Over at the GJ forum, it has been reported that some Snap-on dealers have started carrying a new 3/8″ gearless ratchet, model FZERO. It’s a round-head ratchet, which makes it slightly larger than teardrop-shaped ratchets, but the gearless mechanism should allow for finer and smoother ratcheting.
Grigg provided a few pics and an initial review. His Snap-on dealer only had one ratchet in stock that he’s holding onto for demo purposes, but more are on order.
The sticker price is said to be $180.
Snap-on hasn’t made any announcements, and the new ratchet hasn’t appeared on their website yet, but if it’s in dealers’ hands more news should be forthcoming.
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