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3/8 in. drive 100-Position Gimbal Palm Ratchet

$21.47
  • 100-tooth ratchet can access spaces 40% tighter vs. 60-tooth
  • Gyroscopic Gimbal Ratchet pivots on two planes increasing access
  • Industrial black finish resists rust and corrosion
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About This Product

The Husky Gimbal Ratchet is not just your ordinary palm ratchet; its innovative design provides multidirectional rotation for easier access in hard to reach areas. The 100-tooth internal ratcheting mechanism allows the Gimbal Ratchet to engage fasteners with as little as a 3.6⁰ rotation. The Husky Gimbal Ratchet is the perfect tool for high speed and low torque applications even in the most confined areas.

Highlights

  • Ideal for high-speed, low torque applications
  • Gyroscopic design pivots on 2 planes, giving you access where ratchets and wrenches cannot
  • Ball detent helps to secure the socket to the ratchet
  • 100-tooth design allows for a fine 3.6° swing arc
  • Fits in the palm of your hand
  • Works with Husky 3/8 in. drive sockets
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards
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Product Information

Internet # 206038561

Model # H10038GRAT

Store SKU # 1001378946

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Specifications

Dimensions

Drive Size

3/8 in

Handle Length (in.)

0

Details

Color Family

Black

Features

No Additional Features

Hand Tool Type

Ratchet

Individual/Set

Individual

Material

Steel

Number of Pieces

1

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Tooth Count

100

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty with no questions, no receipt required

Questions & Answers

7Questions
caret
Q:What is the warranty on this tool?
by|Jan 11, 2023
2 Answers
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A:  Steve, This Ratchet is backed by Husky Lifetime Warranty.

by|Jan 11, 2023

    A:  Make sure you keep your receipt, because they don't honor the "no receipt" situation anymore.

    by|Feb 10, 2023
      caret
      Q:Can the gimbal part lock in position
      by|Jul 25, 2019
      5 Answers
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      A:  No

      by|Nov 24, 2019

        A:  NO. But I don't see where that would matter much.

        by|Jan 9, 2021

        A:  No. The gimbal does not have a lock. That being said the gimbal movement is somewhat stiff and not sloppy. I have found it able to hold a position while tightening or loosening fasteners.

        by|Feb 8, 2021
          1 found this answer helpful

          A:  Hey Don, The gimbal palm ratchet does not have a position lock but the way it is gripped prevents the unwanted movement commonly seen in flex head ratchets. Thanks!

          by|Apr 5, 2023

            A:  No

            by|Nov 5, 2019
            caret
            Q:What is the function of the recessed star-drive screw on the side of the knob?
            by|May 2, 2019
            6 Answers
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            A:  Jim, The part you are referring to are two torx fasteners that hold the outer ring on to the ratchet.

            by|May 2, 2019

              A:  It's the swivel axis for the gimbal action.

              by|Nov 24, 2019

                A:  The screws are part of the manufacturing process. The gimbal action swivels on these screws. If you look closely there are also a pair of these screws on the chrome ring that do the same for the inside section of the tool.

                by|May 10, 2019

                  A:  It's where you plug in the charger

                  by|Jul 27, 2023

                    A:  It just pivots off of that for a different angle you can hold

                    by|Jun 11, 2019

                      A:  It is just a recessed screw that acts as a pivot point for the ring/handle that allows it to function as a universal joint when working at odd angles.

                      by|May 2, 2019
                      caret
                      Q:Why can’t I find any black husky sockets in this drive?
                      by|Nov 27, 2018
                      3 Answers
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                      A:  I believe the only black sockets they sell are in the black mechanics sets (H100105MTS) They only sell the chrome sockets individually unless you want to by impact sockets. I have the 100 positions ratchets in all three sizes and purchased the Husky 200 piece socket set (H200MSS) to to go with them. This set has just about every size socket Husky makes.

                      by|Nov 27, 2018

                      A:  YOU'LL HAVE TO ASK A HOME DEPOT ASSOCIATE THAT QUESTION.

                      by|Aug 19, 2020

                      A:  Hi Jose, we currently only sell Husky Black sockets in a set. Model H100105MTS will have this size for you.

                      by|Dec 19, 2018
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                        Customer Reviews

                        4.1 out of 5

                        • 4.1 out of 182 reviews
                        • 74% recommend this product
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                        A great next level rachet!
                        For maximum tooth engagement in tight spaces, this tool and their like are an excellent choice. The overall length has increased, but so has the weight. The pear head has decreased in size allowing better access to restrictive areas. It has a good finish and with proper care will most likely outlast it's buyer.
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                        Interesting but not as wildly useful as I expected
                        I picked this up more as a curiosity than with a particular purpose in mind. I found it useful for spinning the lug bolts off after cracking them with a breaker bar, and for putting them back on to hand tight. I'm on my third one as they keep breaking, no longer ratcheting. It usually breaks after the first real use of the tool. I have determined that to correct the issue, I simply need to remove the cover cap and yank the ratcheting block off the cylinder splines. I have no idea how it glues itself to them, but it took a decent force to pull it off. Once it was loose and the tool reassembled (make sure that peg in the cover cap sits back inside the wire loop), it ratchets again just fine. I guess I'll have to wait until I use it for real again to see if it's going to seize every time it is loaded. One thing I wish the tool had was a center position where it didn't ratchet in either direction. Kind of like the 3-position ratcheting screwdrivers. Sometimes you just need to wiggle a screw/bolt/nut back and forth a bit, and that's annoying with this tool. When it's working. Yeah, sometimes I like it working, sometimes I like it broken. Maybe I need to have two. Not a must have but is useful, has its operational compromises, demands a bit more love than a ratchet should require. It is $20, but it is only $20. If you need what it is, I recommend it since I don't know what else I would recommend instead. I gave it three stars, stocking stuffer.
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                          3 found this review helpful
                          Great ratchet
                          Purchased the 1/2” and 3/8” version along with the Husky 200 piece socket set (item H200MSS). Love the 100 position ratchets for tight spaces and they are all I use now. These ratchets (including the black 1/4”) along with the 200 piece socket set from husky make a perfect set, with no filler, for under $300.
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                            3 found this review helpful
                            Good concept, poor material/manufacturing choices
                            Great tool concept and very useful for tight places. Issue comes with the internal mechanics of the ratcheting system. The ratchet component itself is made out of sintered powder metal, which degrades faster than a casting or milled piece. Milled would be too expensive obviously, but increasing the teeth size/decreasing count would have allowed for a more rigorous mechanism. The grooved ring that the ratchet component slides across has a coating that breaks off into the grooves/grease and causes seizing when the tool is not in use. Overall the mechanism is clever, relatively simple, and effective. Unfortunately this product was crippled by the manufacturing selections made that did not take into account the necessary tolerances and quality/performance of the materials for this design.
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                            Nice tool
                            I have no argument against this tool. The low profile head might allow getting into those tight spots where a standard size ratchet might not fit. With a 3.6 degree click along with nice long handle, torque should no longer be a concern. The handle is exceptionally comfortable as it has a design made for firm torque, but might cause a concern with greasy hands. I like the socket button lock/release. Positive action in anything that moves on this tool. The mechanics within the head are accessible for maintenance, if needed. I highly recommend this tool.
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                            Nicely Constructed
                            I was looking to upgrade my ½” ratchet to one that could advance the ratchet pawl in smaller increments. This is sometimes very useful when confronted with tight quarters where it is nearly impossible to engage a fastener with your socket unless you are able to rotate it just a few degrees. From that perspective, this ratchet does an admirable job. This is especially helpful when the ratchet handle is longer than normal (as it is here), making it even more challenging to swing the handle in close quarters. Of course, the extra length provides better leverage too. Although the product appears to be well-constructed of heavy duty metal components, I wish the handle had been designed to be more slip-resistant. For example, a cross-hatch etching on the handle would help shed oil/liquids from the surface of the handle making it easier to grip. The quick-release button is a thoughtful design feature, and worked well to help me easily release stubbornly seated sockets. Indeed it is a longer handle than a standard ratchet, but I don’t understand the “low-profile head” labeling because it seemed to be about the same depth as my standard ratchet (see picture). This is a nice tool to complement your ½” socket set.
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                            1 found this review helpful
                            Great for tight spots
                            This is a great tool for tight spots, and when direct tool access may not be available. The gimbal ratchet makes it easy to align to bolt patterns when direct sight is not available, either. The tool is large enough to be manageable, not being too big or too small. It is not too large to make it clunky or difficult to navigate those tight spots. The tool feels well build and durable for years of use. The gimbal ring is just the perfect size. The drive is 3/8", which is great for me because my socket sets are all 3/8" drive, and it is an extremely common size to locate. The direction selector on the top of the tool is easy to actuate with one hand as well. It is only a small hand tool without a leverage device, so getting a lot of torque with this is difficult, however attempting to get a large amount of torque with this tool is an inappropriate use of it as well. Overall, a nice tool to have around, and a lifesaver those couple of times when it is absolutely needed. Ive tried turning just a socket by hand in a tight spot, and I am glad that I have this now!
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                            1 found this review helpful
                            Great tool box addition the Palm held Gimbal ratchet!
                            Perfect tool when you have an odd location to reach while it also multiplies your wrist strength. Husky 100-Position 3/8 in. Drive Gimbal Palm Ratchet is a good addition to your tool box in every drive size that you use. The Husky Gimbal Ratchet is not just your ordinary palm ratchet; its innovative design provides multidirectional rotation for easier access in hard to reach areas. The 100-tooth internal ratcheting mechanism allows the Gimbal Ratchet to engage fasteners with as little as a 3.6⁰ rotation. The Husky Gimbal Ratchet is the perfect tool for high speed and low torque applications even in the most confined areas. 3/8 in. drive 100-tooth gear needs only 3.6⁰ rotations Dual-metal construction is lightweight and durable Fits in the palm of your hand Product is able to withstand wear, pressure or damage Dependable in achievement
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                            1 found this review helpful
                            Invaluable tool where its needed
                            Husky 3/8 in. Drive 100-Position Gimbal Ratchet seemed a little gimmicky, but the gimbal action does make it useful in more tight situations. The value is really when you have the tool on the nut and the gimbal allows you to get more comfortable to apply maximum force. It allows you also to tilt it to fit in tighter places. For me it felt like I was turning a really stubborn valve handle. There is enough force to get at small sized nuts not completely frozen and beats trying to get another tool or ratchet into position. The torque force is obviously low as you are using mostly your palm and fingers to twist without much of a mechanical advantage, but in certain specific impossible situations its a great idea. I tried it out on my car engine easily getting it into small areas to attach to nuts and was able to loosen several with no problem. One did cause a problem so that's why I wrote about its limitations. The tool has a good feel, the clicks are positive, the gimbal action is smooth in transition and the collar completely turns around and over the tool. Its something I want in my toolbox, its inexpensive and for those circumstances will save a lot of aggravation. I like it and quickly realized its not a gimmick at all.
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                            1 found this review helpful
                            Does not look sockets properly
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