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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.
3.4 oz harbor freight composite
3.6oz modified Wera
Thanks tobiism. I'll compare this to the old Craftsman that's currently in my bag.
Snap-On 2.55 ounces
Craftsman 3.90 ounces
Wera Zyklop 4.65 ounces
HF 96781 4.85 ounces
Edit: found a HF coupon, $5 off a Pittsburgh ratchet: http://www.hfqpdb.com/view_coupon/17525
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)
I win! Teng 1400B + 1/4 bit adapter: 30.88g / 1.09oz
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.
^ 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.
1/4" square drive adapter driven by a 10 mm wrench, sold under a few different brands.
Trusco. 1/4 hex on one side, 1/4 square on the other.
Tisk, tisk, tisk it's not a true weight unless you include the quarter-inch adapter to drive a socket
Unless you did and I can't see it because it's on the other side lol
1/4 hex on one side. 1/4 square on the other. Plus another 1/4 square under the cap. Ultimate versatility.
Oh I see you don't insert a quarter inch socket adapter on one side, it already has a driver. Gotcha.
that Trusco ratchet got me interested, here’s something similar for a lot less dough, description says 4 oz
I don't know if this is a worthy post on this thread but I actually used my tools today!!! My muffler was loose.
You needed all those tools to tighten a loose muffler?
No, they needed all those tools to drill holes in the muffler to add lightness, which prevented it from coming loose again.
Toolkit deployed in the wild? That's a good post!!
What ya mean we're actually expected to use the stuff I thought this discussion was all about who has the tiniest one
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.
What is my best option for a 4mm hex - need something that is really low profile.
These would work perfect I think if they were hex: