MRO Magazine

Redesigned round-head ratchet fits in tight work areas

Proto is replacing its line of round-head ratchets with a more user-friendly design with a high torque capacity. The compact, circular head design, combined with a mere 5-degree swing arc, makes the t...


April 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Proto is replacing its line of round-head ratchets with a more user-friendly design with a high torque capacity. The compact, circular head design, combined with a mere 5-degree swing arc, makes the tool suitable for delicate jobs in confined areas. For ease of use, the ratchet’s palm control system includes a bearing ring in the centre of the head that rotates independently of the ratchet head. The ring allows the user to put bearing pressure on the head during tightening without reversing or interfering with the ratchet’s movement. Included in the line are seven individual ratchets in 1/4- in., 3/8-in. and 1/2-in. drive sizes. Stanley-Proto