Craftsman has annouced a new set of wrenches that combines the best of the open-ended designs and closed ratchets. They fit neatly into tight spots just like an open wrench, and a spring-loaded button inside the head allows the head of the wrench to operate like a ratchet, without letting go of the bolt.
The Dual ratcheting wrench is 100% ratcheting on both the open end and the box end of the wrench. Craftsman’s patented ratcheting open end design allows you to fit into tight spots with the open end without taking the wrench off the fastener, making jobs faster and easier. This feature combines the SPEED of a ratchet with the the ACCESS of the open end wrench. Comes in a handy set of eight different sizes: 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″. (www.craftsman.com, $100)