View Full Version : 3/8 ratchet in a 1/4 body


hog1340
09-16-2008, 06:52 PM
Has anyone seen any of these? A friend had a snapon one, I thought it was pretty sharp. He also had a Matco 24" ext. It was 1/2 female and 3/8 male, Anyone seen any of these?

Thanks Ed

krusty the clown
09-16-2008, 06:56 PM
yes......i have a matco ratchet like that. the extension is for transmission bellhousing bolts.

eschoendorff
09-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Very top of the photo: 3/8 in a Snap On 1/4 flex head body.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/eschoendorff/snappystuff.jpg

hog1340
09-16-2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks Krusty. Who makes the extension? I am looking to find one of those ratchets, So I guess snapon and matco make them.

thanks again

hog1340
09-16-2008, 07:02 PM
NICE A flex head! My buddies was a fixed.

PowderKeg
09-16-2008, 07:12 PM
I fished a Wright 3430 out of the bay of fleas some time back - haven't used it much, but it has a nice feel. I wouldn't want to lean on it like a full-size 3/8" ratchet, though.

Merkava_4
09-16-2008, 07:27 PM
I sent this link to Chad.

I never did find out whether he bought it or not though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&viewitem=&item=310076164653

MAD
09-16-2008, 07:38 PM
SK makes them too. The head is not as thin as the Snap-on but they are very strong and have a super smooth 60 tooth ratchet mechanism.

orangeastre
09-16-2008, 07:44 PM
I had one the Snap-on ones.I used to put my 19mm socket on it and leave it sit on top of my tool box to see the reactions on peoples faces.Aside from sheer coolness it was a really handy tool in the limited access situations that a car stereo installer often encounters.

paramudduck
09-16-2008, 08:03 PM
I like that flex snap! All of mine were the regular handles.

I didn't need them often but every once in a while they were priceless.

hog1340
09-16-2008, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the replies. Any idea of the model number on the SK? Flex would be nice.

blue302stang
09-16-2008, 08:38 PM
i use the reducing extensions for transmission bellhousings and starter bolts. I have the mac set that has a 33,24,and 18 inch version

MAD
09-16-2008, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the replies. Any idea of the model number on the SK? Flex would be nice.

The SK flex is 3767. They were under 30 bucks with free shipping on Amazon the other day.

wantedabiggergarage
09-16-2008, 08:55 PM
I have the Snap~on fixed ratchet version. I also had an SK 33" extension (it is missing), that thetoolwarehouse sells (not where I bought it though). Mac, Snap~on and others sell them, although if I were to pay retail (found a deal on the last one), I would prefer locking impact reducer extensions, personally.

blue302stang
09-16-2008, 09:29 PM
I have the Snap~on fixed ratchet version. I also had an SK 33" extension (it is missing), that thetoolwarehouse sells (not where I bought it though). Mac, Snap~on and others sell them, although if I were to pay retail (found a deal on the last one), I would prefer locking impact reducer extensions, personally.

I have the locking set, but i still payed $200 under retail on the whole set and they are brand new.

bushhawg73
09-16-2008, 09:44 PM
I have the Snap on FC93 and the FCF936. I love them, I was really suprised how much I used them. Worth every penny.

KLars1
09-18-2008, 12:58 AM
Does Snap-On still sell a 3/8 ratchet in a 1/4 body? Anyone have the PN?

Moose-LandTran
09-18-2008, 01:08 AM
Does Snap-On still sell a 3/8 ratchet in a 1/4 body? Anyone have the PN?

They do, i believe the standard handle is FC936, and the flex head is, i think, FCF936.

billymade
09-18-2008, 01:49 AM
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/OBJECTS/34100/34001.JPG

Ratchet, Compact Sealed Head (High Strength), Short Handle, 4 7/16"
Stock#: FC936 $61.25
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=&item_ID=54380&group_ID=12898&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/OBJECTS/34100/34004.JPG
Ratchet, Compact Sealed Head (High Strength), Flex-Handle, 6 1/8"
Stock#: FCF936 $73.75
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=&item_ID=54381&group_ID=12898&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

gibbon_guy
09-18-2008, 01:54 AM
I have one of these and I find I am using it almost daily.

Merkava_4
09-18-2008, 02:02 AM
There are a lot of situations on cars where you'll want to stay with a 3/8 drive socket but need the compactness of a 1/4 ratchet. I'm thinking the rear spark plugs on my Buick would be a lot easier to turn with an FCF936. :pimpflash

By the way, on ebay these ratchets pull in some insane bids.

Another option is to convert your 1/4 drive ratchet over to 3/8 by changing out the gear and cover plate.

eschoendorff
09-18-2008, 04:32 AM
There are a lot of situations on cars where you'll want to stay with a 3/8 drive socket but need the compactness of a 1/4 ratchet. I'm thinking the rear spark plugs on my Buick would be a lot easier to turn with an FCF936. :pimpflash

By the way, on ebay these ratchets pull in some insane bids.

Another option is to convert your 1/4 drive ratchet over to 3/8 by changing out the gear and cover plate.

Are those parts interchangeable between drive sizes??? I've wondered about this before....

Merkava_4
09-18-2008, 04:37 AM
Are those parts interchangeable between drive sizes??? I've wondered about this before....

I don't see why not. . . :dunno:

MAD
09-18-2008, 05:21 AM
Are those parts interchangeable between drive sizes??? I've wondered about this before....

I don't see why not. . . :dunno:

I know on the older ones it worked. The guts from my M70 (9/32 drive), TM70B? (1/4" drive), and FM70 (3/8" drive) were all interchangeable.

I no longer own the 1/4" drive.