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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2011, 12:50:43 PM »

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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2011, 02:34:54 PM »
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2011, 03:54:44 PM »
Welcome aboard, 48548! And thx for all those pics.
Lots of familaia actions in there. See-saw pawls, FACOM-style sliding pawl, and others. Yeah!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2011, 04:02:11 PM »
Not a problem, since I left GJ, I have just stayed on GG, but nice to see a different forum.

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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2011, 09:47:55 PM »
Not a problem, since I left GJ, I have just stayed on GG, but nice to see a different forum.

I figured you'd like it here!
Drop by the introductions page, and say hi. Let everybody know who you are. They're real friendly in these parts!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2011, 01:22:59 PM »
Just a little thanks for getting the thread up to 700 views!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2011, 10:59:03 AM »
An old P&C ratchet, in 1/4" #6246
Standard Tic-Toc pawls, 24 tooth gear

I can't get the idea out of my head that the plate looks like mickey mouse, due to the little projections on the side for the attachment screws. :)
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2011, 02:14:44 PM »
Some "new" ratchets!
First off, an S-K "Roto-Head" in 3/8". Haven't used it yet, but I hear it's really nice. Same single see-saw pawl as the regular S-K round heads.

A Craftsman "Quick Clean" ratchet in 1/4". #43771
45 teeth, 11 pawl teeth, sliding pawl
Here's the 1/4" gear next to a 3/8" QC gear for ease of viewing the sliding pawls:
These ratchets have a neat feature for removing the gear clusters for cleaning and lubing. You push the QR button in until it locks in. Then twist the gear out. To reinstall, push the QR button in until it locks, then re-insert the gear cluster into the ratchet head. While holding it in place, push in the pin on the knuckle side to release the QR button. The gear then locks back into place. My particular 3/8" gear uses a thin disc to unlock and lock the gear cluster in.
Gotta say I really like this ratchet overall. If it were USA made and had a knurled handle, it could easily become my favorite style!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2011, 01:21:33 PM »
Happy 1000th viewing!
Thanks for all the support!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2011, 02:31:48 PM »
Here is a Proto Challenger #1060 ,1/4 drive, see-saw pawl, 45 tooth model.
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2011, 05:59:27 PM »
Gosh if the gear head in that rat doesn't look like the old Thorsen parts! Nice ratchet!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2011, 06:20:50 PM »
I found that ratchet in a local pawn Friday. Place I go to regularly, and he had it marked $6.95. I had my grandkids with me showing them some stuff when I saw it. I wanted to show the grandson about haggling, but the guy took my $5 offer right out of the box!
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2011, 08:00:20 PM »
 Got this Armstrong No. FAB-51 today. wonder what the (B) stands for as alloy shows a FA-51 but not a FAB-51
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2011, 10:02:30 PM »
From the look of the lever, probably a pair of tic-toc pawls in there. Could also be a batman pawl, too.
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2011, 02:10:17 PM »
Nice Sparta rat!
For some reason, I started thinking NAPA while looking at this ratchet. Did Sparta make tools for NAPA auto parts stores?

And, I'm learning about the "too small to see" thing. Seems to have hit with a vengeance since turning 50. :(
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