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gave up on Craftsman years ago. Mac sucks as does matco. Broken more Snapon than I care to count. Keep rebuild kits in your box. My Protos are still going strong after 40 years but are getting awful sloppy and no kits for them. I am slowly replacing all of them with wrights. Not overly expensive and tougher than the guy that gave aids to the pitbull.

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I have a few Matco flex ratchets that are as good as anything I've ever used. I still have my S-K ratchet that is 38 years old, a couple of new S-Ks in 3/8 and 1/2 and a few old Protos, (my 3/4" drive has to be about 50 years old,and still works great...) a special Wright 3/8 drive in a 1/4" handle, (POS reverses at will), a Williams B-52 Super ratchet that has to be over 40 years old and a bunch of old as well as new Craftsman ratchets...

The older stuff is ok, but you couldn't give me a new Craftsman.

My stubby is a HF thing that I cut the handle down, I won't buy a new one of any kind, , as I have found that I do more work with standard length 1/4" drive than I do with 3/8 drive stubbie drive handles.
The newer Craftsmans do reverse at the most inappropriate times..

As far as I'm concerned, new SnapOn stuff not worth the money you pay for it. And the replacement policy is not at all what it used to be. It has become the whim of the particular dealer, and not a company wide policy anymore. The local SO guy won't warranty anything he did not sell

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