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Old 11-18-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Military Ratchet Set



Here's an interesting find... A set of government issue SAE ratchets. I don't believe I've ever seen them before and was wondering if any of you fellas have the goods on...
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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Looks like proto's ratcheting flare nut set-
http://www.stanleyproto.com/default....tCatalog=PROTO
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Never seen those before, but they look nice. I like the green roll-up
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:53 PM   #4
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I believe they are made by Stride Tool / Imperial.

They call them "Kwiktite" wrenches.

http://www.stridetool.com/tools/kwik...wrench_01.html
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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I bought a set of those back about 1990 - 91 and they work great on flare nuts!
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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Mostly designed as hydraulic wrenches if I remember right.We have a set up to somewhere around 1 1/2" at the shop.As new never used,hanging on the wall for about 20 yrs I'd guess.Not something we need very often.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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Pretty nifty!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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We use those for the piping of heavy truck air systems - generally called slap wrenches by our guys. Push to connect are getting better but we haven't gone to them 100% yet so we have lots of the compression fittings to tighten.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:50 PM   #9
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I've had a set of those for over 20 years that I got from Mac. I have not used them that much, but when I have, they sure work bitchen.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:26 AM   #10
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Back in my working days I bought a set for use at work. I worked in the oil/chemical industry on pilot plants and these are great for working on tubing.
You can just flip the mouth open, put it around the tubing and then slide it onto the nut and tighten or loosen. They're nice too because the equal pressure exerted all around the perimeter on the nut.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:24 AM   #11
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I believe they are made by Stride Tool / Imperial.

They call them "Kwiktite" wrenches.

http://www.stridetool.com/tools/kwik...wrench_01.html
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I've got a set that are branded Armstrong. Invaluable is a tight spot!
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:35 AM   #12
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Back in my working days I bought a set for use at work. I worked in the oil/chemical industry on pilot plants and these are great for working on tubing.
You can just flip the mouth open, put it around the tubing and then slide it onto the nut and tighten or loosen. They're nice too because the equal pressure exerted all around the perimeter on the nut.
The handle is all on one side, I can't see how it has equal pressure on all sides of the nut. That would generally only occur with a T-handle type of wrench, like a tap wrench, something with 2 equal length arms on each side.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:16 AM   #13
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I have a double sided one that was built for the compression nut on a angle stop (plumbing)....works great. Had a jobsite a few years back we had to change out 12,000 angle stops. Big PITA!
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:11 PM   #14
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IIRC about 15 or so years ago Snap-on or Mac had them.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:32 PM   #15
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toptul also makes these....has anybody used them in automotive at all??
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Here's the set at work.Runs from 3/8" to over 2".These ones are branded Parker.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #17
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IIRC about 15 or so years ago Snap-on or Mac had them.
yes i think all the trucks had them. MATCO introduced them 20 years ago, i sold several sets to the guy's that worked on trash trucks. they liked them for hydraulic lines.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #18
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The wrenches pictured are used for tightening airline and hydraulic line fittings. I worked for Mack Trucks and used them when working on the air brakes.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #19
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yes i think all the trucks had them. MATCO introduced them 20 years ago, i sold several sets to the guy's that worked on trash trucks. they liked them for hydraulic lines.
Huh thats funny back then I was a mechanic for Laidlaw Waste Hauling.
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