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Offline bonneyman

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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #345 on: December 07, 2019, 10:20:30 PM »
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #346 on: December 08, 2019, 03:51:39 PM »
Hello. bonneyman. I must have been thinking of these . The 2 at top are Indestro Select 6470, the one at the very top is missing the cover, my mistake. The one at bottom is a 3250 Indestro Super. All 3 are 1/2" drive. Regards, Lou

Yes Lou, those are the Indestro open gears I've seen. I think the terms "Select" and "Super" are indicative of different eras of manufacture.
How is the handle feel when you apply alot of force? Doesn't seem to ergonomic.
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #347 on: December 08, 2019, 06:26:28 PM »
Hello, Bonneyman. i have never used these!!! The end of the handle is a good fit for my hand, I will have to try one out. Regards, Lou
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #348 on: December 09, 2019, 08:57:14 AM »
Hello, Bonneyman. i have never used these!!! The end of the handle is a good fit for my hand, I will have to try one out. Regards, Lou

Lou, they are bullet proof tools. Low tooth count as compared to other designs, but they will eat nails as far as toughness is concerned.
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #349 on: January 29, 2020, 07:49:27 PM »
I have some interesting ratchets like truth and some other ratchets but for some reason my good camera will not take a photo small enough to load onto this website. Thanks to everyone that has posted these photos, I have enjoyed them.

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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #350 on: January 29, 2020, 07:53:03 PM »
Take the photo...load it onto your computer (assumes you have one), use Irfanview or a similar free program to downsize it (I make mine around 250k) and then you can load it here.   

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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #351 on: January 29, 2020, 09:36:59 PM »
Look in the picture forum and you will see how to do it.
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #352 on: March 29, 2021, 08:41:47 AM »
Picked up this Bonney A700 rescently. I've posted it on another forum too. It is an extremely smooth and good feeling 1/2" ratchet! Heres some pics as I wanted to contribute to this thread with something we haven't seen before....




















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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #353 on: March 29, 2021, 09:08:00 AM »
Here's a sweet industrial finish 1/2" Proto that i picked up. Very cool design IMHO! It is sealed up by o'rings to keep it clean.. Stout, smooth, heavy duty that I won't be afraid to grab for those tough fasteners!  I think it is a pretty new and modern ratchet tho. Heres some pics I took....


























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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #354 on: March 31, 2021, 12:59:21 AM »
nice pictures of a couple of really nice ratchets.   Thanks :smiley:

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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #355 on: March 31, 2021, 11:43:09 AM »
Definitelt nice pics! That Bonney is particularly interesting.   :smiley:
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Re: Inside a ratchet: How they work
« Reply #356 on: May 03, 2021, 07:37:27 AM »
Oh I forgot to mention, that Bonney A700 is a fine tooth ratchet. I counted 90 clicks! So probably 45 teeth with 2 single tooth pawls giving it 90 teeth.