New FZERO Gearless 3/8” Ratchet From Snap-On

New FZERO Gearless 3/8” Ratchet From Snap-On
Chris   April 07, 2014  
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Snap-on FZERO (top) next to 3/8" 80 tooth (bottom) Photo Credit: Grigg (Garage Journal)

A tipster sent in news that, though unpublished, Snap-On is selling a new 3/8-inch gearless ratchet known has the FZERO. The name likely comes from the fact that gearless ratchets are touted as having zero backlash.

Some users of the Garage Journal forum have confirmed that the ratchet is indeed for sale, though your Snap-On driver might not have many in stock. The retail price of about $180 might also throw you for a loop. The other benefit of gearless ratchets is no gears to break, so for some heavy users the price might be worth it.

Photos posted on the Garage Journal show that the Snap-On FZERO looks very similar to the NRG3 Ratchet that saw an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign last summer. It could very well be possible that Snap-On licensed the design from Roller Clutch Tools.

If you happen to get your hands on one, let us know what you think about them.

Source: Garage Journal, tipster
Photo Credit: Grigg (Garage Journal)



Snap-On FZERO Inner Workings. Photo Credit: Grigg (Garage Journal)
Snap-On FZERO Disassembled. Photo Credit: Grigg (Garage Journal)
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