Craftsman has announced another new hand tool, the ratcheting rotary wrench. The new wrenches are fine-toothed, and built with 6pt hex metric and inch sockets.
Each double-ended wrench has 8 different socket sizes and 72-tooth reversible ratchet mechanisms. The inch version includes 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, and 3/4″ sockets, and the metric version includes 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm, 14mm, 16mm, 17mm, and 19mm sockets.
Both Craftsman ratcheting rotary wrenches will be priced at ~$30 each, and will be available later this month. You can order them via Sears.com, and they will probably start appearing in stores next month.
Our first impression was to think back to Husky’s Rotary Wrench from last year, which was thought looked too bulky to be of practical use. However, the Craftsman versions look to be more compact and more finished.
If you’re into all-in-one tools for on-the-go use or as a gift, the limited edition Craftsman universal dog bone wrench or new Craftsman ratcheting clench wrenches may be a bit more portable than these rotary wrenches.