Apex Tool Group GearWrench 9312 13-Piece SAE Master Ratcheting Wrench Set – Generally quite happy with these

These have made my job so much easier and faster. I can work these better than a ratchet and socket. The only downside may be that the head is a little bigger than a combo wrench, but for the most part they are fitting just fine. The quality and feel is very good. I like the fact that they don’t have switch, i also own a gear wrench that has a switch, these are better. Just flip the wrench, the one with the switch can get tripped and is a little bigger. I can apply a lot of torque and have not had any sign of stripping or slipping.

Sometimes they lock up and won’t ratchet.

Bought this to work on helicopters, i dont ever use my regular wrench set anymore. Not even to break tq on nuts. The gears have been able to handle it all.

I have 70% mac tools in my tool box and on my service truck. Some things i can’t see the value in buying from them. Gearwrench racheting wrench’s have always been a good value for me. I bought the sae and metric set for my truck and so far have used them every day. I feel like they are a good price for what your getting. I will update my review if or when i have a problem. I work on construction equipment so they will see some harsh use.

Good product at a fair price. I bought a set ‘new’ but it arrived wrapped in cellophane plastic and the wrenches had smudges and fingerprints on them. The 9/16, 1/2 and 3/8 showed slight use. I’m running the prints through iafis.

Generally quite happy with these, and considering the price, they’re excellent. The ratchet ends are tight, have a good feel in use, and fit well to standard sized fastener heads. Minor gripes:-the flats on the open ends are rougher than i would like to see, which may lead to premature wear in the coating at these high spots.

This is a great set at its price point. I think any professional or serious hobbyist will go farther per dollar spent with this set than any other. It doesn’t skip, and it goes up to an inch. This covers any sae nut or bolt in the automotive world, and pokes up into heavy duty equipment in a strong way. Not many people will encounter a need for a larger ratcheting wrench. I will give a downside, these wrenches don’t have a reversing lever. In my view, that is covered by their price. This set can cost 2-3 times as much on the sears website, and i would not rate them at that value. But in the 80 dollar range, i will happily flip my ratcheting wrench over for reverse in the 75% of situations that’s possible and use a non-ratcheting wrench in the others. (i wish the amazon star ratings would replace either ‘sturdiness’ or ‘durability’ with ‘capability’ or something like that).

I would like to give this set 5 stars because gearwrench makes great wrenches. However i got unlucky and received 1 bent wrench out of the group : the 5/8′ one. All the wrenches work perfectly fine. The bent wrench couldn’t be a shipping issue as the shipping box wasn’t smashed and plus these are forged wrenches. So it must’ve been just 1 bent from the factory. Amazon offered a refund however that would take about 2 weeks (1 week from when i send the whole set, and 1 week from whenever they receive it). . Which i simply don’t have time to go to ups as i’m a busy auto mechanic; work vs store time conflict. Not worth the trouble for just 1 wrench.

Excellent transaction no problem of any kind all as advertised recommended would buy again rated a+.

Awsome product everything that you would ever ask in a wrench there long for great torque, thin to get into tight places and the wratchet end is top of the line.

Tools came as described, no defects good condition, and the price could not have been more appropriate. I now have the gearwrench sae match for my metric gearwrench wrenches all is right in my tool box world.

[update the replacement wrench set is a different version then the original set i returned. The original set arrived with 2 of the 13 ratchets having issues. The replacement version has meatier open ends and thinner ratchet ends. Which is the new/improved version?if you purchase this item, which version will you receive?i tested and compared both versions and other than a design change (except for the doa), either version will meet my needs. I bumped my original rating of neutral 3 stars to 4 stars. Kudos to amazon for excellant and fast customer service. No problems getting return authorization and sending back the original set. I use these wrenches both professionally and personally on a daily basis. My use is basic assembly/disassembly, no automotive stuff. They work great for my needs and when i encounter tight spots where the ratchet side can’t get where i need it, a simple swap to the open end keeps my progress efficient. ]

These are the original ratcheting end wrenches. The ratchet mechanism is very well made with no slop felt. I bought both the sae and metric sets. If you tinker, or are a serious mechanic, your tool box need these. Here are the specifications for the Apex Tool Group GearWrench 9312 13-Piece SAE Master Ratcheting Wrench Set:

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  • 72-tooth, ratchet-only five-degree swing to move fastener
  • Fully polished
  • Surface drive box end
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Includes 13 standard-length combination gear wrenches and molded wrench rack

A little thick on the gear end, but they work great. Gear end wouldn’t fit on the head-bolt of a ir 2475 pump, open end worked well didn’t flex with torque, case it crap, wish they came in a roll up.

These are good wrenches for a good price when i bought. Exactly as the picture shows. I wanted the set with the larger sizes. Pretty sure these have the lifetime warranty. I have multiple sets of the gearwrench ratcheting wrenches but i’ve never had one fail on me yet. Don’t use them to break bolts loose, they aren’t meant for that. Break it loose with a regular wrench and then put this on it. I am a farmer and use them pretty regularly. These can be a huge timesaver in certain situations where only an end wrench will fit. There are some other brands that are stronger or have a shorter swing but for the price these are great.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great first or forever set
  • Almost Perfect
  • Good set of wrenches exactly as described.

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GearWrench 9312 13-Piece SAE Master Ratcheting Wrench Set
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4 / 5  stars, based on  216  reviews