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Vic Ratchet Extension Handle 3531

No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:09:16 AM »
I got some CNC drop outs in mail today, bought off eBay. 10 sticks of 5/8" grade 5 titanium about 4.5" long.

The person that helped me buy it wanted me to make something cool for him so here we are!

It's an extender for the Vic ratchet!





How does the extender stay on?

I sunk a 1/4" bit into the hole so the 1/4" bit driver holder engages with the extender.



I wanted mimic the spacing on the grip.





I will likely add a hole on the back side for a lanyard and maybe shorten it a tad so it ends up being the same length of the ratchet.

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 08:18:11 AM »
It looks really nice!

Is there enough material to hollow it out so you can slide teh ratchet in backwards for transport, maybe?
I´m thinking Spacepen style, put the ratchet into the front for use and in the back for storage.
And I´m a bit worried about th high torque you can apply to teh ratchet - I don´t know at what max. torque the Vic ratchet is rated, but i can imagine your could easily exceed the limit with a long lever.
Just thinking out loud - Nice looking Accesory, Metro.
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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 08:34:34 AM »
That looks very nice Metro  :drool: and good idea Lowtec  :tu:

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 10:30:56 AM »
Love the design... :salute:
Must be light cause it's titanium
How much does it weigh?

Hang loose^^
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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 01:52:57 PM »
I applaud your engineering and construction skills, but I fear overloading the ratchet mechanism.
Under what possible circumstances would so much torque be necessary that this would still be the "correct" tool for the job?

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 02:21:30 PM »
but I fear overloading the ratchet mechanism.

That's what I thought so too. But the extension is absolutely cool.
Isn't there a "L" shaped bit holder for the Spirit/Swisstool. For that tool it would be perfect.
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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 04:34:39 PM »
I don't know what the load capacity is on it but I know I've needed a bit more torque than I could give with the short handle.

It's more of a " oooooo this'll work!" Type moment.

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013, 04:53:19 PM »
..and I like it for that! any thoughts on the ratchet in handle storage?
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013, 05:11:43 PM »
..and I like it for that! any thoughts on the ratchet in handle storage?


Not really. May the extension, the bit needs to go into the handle about 1/4" and the wrench end itself is 3/4" so the whole thing only had ~3" of solid titanium behind it.

I am going to shape it some more this weekend, I just had a spark of inspiration last night (my neck hurts from stooping over a lathe!)

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2013, 07:32:34 PM »
Bingo! Fiddling around with the handle at lunch today and looky what happened. Installing the handle on the other side of the extension solves the max torque scenario that everyone is fearing.


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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2013, 07:40:23 PM »
 :tu:

Do you own teh "L" bit holder mentioned? would be awesome if it fit, you could use the long leg of the L for deep recessed screws and still have enough leverage.
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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2013, 08:07:42 PM »
:tu:

Do you own teh "L" bit holder mentioned? would be awesome if it fit, you could use the long leg of the L for deep recessed screws and still have enough leverage.


I have one on the way via EDCF. Indeed!


Over all, this seems like a very versatile tool for something so....uni-purpose!


I am still trying to think of what I can do to the other end, but I do like the clean lines of the taper. I am going to make the body skinnier to mimic the ratchets but still taper the end so it fits in the hand nicely.


That whole taper end thing is becoming a bit of a signature.


Like this beer can opener/pry bar/beer box cracker:








To see more of that project: [size=78%]http://edcforums.com/threads/the-tab-tackler-the-beer-cans-natural-enemy-a-diy-pry-bar.111104/[/size]

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2013, 02:17:42 AM »
Looks great Eric :tu:

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2013, 10:16:24 PM »
I'll sign up for one.
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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 12:51:06 AM »
More clever Ti goodness... liking it :tu:

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2015, 11:39:44 AM »
Just a follow up question...

how did the Ratchet hold up, considering the extra torque load?

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2015, 03:07:39 AM »
Just a follow up question...

how did the Ratchet hold up, considering the extra torque load?


Haven't used it much, but I did undo a crazy tough battery terminal with it and no failure.

Why stop now?

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,710
Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2015, 08:44:54 AM »
Just a follow up question...

how did the Ratchet hold up, considering the extra torque load?


Haven't used it much, but I did undo a crazy tough battery terminal with it and no failure.
Thanks for the update, good to know its holding up :salute:

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Re: Vic Ratchet Extension Handle
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2015, 10:37:10 AM »
Great thread necro Ether    :tu:


 

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