Gearwrench is coming out with a full range of 120XP flex-head ratchets, which is great news since users have been asking for them since the standard length 120XP ratchets debuted a few months ago.
The design of the 120-position 120XP ratcheting mechanism allows for swing arcs as small as 3°.
I took apart a 120XP 3/8″ ratchet to see how the stacked dual-pawl system worked, and was pleased with how robust the components were. You would think that a 120-position ratchet would have tiny and fragile fine-toothed gearing, but it doesn’t.
As with Gearwrench’s other flex-head ratchets, the new 120XP version is also longer than their standard length ratchets. This allows for both greater leverage and reach.
Sizes, Sets, and Prices
Full polish length is 7″, list price is $42.24.
Cushion grip length is 8-1/4″, list price is $54.91
Full polish length is 11-1/2″, list price is $77.08
Cushion grip length is 13-1/2″, list price is $100.20
Stubby full polish version is also available.
Full polish length is 17″, list price is $83.99.
- 2-piece 1/4″ and 3/8″ with cushion grip set
- 4-piece full polish ratchet set, including 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ sizes plus the 3/8″ stubby ratchet
The new ratchets will soon be available via ISN, Medco, and independent mobile distributors.
Because I know I’m going to get an email about this – no, the flex-heads do not lock in place. For that matter I don’t think Gearwrench offers locking flex-head ratchets at all, although they do make locking flex ratcheting wrenches.