick it’s excessive. It’s just extra weight for no tangible benefit. You aren’t going to tear up any 1/2″ drive ratchet with normal use. When you break out the shop hammer, 6′ cheater pipe, or 300-pound gorilla to bounce on the handle to break something loose, you are proof-testing any ratchet. Shaving 10% or so of thickness off of each of these ratchet heads would save some weight without taking away any real strength. The weak point in every good ratchet wrench is the square drive. If you don’t believe me just put a 6′ cheater pipe on your favorite one and tighten up on a big bolt until something breaks. The break will most likely be the square drive shearing off. If you have to go from 3/4 to double gorilla on something, use a breakover handle instead of a ratchet. That’s why they exist.A cheater pipe will chew up the plastic handle covers on these wrenches. I should follow my own advice above, but sometimes my inner gorilla gets loose and I end up jumping on the end of a cheater pipe shoved over the end of my wrench. No one wants to admit it, but it happens to a lot of us from time to time. Just be aware you will mar up the pretty handle covers on these wrenches when you do.
  • Great ratchet! My trusty black and decker ratchet handle snapped on me so I bought this as a replacement and man I tell ya, I made a great decision. The rubber grip is excellent, the quick release is a plus and the easy push reversal make things way easier. Definitely a great pickup for any toolsman.
  • Locked up first time I used it. Could not reverse it. Had to put it in vise and apply pressure to get it unlocked. To much trouble to return for $15. You get what you pay for. Going back to snap-on.
  • Oh my, this bad boy turned out to be better than I expected. A nice looking ratchet, a nuce feel in the hand, works very smooth and the ratchet mechanism even sounds cool. I work tools hard and really challenge them strength wise with maximun torque perhaps more than engineered however this ratchet keeps working like a champ. My opinion is you can’t go wrong
  • This is solidly built with quality materials. It is heavy for it’s size but I think it is because they built it well. The ratchet holds sockets well so they do not fall off. Handle feels pretty good in the hand and is not slippery.
  • Nice cushioned handle, nice weight, length and operation. Don’t know why I put up with an old broken ratchet for so long..I’ll try not to use this one as a hammer.
  • Great product….
  • And here is one of my other Crescent ratchets i had to haveand yep they work just as good as they look

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