Decent ratchet for the price. These are now made in Taiwan and aren't as nice as the older, USA-made next-generation ratchets, but are ok compared to other Taiwan-made tools. The retro-style quick-release that is supposed to push the socket off the anvil is useless for that purpose since the pin doesn't go out past the end of the anvil, although the quick release is good for being able to take the socket off by hand just like the older Craftsman ratchets. They do feel better in the hand than the standard Craftsman ratchets, and more teeth means a smaller arc and smoother ratcheting action.
I work as a professional helicopter mechanic and I use this almost every day. I have gone through 4 of these just this year. I accidently dropped two of these ratchets from about 4 feet while working on an engine and all the guts flew out all over the hangar. Now all of these are made in Taiwan and feel even cheaper and stiffer than the previous ones. The next time this ratchet fails me, I'm calling the Matco truck.
Love the thin line. Great tool!
I have use these tools since I was 16 years old. I do own a lot of craftsman tools, I have a lot of these tools in my toolbox and I would really recommend them to anyone some of the tools I’ve had since I was about 18, I am now 63 years of age so I can tell you that they do hold up for a long time and when you do eventually break these problems will replace them free of charge For life.