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« on: July 29, 2020, 01:03:19 AM »

Iíve been a GC for over 40 years (forced to retire from health issues)and wanted to mention that this particular ratchet set has helped me along the way many times.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/GEARWRENCH-3-8-in-Drive-6-Point-Gear-Ratchet-and-Socket-Set-21-Piece-8921/202330496

There are tools that are well design and as you know there are others that donít make any sense.
This one is designed to perfection, well to me anyway.

I was working on a reel yesterday and the aluminum rotor nut was frozen on the ss pinion.
Tried many things with no luck.
I then remembered this set.
Iíve had it for easy over 25 years, I think Sears was running a special.
Since the ratchet is drilled all the way through, the spool shaft was no problem being in the way.

With very little effort, the rotor nut came right out.

This is a good tool to have on your bench, it will help in many ways.

Anyways, I just wanted to put that out.

Best,

S
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 03:45:50 AM »

I cleaned up the link,
Good tool to have, I love the ratchet feature to quickly undo nuts in a tight place.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 04:28:46 AM »

Looks like a handy tool, thanks for the link
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 06:15:26 AM »

Thanks, Sal --

I nave seen those -- but have not used them.

But I do use my Craftsman ratchet wrenches quite often -- especially when access is tight.

Have a pretty complete set of 20 sizes that I normally need.  Standard and metric.

When you need these --  nothing else works as quickly and efficiently -- and there is no distortion of the nut or bolt head due to using the wrong tool.

They have saved a lot of knuckles -- as well as wasted cussing.

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 06:21:19 AM »

I remember those but these days I just use a ratcheting combo wrench.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 08:05:06 AM »

Thanks guys!
Yes Mark of course there are other ways, to me this would be the only tool I would use on rotors, especially when the spool shaft canít come out prior.

This will eliminate stripping the head on the nut and it will also save the lip on the rotor, since it comes with an extension that helps keeping the ratchet off the rotor.
I thought for around $40 it is a good investment, but of course itís up to you guys.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 11:17:39 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 11:28:17 AM »

You can find them at many places, but the price might increase.


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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2020, 11:29:00 AM »

https://www.homedepot.com/p/GEARWRENCH-3-8-in-Drive-6-Point-Gear-Ratchet-and-Socket-Set-21-Piece-8921/202330496

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2020, 11:30:37 AM »

Thank you Gobi!


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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 12:39:23 PM »

I like it. Perhaps in most cases, an answer to having to have an additional set of deep sockets. There's alot nut/stud fasteners on automobiles you could use Sal's socket set on. Of course the rachet combo wrenches would do the same thing, but that would be a whole set of new wrenches for me.
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 06:59:52 PM »

Thanks Sal,  Iíve also invested in some of these good tools.  It seems at first, why did I buy these.  Most times a box end or socket will do the same thing?  Butt, the open in the box ratchet is unique and the leverage down low even with the bolt/nut has a advantage and certainly feels more confident in leveraging.
   Any good tool invested in will usually bring some satisfaction eventually,  good tools can be passed down through generations.   Almost never do things get cheaper, nor worn out.   Pray for peace from the virus 🦠
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