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Offline bonneyman

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Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« on: May 07, 2011, 01:57:22 PM »
I had a 1/4" S-K round head rat with a buggared handle. Mechanism was fine, but the handle was unuseable. Figured it was a worthy contestant for a home-made palm rat project!
I cut the handle off right below the head, press-fit the head into an aluminum thrust collar, then formed a teardrop-shaped ring out of stainless and epoxied the mechanism into it. A final coating of plasti-dip and the thing was done.



Came out much better than I expected, and works darn nice, too! Use it almost daily, and I can use any 1/4" drive attachement (swivel, extension, etc) and easy to find sockets.
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Re: Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 03:13:41 PM »
Good job, use and reuse is cool.
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Offline bonneyman

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Re: Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 05:09:04 PM »
Thanks!
It wasn't really useable as it was, and now I can't imagine not having the tool. Plus, if the mechanism ever wears out, a common S-K repair kit will bring it back. Think I paid less than $10 for everything.
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Offline mrchuck

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Re: Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 05:29:01 PM »
"NEVER let a ratchet go to waste".
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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 08:33:04 PM »
Nice job, love it. Like how ya did it.
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Offline Dustin21

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Re: Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 09:26:40 PM »
the HORROR o the HORROR what did you do to a poor sk ratchet   :(

 on a more serious note very well done bonney
i love sk tools/boxes and indestro super/select tools if you have any for sale or want to part with let me know.  also need a  7/8 williams superench

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Re: Home-made fine tooth palm ratchet
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 04:15:31 AM »

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a common S-K repair kit will bring it back.

With my luck, they would obsolete the repair kit the day after I made it....

Nice job, and a touch cheaper than a snappy super stubby....LOL


Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.