Common ratchets aren't made to endure the torque necessary to break free rusted and stuck lug nuts, bolts, and other fasteners. The STEELMAN PRO 78519 1/2-Inch Drive 24-Inch Long Breaker Bar is made to take the place of a regular ratchet when you need additional torque and leverage to break free a stubborn fastener. Made from heavy-duty chrome vanadium steel with an attractive polished chrome finish the drop forged tool is also heat treated to give maximum strength and durability. The contoured handle gives a comfortable and secure grip while the swivel mounted, 1/2-inch drive head allows 180 degrees of movement to let you work at the best angle for every job. Don't flex and strain and end up wrecking your wrenches and ratchets, use the tool made for the job, use a STEELMAN.