3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

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3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by The Pretender » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:03 pm

We don't have a big enough impact gun for loosening and tightening tractor wheel nuts so do it manually. I have a 3/4 inch drive T-bar in a piece of pipe for extra leverage, but I've spied this http://www.lasertools.co.uk/product/4507 for 200 notes. I've emailed them and said that it may get some hard work and sales blokey emailed back and said he thought it would probably do what I wanted.

Thing is this https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-pro201-ratchet/ looks zackly the same for 80 notes. I had a look at the Clarke one on Sunday and it looks ok. They sell Laser spanners and the jumbo set which I have my eye on are the exact same ones as Draper, so I'm wondering if the Clarke and Laser ratchet are the same.

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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by Raggy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:30 pm

Mrs R works in the tool trade. So I've learnt a bit from what she has told me. They are highly likely to be straight out of the same factory. Just badged different. Or even re-badged after arriving in the UK.
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by McFarmer » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:44 pm

Raggy wrote:Mrs R works in the tool trade. So I've learnt a bit from what she has told me. They are highly likely to be straight out of the same factory. Just badged different. Or even re-badged after arriving in the UK.
Sometimes the badge is the most expensive part of any tools you might be buying. Got any Snap-On? :wink:

In the case of Snapon, one of the main plants is a few miles from here, several folks work there. Their core business of hand tools, sockets, ratchets, wrenches and boxes are as good as they get. Everyone expects a company to provide a full line so that is were some of the over priced stuff comes in.

From stories I have heard from workers, the plant spares nothing in making sure their bread and butter tools are right.
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by NQIT » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:00 pm

McFarmer wrote:
Raggy wrote:Mrs R works in the tool trade. So I've learnt a bit from what she has told me. They are highly likely to be straight out of the same factory. Just badged different. Or even re-badged after arriving in the UK.
Sometimes the badge is the most expensive part of any tools you might be buying. Got any Snap-On? :wink:

In the case of Snapon, one of the main plants is a few miles from here, several folks work there. Their core business of hand tools, sockets, ratchets, wrenches and boxes are as good as they get. Everyone expects a company to provide a full line so that is were some of the over priced stuff comes in.

From stories I have heard from workers, the plant spares nothing in making sure their bread and butter tools are right.
Fair enough, but Pret wants to tighten his nuts not make a picnic. :roll:
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by Bloomers » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:52 pm

I don't think you would go far wrong with the 80 quid one Pret.
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by footsfitter » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:09 pm

You'd be far better off with one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bergen-TORQUE ... 1724993806

Bergen is a reasonable quality brand but still low cost. It will be a lot more refined than scaffold tubes and brute strength plus it usually gets tighter than you can manage with bendy bars and tubes. One above is 1" drive- get a reducer to 3/4" and you can still use what sockets you already have.
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by HESSTON4860s » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:40 pm

The chap I didn't weld the shed together for has the exact same ratchet as the 80 quid one, didn't pay 80 quid for it tho. Bought it from some gezzer that periodically turns up in an estate car for 35 quid !, we've used it a lot and it does take some hammer !.

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Post by The Pretender » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:54 pm

footsfitter wrote:You'd be far better off with one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bergen-TORQUE ... 1724993806

Bergen is a reasonable quality brand but still low cost. It will be a lot more refined than scaffold tubes and brute strength plus it usually gets tighter than you can manage with bendy bars and tubes. One above is 1" drive- get a reducer to 3/4" and you can still use what sockets you already have.
The main issue is that the wheels on the sprayer tractor are wide and I'm going to need to purchase a 16 inch extension to go on the socket, how will that like being on such a long extension?
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by footsfitter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:58 pm

The Pretender wrote:
footsfitter wrote:You'd be far better off with one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bergen-TORQUE ... 1724993806

Bergen is a reasonable quality brand but still low cost. It will be a lot more refined than scaffold tubes and brute strength plus it usually gets tighter than you can manage with bendy bars and tubes. One above is 1" drive- get a reducer to 3/4" and you can still use what sockets you already have.
The main issue is that the wheels on the sprayer tractor are wide and I'm going to need to purchase a 16 inch extension to go on the socket, how will that like being on such a long extension?
Can you get that multiplier on a wheel nut without any extension? If you can that is the best way to do it and then have the extension on the multipliers drive head- less springy torquing extensions that way and plus if the multipliers stop leg will jam up against the hub or other nut etc it will be much better holding it stationary.

Our TM is a norbar type which had the handle welded in place after someone misused the removable top legs that type can use so now you can't get it in anywhere unless there is room for the 12" handle! Still works ok but with extensions on the output end of the TM it don't half wind them up - not unusual in that scenario to wind the input around a couple of turns just to get the "slack" taken up before it starts to try loosening- then you have to watch it doesn't unwind like hell! Hence best direct on the socket if possible. Our norbar TM has a 1" to 1" drive bar that also acts as a safety shear- get carried away and it will twist it off like a carrot (can also get a 1" to 3/4" drivebar/reducer but they shear off a lot easier to be any use) Ours puts out 5 times the torque you put in so a 3ft scaffold tube = a 15ft one if you were on the nut direct but the smoothness of the TM's torque makes stuff seem to go tighter than bouncing up and down on a scaffold tube.

BTW, look out for alloy scaffold tubes, not often about but they are much more user friendly than steel ones.
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by JM » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:22 pm

Stop ffuking about and just get a gretol windy gun, job sorted. 8)
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by Lord Muck » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 am

Draper Pro, Halfords Pro and Clarke Pro are all the same tools with a different branding.
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Re: 3/4 Inch Drive Extending Ratchet

Post by The Pretender » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:44 am

Used my new Clarke ratchet this morning loosening to sprayer wheel nuts and it works a treat 8)
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