Which ratchet should I get? Standard? No wait – flex-head and a stubby. Do I have a breaker bar?
Okay, I have a 3″ extension, what other sizes do I need? What about wobble extensions – should I get them in the same size?
I really wish I had a locking extension.
I should stop using my 1/2″ breaker bar with 3/8″ sockets.
Where did my socket size adapters go?
This Gearwrench 3/8″ 18pc ratchet and drive tool accessory set looks to be very comprehensive, and puts all these questions to rest.
Sure, you could probably add even more to it, such as a swivel ratchet, bit holding socket, T-handle, or other such tools and accessories. But still… wow this is a lot.
You get 4 different ratchets – 84T for a fine-tooth 4.3° swing arc, a breaker bar, and extensions in standard, wobble, and locking varieties, plus a universal (swivel) bar and several size adapters.
This monster of a 3/8″ ratchet and drive tool set, SKU 81254, is on sale for $143.43, down from a regular price of ~$160.
Here’s everything you get:
- (4) Ratchets
- Long Handle
- Long Handle Flex Head
- (1) Breaker Bar
- (5) Extensions
- (3) Wobble Extensions
- (2) Locking Extensions
- (1) Universal Joint
- (2) Adapters
This seems to be a really good price.
Sale Price: $143.43
If you don’t need everything in this set, or there’s a lot of overlap with your existing tools, keep in mind that Amazon has a whole bunch of other Gearwrench tools on sale right now.
- 3/8″ 4pc extension set: $14.41
- 3/8″ 3″ locking extension: $11.60
- 3/8″ 4pc wobble extension set: $19.06
- 3/8″ 6″ wobble: $12.66
- 3/8″ 4pc adapter set: $15.16
- 3/8″ 12″ breaker bar: $17.17
- 3/8″ long handle ratchet: $30
I am not able to easily price-out the value of this set, but to me it looks like a decent price at its regular price of $160 and a nice discount at the $144 sale price – around 10% off.
Other Gearwrench dealers have this set at $160 at the moment.
Normally, you get the best pricing when you buy ratchets as part of a 2-size or 3-size set. Here, you get 4 ratchets plus a breaker bar, and it looks like you save quite a bit when you buy them as part of this 18pc 3/8″ drive tool set.
I’m not a completist, but I’ve been meaning to plug holes in my hand tool and accessory set. If I were building a tool set from scratch again today, this set would likely be on my shortlist. I’d likely add to it a little bit, but I like the assortment they give you for the money.