1. A heavy duty ratchet comprising:(a) a pair of frames joined by a connection plate;
(b) a spool rotatably mounted intermediate said pair of frames said spool comprising a singular contiguous body;
(c) a pair of toothed wheels mounted in spaced apart relationship upon and in locking relationship with said spool;
(d) a handle pivotally mounted between said pair of frames, said handle including a pair of protrusions for engaging the teeth of a respective one of said pair of toothed wheels to urge rotation of said spool in one direction upon pivotal movement of said handle in the one direction;
(e) a pair of spring-loaded pawls mounted intermediate said pair of frames for engaging a respective one of said pair of toothed wheels to prevent rotation of said spool in the other direction;
(f) a spring-loaded lever for disengaging said protrusions from said toothed wheels to permit pivotal movement of said handle without corresponding rotation of said spool.