We partnered with Gearwrench to offer up some nice brand new 120XP ratchets to a few lucky winners.
Check out the other giveaways in our 2013 Giveaway Bonanza!
The Prize: A brand new Gearwrench 120XP ratchet. These ratchets are strong, comfortable to use, and with 120 position gearing the ratchet swing arc is incredibly narrow at just 3°.
Choices: (1) 3/8″ drive full polish teardrop ratchet, (1) 3/8″ drive flex-head ratchet with cushion grip, or (1) 1/2″ drive flex-head ratchet with full polish handle.
How to Enter: Leave a comment with a brief note about how you would put the ratchet to use, what you like about Gearwrench, or which ratchets you would be upgrading from.
Winner Selection: (2) winners will be selected at random.
Rules: Entrants must have non-PO Box continental USA addresses. Entry period ends Wed. 12/11/2013.
Prize Fulfillment: Gearwrench is sponsoring the giveaway and will handle shipment of prizes.
More Info: We previously discussed the full polish 120XP ratchets, we pulled one apart to see how it works, and we wrote about the new flex-head ratchets. Details of the full 120XP product line is available via Gearwrench.
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I would put one of these to use working on my motorcycle and maintaining our vehicles. I have Gearwrench ratcheting wrenches that I use all the time. I was surprised to see the full line of products Gearwrench offers and have been making up a wish list of their stuff. This would replace my current harbor freight chrome ratchet that has served me well but falls short of being a “nice” tool.
I currently have a very basic homeowners set from craftsman that has a 3/8″ ratchet that works OK. I would put these Gearwrench to use on some basic car maintenance at my house and helping some of my buddies with some of their basic car repairs!
I already use many GearWrench products, and I was lucky enough to visit their booth at SEMA this year.
If I won one of these, I’d be using it to replace my “regular” GearWrench socket wrench which I use quite regularly on my fleet of old busted cars. 🙂
My GearWrench would replace my clicking and slipping Snap-On wrench.
I love my Gearwrench ratchet wrenches, am curious to see how this new 120 tooth ratchet holds up to my Snap-On out in the field.
I would use this on many of my car projects. I own a few GearWrench products and I am impressed by their build quality. Going to be look to add more for sure. The flex-head would see a ton of use!
With a truck that’s always in need of some kind of work, I’d quickly put it to use to keep that thing running.
This will replace my Craftsman Evolv ratchet for home projects. I only have a set of Gearwrench ratcheting combo wrenches right now.
I would love these. I have power tools but almost zero hand tools… I just got a 2000 f150 super can. So now I can fit my work tools and my children safely when I pick them up. I honesty have been looking for a nice set of ratchets and wrenches for a while but its not in our budget. There is a decent about of work to be done on the truck to keep me working. These tools really would be a lifesaver
I have a 6.0 powerstroke with 230,000 miles so I am always working on it. I would be upgrading from craftsman so the fine tooth would be a great help in the tight spaces!
The majority of my ratchets now are craftsmen. They’re pretty good for value and I have broken a few and the exchange was easy. The only thing that sucks about them is the ratcheting angle. There have been times when working in a tight engine bay that I wish I had the 120XP.
I like Gearwrench tools because of the value that they provide. I’ve never tried the new 120xp ratchets and I’m interested in giving one a try. I would use the ratchet to help keep my family’s cars running so we can all get to work and school.
Looks like a handy tool for tight places. I was recently frustrated by the lack of range on my current ratchet (a very old Craftsman model) while working on my car.
These wrenches would be a welcome replacement for my stolen Craftsman set, and would be used to work on my MGB.
The only pear head ratchet I have is an old Proto 5249. The head on it is rather large and its definitely very coarse tooth. This Gearwrench has a very compact head and is very fine tooth, so it would definitely be a real upgrade for me. It would be used in my outdoor power equipment repair business as well as my own personal work.
Would love this ratchet as an upgrade from my current craftsman and husky models. Regular use would consist of oil changes, brakes and next up a shock and coil spring install.
I like these gearwrench tools. I have just started purchasing more of them to fill out my new tools. I think their quality is as good as anyones!
I would use this ratchet, to work on my 99 suburban and other vehicles.
I am quite fond of GearWrench tools. They make a great quality product at a good price. I think the fine tooth flex-head model would help me tremendously as a mechanic.
Sure would like to have the 3/8″ flex head; I would be upgrading from a flex head Craftsman. Thank you for this opportunity to participate.
That 1/2″ flex head is the kind of tool that once you use, I’m sure you never know how you got along without it. I would use it for all the forthcoming repairs on my truck (at 11 years old, it’s definitely coming) Finally, a ratchet so nice that I wouldn’t want to put a cheater bar on it. #sacredtool
Thanks for the awesome giveaways!
This would be a nice upgrade from my current harbor freight specials.
Would use in industrial plant setting. Wouldnt be replacing much just joining the set of options available.
My favorite ratchet to date has been the 3/8 short flexible from craftsman. I searched hi and low, and finally found a usa made set. I’ve used it for everything, from under the hood in the beater car, to production use at my job, to putting bolts into the swingset me and my friend built for his son. I’ve admired these 120 ratchets since I saw your youtube video, and I have been on amazon a couple of times drooling over the flex set. To win one, would be awesome.
I’ve been getting by with a very old, slipping, and coarse (thing must have at most 32 teeth on the gear) ratchet donated by a retired uncle ever since my USA Williams Kobalt set I lent to my sister in college came back without it’s 3/8’s ratchet. >_<
Thanks for the chance and the great site.
I was going to buy one of the 120xp sets from Trident Supply when they had the huge sale on them earlier this year, and unfortunately when the sale came about my finances didn’t allow me to purchase one. I have several older model (US) Craftsman and a couple of the Kobalt flex head ratchets. My go-to ratchets currently are some of the older Gearwrench ratchets. There are several areas of vehicles that I work on that having a finer tooth count would enable the job to be completed much easier as I could get more swing out of each pass. I have been thoroughly impressed with the quality of all of my current Gearwrench tools, and they have become one of my favorite companies to purchase tools from.
I would put the ratchet to use changing spark plugs on most Mercedes… 16 spark plugs, tight space. It would be my first GearWrench tool… I currently own none.
Thanks for the opportunity Stewart & Gearwrench!
Gotta have a ratchet! The ones I have are “imported” and served me well enough, but they’re getting pretty beat up.
I’d use this to maintain my Trans Am. I always need to replace something on that car!
I need a 3/8″ flex head that would make it easier to replace spark plugs. I am tiered of busting up my knucles!
This would replace me aging craftsman in my home garage.
I would put it to use fixing cars so I can pay for college! The 1/2 would be great for some of the larger suspension bolts that I see!
My husband says ” I would use this at work, I am a A & P Mechanic, so I use only the best!!” Your life, literally depends on it
i would use my new ratchet at work to replace my craftsman that just are not as good as they were.
Would love to win this new set offered. I currently use the ratcheting wrench gearwrenches daily at work. There quality made & work great. Would love to experience the same with the ratchets. I use a snap on now would like to see the difference between them & compare between them. Thanks
Would be nice to have a 120xp in the toolbox when working on the ATV’s/UTV/trucks. Gotta suburban with over 300k miles on it that always need wrenching on so it would be put to good use.
Seems like an ideal replacement for my 20 year old Craftsman bought back when I couldn’t afford Snap-On.
I would use the ratchet to help fix my sisters car (now mine?) that I had to drive across several states to retrieve from a towing company.
I would like to try one of these ratchets. I think I could put it to use as a diesel/auto mechanic .
I would upgrade to this from my Kobalt ratchet. The Kobalt was great when I first started buying tools, but I’m ready now for something with more quality. I love my GearWrench screwdriver set.
one of the flex head models would my choice and it would replace the cheapie no name Japanese flex head ratchet I have now.
I could name several times working on my car where I had less than an inch of room for the ratchet to travel. If I was lucky, I got a single click on the gear. Other times I resorted to the awkward and time consuming task of using the wrench.
The Gearwrench 120XP 3° of ratchet swing would make the ratchet useful again in these tight spaces.
I can look forward to the Gearwrench providing where my Craftsman set fell short.
This ratchet would be a great upgrade from my regular ratchet I use on the job just as the Gear Wrench brand wrenches I have purchased. I have never had a fail of Gear Wrench brand tools and I trust them to get every job done with ease and speed.
This ratchet would be used where I work converting shipping containers into full service electric kitchens for the US military and other government agencies as well.
I’d love to have some more Gearwrench tools as I have very few right now but have been impressed with what I have. I do a lot of auto maintenance, and I am all the time getting into tight spaces and saying to myself “I wish I have some better ratcheting tools!”
I’d love to have the 3/8″ drive flex-head ratchet with cushion grip to perform maintenance work on my Honda ST1300. The close 3 degree swing would make working in those tight spaces much easier.
I would put it to use in my shop. I dismantle cars for a living. My current ratchet is a craftsman that is worn out.
oh these look nice, i would put it to good use at work. i am a electrician, and also on the weekends, working on my cars.
If my tools were a car I would be able to get a “Classic” license plate for them. I need new ratchets, sockets – the whole works. It does not matter if I am working on cars, appliances, lawn and garden equipment or anything else with a nut and a bolt. Where a ratchet and socket will fit, it is still my first choice for wrenching.
ill be using these as a bicycle mechanic. both my flex heads are coarse tooth snap on.
I would take the 1/2″ flex because I already have the others and the fine tooth action is most effective with the longer handle
One of my current go-to’s is a 3/8″ gearwrench 60 tooth. It’d probably move to my car kit if I got one of these.
I would gladly put any one of those ratchets to work in the restoration of my wife’s 240z!
I’d be upgrading my set of Craftsman ratchets, basic 3/8″ push-button release variety. Would be using one of these day to day working on installing rackmount equipment in telco closets.
Ironically, I already had my eye on the a Gearwrench 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive flex-head ratchet set with cushion grip. I’m looking to upgrade all of my “normal” ratchets and wrenches to flex heads. After working on my brother’s Chevy I see the value in flex heads. It would be nice to win one. But I’m going to own one either way.
I’d be replacing the ratchet that came with a craftsman tool set. I’ve got and rather like a set of gearwrench ratcheting wrenches already and would love to add more of their stuff
I would use a new Gearwrench ratchet to help dive bolts in my wood projects. It would replace my trusty Craftsman.
I have a ’04 Town & Country with 160K miles that has a lot of work I need to do on it (with little time to do it)…i’d be upgrading from a basic Craftsman ratchet set that I “borrowed” from my brother and have “forgotten” to return 🙂
I would use it as it was meant to be used. Plus to maintain the 4 cars.
I could always use a good ratchet. Love my ratcheting gearwrench wrenches.
This ratchet would go straight to work the minute I have it in my hands. I will use it to start and complete a timing belt job that has been long overdue! I would be upgrading from the 60 tooth design. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
This will work well in the Honda Civic where that are a lot of tight spots. And it fits well with my other Gearwrench sockets.
I would be using them to maintain my commercial lawn equipment. I currently have Kobalt. They are ok. But, a nice set of first quality ratchets would be so nice to have on the truck.
I would put these to use on all of my dirt bikes in desperate need of repair. My craftsman ratchets just aren’t holding up and I love how smooth gearwrench tools operate!
I am an electrician with a set of sockets but a broken ratchet would love to add this to my tool box look like a great give away
id like one of these please iam do it urself mechanic send me one ill use it all the time it be a great addition too my tool box 🙂 i dont have many tools pic me please lol
Poor GM design/engineering makes these 120XP flex-head ratchets necessary. I’m going to be replacing all of my Craftsman ratchets. This will match nicely with my other Gearwrench tools.
Thanks for the great giveaway! My wife and I just bought our first home so this would see immediate action fixing up the house.
After using one owned by a friend I find myself wanting one more and more. Every time I use my Craftsman with its large arc I want an XP. I do my own repairs on my vehicles and the ratchet would be put to use for anything form tuneups to major repairs.
Thanks for having this giveaway!
I’d put them to use at my job building Taylor Machine Works forklifts where I use all my ratcheting Gearwrenchs!
I’d use it working on my bikes. I don’t have any flex heads in my collection currently and could really use one!
I would use these to work on my truck. I really like my Gearwrench ratcheting wrenches and would like to see if the ratchets are just as good.
I would put this ratchet to use at work building medium and high voltage switchgear. Right now I have an old craftsman that when used knocks itself into the opposite direction.
I would be using these ratchets to work on my daily driver ’03 Jeep Wrangler, and my project ’74 Beetle. The 3 degree swing arc would be perfect for the tight spaces under the Jeep, and in the engine compartment and same thing on the Beetle. I would be upgrading from some of the 84 teeth Craftsman ratchets!
Between my family’s 3 cars with 500k miles on them I’d be using this a lot. Been wanting some of these 120’s since the big sale on garagejournal but not in the budget. Upgrading from some cheap craftsman ratchets.
I would be retiring my 1/2″ snap on drive for a new gearwrench. I’d use it working on my motorcycles, snowmobile, atv and vehicles with my son shadowing me so he can learn how to wrench himself. The less you have to pay someone else for labor, the more toys you can own!!! Love all my gearwrench tools.
I already use a lot of Gear Wrench products but have not used their ratchets. If I win I would be using them out in the garage to work on the cars. The 3 degree swing sounds nice.
I never used Gearwrench ratchets, so this will be my first time…
Id use it to change my wife’s brake pads! if ya know what I mean 😛
Worth checking out the cool new design.
I would use the flex-head to replace the Mac that my son “borrowed” and use it for our vehicle maintenance.
I am not entering to win, but I wanted to chime in and say I have one of the 3/8″ 120xp ratchets and they are great. Smooth action and it’s my go to ratchet.
I’d unbolt and re-bolt all the stuff I have just to try out the new mechanism.
Ever since I loaned my beloved Craftsman ratchet to a neighbor (who moved away and will probably never get around to shipping my set back to me) I’ve been stuck with a cheap dollar-bin set. GearWrench would be a welcome, and long-overdue, upgrade/replacement for the junk I’m using now.
I’d use it to change the sparkplugs on my 2007 Toyota camry v6.Just hit 120k and it’s time.
Would use this for all my car maintenance. I have a 3/8″ 120 and is my go to ratchet!
I would use this ratchet to work on my motorcycles. The GearWrench 1/2″ ratchet would replace my broken DeWalt 1/2″ inch ratchet. I feel GearWrench are higher quality tools than Craftsman (which has been my brand of choice for cost reasons).
I would tighten and loosen stuff all while humming a song. I would however probably do a bad job on the humming, so please don’t ask me to record it.
I would love to try one of the new GearWrench ratchets. I have liked all the gearwrench products I have used. I used to work as a mechanic while in school. Now I mainly work on my own stuff. I tend to own older high mileage cars that take a lot of TLC. I am very hard on my lawn mowers as well.
I’d be upgrading from my Craftsman ratchets to GearWrench ratchets. It’s been awhile since I used hand tools on my own vehicle, but hopefully that will change soon. The only times that I use hand tools on a car now is trying to maintain my Dad’s car. Since he stopped driving, due to his age and a health condition, I do all of the driving for the household. So I’m trying to keep his car a reliable and safe car so he can at least ride in it for as long as possible.
My son was in a accident and his Mitsubishi Galant will require a new FEM, bumper and hood (everyone was OK) . I have several GearWrench wrenches but I do not have a ratchet and I am sure it would be used a lot on this project.
I’d put these ratchets to use by helping the public to get to the top! I’m in the international union of elevator constructors. With these high quality ratchet I can build the elevator with the pride and quality the way it deserves with the best tools.
I’d be upgrading from my Craftsman set, and would continue to fix up the house for the family, and the garage for myself 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
i dont have a 1/2″ dr flexhead at all…
I would be replacing my craftsman 3/8 drive flex head. I use them daily at work and until last week i only knew about grearwrench ratchet wrenches. Now i have a cpl different gearwrench products that work remarkable!!
This Gearwrench ratchet looks great. The lever reverse mechanism is much more elegant than the awkward dial ones.
for working on my jeep
I’m an apprentice mechanic. I recently brought a fix head 120xp 3/8 ratchet and it works great in confined spaces for the 3 degree angle per click. If I win a flex head 3/8, I’m going to replace my current Propoint 3/8 flex head ratchet for my daily work.
I would take the 3/8” flex-head ratchet for my grandma, cus she needs some teeth.
It would be my “GO TO” tool. I would sleep with it and fix things in my dreams.
I’d be upgrading from a powerbuilt that I’ve used for 8yrs
I currently have and use a bunch of gearwrench ratchets and love them, specially the 3/8″ flex one, but I’d love to try the new 120xp ratchets, from what I hear they’re the best ratchet yet!
Gearwrench has become my go to tool supplier for the best value in quality tools. Hopefully I will be replacing a Toptul ratchet that the gear mechanism is slipping. Loook forward to more autosport wrenching in the future!
Do not currently own any Gearwrench tools as of yet. I have mostly Craftsman but have heard and read good things about Gearwrench. Everybody could use another nice ratchet. “He who dies with the most tools wins!”
I’ve always been very impressed with Gearwrench. Next to Facom tools I believe they manufacture some of the top tools in the world. They greatly highten my inspiration in their consistant efforts to engineer new designs in tools and their creativity enlightens me to further purchase their tools. Gearwrenches tools are unrelentless and forever strong. I’ve never experienced a broken Gearwrench in my life. Many times I’ve had to replace Craftsman but never a Gearwrench. Long live Gearwrench!
I love these ratchets! I use mine all the time wish they come out with a roto head one!
I do a lot of suspension work where there’s not a space so these come in handy all the time.
After having craftsman my whole life the replacement socket wrenches are so poorly made that I have started looking for a new brand. If this socket wrench is as good as the flat wrenches I’d love to have one.
I would use them to help maintain my kids’ cars, especially the brakes. I currently use a generic set from the 70’s.
I’d like the 1/2″ flex head ratchet. The spindles on my mower are situated in a way I cannot use a standard ratchet, the flex head will allow removal of the bolts and likely save my knuckles. I currently use craftsmen ratchets, approx 10-15 yrs old.
I’ve been teaching my 12 year old son how to work on cars, dirt bikes, quads, and all sorts of mechanical devices. I currently use craftsman ratchets which serve us well but have their shortcomings. New tools always entice my son to take on the next, more complex project. We have a top end rebuild of a Yamaha PW50 on the to do list and a new ratchet would be a great way to keep him involved and interested!!
I would use the Gearwrench ratchet around the house, fixing my car and working on my bicycle. I currently use Craftsman ratchets.
I’ve been switching my tools from Craftsman to Gearwrench lately. It’s sad to see how much the quality of some tools has fallen in the recent years. The Gearwrench stuff I’ve bought recently feels really sturdy and strong.
I’d be using the 3/8″ ratchets to wrench on my cars. 3/8″ is still the most useful.
i need this to work on my old tractors. Can always use an extra ratchet
These look incredibly useful for all the tight spots when working on a car.
My wife wants a new hobby, what better way to get here started that with a new Gearwrench ratchet to work on her car with.
I would throw some of my old Craftsman ratchets in the trash where they belong! I like Gearwrench’s new ideas for tools,Some companies use the same old design that is too outdated.First job that I would do is drag my old 76′ ford out of the weeds and pull the tranny to install A new starter flexplate gear so I can start the dang thing.
I would use the GearWrench 120 XP to start replacing my current Craftsman ratchets that come in most of the Craftsman tool sets. The low tooth count an plastic selector make them a poor tool in tight spots. The 120 XP would be a good upgrade to my tool chest.
I’d use it for those incredibly tight spots in modern cars where you can barely get a tool in there, let alone swing it around.
I’d use it to up tighten the bolts Dr. Frankenstein placed in my neck. Yowza
Goodwrench makes good looking ratchets. I’ll be using them on my 2000 Trooper. They’ll be an upgrade from Craftsman ratchets.
I love Gearwrench, I will use it on the car I am using, a ’06 Chevy Malibu . I will be doing the breaks, oil changes and maintenance, of mine and my family’s vehicles. 1/2 ratchet is all I need now, to add to my little collection.
I’d use the 3/8″ full polish to replace the off-brand ratchet handle I have in the garage that always seems to not be nice enough to get the job done.
I will put this ratchet to good use in my shop. I am a DIY “jack of all trades” type and love working with my hands. I am in need of a new ratchet and a Gearwrench 120 XP would be the perfect replacement.
I’m looking into replacing my Craftsman ratchets with something nicer, and have been looking at the 120XP stuff. It would be put to good use on one of my many Jeep projects.
I would use this ratchet to get those parts off of my family’s vehicles that are tucked away in those tight spaces that normal ratchets just can’t get.
I’ve been pretty happy with my gearwrench ratcheting wrenches but pretty unhappy with my current 1/2″ socket wrench – upgrading to what looks like the best out there would fix things right up.
I would use the ratchet at work, getting into tight places that don’t allow a ton of ratchet movement I really think this would help me out. I currently use several ratchets most of them are craftsman or matco. I like the 3 degree swing arc and I am curious to see how the double stacked pawl would hold up to everyday use.
One of these would be really handy for the old Jag I’m restoring with my dad. There are so many tiny places where a 120 tooth would be perfect on that car.
For anyone interested in buying these ratchets, tooldiscounter.com has them for very good prices, about 1/3 less then amazon. They are listed under KD tools, but they are gearwrench. For example, the 3 piece (1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch) set is $67.00 at tooldiscounter and $94.00 at amazon. While you can get free shipping at amazon, the shipping cost was not unreasonable at tooldiscounter. I ordered just the 1/4 and 3/8 and shipping was about $6.00 and they shipped fast. No disclaimer necessary, I have no relationship with tooldiscounter, and just wanted to pass this along.
I’d like to give it to my father, because he would use it often.
I have the gear wrench wrenches, would be nice to they the ratchet
I’ve been wanting to buy the 3/8 teardrop ratchet for a while now to replace my junk Craftsman.
Seeing as I don’t even have a flex-head ratchet, and that my best ratchet is a 36 tooth, the flex-head would be used a lot!
I’d love to upgrade my craftsman ratchets to these.
The amount of work this ratchet would see in my toolbag would be endless. from tearing apart 400,000 lbs punch presses, to tearing out 200 horse electric motors, having the extra turning angle in tight spaces, and knowing that the ratchet was made by gearwrench would be a great peace of mind to me. i use standard ratchets right now and find times when i really need that extra turn space. i’ve seen these ratchets before and almost pulled the trigger a few times to put them with my other gearwrench tools, but winning it would make it so much sweeter, and a great way to tell the other mechanics at work about them as well.
These would be great at work . Have tons of tight spots in our machines were there is is little swing room to loosen bolts. Usually having to rig something together to account for the lack of space.
I’ve been looking at the 3/8″ teardrop ratchet to replace my Kobalt.
I maintain a fleet of fire proofing pumps and diesel generators that power them. Theses are all on 5 ton trucks in cramped confined spaces. I would use these in place of tge Stanley ratchets I currently use.