Ratchets come in multiple drive sizes to operate different-sized sockets. They’re available in 1/4-, 1/2-, and 3/8 inch sizes. Look for ratchets with softer handles so you can turn them all day long with little pain. Ratchets come in various styles for different professions and jobs. There are lineman’s ratching wrenches, ratcheting combination wrenches, and air ratchets.