The finish on these ratchets is top notch. The action is superb and spins very easily. The heavier handle adds a nice balanced feel, for whatever that's worth. The button release action is silky smooth. They really are eye catching, just machined and tooled beautifully. For me they are the perfect secondary/back-up ratchets for those occasions when I need the fine tooth gears or the slightly thinner head profile. I say secondary/backup because for me the ergonomic short, very flat, heavy and wide handle design was not very ergonomic at all. The short handle makes for less torque and more strength that you must use and the thin rectangular-ish shape grew old fast. I found in daily use that they are fatiguing and hard on my hands, almost painful in higher torque situations. In certain cases these fine tooth gears are nice to be sure, but I find that for extended use in harsh environments that the tried and true, extra strength and durability of the 36 tooth (10 degree) long and round handle designs are much better as my primary. Not trying to imply that somebody shouldn't buy these ratchets. Look in any professional mechanics box and you'll find a variety of ratchets and drivers for a myriad of situations. Just saying that for me they found a specific place in my box, though it wasn't as my daily driver. Also check out the Craftsman pro line # 44813, 44814, etc. for a stronger, ergonomic, longer handled, daily/professional use alternative, (Dubbed " The best performing ratchet we've ever offered!") .
i would not recommend this tool. buy a snap-on blue point for the same price. there are features (the button in the back for socket release) that are plastic. i can't believe they would make a tool with internal plastic pieces. seriously poor design for the price point. if you have to shop at sears, buy the sk. at least that line is all metal.
Just long enough for loosening tight nuts
This ratchet is one of my favorite go to ratchets. 84 -tooth slim and thin fits in tight spots. The fit and finish is very nice. I would recommend this 3/8 ratchet!!! Now I need the 1/4 and 1/2 inch.