Wright recently released a new 3-in-1 scaffold ratchet (#4488) that features a built-in 1/2″ square drive, 7/8″ open-end wrench, and an interchangeable plastic soft-faced non-sparking hammer. Designed to be lightweight and compact, the WrightGrip SB ratchet is safe and easy to use at scaffold-building heights.
With an open-head ratchet design, the WrightGrip SB is extremely compact and easy to clean. A lanyard ring also allows for easy tool attachment.
Optional accessories include a deep socket for final tightening on smaller scaffold diameters, and interchangeable brass and steel hamer inserts.
I wonder if Wright intends to introduce a similar open-ratchet mechanism on future compact close quarter ratchets. Something like that might be real nice in a 1/4″ drive size!
As expected, Wright’s new scaffold ratchet is made in the USA.
I’ll admit, this product is rather cool, I wonder if Amazon sells this or if this could only be bought on eBay or so.
You can find it via specialty distributors, but most Wright dealers should be able to order it for you. If this was something I wanted to buy, my first place to ask would be Harry Epstein’s.
Wow, wasn’t sure if this would ever be responded back, but I figured Harry J Epstein, as that is where I bought some Wright sockets some time ago.
It’s been several years, but what is your opinion on this product after using this several years later? Thanks Stuart!
I might not respond to each and every comment, but I certainly do read them all.
I have not used or tested this specialty ratchet, so I cannot comment on its quality or versatility. In general, I find Wright tools to be of good quality and sound design.
It’s really designed as a specialty multi-tool for scaffold building and assembly. If that’s not something you would use the tool for, then there are probably better tools for your intended applications.
Oh sure, that makes sense, as with the sheer amount of comments you receive on a daily basis that is understandable.
I’ve bought from Wright before as I said and I’ve noticed that their quality of their tools is pretty high and they aren’t outrageously expensive either.
But considering I am not going to use this to build scaffolds or assembly, this probably wouldn’t work out.
I wonder though if they ever made a version of this tool that accepts 1/4 drive sockets, as that would definitely have more use with me. The interchangeable tips for the non sparking hammer also interest me as well.