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Mini Ratchet Chatter 20680

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Mini Ratchet Chatter
« on: August 28, 2012, 05:55:59 AM »
It's a MultiTool to me.
 It can hold a screwdriver bit, a Drill bit and Sockets that's Multi :MTO:

I use my mini ratchet in my EDC on and sometimes off work because of how handy I think it is.

I have carried a Chapman mini ratchet http://www.chapmanmfg.com/AboutChapmanTools.html for about a year it has done a lot of work and done it well

It's saved me countless trips to my tool box to get a real screwdriver. I can carry 5 or ten bit in my pocket with my ratchet/extender and that covers my needs with out weighing me down,

I'm wondering what Mini ratchets you all have used and how there working for you.

I don't think I would replace mine. I would like to know about other tool's that are like it out there.

Now let's have some ratchet chatter mines got 20 teeth it talks a lot lol



« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 06:27:51 AM by JAfromMn »

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 08:27:56 AM »
I have one of these little chaps  :salute:
I can't praise it enough, It's lovely smooth to use and really well made  :tu:



http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-12-piece-confined-space-ratchet-driver-and-bit-set-prod783834/

« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 10:13:35 AM by sparky415 »

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 08:31:24 AM »
nice ratchets guys, ive a couple of little ratchets and use them regulary handy bit of kit  :tu:
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 10:05:53 AM »
Well that Chapman looks like a cool bit of kit  8) 8)


The Victorinox ratchet + extension is a classy set  8)


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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 02:02:22 PM »
I have a cheap angled head ratched driver ... similar to THIS but from another brand which has worked quite well. I do like the look of that Chapman though  :tu:



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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 02:41:18 PM »
Mini ratchets are great- I have a small no name one that I had planned to cut up and mod into a SOG PowerLock and a Victorinox one.  I got as far as cutting up the cheap one but never got around to mounting it yet.   :facepalm:

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 04:39:18 PM »
Im on a short break and I got to say I can see one way the Victorinox ratchet is better as a kit. It's got to carry better with it's plastic wrench and bit's holder.

Mine just get's thrown in my pocket like this. Kinda a mess of kit

« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 05:39:42 PM by JAfromMn »

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 07:19:14 PM »
I'm a fan of the CM-13 too. Great piece of kit. :tu:

This is my favourite combo at the moment. CM-13 and MTO bit kit with modified adapter to fit the Leatherman bit driver.



While not exactly a ratchet, I like this one too.


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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 07:23:02 PM »
I have meself this one:



very nice, compact package. I did get a good bit kit and I vary the load out accordingly. Maybe I should get one of  those Mutitool.org thingies...
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 07:50:57 PM »
I have meself this one:
I like the whole Rocket Ratchet line :tu: That one and the Topeak Ratchet Rocket RX Bicycle Tool Set are on my extended wish list (It's turning into a wish book exponential to the time spent on MTO :ahhh )


Maybe I should get one of  those Mutitool.org thingies...

You should :pok: Available here (you also get a hat pin and access to the secret subforum, and there are some other benefits too ;) )

It even has a pocketclip. I have a similar one for about 10 years now and love it

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 01:06:30 AM »
Some cool ratchet set's everyone thanks for posting them.

Keep it up  :tu:

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 08:25:13 AM »
Ratchets? Well, I worked as a mechanical engineer for a while. Let me see what I can dig up...

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing what you did up JNnieporty

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 09:28:34 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing what you did up JNnieporty

The Older the Odder the better.

I found some good ones. A titanium-cobalt set from military EOD duties (fixing the robots), a very expensive set of slugging wrenches (which are actually ratchets), and a full set (minus one piece) that I used to repair Abrams tanks. And yes, they're all mini ratchets, made for use in confined spaces. Sadly, Photobucket is giving me a hard time. I'm attempting to load them via ImageShack.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 09:30:21 PM by JNieporte »

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012, 01:11:40 AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing what you did up JNnieporty

The Older the Odder the better.

I found some good ones. A titanium-cobalt set from military EOD duties (fixing the robots), a very expensive set of slugging wrenches (which are actually ratchets), and a full set (minus one piece) that I used to repair Abrams tanks. And yes, they're all mini ratchets, made for use in confined spaces. Sadly, Photobucket is giving me a hard time. I'm attempting to load them via ImageShack.

I hopoe imageshack workd for you. Sounds like you got some cool ratchets to show.

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2012, 04:52:12 PM »
Just found this thread. Some cool little tools here.

Mine is reversible. 60 Chompers!

I love this thing.





Wera 9001 ratchet

I have a idea for my keychain but I haven't put it together yet. Since I have the 1/4" socket drive I plan on carrying a busted 3/8" swivel on my keys with a 1/4" female 3/8" male socket adapter installed.
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 07:44:07 PM »
 :tu:Sweet ratchet lowindo

60 tooth   :gimme:

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 08:33:38 PM »
Not sure how to edit but I was wrong the p/n is 8001 A
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2012, 04:04:29 PM »
Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite.

In the case. AA battery for size comparison...


The back has a Velcro attachment, and will fit a belt up to 1-1/2" wide...


What you get...


Size...


The strong magnet in the butt is held in with a brass collar...


The finger wheel and reversing lever. The bits can't fall through the back...


Using the finger wheel...


2-1/2" hex bit extension and 2" square socket adapter. These aren't absolutely necessary, but are a welcome addition...


Now I can use 1/4" sockets...


My set-up. There's a bobby pin clipped to the yellow fabric; it acts as a small clamp to remove any stubborn bits. There's a tiny bit of clanking with the extension and adapter, but it's negligible. A Torx T-8 bit is already in the butt of the ratchet...



This is gonna hurt...
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2012, 05:11:21 AM »
Pittsburgh Tool (Harbor Freight's brand) mini ratchet. $4 and comes with four bits...


A switch rocks back-and-forth to change directions...


This is a Great Neck tool that I got from that Amazonian place for $10, including nine bits and a bit holder...


It's actually a really nice kit for the money, and gives the Topeak Ratchet Rocket some competition. They're the same length...


The finger wheel is identical in size, shape, material, and markings as the Topeak...


However, the wheel is mounted flush with the head of the ratchet, making turning it a bit bothersome...


The hard rubber sleeve actually pulls off if you use enough force, making the tool even more compact. It goes back on as well...

This is gonna hurt...
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 07:16:02 AM »
This is the set-up I use for the Great Neck, although it will work with any mini ratchet. It's the same size as the Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite, but twice as thick. It will still fit in a shirt pocket.

Dollar store camera case...




The contents...


Laid out. Nine 1/4" square drive sockets, a bit set that I chose plus a 1/4"-hex-to-1/4"-square adapter, the ratchet itself, and a 2-1/2" hex extension...


Standard 1/4" hex bit...


Hex bit plus extension...


With the adapter, I can use 1/4" square bits, including sockets...


It's my own pocket-sized socket set...


Ready to have your mind blown? The extension, plus the adapter, plus a socket!

This is gonna hurt...
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2012, 08:49:39 AM »

There's some very nice looking sets of tools in here  :tu:

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2012, 07:29:19 PM »
It look's like I'm not the only one a little nut's over there mini ratchet.

Nice tool's everyone.  :tu:

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2012, 07:37:30 PM »
I looked for a good pocket ratchet a few years ago, and eventually picked up the Chapman one which I think is great. By freak chance I ended up with a Victorinox one shortly after which for me has the edge ergonomically.

They are both really useful little tools though, and I keep one in the basic kit. Usually something along these lines:


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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2012, 08:01:54 PM »
Chrissy, that o-ring on the LM adapter is for not letting it fall through the chapman or something?
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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2012, 04:55:08 AM »
  Nice set of tools nuphora.

I carry just about the same tool's every day.  :tu:

If you use the chapman and the pocketwrench 2 on the extender you can make a t handel that work's great

I looked for a good pocket ratchet a few years ago, and eventually picked up the Chapman one which I think is great. By freak chance I ended up with a Victorinox one shortly after which for me has the edge ergonomically.

They are both really useful little tools though, and I keep one in the basic kit. Usually something along these lines:

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2012, 05:39:46 AM »
The o-ring helps when it's likely to fall the ratchet etc... just found it useful a couple of times so it stayed :)

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2013, 10:59:22 PM »
Bumping my old topic

anything new in the mini ratchet world


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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2013, 05:53:25 AM »
Just ordered a Chapman CM-13 Midget Ratchet thanks to this thread. I've been thinking about which pocket ratchet to buy and all the love for that one here helped make my decision.

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Re: Mini Ratchet Chatter
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2013, 06:42:31 AM »
Now I know what to search for on eBay, looking for one also.  :tu: :salute:

 

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