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Old 03-29-2008, 10:08 AM
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Default Wright #3480, 3/8" Drive Ratchet

Went to the industrial supplier again for coffee and donuts this morning, and came home with a lighter wallet. I ended up getting a Wright #3480, 3/8" drive ratchet. Its an open design, with the main gear exposed along with the pawl gear for the ratchet mechanism, which has an extended tab, for the change of direction. I already have another 3/8" ratchet and the 1/2" version of the ratchet and found it to be solid, strong and extremely easy to change direction, I use my fingers on the exposed gear to drive down fasteners that don't have enough drag for the ratchet mechanism to work properly. I find them easy to keep clean, I blow it out with an air gun, and the head is smaller in diameter than most other ratchets, making it better for tight places. I have quite a few Wright tools, well made durable and USA made, about $25.

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:19 AM
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Cool, you're actually showing us a toy I can afford for once

Thanks for the heads up on this, that looks like a nice wrench and I will keeping an eye out for them. Can never have too many wrenches
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:00 AM
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Jack, Those are nice ratchet handles. I bought the 3/8" when they first came out and my wife bought me a 1/2" for Christmas 2 years ago. I started out with Wright tools when my Dad bought me a set in '65. Fleet Farm a midwest farm supply, used to be a dealer but switched to Allen and Tru-Craft.
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Default You can't go wromg with Wright!

That is a nice ratchet. Nobody here sells wright anymore.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:41 AM
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That is a nice ratchet. Nobody here sells wright anymore.
Jeff,

Here is the link, check the locater for a dealer near you, they also sell online.

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http://www.wrighttool.com/default.aspx
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