Who makes Mac Tools Ratchet?

Stanley Black & Decker
Mac Tools manufactured tools are produced in various Stanley Black & Decker facilities around the world. Mac Tools USA hardline tools are manufactured in their partner plant of Proto Dallas. Their primary distribution center is located in Hilliard, Ohio, United States.

What is a 1/2 drive ratchet?

1/2 inch – 1/2″ sockets are generally used for nuts and bolts from around 10mm and up. A 1/2″ drive socket can apply enough force to undo all nuts on a car. There are also 3/4″ and 1″ ratchets but these are used on trucks, tanks and industrial machinery.

How many teeth do Mac ratchets have?

24-36 tooth designs were pretty much the standard of yesteryear, but as engine compartments and work areas got smaller, the need for a compact head design and low swing arc grew larger.

Do I need a 1/2 inch ratchet?

1/2 ratchets are great for doing suspension and exhaust work but honestly not needed. You can get by with a 1/2 breaker bar and a good assortment of 3/8 sockets.

Are Mac Tools still around?

Today, Mac Tools has a product line in excess of 42,000 items and still uses the direct sales approach with a mobile sales force of distributors.

How much torque can a 1/2 ratchet take?


Drive Size Reasonable Torque Rating Limit*
1-1/2″ Square Drive 11,500 ft-lbs [15,600 Nm]
2-1/2″ Square Drive 45,000 ft-lbs [61,015 Nm]
3-1/2″ Square Drive 100,000 ft-lbs [135,590 Nm]
4-1/2″ Square Drive 200,000 ft-lbs [271,165 Nm]

What is the difference between Matco and Mac Tools?

Originally Matco was the box manufacturing division of Mac Tools. However, they have not been associated with Mac since Matco Tools was formed 1979. Former corporate owner Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Matco, in 2016 to create Fortive.

Is more teeth on a ratchet better?

Ratchet Tooth Count The higher the tooth count, the less the handle has to move to engage the next tooth. That means if you’re in a tight situation you’ll be able to take things apart that you might not be able to with a ratchet that has a larger swing arc.