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    Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    I have a Snapon F710-D 3/8" drive ratchet handle in need of a kit. I found the part number for the kit RKRA38ALS but can't find any for sale. A search at Snapon's site says "not found". I found one on ebay but it got sold in 2018. This wrench was made in the seventies. I wonder if it is possible to put in a different kit, or if Snapon will give me a new one since they don't have parts for this one anymore. Anyone run into this, where they discontinue parts for something that is guaranteed for life?
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Catch a Snap On dealer truck somewhere, there are updated kits for that ratchet and if it can't be repaired they will usually replace it with a newer one.

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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Catch a Snap On dealer truck somewhere, there are updated kits for that ratchet and if it can't be repaired they will usually replace it with a newer one.
    That's what I was thinking to do, the Snapon truck stops at the shop next door every so often.
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    I'd almost bet money there's a kit available for it, snap-on is snap-on they'll supply a kit or replace it.
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    Yes when you pay 8 times what something is worth they will replace it for you with a smile on their face.

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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    I've run into this. One of my 1st jobs was as a mechanic - the boss had a ratchet break that didn't have a kit available anymore.

    The snap-on guy happily gave him a new one...for half price....
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Just had the snap on guy stop. The kit you need is current.Name:  IMG_20200504_102216508.jpg
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    I've run into this. One of my 1st jobs was as a mechanic - the boss had a ratchet break that didn't have a kit available anymore.

    The snap-on guy happily gave him a new one...for half price....
    I have never had anything like that happen. The only thing I ever had to pay to replace was a soft grip handle on a 3/8" ratchet that my dog chewed up. Obviously the handle was not dog proof. It was funny to watch him carry it around. I suppose 10 bucks for the entertainment was a good deal.

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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    Just had the snap on guy stop. The kit you need is current.Name:  IMG_20200504_102216508.jpg
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    I've seen that kit but it doesn't list the F710-D on the description so I wasn't sure if it would fit. I'll see what the Snap On rep says, that would be great if he has it on the truck. All my Snap On stuff is used, I paid $35 for the ratchet and it worked great for years till my helper decided to use a hammer on it to bust loose knuckle bolts on a the 1 ton.
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    I've seen that kit but it doesn't list the F710-D on the description so I wasn't sure if it would fit. I'll see what the Snap On rep says, that would be great if he has it on the truck. All my Snap On stuff is used, I paid $35 for the ratchet and it worked great for years till my helper decided to use a hammer on it to bust loose knuckle bolts on a the 1 ton.
    I gave the model # you posted to the snap on guy, he swore that was the right kit. Hopefully you can meet up with a local snap on rep and he does you right.
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Bought mine in 75... still had the original gears in it when the kids lost it. Oddly enough SnapOn didn't warranty that...
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    I gave the model # you posted to the snap on guy, he swore that was the right kit. .
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Has some old Snap On ratchets that were worn out. One Snap On man said, "This is old and military, we don't have any kits for this." Next time a different one, at work and I took the ratchet to him and he rebuilt it and 3 other's. He used rebuild kits had on hand. Didn't look at part numbers, just rebuilt them with what fit.

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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    I gave the model # you posted to the snap on guy, he swore that was the right kit. Hopefully you can meet up with a local snap on rep and he does you right.

    It listed F710-D right on the package that was posted.

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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Quote Originally Posted by danielplace View Post
    It listed F710-D right on the package that was posted.
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    LIFETIME warranty....either fix with their parts or replace it. Get right in his crap.

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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Given it was being hammered on when it broke I wouldn't give any dealer too much grief. Super simple inside, did you look at the parts in the referenced kit? Seems like it might work but seeing is believing.
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    Snap On truck came today. He took a quick look and tossed me the kit I've been looking for, no charge. Good as new now.
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    Re: Snapon 3/8" 20 tooth ratchet rebuild kit

    That looks newer than the one I lost...it still had the black and silver on the cover...would have been new around 1975.
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