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Milwaukee Mechanics Tools – ratchets, wrenches, sockets and crowbars

A few years ago, Milwaukee released a line of sockets and ratchets covering 1/4″ and 3/8″ drives. Then Milwaukee added 1/2-inch drives to the lineup, including some breakbars. Now the line of Milwaukee mechanics tools has been expanded even further with Extended Handle Ratchet and Stubby Ratchet models.


Milwaukee extended handle ratchets with stubby ratchets

The Milwaukee line of mechanical tools now offers even better accessibility in tighter spaces with two new handle designs for the ratchet collection. They can now accommodate Milwaukee ratchets with extended and/or short handles.

Milwaukee Mechanics Tools ratchets with short and extended handles

Like the existing line of Milwaukee ratchets, the Stubby and Extended Grip ratchets feature a 90-tooth design that operates with a 4º arc swing. The reduced arc sweep along with the slim profile head and flush directional lever help reach tighter spots.

All new ratchet models feature full chrome finishes for better corrosion resistance and easier cleaning. Milwaukee backs each of these hand tools with a lifetime warranty.

You can expect these new ratchets to go on sale in March.

  • 48-22-9005 – 1/4″ drive 9″ ratchet with extended handle – $39.99
  • 48-22-9037 – 3/8″ Drive 12″ Extended Handle Ratchet – $49.99
  • 48-22-9050 – 1/2″ drive 18″ ratchet with extended handle – $69.99
  • 48-22-9003 – 1/4″ Drive 3″ Stubby Ratchet – $24.99
  • 48-22-9036 – 3/8″ Drive 5″ Stubby Ratchet – $34.99

Milwaukee wrench sets

The Milwaukee mechanical tool lineup also includes a variety of wrench sets available in both combination and ratcheting varieties.

Wrenches for Milwaukee mechanics

All Milwaukee wrench sets in the mechanic’s tool range feature the open ended Max Bite handle. This design improves your grip on nuts and bolts while reducing rounding and stripping. The Max Bite design also offers 25% more torque than your standard wrench. The I-Beam handle design lets you crank down really comfortably.

Milwaukee has included ink-filled size labels for easy identification, and each set comes in a tray for better organization and long-term storage.

  • 48-22-9406 – 7-piece SAE ratchet wrench set – $129
  • 48-22-9407 – 7-piece SAE open-end wrench set – $69
  • 48-22-9506 – 7 Piece Metric Ratchet Wrench Set – $129
  • 48-22-9507 – 7-piece combination wrench set – $69
  • 48-22-9415 – 15 piece SAE open end wrench set – $129
  • 48-22-9515 – 15 Piece Metric Combination Wrench Set – $129
  • 48-22-9416 – 15 Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set – $249.97
  • 48-22-9516 – 15 Piece Metric Ratcheting Open End Wrench Set – $249.97

Milwaukee chisels

The Milwaukee 4-piece pry bar set rounds out the range of mechanic’s tools even further. They feature an I-beam design that provides up to 40% more leverage. Milwaukee designed them with an all-metal core and built-in percussion caps. Each of the crowbars comes with a comfortable three-lobed handle. A chrome finish keeps the crowbars free from corrosion.

The Milwaukee Pry Bar 4 Piece Tool Set comes in an easy access storage compartment that provides organized tool storage. The crowbars also come with a lifetime guarantee.

  • 48-22-9214 – 4 Piece Crowbar Set – $69
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Milwaukee Breaker Bars

The range of Milwaukee mechanical tools also includes two pry bars. Both have 1/2″ driveshafts with alloy steel construction. A 180º swivel head allows you to work from multiple angles. The handles feature a comfortable design, while a chrome plating keeps these pry bars durable and corrosion-free.


One of the Milwaukee Breaker Bars measures 15″ while the other adds even more length at 24″. Both carry Milwaukee’s lifetime warranty.

  • 48-22-9011 Milwaukee 15″ Breaker Bar – $39.99
  • 48-22-9013 Milwaukee 24″ Breaker Bar – $49.99

Milwaukee Hook and Pick Set

The Milwaukee Hook and Pick Set includes a straight pick, offset hook, hook and 90º hook. Each piece features an all-metal core, increasing the durability of these tools. They are chrome plated to protect against rust. The handles feature precise knurling to give you better control over your work.

Milwaukee Mechanics Tools hook set

The Milwaukee Hook and Pick Set comes in an easy access storage case that keeps the set organized in your tool box. As with the pry bars, Milwaukee backs this set with a lifetime warranty.

  • 48-22-9215 – 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set – $16.97

Milwaukee ratchet and socket sets

All of the Milwaukee ratchet and socket sets in the Mechanics line of tools share the same design characteristics, so you can enjoy the same level of thoughtful workmanship in any different drive size or configuration.

The ratchets feature a 90-tooth design with a 4º arc swing angle for maximum productivity even in tight workspaces. In contrast, a simple ratchet is likely to use a 72-tooth pawl, which requires a 5º arc swing.

Milwaukee uses the Four Flat design we’ve come to know and love. Instead of the round bases you’re probably used to, these have flat sides so they don’t roll away. This design also allows you to use a wrench if you need help. Milwaukee engraves the size on the side of the base so there’s never any confusion.

Milwaukee packages the ratchet and socket sets in a variety of configurations. You have options that include metric and SAE measurements, a variety of drive sizes, or packaging in PACKOUT storage boxes or in standalone enclosures.

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48-22-9014 – 1/4″ Drive Ratchet – $29.97

48-22-9038 – 3/8″ Drive Ratchet – $39.97

48-22-9012 – 1/2″ Drive Ratchet – $59.97

1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive SAE and Metric Ratchet & Socket Set with PACKOUT Organizer (106 Piece) – $299.97

  • Model: 48-22-9486
  • Includes PACKOUT Low Profile Organizer (48-22-8436), 1/4″ Drive 50-Piece SAE and Metric Set (48-22-9004) and 3/8″ Drive 56-Piece SAE and metric set (48-22-9008)

3/8″ SAE Ratchet and Socket Set with PACKOUT Organizer (28 Piece) – $119.97

  • Model: 48-22-9481
  • Includes PACKOUT low-profile organizer (48-22-8436)
  • Standard Nuts: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 5/16″, 7/16″, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16 “, 7/8″, 9/16″, 15/16″, 1”
  • Deep Cavities: 1/2″, 1/4″, 11/16″, 13/16″, 3/4″, 3/8″, 5/16″, 7/16″, 7/8″, 9/ 16″
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 6″ extension, universal hose adapter
  • 90 tooth ratchet

3/8″ Drive Metric Ratche and Socket Set with PACKOUT Organizer (32-piece) – $119.97

  • Model: 48-22-9482
  • Includes PACKOUT low-profile organizer (48-22-8436)
  • Standard Jacks: 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Deep Well Sockets: 6mm 7mm 8mm 9mm 10mm 11mm 12mm 13mm 14mm 15mm 16mm 17mm 18mm 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 6″ extension, universal hose adapter
  • 90 tooth ratchet

3/8″ SAE Socket Set (12pc) – $69.00

  • Model: 48-22-9000
  • Deep Well Sockets: 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″
  • Accessories: 6″ extension, 3/8″ to 1/4″ adapter, 3/8″ to hex adapter, case
  • 3/8″ roto ratchet

3/8″ Metric Socket Set (12pc) – $69.00

  • Model: 48-22-9001
  • Deep indentations: 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Accessories: 6″ extension, 3/8″ to 1/4″ drive adapter, 3/8″ to hex adapter, case
  • 3/8″ roto ratchet

3/8″ SAE and Metric Socket Set (56pc) – $129.00

  • Model: 48-22-9008
  • Standard Nuts: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16 ″, 7/8″, 15/16″, 1″; 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Deep Cavities: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/ 16″, 7/8″; 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 6″ extension, universal swivel
  • 90 tooth ratchet

3/8″ SAE Socket Set (28pc) – $99.97

  • Model: 48-22-9408
  • Standard Nuts: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16 ″, 7/8″, 15/16″, 1″
  • Deep Cavities: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/ 16″, 7/8″, 15/16″
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 6″ extension, universal hose adapter
  • 90 tooth ratchet
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3/8″ Metric Socket Set (32pc) – $99.97

  • Model: 48-22-9508
  • Standard Jacks: 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Deep Well Sockets: 6mm 7mm 8mm 9mm 10mm 11mm 12mm 13mm 14mm 15mm 16mm 17mm 18mm 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 6″ extension, universal hose adapter
  • 90 tooth ratchet

1/4″ SAE and Metric Socket Set (50pc) – $119.00

  • Model: 48-22-9004
  • Standard sockets: 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 9/32″, 5/16″, 11/32″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2 ″, 9/16″, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm
  • Deep Well Sockets: 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 9/32″, 5/16″, 11/32″, 3/8″, 7/16″ , 1/2″, 9/16″ ; 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm
  • Accessories: extension 3″, extension 6″, universal joint
  • 90 tooth ratchet

1/4″ SAE Socket Set (26pc) – $69.00

  • Model: 48-22-9404
  • Standard sockets: 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 9/32″, 5/16″, 11/32″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2 ″, 9/16″
  • Deep Well Sockets: 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 9/32″, 5/16″, 11/32″, 3/8″, 7/16″ , 1/2″, 9/16″
  • Accessories: extension 3″, extension 6″, universal joint
  • 90 tooth ratchet

1/4″ Metric Socket Set (28pc) – $69.00

  • Model: 48-22-9504
  • Standard Jacks: 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm
  • Deep Well Sockets: 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 6″ extension, universal socket
  • 90 tooth ratchet

1/2″ SAE Socket Set (22pc) – $159.99

  • Model: 48-22-9410
  • Standard sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 1”, 1-1/ 16 “, 1-1/8”
  • Deep sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 5″ extension
  • 90 tooth ratchet

1/2″ Metric Socket Set (28pc) – $169.99

  • Model: 48-22-9510
  • Standard Jacks: 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm, 24mm
  • Deep sockets: 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 5″ extension
  • 90 tooth ratchet

1/2″ SAE and Metric Socket Set (47pc) – $249.99

  • Model: 48-22-9010
  • Standard sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 1”, 1-1/ 16 “, 1-1/8”, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm , 24mm
  • Deep sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 10mm, 11mm, 12 mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ extension, 5″ extension
  • 90 tooth ratchet

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