Hand Ratchets

Ratchets, also known as ratcheting socket wrenches, are tools with a handle and a driving end that connects to a socket that spins fasteners like nuts and bolts. They have a mechanism that allows the ratchet to revolve freely in one direction without removing the ratchet head from the fastener and repositioning the tool, which speeds up the turning of fasteners. Hand ratchets are reversible, which means the socket can be rotated in both directions to tighten or remove fasteners (loosen).