Lowes has come out with a new ratchet that works with their Xtreme Access sockets and accessories. The new ratchet has a knurled aluminum handle and hollow inner compartment that can fit up to 4 Kobalt Xtreme Access sockets.
This is one of the most creative portable socket sets we’ve seen to date. According to the spec sheet, the ratchet has an overall length of 11.89 inches.
The 5pc set is priced at $20.
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I like the idea of this ratchet as a sort of minimalist portable socket set. There’s going to be a limit as to the size of socket you can load into the ratchet, but Xtreme Access sockets smaller than those included in the set should fit without issue.
I am not too convinced that this is going to be a particularly strong ratchet, since it has an aluminum handle and hollow interior, but it should work for casual here-and-there applications when better tools aren’t available.