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I thought it was a 'brain-fart' when I saw your first post (momentary lapse only !!!)
that said, I have seen ratcheting wrenches with a lever to reverse them, which I assume, is what you were referring to
01-03-2008 #12smitty Guest
The wrenches in smapadatha's pic have a switch. Actually they're the only ones I've seen with a switch. It seems unnecessary.
01-03-2008 #13smitty Guest
Heres a picture of a couple of hole punches I made out of tubing. The small one is 1/4 inch. The large one is one inch. Used over wood backing. They can be made from rectangular tube as well. An easy way to make gaskets.
01-03-2008 #14smitty Guest
Now I'll show you a picture of one of my favorite tools. It's called a "treadle hammer" (in England they call it an "oliver"). It's not the sort of thing you take with you, it weighs about four hundred pounds, with about an eighty pound head weight. Operated by foot power. It's very useful for a variety of tasks, pretty much any thing you might be able to make tooling for. This is what I use to drive the punches.
01-03-2008 #15ibdennyak Guest
01-03-2008 #16fetor56 Guest
So that means i'll have the complete 2 sets,one for forwards and one for backwards.I might even tape them together and be really smart about it.
01-03-2008 #17Large Filipino Guest
Also without a reverse switch one can get that ratchet stuck on a nut where you can't get the tool off cause the #$%^&# nut won't go the other way then you have to take apart a hacksaw cause it's too &*()%$#@ big to get in there then your spending an entire afternoon hacksawing the bolt in half so you can salvage your $#%@^! tool.
..not like I ever did this or anything...
01-03-2008 #18Large Filipino Guest
01-03-2008 #19mickey Guest
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