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Got my ratchet bit today 2395

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,325
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2021, 08:19:01 PM »
But does it have LEATHERMAN printed on it :pok:

 :D


Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,826
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2021, 10:05:21 PM »
At £34.95 I'll stick with the home made one I was given by a member on here.
Hero Member Posts: 771
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2021, 12:37:00 AM »
Can anyone tell me if this driver has teeth?  I contacted Leatherman and one of their reps told me that it didn’t have teeth. Is the mechanism actually gearless?  I got the feeling that she was clueless.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,325
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2021, 08:44:10 AM »
In this video I think you can hear the teeth clicking about...

https://youtu.be/Rs4K6S8fw6w

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2021, 09:06:52 AM »
I'm interested whether it will fit in the side pockets of my charge sheath.

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Hero Member Posts: 771
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2021, 12:05:48 PM »
I'm interested whether it will fit in the side pockets of my charge sheath.

Someone said on another site that it fits perfectly. I would like to see pictures though.
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2021, 12:45:17 PM »
Pomsbz, from the description and video (leatherman ratchet driver by nasheer, found in YT) it will fit in the large side pocket of the newer nylon snap close; either 4" or 4.5" types.

Edit- here's a screenshot from the video:
No Life Club Posts: 2,474
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2021, 01:22:56 PM »
Pomsbz, from the description and video (leatherman ratchet driver by nasheer, found in YT) it will fit in the large side pocket of the newer nylon snap close; either 4" or 4.5" types.

Edit- here's a screenshot from the video:
Someone said on another site that it fits perfectly. I would like to see pictures though.

Thank you both! I'm buying one the moment I find them on Amazon (cheap international shipping).

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Newbie Posts: 35
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2021, 08:10:27 PM »
These look great! Thanks for sharing pics. Got mine ordered from Leatherman direct. Cant wait to try it out.
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2021, 01:42:56 AM »
Out of stock in three days...I knew some of us played with the idea, and some even made units themselves but, was it that popular and expected!?!?!?! And this is an honest question, people, I' m amazed that sotck is already out at Leatherman.
Newbie Posts: 35
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2021, 02:24:31 AM »
It went out of stock at Blade HQ the same day as well. You might try REI.
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2021, 02:26:20 AM »
 :hatsoff: :cheers:
Newbie Posts: 35
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2021, 02:34:10 AM »
New User Posts: 2
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2021, 02:57:59 AM »



Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,220
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2021, 03:39:57 AM »
That is an awesome carry, Tikker :salute: :drool: :like:
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2021, 12:31:35 PM »
Nice kit,Tikker!  :tu: :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 52,503
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2021, 01:07:50 PM »
 :iagree: :tu:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,481
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2021, 02:49:22 PM »
 It's great LM did this. I made one awhile back but it was bulky.  I'm a little hesitant about the cost for this  :think:   Sure seem fair so we'll see how long before I pull the trigger.  Hopefully stock will be plentiful.

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2021, 02:11:16 PM »
Well, it came in, my ratchet bit driver is here!  :mail: Came in yesterday but, due to a 12-hour poweroutage I had to wait until today to pick/open up.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,325
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2021, 03:19:11 PM »
Congrats Juan...  what do you think about it?  :pok:

Formerly known as MTMatt
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2021, 03:45:05 PM »
Thank you, Mc.  :hatsoff:

First look: liking that it is light, very compact, (it does fit without being bulky in the large side pocket of the newer nylon sheath), detents and locking/directional mechanism appear solid, fits in the bit driver of the Waves and Removable Bit Driver just like the regular extender (and as a matter of fact fits into any 1/4" driver); there is some play between the shaft/base and ratchet driber but, I think it is inherent to the design as it could allow it to flex and reach screws/bolts/nuts at an angle; I do not think of it as a flaw but more like a pseudo universal joint. The magnet for the bits hold them pretty well, including the #0 and small flat (maybe the tolerances in the driver had been also tightened). My peeves: although it is 420hc like the regular extender, its finish is somewhat duller, like sandblasted, and I would've preferred for it to be less "noisy"; trying to see how or what to use to lube it and make it less noisy. I think it will be a good attachment to have as it is practical, convenient and easily carried so, I'm glad to have it. During the weekend, I'll be using it to test how it performs so, if anyone is interested, I could post my findings.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,325
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2021, 04:07:17 PM »
Thanks Juan  :hatsoff:

It looks like they still don't add nodges for the retention ring/springs. Due yo that they do not sit very secure in non-magnetic type bit holders.

I did file them in to mine to have it held securely in my mini ratchet...







This is one reason why I like this ratchet. Bits do not push through...



But double sided Leatherman bits work fine...







Formerly known as MTMatt
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2021, 04:15:47 PM »
 :iagree:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,220
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2021, 04:42:29 PM »
Thanks for the feedback,  Juan :salute: and great pics Juan and Stitchy  :like: :like:
Hero Member Posts: 771
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2021, 11:52:38 PM »
Leatherman Ratchet Driver Destruction Test

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8faoqLB0Znc
No Life Club Posts: 1,632
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2021, 01:09:50 AM »
Thanks, Poncho.  :hatsoff: :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,325
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2021, 09:30:10 AM »
Leatherman Ratchet Driver Destruction Test

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8faoqLB0Znc

Thanks for sharing that one GB  :tu:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,079 Born to multitask.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,325
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2021, 10:46:28 AM »
Thanks for that video link RP   :salute:

Although I think that the destruction test he did on the ratchet driver was faulty. He did seem to bend it over the vise's edge too much, so the ratchet driver should not have broken at that point.

Still, it appears to exceed the ability of the Wave's torque range. So no one using the ratchet driver in a Wave should worry. That's what I'm getting from his tests  :tu:

Formerly known as MTMatt
No Life Club Posts: 1,392
Re: Got my ratchet bit today
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2021, 10:59:41 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCLZqsQqBYc&ab_channel=TXToolCrib
Good comparison of the ratchet bit used with various multitools.

 

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