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The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club 1347

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« on: April 19, 2021, 01:30:33 AM »
As the title says, this is the owners club for the best accessory that I think LM has came out with in a while :woohoo:

I couldn't wait any longer and went ahead and ordered one :whistle: :D

I ordered this one from REI and it showed up in the mail Friday :cheers: I am going to either pocket carry, sheath carry or backpack carry this accessory for a while and see how I goes :tu:







It is really gonna make my Charge knife an even better screwdriver than it is now :o I like the bit extender as well but it still functions the same as when there is just a bit in. The ratchet makes the bit driver a completely different tool functionality wise :drool:

Excited to see how this goes :woohoo:

So let's see them if you have one :pok: :D
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 02:41:49 AM »
This is a tool I’m considering, so I’m going to keep any eye on this thread.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 12:02:12 PM »
I have the ratchet driver with me and I hope I get the chance to use it today :ahhh
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2021, 12:09:08 PM »
 :popcorn:

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 12:59:47 AM »
Not a use today :facepalm: There is always tomorrow  :ahhh





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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 01:08:27 AM »
 :like: :tu:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 04:23:46 AM »
Thanks Steve :hatsoff:

I sure hope when I use this thing it doesn't break :facepalm: 30 bucks for something like this better mean it is made really well :D
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 06:46:04 PM »
 :drool: :like:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 08:57:38 PM »
 :hatsoff:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 08:58:49 PM »
Just to try it out, I had to look for something to use it on :whistle:

Tightened a couple screws that were just a little loose :D

It worked very well :tu: :like:

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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 11:33:34 PM »

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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2021, 01:59:44 AM »
  Keep recalling a finger ratchet mod that a lot of us tried out. They had a bad habit of becoming unusable if bearing down to tighten or remove a stuck screw. Hope Leatherman's version is more beefier? Where is it made? Does it state a warranty?

 
« Last Edit: April 21, 2021, 02:14:50 AM by Outback in Idaho »

¬ Outback in Idaho
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 02:10:14 AM »
Ouch.

 :iagree: :ahhh but it seems to be made very well and if so, will be worth it in the long run :salute:

  Keep recalling a ratchet someone found online that a lot of us tried out. They had a bad habit of becoming unusable if bearing down to tighten or remove a stuck screw. Hope Leatherman's version is more beefier? Where is it made? Does it state a warranty?

It has a 2 year warranty :cheers: not as good as other LM tools for sure but longer than a lot of other tools that I own :tu:

Seems pretty robust to me and the ratchet system sounds better than some ratchet screwdrivers that I own and seems smoother as well :like:
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2021, 02:20:36 AM »
It has a 2 year warranty :cheers: not as good as other LM tools for sure but longer than a lot of other tools that I own :tu:

Seems pretty robust to me and the ratchet system sounds better than some ratchet screwdrivers that I own and seems smoother as well :like:

  Took me a bit to find the older Evil's post of using a Finger Ratchet mod. They look similar. Am assuming Leatherman tried theirs out before releasing it? Hope it's not made in China or their affiliates.

  Have you tested it out bearing down on something or removing a really stuck-in screw yet? That's not feathers I see is it??  :rofl:

¬ Outback in Idaho
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2021, 02:26:16 AM »
I forgot to look at the box for place of manufacturer  :think: Will get it back out later and see :salute:

I only use my bit driver when a battery impact driver isn't handy or it is an odd fastener end at work :cheers: At home I am more likely to run into a stubborn fastener, that hasn't happened yet :shrug: I have only had it for a few days though and it should get put through some paces in the next month or so :tu:
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2021, 02:52:35 AM »
I forgot to look at the box for place of manufacturer  :think: Will get it back out later and see :salute:

I only use my bit driver when a battery impact driver isn't handy or it is an odd fastener end at work :cheers: At home I am more likely to run into a stubborn fastener, that hasn't happened yet :shrug: I have only had it for a few days though and it should get put through some paces in the next month or so :tu:

  No worries. Would be reluctant if you had used the finger ratchet thing before.  :D

¬ Outback in Idaho
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2021, 12:24:52 PM »
  Keep recalling a finger ratchet mod that a lot of us tried out.

  (Image removed from quote.)

 :o
So, evil came up with it first? :hatsoff:
Thanks for posting. :salute:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2021, 12:37:59 PM »
:o
So, evil came up with it first? :hatsoff:
Thanks for posting. :salute:

That doesn't surprise me, he has came up with some of the best ideas and mods over the years  :salute: Sure wished he would pop in and say hi sometime :dunno:
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2021, 02:36:51 AM »
  Keep recalling a finger ratchet mod that a lot of us tried out. They had a bad habit of becoming unusable if bearing down to tighten or remove a stuck screw. Hope Leatherman's version is more beefier? Where is it made? Does it state a warranty?tchet

  (Image removed from quote.)

That pic takes me back I made that ratchet a long time ago.  :cheers: I still have it. I bought the new Leatherman ratchet it’s better than the one I made but I think it’s still a finesse tool it works but don’t push it to hard. 

Mike

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2021, 03:20:04 AM »
That pic takes me back I made that ratchet a long time ago.  :cheers: I still have it. I bought the new Leatherman ratchet it’s better than the one I made but I think it’s still a finesse tool it works but don’t push it to hard. 

Mike

Yeah, it’s basically a ratcheting screwdriver which shouldn’t be confused with a ratchet.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2021, 11:49:03 AM »
Glad to hear that the older one you made is still going :cheers: Also very glad to hear that the new LM one is better :salute: Any way we can get some side by side comparison pics and a write up with the differences, Mike :cheers:
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2021, 09:15:52 AM »
:o
So, evil came up with it first? :hatsoff:
Thanks for posting. :salute:

  Someone ought to write the author of this post and tell them Evil made it almost 10 years prior.  :P

¬ Outback in Idaho
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2021, 01:19:59 PM »
Bit kits are obsession of mine I have a pouch that has a master kit that works with a lot of my multitools and SAKs. I carry it in my bag. I also carry a Wave in a pouch that is packed with goodies Yesterday I was not feeling well later this morning I will post some picks.

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2021, 04:17:02 PM »
Hope you get to feeling better :salute: can't wait to see what all you have packed :tu: :like:
No Life Club Posts: 1,672
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2021, 12:59:15 AM »


This is my master bit kit I carry I my bag it works with SAKs, leatherman tools with that use flat bits other multitools that use bits, and 1/4 impacts.

These are some bit drivers and extenders that work with flat bits, 1/4 bits, and 4mm bits.


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I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2021, 01:04:01 AM »



This is my Wave pouch and all the gear I carry in it. This kit also lives in my bag.


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I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2021, 03:50:28 AM »
That is some very nice kit, Mike :o Thanks for sharing :like:

What are the black winged ends that you have on the extender and the ratchet drivers :think: I like those :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 1,672
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2021, 05:02:11 AM »
I bought them from country com years ago. A sharpie case and Leatherman flat bit adapter makes a nice flat screwdriver plus you can store extra bits in the handle.
Mike

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: The Leatherman Ratchet Driver Owners Club
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2021, 07:08:26 PM »
I remember you doing that years ago with the Sharpie and the adapter :tu: It is a good idea and anything you can do to be self sufficient and compact is always great :like:

The way County Comm is, I would say those are long gone then :ahhh  :cheers:

 

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