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Offline strik9

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Proto ratchet, not impressed
« on: November 12, 2010, 12:41:12 AM »
We have 2 jobs in the shop, a cat excavator and a cat 120 grader we are installing a ripper on.  The boss has a proto  usa 3/4" ratchet and a Wurth 1" .  While pulling some big rusty bolts from small places the proto was crude in relation to a not top of the line Wurth.  It is much bigger at the head and needed more space to swing than we had for a few bolts.  Both felt equally secure on the hard cheater pipe pulls.

I realize this is comparing apples to bowling balls but it seems to me the days of the 36 tooth ratchet are over sometime in the 80's.  When even the big machines can't permit the tools to work properly that says a lot of things are changing.  Spaces are getting tighter on everything and require a finer tool now.

The odd part of this observation is that before the forums I never noted a problem, I just changed tools till the bolts all came out.
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Proto ratchet, not impressed
« on: November 12, 2010, 12:41:12 AM »