Nepros has updated their 3/8″ ratchet, launching the new NBR390A.
The new Nepros NBR390A ratchet, featuring 90T gearing, full-polish, and 7″ overall length, is described as being the world’s finest aesthetic and functional.
The NBR390A ratchet looks a lot like Nepros’ NBR390 ratchet, which launched 10 years ago in 2012.
Compared to the NBR390, the new NBR390A is said to be 10% lighter. It also has a slimmer head, with 4mm shaved off the teardrop-shaped head width.
In addition to being slimmer, the NBR390A ratchet’s head length has also been reduced slightly, allowing for better access in tight spaces.
Some of the weight savings comes from the new hollowed-out handle design, with a cross-section showing additional material removal.
Nepros says they achieved both best weight balance and lightness.
The ratchet’s internal mechanisms are also different, with the upgraded gear pawl engaging with 8 teeth instead of 7, for even greater strength.
Lastly, Nepros updated the gear component, which weighs 40% lighter than the previous model. Additionally, Nepros says that inner stress is dispersed by round-machining.
Dimensions: 180mm (~7″) length, 26mm (~1″) width, 14mm (~0.55″) height.
Ratchet Gear: The 90T gearing creates a 4° minimal swing angle.
A repair kit, NBR390A-K will be available.
I ordered a test sample from Amazon Japan. I’ve ordered from there before with great experiences each time.
At the time of this posting, the Amazon JP price is ~¥13,625 including shipping, which comes out to ~$95 USD with the current exchange rate. Foreign transaction fees could apply. Amazon Japan also allows for checkout in USD, which comes out to ~$96.
Nepros Tools’ price is $119 + $19.90 shipping.