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Anybody Else own Klein Mini Ratchet

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by KD5JHA, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. KD5JHA

    KD5JHA Loaded Pockets

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    Anybody else own a Klein Mini Ratchet?
    (See Link)

    I picked one up recently and was sort of disappointed at first blush with the fit and finish of my example. But I may be getting spoiled to the European tools I’ve been buying the last few years from Whia and Wera that cost double the price or more.

    Am I being unfair?


    Klein Tools 65200 Ratchet Set, 5-Piece Mini Ratchet Set with Phillips, Slotted, and Adapter for Other Socket Sizes, For Tight Spaces https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D6YDQNH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_81KQH5KDCDDF33YHDAB2
     
  2. victograph

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    I bought it thinking I would use one in my mini kit it was more bulky than I first thought and gave it to my son. Switched to a more compact driver which also takes bits in the handle end. [​IMG]


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    I just got one a couple of weeks ago, but haven’t used it yet. I carry a Chapman in my EDC pack and bought the Klein to put in another kit. My initial thought is that it’s decent quality and should be fine for my needs, but I really can’t say more until it gets some use.
     
  4. KD5JHA

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    I have to wonder how well they’re selling… Amazon sent me an extra one by mistake, I filed a claim to return it and they told me they didn’t want it back, just to keep it. refunded my money anyway. I’ll probably just give the spare to a friend.

    I will probably get some use out of it don’t get me wrong, it’s just it seems to lack something that I can’t put my finger on one of those intangibles. I just was wondering if other people felt that way.
     
  5. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I like mine for the times where I really need the slim head to get at tight fasteners.


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  6. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    So spill the beans on this one then!?!


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  7. RogerStenning

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    Small ratchets: Chapman CM-13, the Victorinox Ratchet (but that's rather expensive), and the Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite (only available as part of the set, sadly).

    You can get the Chapman CM-13 easily enough in the US, and in the UK it's available through the Brownells UK website. I've got one of them, they're good kit, and really thin.

    All the best :)
     
  8. KD5JHA

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    I already own the wera small ratchet that comes with the little tool check kit, and also are whia Screwdriver ratchet kit as well… Those were just a little bit more expensive then I really wanted to carry in my pocket and they function in a Little bit more fine manor.

    I bought this unit, for one because I was looking for something a little bit more rugged to ride in the pocket, and more like a multi tool less like just a ratchet. It does seem to work that way, and I have been caring it every day for a couple of weeks now. I’m still just not 100% sure it will integrate into my system long-term because I’m not finding myself using it on the daily.
     
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    AK6962 Sealey Bit Driver Ratchet Micro 1/4" Hex Stainless Steel [Bit Sets] about $20 usd. Available on the big river site. I really like being able to use it either as a screwdriver or ratchet.


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    Doesn’t really store bits in the handle, one bit can be inserted into the end of the handle so that it can be used as a screwdriver, or the bit can be put in the ratchet end for more leverage.


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  13. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Thanks for clarifying that for me.
    Not what I was hoping but handy it seems too.
     
  14. Travis Branch

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    Thanks