If you have a stubborn nut and just need a little more leverage or you need a longer ratchet Sealey has the solution - the AK6688 1/2" extendable ratchet wrench and the AK6687 3/8" extendable ratchet wrench. These clever tools can extend by simply pulling back on the quick release locking ring and sliding out to one of six preset positions. The smooth 72 tooth ratchet is ideal for working in confined spaces and the pear head features flip reverse and a spring ball socket release allowing a quick change of sockets. Also available are the Sealey AK6682 1/2" extendable flexible head rachet wrench, the Sealey AK6681, a 3/8" model, and the Sealey AK6686 3/8" stubby extendable ratchet wrench. Every toolbox needs one!
The ratchet wrench has evolved with the passage of time and whether you are in the automotive, engineering, agricultural or industrial sector or a DIY enthusiast, the ratchet wrench is an essential tool. They are ideal for the purpose of inserting and removing nuts, bolts and fasteners. Ratchet wrenches speed up productivity and save a lot of time. Not only do they speed up productivity, they will reduce the time necessary to complete the task in hand, thereby saving time and money.
The main advantages of ratchet wrenches are that they require less space than a traditional wrench and can be used in small confined areas like car engine bays, commercial vehicles, motor cycles and outboards. Some ratchet wrenches come with a flexible head for added manouverabliltly in compact engine compartments.
The ratchet wrench is a hand tool that is designed for removing or replacing nuts, bolts or fasteners. Ratchet wrenches generally works as a lever. Usually the ratchet wrench is pulled at a right angle to the axis of the lever action.
The ratchet wrench is available in many types and sizes. The popular drive sizes are 1/2, 3/8 and 1/4 inch square drive. They have different lengths and are reversible. This is important when you are inserting and removing nuts, bolts or fixings, giving more versatility. They are also available with stubby handles, contoured handles, spinner heads, flexible heads, extendilbe handles, and extra-long handles which are useful for when more torque or leverage is required.
About Sealey Sealey are one of the largest suppliers of garage & workshop equipment in the UK. They are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of workshop tools and equipment, providing some of the best products, great value and a service that is second to none. With over 30 years experience in the industry they are the choice of the professional. Sealey’s tools and equipment are primarily for use in the automotive environment; however, the range is so vast that it covers a wide range of markets and applications. They sell through a network of local, independent dealers. These dealers stock fast moving items and are able to help with product selection, advice and maintenance where necessary.
This article was published on Monday 22 August, 2011.