Over at Home Depot, this new Husky 12V 3/8″ cordless ratchet set dropped in price to $49. It debuted last month at $99, and my guess is that they’re trying to clear them out of stores before the end of the year.
The ratchet features a built-in Li-ion battery, and comes with an AC charger.
It operates at up to 230 RPM, and can drive “240 fastener cycles per charge.” It’s rated to 30 ft-lbs of torque, and can be used in “manual” mode for up to 150 ft-lbs of torque.
(To put things in context, Milwaukee’s M12 2457 3/8″ ratchet operates at up to 250 RPM and 35 ft-lbs max torque.)
The Husky kit comes with a selection of inch and metric 6pt sockets, and it all stores in the included blow-molded case.
Charging time is 90 minutes. There’s a battery fuel gauge on the handle, and also an LED worklight.
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This tool has been on the market for less than a month. As such, there’s not much feedback yet. At $49 for the kit, it doesn’t seem like a a big risk.
P.S. If you bought one at $99, be sure to ask Home Depot for a price adjustment.