Every mechanic and weekend warrior have an assortment of ratcheting wrenches in their tool box. They are useful for those tight spots under your hood, or changing out the carburetor on your gas powered portable generator.
We have reviewed the top 1/2 inch ratcheting wrenches to get you started on your lifelong conquest of assembling the perfect tool chest. I suggest starting with at least a 1/2 inch, if not a full 12 or 24 set of ratcheting wrenches.
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Materials and Construction
All the reviewed wrenches are drop forge constructed. And this is pretty typical of most wrenches anyways. Cast Iron is another option, but usually found for other types of tools. Drop forged is stronger, so stick with this.
Jaeger Tools and Snap-On have the best steel alloy. Chromium and Vanadium are added for added strength, lightness, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Only a little bit of Vanadium needs to be added to steel alloy to make it stronger, tougher, and lighter, so it really is a brain dead add to any steel alloy. So who knows why the other manufactures don’t always add it.
Snap-On and Jaeger Tools both have great warranties. But, it’s more likely you will loose it, then need to use the warranty. So I wouldn’t worry about this too much.
As you can see, it’s just tough to beat Jaeger Tools for the price. They are just as durable as Snap-On, but at a fraction of the cost. Plus, they are on Amazon and are eligible for same day delivery in some areas! And it has FREE same day delivery if your order is over $35. Now that’s tough to beat!
Hope this helps!
– Jake Gray