Snap-on Inc., a global manufacturer of tools, diagnostics, and repair solutions, has added a quick-release mechanism to its popular Dual 80 Technology stubby handle ratchets.
The new feature is available for the 1/4 and 3/8-inch drives, ensuring technicians have the option for positive locking to hold sockets securely in place. The feature easily decouples with a push of a button, so it can be accessed if and when necessary.
For example, if used when working in tight places, the rugged reverse lever makes for a smooth change of direction. With uncompromising strength and durability, the stubby handles — including both the regular and flex head variations — are small but strong and reliable. They can reach into the deepest, tightest places with seven teeth in contact with the gear.
The FRK80/FRKF80A’s 80-tooth ratchet and the TRK72/TRKF72’s 72-tooth designs provide five degrees of swing arc, requiring 25% less ratcheting arc to engage the next gear tooth.
Additionally, a contoured and comfortable handle provides better control, and the sealed heads help maintain lubrication and protect against dirt and clogging in the gears. Keeping these long-lasting tools clean is easy, thanks to the exterior chrome finish.
The new rackets include:
- FRK80 3/8-inch Drive Dual 80 Technology Stubby Handle Quick-Release Ratchet
- FRKF80A 3/8-inch Drive Dual 80 Technology Stubby Handle Flex-Head Quick-Release Ratchet
- TRK72 1/4-inch Drive Dual 80 Technology Stubby Handle Quick-Release Ratchet
- TRKF72 1/4-inch Drive Dual 80 Technology Stubby Handle Flex-Head Quick-Release Ratchet