Ratcheting finger wrenches

Apr 27, 2010
Suburban Washington DC
Anyone tried these? Looks like they would come in handy for loosening nuts and bolts in tight places after breaking them loose, if there isn't room to swing a longer wrench. Half the price of the Matco version.

I really want to justify and to fall in love with a set of finger ratchets because they sound like they would be so helpful and I'm pretty Ham fisted.

In actual use, I have been nothing but disappointed over the years. Either the knurling is useless, the ratcheting mechanism is too stiff, or the wheel size just hinders me.

The item pictured looks interesting but I wonder about the size, the heads being too floppy, and the inability to reach recessed bolts like a socket can.

Maybe I'm expecting too much. I've resorted to other means like using a socket wrench where the handle itself spins so I can turn the bolt without swinging the wrench.