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Ratcheting Box End Wrench?

I need a long handle 9/16" 6-point box end wrench but all I could find is a ratcheting one. (see link below)
All of the other long handled box ends I've seen are 12-point.

So my question is: Does anybody know how much torque you can put on these? I can't find specs on that for any of the ratcheting box end wrenches out there.
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I have used many of those and pulled them pretty hard and never had one fail.
Now a 4 foot cheater bar might be excessive.


A craftsman wrench with a cheater bar would work and guaranteed forever. But Sears stores are disappearing.



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Good news is that, at least in our area, Lowes appears to have bought the Craftsman line. I agree with @swifty2014 . At least the old Craftsman line could take a heap of abuse. The ratcheting end wrenches are strong as long as your pull stays fairly lateral using small bites as you break the nut/bolt loose. Torsion will tend to break the head pins out of the bar.

Remember, "If brute force isn't working, you're just not using enough of it." If dealing with corrosion, give the item a good soaking overnight with an excellent penetrant like 50/50 ATF and acetone.

If it jams, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
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.......... If dealing with corrosion, give the item a good soaking overnight with an excellent penetrant like 50/50 ATF and acetone.
Agreed. Or some AeroKroil, expensive but good.

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They are not made for torque but are handy in close quarters like a fender bolt where you don't want to take the wrench off.Replacing fork seals this week and I used these.Break it loose with a regular wrench first if if it seems to tight ,they will take some torque but not made for it.

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I bet Snapon has one.
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I have some (12") long Snap On wrenches but they are metric and 12 point. But the nice thing is the straight ends for a very good centered pull in snug areas. I don't know about 6 point available, but with the Snap On flank drive you may not need a 6 point. A 14MM is about .010' smaller than a 9/16.
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