Gearwrench 20 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set Review
The Gearwrench 35720 20-piece ratcheting wrench set is a good starter set consisting of wrenches in the following sizes:
1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16 and 3/4 in
6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18mm
The wrenches feature a nice chrome finish with an open end and a ratcheting box end. The wrenches meet or exceed ANSI, DIN and federal torque specifications. The ratcheting box end moves the fastener with the speed and precision of a fine tooth ratchet, requiring only 5 degrees to move a fastener compared to 30 degrees for a standard box end. The box end also features a surface drive to prevent rounding of fasteners. The wrenches have no offset and are non-reversible.
Using the wrenches is very straightforward. The open end is like any other wrench, although the casting looks a little goofy and is larger than some other wrenches, even in the Gearwrench lineup. The ratcheting end works as it should but needs to be flipped over to change direction. A user will need to be mindful of using it in tight spaces. The lack of a reverse switch can make loosening a fastener tricky if the end is near an obstruction with no way to change direction. For most, this shouldn’t be a big issue.
As mentioned earlier, this set would be good for a low cost option to start a collection or for someone that just uses it around the house. For serious automotive work, reversible wrenches with a slight offset or flex are a must.
Good for a low cost option to start a collection or for someone that just uses it around the house.
- Nice ratcheting mechanism
- Good finish
- Open end has large casting