Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Too difficult to use the ratchet
I fell for the gimmick on this one. It's a decent wrench but the ratchet function is just too much of a pain to get it to work properly -- it makes the whole wrench feel loose and seems to need about a quarter of a turn to actually engage the ratchet (which sort of defeats the purpose of something that in theory is supposed to let you work in a really tight spot. I think I'll stick to a regular adjustable crescent wrench and leave the ratcheting to the fixed-size hex wrenches.
May 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MrHHR Useless in deed!
I am a Millwight and have many tools. Just added this to my inventory and tried it over and over again but could not find it useful in any application. Too awkward in tight places, slows you down since you need to make sure it locks in position every time you move it, if not it would slide around the nuts and stay like open. In order to lock it I had to hold the top with my finger and makes it very hard to use, and the plastic handle is not strong enough. I would never recommend this item. I just threw it away because nobody wanted it. It is not worth all that money anyways. Get something else. Thanks for reading.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ I think this be a good product
I picked up this wrench from ACE hardware today, it was a special order, i am a tool nut and wanted to know how a crescent wrench could ratchet.
If it holds up functionaly it is a engineering marvel.
At first I could not see how it could work, after carefully watching it's movements I realized that the normally solid side of the jaws had movement. It allowed the wrench to move to a new position and then lock into place for the next turn.
I hope the mechanism will hold up.
If it does it will be a most remarkable product.
January 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by greginnm Not impressed!
It looks great and seems like a great idea...but used professionally light duty on bolts for cameras I was not impressed by the "ratchet" . I really thought it was a joke..it moves so little as to be effective...Ha!
Touch the little switch and it works like a regular adjustable wrench. SO thats where I left in my pouch. So much for the idea....maybe Dewalt will make one that will work.
Greg in Albuquerque
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by manz manz
This product was bought for changing out propane tanks and has made it alot faster. No problems with it at all.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alangski It works and it's solid!
I bought this wrench to try it out not expecting much. I'm an apartment maintenance supervisor and I use it for water supply lines allot. Makes life easier when you're wedged into a cabinet in the dark. It's surprisingly solid. Love this thing!
October 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Rather useless ratcheting feature
It works great with the fake nut on the package. I used it under my sink with limited access and room and the thing just didnt work well. It seems to do better with a tight nut with plenty of room which is why I give it a 2. But, I just hit the lock-out switch and use it as a regular wrench now.
February 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Useless
Even though in the back of my head I figured the wrench wouldn't last long I decided to give it a chance. In theory it seemed like a convenient tool.
The first one broke within 10 minutes. It stuck in the open position. I wacked it closed and tried again. Same thing. Wacked it closed again and locked it closed. Worked okay as a regular wrench in the few times I used it after that before exchanging it for another, figuring I just had bad luck.
On the second go around, it broke again. It didn't get stuck as much as the other, but you'd have to wiggle it to get it to snap back to the small size when turning a nut. This happened almost every time I used it. I figured I'd lock it again, but this one doesn't stay locked as well, there are small movements that make it hard to get the wrench back on the nut.
I'll be returning it as it's just a totally worthless tool.
October 19, 2014