Author Topic: 1/4 Drive Sets  (Read 137176 times)

Offline ToolManJ

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Re: 1/4 Drive Sets
« Reply #600 on: July 21, 2021, 04:41:00 AM »
I normally don't go after sets since I'm just going to yank the ratchet out and probably lose the rest somewhere in the garage, but couldn't pass up the None Better set - didn't have one of these old school 1/4" NB "mini club" style ratchets in the obsess... er, collection yet.  Too many of these (Cr, New Brit, & Husky for the other 3) are missing the square drive, and that's an immediate reject for me.  Likely missing a 1/2" socket and maybe a short ext, will have to do a little detectin' and see if I can find a catalog with set descrip.

Didn't have the Wright-sourced Klein ratchet either, so getting the like new sockets & ext with the ratchet was a bonus.  Unfortunately missing at least a 5/16" socket, but I won't lose any sleep over it...


Here's my New Britain set I grabbed a few months ago. Looks to be same set as the None Better that you have. I bet you can base what you need off of mine to see what you need, minus the 3" extention and the flat tip socket. Those 2 are add ins . Heres a pic of mine....




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Re: 1/4 Drive Sets
« Reply #601 on: October 15, 2021, 01:32:21 PM »
I took this nice handle off something we were throwing away at work, much better than the DIY handle I had on this box.


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Re: 1/4 Drive Sets
« Reply #602 on: October 20, 2021, 03:40:09 PM »
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Re: 1/4 Drive Sets
« Reply #603 on: May 11, 2022, 08:12:05 PM »
I always loved this nice compact little Thorsen Action box / case that J.A.F.E. kindly sent me, it's just a great sturdy compact little box and I really like the removable divider for some reason even though I've no need to take it out.
After my original need for it was outgrown I set it up with a Craftsman set for my dad but he said he didn't really need it so I just set it aside till I did.

Recently I decided to redo it in a nice hammer tone gunmetal color I had, and use it for my GOV'T surplus set.


The contents label from the JS case came right off so I stuck it on this Thorsen box, whether it'll stay I don't know.



Metal boxes, especially the ones that don't come with a plastic insert are so much more compact that a hateful blow moulded case, and this is certainly no exception.
The JS case didn't even have the excuse of securely holding and organizing the tools, and in fact it does a much worse job at holding the sockets than this Thorsen box does.
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Offline bonneyman

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Re: 1/4 Drive Sets
« Reply #604 on: May 11, 2022, 10:05:09 PM »
The hammered look came out great!  :cool2:

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Re: 1/4 Drive Sets
« Reply #605 on: May 11, 2022, 10:36:48 PM »
The hammered look came out great!  :cool2:
Thanks.
It's the same paint I used on my MAC MC1 box, but I did a better job.
I was forced to be patient and wait for the paint to cure properly before flipping it over because I got busy with work and didn't have a chance to flip it over too soon like I inevitably do most of the time.

I suppose you could say I'm like a doctor who lost his license,  I have no patience. :))
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