We return handy instruments for Snap-on’s ratchets, extra particularly of the three/8″ selection that Undertaking Farm on YouTube examined alongside many different, principally lower-priced manufacturers in September 2022. The video would not specify the precise mannequin, however from the specs talked about (3/8″ drive and “Twin 80 Know-how”) and the value ($129.00 when the video was made), it seems just like the F80, which works for $135.00 as of this writing.
In comparison with 17 different related ratchets beginning one from Efficiency Device that went for $7.00 and went even past Snap-on’s worth level however going all the best way as much as a $150.00 iteration from Mac Instruments, the Snap-On carried out nicely, however not ~$130.00 nicely. It did notably nicely within the sturdiness check that checked its failure load, scoring an A+ grade, however so did different, far more cheap ratchets from Kobalt ($28.00), Husky ($30.00), GearWrench ($34.00), Milwaukee ($35.00), and Icon Professional ($40.00). The highest decide total was the GearWrench, which scored an A+ in each single class, with the SATA ratchet being the perfect worth decide at $13.00 because it scored no less than an A- in each check class.
So no less than in testing? The Snap-on ratchet was not the perfect, one which it had nearly a 4x markup on was. However maybe extra tellingly, it was outperformed total by a ratchet that it had a roughly 10x markup on. In comparison with Craftsman, given the comparable guarantee, Snap-on did higher in some classes, together with sturdiness, however not all of them.