Dan sent us a heads-up about Husky’s new universal spline ratcheting wrench. I was already heading off to Home Depot that day, so I made a point to check it out. This Husky 48-in-1 “ratcheting rotary socket wrench” is essentially a universal dog bone wrench similar in design to Black & Decker’s new ratcheting ReadyWrench.
Compared to the B&D ratcheting ReadyWrench, Husky’s offering is a bit chunkier and I wasn’t thrilled with the way it felt. It’s not just me – Ben from over at Toolmonger REALLY doesn’t like this new wrench. He calls it the worst damn wrench idea in a while, and recommends it as a gift for people you really dislike.
The large end of the wrench really is quite big – here’s a closeup of it with my thumbnail in there for scale. Black & Decker’s version is not a tiny tool, but it’s better balanced and it seems to be better designed.
Husky 48 in 1 Dog Bone Wrench via Home Depot