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Offline hickory n Steel

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Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:29:29 PM »
I just got this older ( still unsure on age ) Husky Professional 20800 1/4 ratchet in and it's got to have the skinniest grip ever, it's even skinnier than the grip on a little Thorsen 77M.

Heres the grip hiding behind a pencil.

I think I'll put a screwdriver handle on it at some point, when I can find one that's just right for it.
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Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 09:37:20 PM »
A ratchet handle skinnier than a pinky finger doesn't sound good to me.

Offline muddy

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 09:39:16 PM »
I don't think it would be comfortable in my bear paws. Neat find though!

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Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 10:51:27 PM »
It's definitely too skinny.
That will change when I find the right screwdriver handle to put on it.
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Offline bonneyman

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 04:23:24 PM »
If that were mine it would get a piece of gas hose on it in a minute! :D

Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 05:29:19 PM »
If that were mine it would get a piece of gas hose on it in a minute! :D
I think I have some air line that might fit.
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Offline bonneyman

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 10:11:10 AM »
I find that for their gear head size the Bonney ratchet handles are a bit thin. Plus, once the knurling gets worn, they are a bear to hold with greasy hands. So, fuel hose gets shoved on. And the knurling - even if worn - really helps to hold the rubber hose on. Makes the ratchets much easier to use.

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 01:53:30 PM »
Seems very functional and doesn't look too homebrew either.
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Offline bonneyman

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Re: Skinniest ratchet handle ever
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 07:30:28 PM »
Seems very functional and doesn't look too homebrew either.

I gotta admit I didn't invent the idea, but heard about it years ago. As such I try to keep different sizes of rubber tube and/or gas hose handy for re-handle jobs.