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Father’s day gift ideas: Ratcheting combination wrench set

Father’s day gift ideas: Ratcheting combination wrench set Dad needs a set of wrenches. But ordinary combination wrenches (an enclosed box-style opening on one end and an open wrench on the other end) are a real pain to use. You have to break the bolt loose and then turn, remove wrench, rotate the wrench, place it back on the bolt, turn a partial turn and then repeat the procedure over and over again. Forget that! What dad needs is a RATCHETING combination wrench. Break the bolt loose and then just … Read More

Father’s day gift ideas: Flex sockets

Father’s day gift ideas: Flex sockets Most dads have a basic socket set and it works just fine for most jobs. But when you’re working in tight spaces or at odd angles, you need a socket with a built-in universal joint. Sure, you can snap a standard universal joint onto an extension bar and then add a socket, but that doubles the length! You don’t have that kind of clearance in tight spaces. A set of flex sockets is the perfect answer. You won’t find a pro without a set … Read More


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