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T Handle Ratchet

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by broc944, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    I know I live in the back woods, and I do not get to the big city often. How did I never not know about these T handle Ratchets?

    Now if they could just come up with a way to make a ratchet run on air I would be in business:D .

    Seriously, I have never seen these T handles until this morning, while flipping through a motorcycle magazine.
     
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    truly can't say I've seen a T-Handle ratchet. And you are kidding on the air ratchet thing right?
     
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    x2...
     
  4. broc944

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    What! They really make those? No way.




































































































    I was kidding, I do not live that far back in the woods.:D
     
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    The t handle ratchets are a sweet idea, but I haven't seen them in a while, and you could always cut the t off and weld a socket on to use a standard air ratchet on the end.
     
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    Is there a pic of what you guys are talking about?
     
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    62.jpg

    Ask and you shall receive.

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  8. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    explain to me how thats better than my regular ratchet/
     
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    SUper tight spaces...They have an aplication
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    thats just not clicking. it still has handles now just 2 to get in the way. I've just never been in a situation where I was cranking my ratchet and saying to myself ...man I wish I had 2 handles on this thing. I haven't been defeated by a bolt yet, and I've done some stupid ones.


    still trying to figure out why I'd need one of those..........
     
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    We've got an ancient one in the toolbox and I've only used it once or twice but it came in handy when I needed it.
     
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    That's not what I thought you were talking about, This is.
    Seems much more usefull than a flying wing ratchet.

    T handle ratchet.gif
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    now that there, I can see being useful
     
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    Thats the one I thought you meant!..

    The "T" handle ratchets I've used like that work great on certain things--like engine fan bolts,you no longer have to grate your knuckles like cheese on the radiator core,if you have one of those!..I bought a cheesy one for 25 bucks years ago when they first came about..it worked good,but I learned they dont like excessive torque on the "T" handle--the bevel gears inside stripped,looked to be made of die cast ka-ka...

    I haven't bothered to buy another one,maybe someday if a quality tool brand decides to make them I would--I liked using the one I had on bell housing bolts the most...:crazy:
     

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