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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Hand Tools => Topic started by: ToolGuy42 on June 17, 2022, 04:39 PM

Title: Is this Festool Ratchet Kit (577135) made by Wera?
Post by: ToolGuy42 on June 17, 2022, 04:39 PM
I came across this ratchet kit coming out soon in the US: https://www.toolnut.com/festool-577135-limited-edition-ratchet-set-in-blue-sys3-m-systainer.html

Is it just me or do the handles resemble Wera style hand tools? Does anyone know if these are just Festool-branded Wera ratchets?

https://imgur.com/a/xqEdX0V
(https://imgur.com/a/xqEdX0V)
Title: Re: Is this Festool Ratchet Kit (577135) made by Wera?
Post by: Twst on June 17, 2022, 05:39 PM
They are rebranded allright. But its made by Felo.

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Great set either way  ;)
Title: Re: Is this Festool Ratchet Kit (577135) made by Wera?
Post by: RussellS on June 17, 2022, 05:39 PM
Have no idea about your question.  But the handles on those ratchets are huge.  Many times I've used a ratchet where I could barely get the ratchet into position.  No spare room to maneuver.  I was lucky to be able to use 2 or 3 of the clicks on the ratchet because the handle did not have much room to travel.  And these were the slim metal handles you see on normal ratchets.  You would not even be able to get these big chunky plastic handle ratchets onto the nuts or move them.  I am sure they are a joy to use in the wide open spaces.  But anything works there.  A big Crescent wrench will work.
Title: Re: Is this Festool Ratchet Kit (577135) made by Wera?
Post by: demographic on June 18, 2022, 03:24 AM
Have no idea about your question.  But the handles on those ratchets are huge.  Many times I've used a ratchet where I could barely get the ratchet into position.  No spare room to maneuver.  I was lucky to be able to use 2 or 3 of the clicks on the ratchet because the handle did not have much room to travel.  And these were the slim metal handles you see on normal ratchets.  You would not even be able to get these big chunky plastic handle ratchets onto the nuts or move them.  I am sure they are a joy to use in the wide open spaces.  But anything works there.  A big Crescent wrench will work.

Must admit that I'm not really a fan of big plastic handles on ratchets either. I have a nice little Gearwrench 1/4" drive ratchet with just plain chrome finish because of that but it's not in a nicely packaged set.
And by far, my favourite type of handle in screwdrivers is the hardhandle square type that Snap On use.
Cleans off nicely and allows a good grip without needing soft grip stuff that oil might not play nicely with.

I'm not really a Snap On fanboi but their hardbandle ratcheting screwdrivers take some beating.