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Picture Forum => 6 Inch & Under Club => Topic started by: Ken W. on April 20, 2018, 02:17:31 PM

Title: BILLINGS 1/2" FEMALE DRIVE 5" STUBBY RATCHET
Post by: Ken W. on April 20, 2018, 02:17:31 PM
I found this at a garage sale today. It's a Billings 5"  1/2" drive stubby ratchet with a piece of square stock for a drive with cloth around it. I just had to have it.
Title: Re: BILLINGS 1/2" FEMALE DRIVE 5" STUBBY RATCHET
Post by: Ken W. on April 20, 2018, 02:22:33 PM
I found this at a garage sale today. It's a Billings 5"  1/2" drive stubby ratchet with a piece of square stock for a drive with cloth around it. I just had to have it.
Title: Re: BILLINGS 1/2" FEMALE DRIVE 5" STUBBY RATCHET
Post by: gibsontool on April 20, 2018, 03:44:23 PM
Cute little guy. If it's just ordinary square stock the cloth is probably to hold the socket on.
Title: Re: BILLINGS 1/2" FEMALE DRIVE 5" STUBBY RATCHET
Post by: bill300d on April 21, 2018, 06:46:59 AM
That drive plug looks like it's just a piece of 1/2" square stock. The cloth is to tighten it up so it doesn't fall out.
Title: Re: BILLINGS 1/2" FEMALE DRIVE 5" STUBBY RATCHET
Post by: Bill Houghton on May 06, 2018, 09:30:21 AM
Clever field solution when the original part ran away to join the circus.  If it's like one female drive ratchet I own, reversing the ratchet direction is done by flipping the side on which the male insert sticks out.

Obviously for use with really big sockets to apply major force in difficult situations.
Title: Re: BILLINGS 1/2" FEMALE DRIVE 5" STUBBY RATCHET
Post by: Ken W. on May 06, 2018, 09:37:19 AM
After looking into this ratchet , I think it's a shortened cut down ratchet. On AA they show a long version of this. Whoever shortened it did a pretty good job of it. I just wish I could find an original or vintage drive plug for it. I just gave away a Williams drive plug a few months ago that most likely would have worked for this.