The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    3.4 oz harbor freight composite
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    3.6oz modified Wera
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  2. scootertrog

    scootertrog Jedi Fart Master

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    Thanks tobiism. I'll compare this to the old Craftsman that's currently in my bag. :thumbup
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  3. lkraus

    lkraus Long timer

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    Snap-On 2.55 ounces
    Craftsman 3.90 ounces
    Wera Zyklop 4.65 ounces
    HF 96781 4.85 ounces
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    Edit: found a HF coupon, $5 off a Pittsburgh ratchet: http://www.hfqpdb.com/view_coupon/17525
    No expiration.
  4. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike EricV

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    You made me curious...

    Other style Craftsman 1/4" drive - 5.1 ounces
    Mac XR100 3/8" drive that I carry in my bike kit - 6.9 ounces
    3/8" drive Craftsman 6" extension that doubles as handle extension or socket extension - 4.7 ounces (I carry 2 and these will break the axle nuts loose)
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  5. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I win! Teng 1400B + 1/4 bit adapter: 30.88g / 1.09oz :D

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    To be fair it's no good on higher torque M8+ fasteners but it's the only ratchet I carry on the bike. While out on the road or trail I hardly wrench on any of the bigger fasteners enough to worry about having a ratchet for them. A few sockets & a 3/8 adapter for a wrench-end tyre iron gets it done when required.

    Although my main workshop 1/4" ratchet also compares quite well. Ko-ken 2753N at 91.14g / 3.21oz. My Ko-ken 1/4 & 3/8 sets have given me fine service for many years now, really nice tools.

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    Cheers
    Clint
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  6. scootertrog

    scootertrog Jedi Fart Master

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    ^ Hmm..... Do they make a 1/4" drive adapter that would fit in a 12mm box end wrench? That might be the big winner for my purposes.
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  7. ZoomerP

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  8. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    Trusco. 1/4 hex on one side, 1/4 square on the other.
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  9. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    Tisk, tisk, tisk it's not a true weight unless you include the quarter-inch adapter to drive a socket :1drink

    Unless you did and I can't see it because it's on the other side lol
  10. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    1/4 hex on one side. 1/4 square on the other. Plus another 1/4 square under the cap. Ultimate versatility.
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  11. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    Oh I see you don't insert a quarter inch socket adapter on one side, it already has a driver. Gotcha.
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  12. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    that Trusco ratchet got me interested, here’s something similar for a lot less dough, description says 4 oz

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  13. killianm

    killianm Been here awhile

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    I don't know if this is a worthy post on this thread but I actually used my tools today!!! My muffler was loose. 20210617_171757.jpg 20210617_171811.jpg
  14. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    You needed all those tools to tighten a loose muffler?
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  15. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP Long timer Supporter

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    No, they needed all those tools to drill holes in the muffler to add lightness, which prevented it from coming loose again.
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  16. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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  17. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    Toolkit deployed in the wild? That's a good post!!
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  18. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    What ya mean we're actually expected to use the stuff :( I thought this discussion was all about who has the tiniest one :oscar
  19. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Get a pot of water boiling, dip the chunky handle on the Harbor Freight roto ratchet in the water for a minute, put on an oven mitt, and yank. That fat chunk of plastic and rubber will pull right off when it's hot.

    I have several of these HF 1/4" rotos, and they're the most useful thing ever, but the giant handle is way too bulky for the one in my tool roll.
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  20. mnuttall87

    mnuttall87 Been here awhile

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