Is this special edition Harbor Freight ratchet worth its weight in gold? | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pch6AHhlt2k

Don’t adjust your TV screens, Harbor Freight really is selling a 24K gold-plated version of its ICON 3/8" ratchet.

Does this fancy ratchet perform as well as it looks? We test it to find out. Presented by CRC Industries.

tremm
tremm Reader
7/5/21 1:17 p.m.

"Special edition" should be the antithesis of harbor freight.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/5/21 1:24 p.m.

No testing to see if the gold plating will stand up to CRC BrakeKleen? 

Also something about this video made me thing about the need to 3D print some toolbox organizers. 

sergio
sergio HalfDork
7/5/21 1:34 p.m.

Never understood why Snap-On and others make "special edition" tools. They're tools, not jewelry.

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Reader
7/5/21 1:59 p.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

No testing to see if the gold plating will stand up to CRC BrakeKleen? 

Also something about this video made me thing about the need to 3D print some toolbox organizers. 

I did some pliers holders ( to have them stand vertical and at an angle ) for more space - LOVE them!

Go print!

Jeff351
Jeff351 New Reader
7/7/21 7:07 a.m.

I'm already OCD as it is with cleaning my tools...I can't imagine having to break out the Never Dull to polish them up. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/7/21 12:22 p.m.

True GRM story.

Two minutes before the cameras rolled.

Me: So, do we have a script here?

JG: **shoulder shrug**

NorseDave
NorseDave Reader
7/7/21 3:35 p.m.
sergio said:

Never understood why Snap-On and others make "special edition" tools. They're tools, not jewelry.

I believe it's called ... profit.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
7/7/21 3:45 p.m.

So this ratchet has been sitting on my bench for a week now... but I can't bring myself to use it. What's wrong with me? Do I need to smash it on the ground a few times to break it in? 

Ranger50
Ranger50 MegaDork
7/7/21 3:59 p.m.

I have one icon ratchet and I hate it! Gimme the $120 Snap-on/Matco/Mac/Cornwell version everyday.

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/7/21 4:11 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Make it a Challenge trophy?

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/7/21 5:30 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Engrave your initials in it so that nobody else steals it 

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