Skinny 1/4" Drive

I just got the Micrometer out to check out my thinnest 1/4" drive tools.  I did these measurements by mounting a socket and measuring the thickness of the head from the thickest part, and then subtracting the depth of the socket.

My beloved Mac MR4C goes a svelte .295 inches.

My Craftsman reversible screwdriver #41469 with a ground down 1/4" adaptor went .223 inches.  Amazingly, that .07 inches has made the difference for me in a couple of spots.

My second favorite ratchet, the Snap-On THL72 is a beefy .460 inches thick,  by contrast.  I certainly don't hold that against it, but it does put things in perspective.  It is twice as thick as the Craftsman!

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  1. 1/4" Drive tools are professional quality, made of high-grade chrome vanadium steel.Furnished in a Pouch. Sockets Feature Off Corner Loading Technology to Virtually Eliminate Fastener Rounding

    Thin without sacrificing power, the Craftsman 1/4" Drive thin profile ratchet gets into the hard-to-reach spaces. This versatile tool will deliver the drive, leverage and grasp you need. The quick-release lever speeds the up the task with easy access.

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