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Offline jmantioneSD76

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spring-loaded ball for 3/8" drive flex handle
« on: September 14, 2020, 01:16:12 PM »
I have a 3/8" drive flex handle that has lost the spring-loaded ball that is used for attaching/retaining sockets.  Do you know of anyplace that I can obtain some kind of repair kit to replace the ball and spring?

The tool is out of warranty, but I'm sure that I can fix it if I can get the parts.  I would hate to dispose/replace it just for this minor issue.  It is in pristine condition except for this issue.  There must be an easy fix for this issue.

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Re: spring-loaded ball for 3/8" drive flex handle
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 02:11:36 PM »
Small ball bearings are easy to buy. You just need to know what size. A donor ratchet would be the first place I would look though.
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Re: spring-loaded ball for 3/8" drive flex handle
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 05:07:52 PM »
Yeah, maybe a trip to the flea market or second hand store will yield a cheap ratchet or extension to use as a donor.
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