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Can be used as a standard multi-bit ratchet, or hold the bezel and drive up to 4 x faster. Also with onboard bit storage for added convenience.

Can be used as a standard multi-bit ratchet, or hold the bezel and drive up to 4 x faster. Also with onboard bit storage for added convenience.
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3 of 5(60%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver
Review 1 for Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver
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A worthy tool
12 Jul 2014
By xentrix
, London
"I find this tool most helpful in the job I do I'm very happy to have such a valuable asset as I am often putting new lights in and around the blocks of homes I caretake."
Review 2 for Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver
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ideal for my intended purpose.
2 Jan 2014
By CBHI
, Reading
"Let's get this straight - if you think this will allow you to drive four inch screws into timber faster due to the 4:1 gear ratio it won't!
The resistance from the screw will compound the gearing, you wouldn't try to drive up a steep hill in fourth gear would you?
My purpose for this primarily is removing and replacing electrical screws in sockets and switches, very little resistance but a lot of turning so this is ideal.
Ignoring the fact it has gearing the use is optional so it will perform as a normal ratcheting screwdriver. Under heavy load the ratchet does slip, removing and replacing the bits from the onboard storage is fiddley, the ratchet cannot be locked for use as a normal screwdriver and if you have fat fingers selecting the drive direction can be difficult.
I have a Stanley multi bit screwdriver that has been in daily use for just over ten years and it's still going strong, this screwdriver is twice the current price and not as good but as I have stated it has a specific purpose for me."
Review 3 for Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver
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Just ok.
23 Dec 2013
By theerd
, Coleraine
"Thought it would be better. Used to ordinary ratchet and this one works opposite. Prefer the other one."
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Review 4 for Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver
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Not good enough!!!
1 Dec 2013
By wreckitralph
, devon
"I agree with the last review, the ratchet slips and if you try to use the geared ratchet,forget it,as soon as you apply any pressure it locks up. Took it back within 48 hours. Nice idea but not up to the job. Expected more from stanley,their tools are usually very good quality."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver
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Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared
24 Nov 2013
By Keefe
, Brissle
"Stanley FatMax 4:1 Geared Ratchet Screwdriver sounds like a good idea BUT it isn't.
I was unable to put a 2 inch 8 into a piece of soft timber as the ratchet is so sloppy you have to turn the driver half a turn before you contact the screw. In geared mode it is so rough it feels like an old British Leyland gearbox filled with gravel. With no pressure on the bit every thing seems fine, maybe I got a duff one.
IT WILL BE GOING BACK ON MONDAY and probably swap for the non geared ratchet driver which is excellent."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.