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Posted: 5/23/2011 1:47:41 PM EST
Both are 1/2 drives.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:48:18 PM EST
Actually break something loose without breaking itself.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:49:10 PM EST
First reply....
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:50:08 PM EST
Not strip it's gears?
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:50:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Actually break something loose without breaking itself.

This! ^^^ I dont know how many people I have seen break a ratchet. The one nice thing about a breaker bar is you can add an extension and not break it.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:50:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
First reply....

yep I can put a 5' pipe over the breaker bar much less fear of injury or damage
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:50:55 PM EST
Apply a lot of torque without ruining the ratchet mechanism in the ratchet!
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:51:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2011 1:53:23 PM EST by 03rubicon]
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

ETA: even using a 5ft pipe on the end just about every time i use it hasnt broken this yet
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:52:00 PM EST
Thanks all...

Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:52:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

I just fapped to that website. I was looking at that same one to add to my collection....
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:53:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

I just fapped to that website. I was looking at that same one to add to my collection....


I have the breaker bar in that size and ive broken a few of them
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:54:30 PM EST
Dunno, I just stick the floor jack handle over the 1/2" ratchet for extra torque. I haven't done it yet, but I have an extra ratchet and they're both Craftsman, so easy replacement if I ever snap one.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:55:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

I just fapped to that website. I was looking at that same one to add to my collection....


I have the breaker bar in that size and ive broken a few of them

The ones that broke were they also made by Snapon?
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:56:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

I just fapped to that website. I was looking at that same one to add to my collection....


I have the breaker bar in that size and ive broken a few of them

The ones that broke were they also made by Snapon?


yup
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 1:57:16 PM EST
Um not break... really you had to ask?
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:00:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:00:17 PM EST
I have found that agood quality ratchet will take more than a breaker bar. I have a 3/4 drive Mac ratchet that I have used a long cheater pipe on it more than once and never did break or strip it ouy. I spent many years as a heavy equipment mechanic.I finally got to retire.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:01:51 PM EST
just get a nice 3/4" ratchet

Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:02:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
First reply....

yep I can put a 5' pipe over the breaker bar much less fear of injury or damage


yeah ive broken a few rachets that way.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:03:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
just get a nice 3/4" ratchet

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/98xjlimited/IMG_20110310_112550.jpg

I came...
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:03:55 PM EST
Ask my Airman that question after he used a ratchet like a breaker bar and sent a dozen tiny-ass ball bearings into the depths of an F-15C, and spent the next 18 hours on top of an impounded jet fishing them out.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:04:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

I just fapped to that website. I was looking at that same one to add to my collection....


I have the breaker bar in that size and ive broken a few of them

The ones that broke were they also made by Snapon?


yup


With enough wrenching, a pro can break anything.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:05:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
This Has outlasted any of my breaker bars

ETA: even using a 5ft pipe on the end just about every time i use it hasnt broken this yet


I have an 18 inch or so 1/2 snapon that very rarely needs a breaker bar. Good stuff
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:06:20 PM EST
Another question I have is what would you use this for...see below. It just seems to small to have any torque on a 1/2 drive????1??

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?search=true&item_ID=87888&PartNo=SKF80&group_id=22911&supersede=&store=snapon-store&tool=all
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:06:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
just get a nice 3/4" ratchet

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/98xjlimited/IMG_20110310_112550.jpg


That'll work.

I have an OTC 1/2' pull handle.

Dad gave it to me when I first started working. 24 years of use and counting.

Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:07:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:25:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
just get a nice 3/4" ratchet

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/98xjlimited/IMG_20110310_112550.jpg

Your post just remined me how much I dont miss working for Ford.
Thanks.

I've got one of those 24", 1/2" drive Snap-On ratchets. Its never let me down.

Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:28:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Another question I have is what would you use this for...see below. It just seems to small to have any torque on a 1/2 drive????1??

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?search=true&item_ID=87888&PartNo=SKF80&group_id=22911&supersede=&store=snapon-store&tool=all

It's for working in tight spaces.

Tools, how do they fucking work?
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:29:45 PM EST
Dude put a piece of five foot black pipe on a 3/4 inch breaker bar and you can apply a lot of torque!
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:33:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2011 2:34:29 PM EST by FMD]
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Another question I have is what would you use this for...see below. It just seems to small to have any torque on a 1/2 drive????1??

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?search=true&item_ID=87888&PartNo=SKF80&group_id=22911&supersede=&store=snapon-store&tool=all


It's a "stubby" 7.5" long. More than enough to get a full grip, without much extra.

Sometimes, there isn't enough clearance for a full-size 1/2"drive ratchet, but a 3/8" full size just won't do.

Swivels, universals, wobble extensions and stubbies all seek to alleviate similar issues. Specialized tools for special circumstances.

ETA: Fiver beat me to it, but I was nicer about it.

Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:40:13 PM EST
Jeebus.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:40:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Actually break something loose without less chance of breaking itself.

FIFY

I've broken a few 1/2" Craftsman breaker bars trying to loosen shit over the years.


Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:44:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By bluetick357:
Jeebus.

Remember, the OP is the guy that had to ask if 3/8" drive sockets from manufacturer A will fit a 3/8" drive ratchet from manufacturers B, C, D, etc...
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 2:47:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2011 2:49:43 PM EST by kcolg30]

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:

Originally Posted By bluetick357:
Jeebus.

Remember, the OP is the guy that had to ask if 3/8" drive sockets from manufacturer A will fit a 3/8" drive ratchet from manufacturers B, C, D, etc...

That was a serious question. I needed to know if the tolerances from manufacturer A will be the same in manufacturer B to allow mixed-branded sockets/ratchets to work.

Wobble verses too tight fit
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 3:40:46 PM EST
Take a beating
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 3:41:51 PM EST
Yes, ratchets aren't for breaking torque.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 3:44:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By fiver:

Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Another question I have is what would you use this for...see below. It just seems to small to have any torque on a 1/2 drive????1??

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?search=true&item_ID=87888&PartNo=SKF80&group_id=22911&supersede=&store=snapon-store&tool=all

It's for working in tight spaces.

Tools, how do they fucking work?


That and went there is too much drag to used your finger tips, it is much faster than with a long ratchet. I have a similar, 3/8 Craftsman that I use more than the big ratchet.
Gear wrenches are also pretty awesome.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 3:51:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By kcolg30:

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:

Originally Posted By bluetick357:
Jeebus.

Remember, the OP is the guy that had to ask if 3/8" drive sockets from manufacturer A will fit a 3/8" drive ratchet from manufacturers B, C, D, etc...

That was a serious question. I needed to know if the tolerances from manufacturer A will be the same in manufacturer B to allow mixed-branded sockets/ratchets to work.

Wobble verses too tight fit


This one?

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=1170512&page=1
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 3:52:16 PM EST

wont strip the internals?
I have broke lug bolts of rims with breaker bars..I doubt if the rachet would have held up..
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 3:53:22 PM EST
190.00 bucks..
I will just pick up a breaker bar at Harbor freight..
if it breaks, i will take it back..
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:00:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2011 4:00:16 PM EST by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By Eukatae:
Um not break... really you had to ask?

He's new to the tool scene.

Hey...he's gotta learn somewhere....and somehow. Might as well be with us wackjobs instead of Billy Bob Knows It All.

At least in a forum, bullshit can be called upon.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:03:03 PM EST
I'll add just a minor point on ratchet vs pull bar :

If you ever do break a pull bar, shit will go flying. Wear safety glasses. (Or at least turn your face away from the bar you know you're about to break, like I do).
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:08:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By Eukatae:
Um not break... really you had to ask?

He's new to the tool scene.

Hey...he's gotta learn somewhere....and somehow. Might as well be with us wackjobs instead of Billy Bob Knows It All.

At least in a forum, bullshit can be called upon.


Agree. And OP takes the ribbing in good fun. We all had to start somewhere, he might aswell get his lessons from us.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:24:53 PM EST
Back around 1996, I bought a Mac Tools brand 24" breaker-bar and a Matco Tools brand heavy-duty pivoting 1/2" ratchet head. With a little persuasion, I was able to mate the two up together for the best of both worlds.

It's still in use to this day, works great for snapping-off seized bolts/studs and loosening wheel lugs. No issues at all with the ratchet mechanism wearing out; if anything, the increased leverage makes applying torque much smoother. I have snapped a socket or two with it, but I expected that.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:37:02 PM EST
I prefer my 3/4 inch impact gun.........
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:37:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Actually break something loose without breaking itself.

This! ^^^ I dont know how many people I have seen break a ratchet. The one nice thing about a breaker bar is you can add an extension and not break it.


Yep.

I can't count how many times I've used a cheater on a breaker bar. They're really handy for breaking the nuts loose for the duals on a 1466.

<––––––––- Farm kid.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:37:46 PM EST
One time I helped a buddy replace the wheel bearings on his diesel Rabbit.

We finally cracked the nuts by both of us bouncing on the end of an 8 foot piece of pipe, slipped over an 18" breaker bar.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:40:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By sav_carguy:
I'll add just a minor point on ratchet vs pull bar :

If you ever do break a pull bar, shit will go flying. Wear safety glasses. (Or at least turn your face away from the bar you know you're about to break, like I do).


A guy that used to work with me pulled a ratchet right into his teeth once. Looked just like this guy. He never did get the tooth fixed.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:51:13 PM EST
Snap on ratchet adapter plus snap on breaker bar. Has never broke for me.
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 4:58:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2011 5:03:14 PM EST
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