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Old 03-31-2012, 04:08 PM   #161
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1/2" flex inbound from Epsteins to complete the flex set. Very happy with my new armstrong ratchets, you can not go wrong with these.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #162
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My flex set is complete. Epsteins got more of my money, again.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #163
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Any word on the 88 tooth rebuild kits from Armstrong?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #164
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Any word on the 88 tooth rebuild kits from Armstrong?
So I just got off the phone with Armstrong and they said that they should have the rebuild kits by August.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #165
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So after using the standard Maxx ratchets for a while now, I have to say that they've become my new favorites. Each one has done at least a few hundred fasteners. The 3/8" is my favorite though. It's actually smoother and has less drag than my Dual 80. On the vast majority of fasteners, it will still ratchet back without needing to hold the socket until the bolt is either on its' last thread or out of the hole completely. Even the 1/2" is super smooth, despite only having 60 teeth. Between these and my Maxx flex heads, all my other ratchets are feeling lonely.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #166
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need a kit, heres a matco guy:

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:26 AM   #167
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Well, here's a long-term update:

The 88 tooth 3/8" standard ratchet is very high quality. It performs great, especially considering the price.

However, the long 3/8" drive locking flex ratchet is the real standout. The locking mechanism is really handy, from my experience. Over the last couple months this has become my most-used ratchet. It's part number 11-994.

I'm a DIY-er, and $60 makes this my most expensive ratchet by far, but it's totally worth it.

I was using it tonight when I replaced the shocks on my 1999 Nissan Frontier.

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Old 09-15-2012, 01:27 AM   #168
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I have an 88 tooth on order and i love my 3/8 locking ratchet.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #169
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Well, here's a long-term update:
However, the long 3/8" drive locking flex ratchet is the real standout.
I didn't care for the handle design of the Armstrong so I went with the Matco version. At $75 NIW off of e-bay it wasn't that much more.

I'm really digging it and would like to get the 1/4 and 1/2" versions but the 1/2" version at 24" is way too long IMO. If I need that much leverage I'd rather use a 24" breaker bar. I wish they would come out with a 15-18" (max) version
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #170
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I didn't care for the handle design of the Armstrong so I went with the Matco version. At $75 NIW off of e-bay it wasn't that much more.

I'm really digging it and would like to get the 1/4 and 1/2" versions but the 1/2" version at 24" is way too long IMO. If I need that much leverage I'd rather use a 24" breaker bar. I wish they would come out with a 15-18" (max) version
Both matco and armstrong have an 18" 1/2
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #171
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Well I did some playing around this morning with my new 3/8 88 tooth aero space ratchet, my locking flex handle 3/8 and my 3/8 craftsman premium and they all have interchangeable parts and work just fine.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #172
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The 88 tooth rebuild kit part number is 11-982. I email Epstein and they do carry it for 17.50. Next time i place an order i will likely buy it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #173
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I didn't care for the handle design of the Armstrong
Did you try the Maxx handles, or are you referring to the handles on the regular Armstrong ratchets? They are different. I think the Maxx handle is more comfortable.


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Old 09-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #174
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The 88 tooth rebuild kit part number is 11-982. I email Epstein and they do carry it for 17.50. Next time i place an order i will likely buy it.
Thats how much the matco 88 tooth kits cost that i put in my 3/8 an 1/2 flex Armstrongs
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:19 AM   #175
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it feels like the armstrong maxx non flex ratchets are from the same factory as the USA craftsman thin profile ratchets
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #176
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Thats how much the matco 88 tooth kits cost that i put in my 3/8 an 1/2 flex Armstrongs
not really they sell for 21 dollars
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