Proto has come out with a new line of full-polish ratcheting combination wrenches that feature anti-slip open ends and ratcheting spline box ends. Proto also designed the wrenches with a deeper open end offset to better reach round obstacles in tight work areas. These new wrenches will be available individually and as part of metric and imperial sets via industrial suppliers. I couldn’t find them stocked online anywhere yet and am trying to connect with someone at Proto that can provide this info. The only proto wrenches I know of that are imported are the black ratcheting spline combination wrenches made in taiwan.
The ones above look like a different version of the FACOM 440 series wrench in ratcheting form. The Proto wrenches above won’t be cheap, and will face difficulty selling against the likes of gearwrench to the average tool user but, to the hard working tech that wants a US made ratcheting wrench, these will be a great option.
I think MSC is selling the individual ratcheting wrenches now and Grainger has them listed in their new Proto tool catalog but, not available from them yet.
I’ve used a Proto spline box end (of the proper size) and found it to be a really loose fit on the fastener. They look very similar to the newer MAC tools Precision Torque combination wrenches, of which i bought the metric set and am very happy with. I really, really like my Facom 440 combination wrenches, which I reviewed, but they’re not the only Facom wrenches in my toolbox.
The special thing about Facom 40R wrenches is their ratcheting-type open end, which doesn’t have any moving parts.
There is also a new line of 467R Fast Action wrenches, which look to engage more of a fastener, but I haven’t tried them yet.
This is an example of a tightening operation, so the wrench is rotated in a counterclockwise direction. I tried to show how the wrench can be rotated around a fastener in the direction opposite of torque delivery. Facom 40R Fast Action wrenches work similarly to traditionally styled open end wrenches, but the open ends can be repositioned around a fastener without having to first remove it.
You can still find the Stanley-branded sets if you want Taiwan-made chrome polished wrenches with the exact same head profile in SAE and Metric sizes. You can also get the Craftsman-branded USA-made Quick Wrench sets on ebay for next to nothing, unless you want the larger metric sizes, which are pretty rare.


These were cool when they came out, and still have their uses if you want speed in an application where only an open-end wrench will fit, but the invention of the Gearwrench all but supplanted the open-end ratcheting wrench, hence why they don’t get much use, even by those who have them. I have just got a NOS set of these, 8 to 24mm, they were very cheap and are the French made ones, on the fence regarding the open end, there are some situations where I will use them but mostly I bought them because you can’t have to many decent sets of combo wrenches and I mostly use the box ends anyway. There are some fractional versions of the 40R out there but you’ll have to find them on Ebay or through a garage sale. This amount includes seller specified US shipping charges as well as applicable international shipping, handling, and other fees. Estimated delivery dates - opens in a new window or tab include seller's handling time, origin ZIP Code, destination ZIP Code and time of acceptance and will depend on shipping service selected and receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.
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The wrenches feature 72 teeth for a fine 5° swing, I-beam construction for high strength, and a flush direction reverse lever for fewer accidental toggles. The one-size-fits-all tool does not necessarily fit any type of fastener as well as a tool specifically designed to turn it.


I didn’t use a fastener, I used a 10 mm hex wrench, as it was easier for photography purposes. I felt the need to show this because the wrench works in the opposite direction than I would have thought. With a regular wrench, you have to remove it from a fastener, rotate it, and then re-engage the fastener. The last I checked, Steve over at Ultimate Garage offered a 10% discount on Facom tools if you’re a Garage Journal forum member and mention your username. Try as I might I never got the hang of them, just not able to grab an open end wrench and worry about which way I put it on. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. You've read and agreed to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount. And by easier, I mean it was still an incredibly finicky and frustrating arrangement to set up.
If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. They’re not longer available there, and current USA pricing is $12 and $14 at Ultimate Garage.
I don’t know if that discount offer is still valid, but maybe we could convince him to offer a ToolGuyd commenter discount.



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