Super tough extendable ratchet handles for maximum torque 05 July 2024

In busy commercial vehicle and industrial workshops, users require strong and dependable breaker bars for larger wheel and chassis nuts, and bolts, that can handle huge torques, as well as very tight or corroded fasteners. For this, Laser Tools has designed two new extendable ratchet handles that can be used as breaker bars without damaging the ratchet mechanism. 

The new tools, a ¾ inch drive version and a 1 inch drive version, are equipped with a ratchet lock-out button that enables them to be used as breaker bars. Both tools have been manufactured from strong, shock-resistant chrome vanadium steel, with a chrome plated finish and knurled hand grip. 

The ¾ inch drive version is equipped with a tough 43 tooth ratchet mechanism and the telescopic handle has six fixed positions, extending from 620mm – 1,020mm. Once the lock button is pressed, the ratchet is protected to a maximum load of 1,412Nm. 

The 1 inch drive version is a 43 tooth ratchet and also features a six position handle, one that extends from 610mm – 1,000mm. Once the ratchet is locked, the maximum load capacity is 2,515Nm.  

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