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Craftsman 1/2" Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet

Item# 00944809000P | Model# 44809 | Added on May 13, 2010 |
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Craftsman 1/2" Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet
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Tune Up Your Workload Whether you're giving your car a tune up or working on heavy machinery, use this Craftsman 1/2" drive quick release teardrop ratchet to finish the job. Perfect for working in tight areas, this tool with 36 teeth gives you the strength you need to get nuts and bolts turning with little swing. When it's time to swap directions or sockets, use the quick release mechanism or thumb-activated reversal switch to do it quickly. It's time to get to work.

  • A teardrop head is the perfect head shape for getting into tight corners and spaces
  • Features a 1/2" drive that works with inch, metric and specialty sockets
  • 36 Toothed construction only requires a 10° swing
  • A reverse switch lets you change the direction with just your thumb
  • The quick release feature lets you swap out sockets fast
  • Built with a tough alloyed steel and nickel chrome plating for years of turning
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August 18th, 2013
Got The USA made one

I got this in the 260 piece mechanics tool set with the plastic box, It's great and stamped big and bold USA. I've seen That crafstman has started making stuff overseas but its nice to know they still make the products for the sets in the USA. I turned my wrench full circle and heard 44 "clicks", the one at sears marked made in stupid old china only had 36 "clicks" so yes the quality has declined. for those of you out there who want the USA stamp on your tool you could open the ratchet and maybe fix it instead of getting chinese stuff. I would reccomend this to a friend until they made ALL the ratchets in the USA again.

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By NM_Green_Chile
September 27th, 2013
Poor quality

Bought this ratchet as part of a larger tool kit. Upon first use, ratchet felt and sounded odd. Upon second use, the ratchet mechanism jammed. The direction lever moves freely but the mechanism will not move in either direction. There isn't even any wiggle in the head, it is the equivalent of a fixed tool. Snapon is extremely expensive and SK somewhat less so, but they are quality tools made in the USA. Craftsman is quickly becoming a larger version of **************, where you go to buy pre-broken tools. The current quality level of Craftsman tools is EXTREMELY FAR below those I bought 20 years ago. I will get this replaced free by Sears but my confidence level is very low concerning their lack quality control. In an attempt to be competitive they are doing precisely what quickly will drive customers away...cheapening the product to lower the price. A ratchet is a very simple device internally. In opening the head there is no apparent reason why this should not work. There's only four moving parts: the ratchet head, the direction lever (which appears to be plastic), and a small ball bearing and spring to provide the detent force. Looking at the opened mechanism, it is clear the direction lever is jamming the head (but not apparent why) and not moving as it should to allow the head to click past the lever (as the head turns, the lever mechanism must oscillate slightly to allow the head teeth to slip past the lever teeth). Sad to say, Craftsman is junk these days.

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Never got it my hometown store is closing was told they dont do online orders


Unknown never got the item . I want my points back . I feel like I need my money back

April 26th
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Craftsman 1/2" Drive Wratchet


This item is built with the Quality I as a professional Mechanic have come to know. Many years of daily use that is to be expected and always lives up to the Craftsman name we have known for years.

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Works fine


Works fine, decent ratchet for most uses, and decent value.

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