Earlier this year, I reviewed the Gearwrench 120XP flex-head ratchets, and at that time I thought that they would be the lowest swing arc (120 “positions” AKA 3 degrees) that we would see in a long time. Fast forward to last month, and while I was at my local NAPA store, I saw a tool catalog on the counter with these 160-tooth (2.25 degrees) Steelman PRO ratchets on the cover. Needless to say, I had to check them out.
All 3 sizes (1/4″, 3/8″, & 1/2″) are pretty much the same, except for the size of them. The heads are machined with 160 very fine teeth, and they have a dual-opposing pawl system built-in that engages 32 teeth at any time (or 20% of the teeth are in constant contact). This allows them to utilize the very fine teeth effectively, without sacrificing strength.
In this review I will go over the different features of the Cobra Ratchets, I will dismantle one so you can see whats inside, and then we will do some strength testing to see how the teeth actually will hold up to some extreme torque.
Check out the video to see the Steelman Pro 160-Tooth Cobra Ratchets for yourself!
*** This review covers the following item #s – 98860, 98861, 98862, 98863, 98885 ***
Get the Steelman PRO Cobra Ratchets at Amazon here — http://www.amazon.com/Steelman-98860-…