What is a teardrop ratchet?

Product Overview

Quick release Ratchet is a Shop Essential Built with an adaptive teardrop shape and designed to give you fast ratcheting action in tight spots, this Craftsman 3/8 in. quick release ratchet gets the job done in engine compartments, at the house and on the jobsite.

Also Know, how do you release a ratchet socket? Place the socket on the bolt. Grasp the handle of the ratchet and pull it in a smooth arc in the opposite direction of how you want to turn the bolt. You will hear a “ratcheting” sound, when you reach the end of arc, push the handle in the direction you need to turn the bolt.

how much torque can a 3/8 ratchet handle?

depending on the size, 130 foot-pounds of torque is within the capability of 3/8, at least at 3/4″ / 19mm.

Who invented the quick release ratchet?

You have probably heard of the quickrelease ratchet wrench. But you may never have heard of Pete Roberts, the guy who invented this clever tool in the early 1960s. Four decades later he has come up with its counterpart, a line of ratchets, extensions and drives that keep the sockets from falling off accidentally.

What is a ratchet girl?

Ratchet is a slang term in hip hop that in its original sense referred to an uncouth woman, and may be a Louisianan regiolect version of the word “wretched.” The term has since been extended to have broader meanings and connotations and is no longer strictly bound by race or gender.

What are the ratchet sizes?

Common ratchet sizes include 1/4-inch drive, 1/2-inch drive and 3/8-inch drive. Having different socket wrench sizes will allow you to operate different socket sizes based on your particular needs. Most ratchets use a geared drive.

What ratchet has the most teeth?

STEELMAN PRO 160 tooth ratchets have the highest tooth count available on the market! With 160 teeth, the ratchet only requires a 2.25 degree swing. This means the ratchet can be used in super tight spaces and still get a grip on the fastener!

How does a ratchet work?

A mechanism in the ratchet allows the handle to engage and tighten a fastener when you swing it in a clockwise direction but turn freely when you swing it counterclockwise. A switch on the ratchet reverses the actions to loosen fasteners.

Should ratchets be greased?

A small dab of white lithium grease or synthetic grease will do the trick. Ratchets internals don’t move enough or fast enough for grease.

How many teeth should a good ratchet have?

The trade-off is these types of ratchets generally have lower maximum torque output. Therefore, if high torque is the primary need choose a ratchet with fewer teeth. If fine-tuning and confined space work is the priority, choose a model with 72 or more teeth.

How deep is a deep socket?

A deep socket will generally be around 1 inch long. This will allow you to use a socket wrench in inaccessible places, especially if you have an extension on the driver.

How much torque can a 1/4 drive take?

1/4 drive, rated for up to 90 ft/lbs of torque.

How much torque can a 1/2 drive take?

150 ft-lbs will break a 3/8″ drive usually and about 300 ft-lbs will break a 1/2″ drive. These are on regular breaker bars that are partially hollow and have the little ball in the space of the head to hold the socket. A SOLID 1/2″ heat treated impact rated drive anvil will go up to about 1200 ft-lbs.

What is the biggest socket size?

Metric Socket Sizes Chart 1/4″ Drive 3/8″ Drive 1″ Drive 4mm 5.5mm 36mm 4.5mm 6mm 38mm 5mm 7mm 41mm 5.5mm 8mm 46mm