Facom tools are fine tools. The new Facom 'Pear head' ratchets are the latest. Pear shaped tools? Really?
Tools are tools right? You buy the best you can afford and try not to drop them on concrete floors, don't loan them to anyone except blood relatives and people you have incriminating digital pictures of and, of course, you try not to lose them.
Facom RL.161 in action. Greasy hands not pictured.
But of late, Facom tools have come to our notice. We've tried a few, dropped them on the floor, bodged, battered and thrown them into tool boxes and so far, so good. Plus Facom supports some bike teams, so what the hell, right? We got this press release from Facom announcing the arrival of some new ratchets and we felt a twang of sympathy for the person writing the press release we've re-printed below. What can you say about a ratchet? And, yes, we know, it's pear-headed, not pear-shaped...
"Internationally-renowned tool manufacturer Facom has developed a new range of ratchets and sockets aimed at providing users with state-of-the-art precision and durability.
Based on Facom’s best-selling SM.161A ratchet, the new pear head ratchets have been designed with practicality and efficiency in mind. The ratchet body is 25% lighter than the competition, significantly reducing user fatigue.
These ratchets also feature a dustproof, maintenance-free mechanism, an ergonomic comfort grip handle and a hook for working at height.
The new ratchets also have a recessed palm control system allowing for easy direction change and secure grip even with gloved or greasy hands.
The new ratchets come complete with a 72 tooth and 5° increment mechanism allowing users to operate in the most restricted conditions, in addition to its reduced and compact profile head.
Facom’s range of new pear head ratchet sets are available in ¼”, 3/8” and ½” drives."
Less fatigue? Greasy hand friendly? Five degree increment mechanism? That's the stuff we all need in our tool boxes. Facom, we salute you!