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What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:16:34 PM »
I'll start things off with this
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Re: What a gimmick
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 08:11:16 PM »
Well, they certainly thought of everything --


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Re: What a gimmick
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 08:53:02 PM »
Bloody Germans, I`ll bet the wankers at harbor fright are wishing they figured out that first.
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Re: What a gimmick
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
The only ratchet I have at work is a Truper spinner handle model.   But it doesn't have a crank handle.  Just looks kinda normal.  I wouldn't be without it anymore.

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Re: What a gimmick
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 09:48:39 PM »
Reminds me of the strange (Made for Space Use) tools I would see in the 60s.   A few of them actually worked.

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Re: What a gimmick
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 06:32:01 PM »
Here's another gimmicky tool, these and the Craftsman branded version
My dad recently gave me his Craftsman folding clench wrench set that he bought a couple years ago and never used.
I'll test them some more when I have the chance, but right away I can say they're really not that great. Maybe I need to get used to them, but they're pretty finicky to use.
I don't want to speak too soon, but I'm definitely inclined to say that they suck.

Is the original version any better ?
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Re: What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 06:41:04 PM »
In Menards I spotted a ratchet, I think it was their Masterforce line.  Half inch drive,  and on the opposite side of that head is a 3/8 drive square.    The other end of this eight inch handle  is a 1/4 inch drive, with a 1/4 female bit drive on the opposing side.  heads on both ends,  four drives total.  Suppose it could be handy, but when doing 1/4 work, there is this big half inch head on the swinging end. 
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Re: What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 12:42:19 AM »
i have a clench wrench in my camper. it works great for lp tank fittings. other than that ?  headscratch
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Re: What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 02:06:56 AM »
i have a clench wrench in my camper. it works great for lp tank fittings. other than that ?  headscratch
Good to know there's actually something these can be useful for, probably not a use I'll find for them personally but I know they do technically function
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Re: What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 10:14:28 AM »
In Menards I spotted a ratchet, I think it was their Masterforce line.  Half inch drive,  and on the opposite side of that head is a 3/8 drive square.    The other end of this eight inch handle  is a 1/4 inch drive, with a 1/4 female bit drive on the opposing side.  heads on both ends,  four drives total.  Suppose it could be handy, but when doing 1/4 work, there is this big half inch head on the swinging end.

Damn It!!, Now I got find a Menards, I got to have one of them, Damn It!!............. angryguyx
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Re: What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 10:29:16 AM »
In Menards I spotted a ratchet, I think it was their Masterforce line.  Half inch drive,  and on the opposite side of that head is a 3/8 drive square.    The other end of this eight inch handle  is a 1/4 inch drive, with a 1/4 female bit drive on the opposing side.  heads on both ends,  four drives total.  Suppose it could be handy, but when doing 1/4 work, there is this big half inch head on the swinging end.

Damn It!!, Now I got find a Menards, I got to have one of them, Damn It!!............. angryguyx

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Re: What a gimmick ( post 'em so we can have a laugh )
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 10:29:16 AM »