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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:01 pm    Post subject: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My big custom built 2 foot ratchet finally said no more today built it 3 years ago out a 2 foot professional breaker bar and Professional 1/2 flex head ratchet

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lifetime warranty. As good as Craftsman once once. Take the broken handle to HF, and get a replacement.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I can?t it?s not a tool they make i built it myself I?ve had a 3 foot cheater on it several times
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So the ear broke but not the ratchet itself. The HF hand tools have been improving over the years.

I've broken a couple of the Craftsperson breaker bars in the same way. That was even before they went to China. Always that same weak spot on breaker bars in general.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That?s where almost every one I?ve had has broke . I could take it back but probably not right I had to do a little modification to make it work
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've put together some similar over the years. As long as the breaker bar handle wasn't altered, just the drive replaced with the ratchet, it should be covered. Would of done the same thing with the original drive. IMO, the cheater is to be expected on a breaker handle, just the nature of the usage.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:29 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Might try out their new Icon brand line. The ratchets and wrenches seem to get good reviews. The sockets not so much.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm impressed that the bar gave out before the Harbor Freight ratchet head.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was told many years ago if a ratchet is any good it's stronger than a breaker bar. You found the weak point of that one!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Should have been using a 3/4 setup. Breaking them at the ears is a dead giveaway, operator error.

Tough to blame HF or any other maker for that.

Grouse
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How long a pipe did you have on it? Years ago I used a 10' pipe on a Craftsman ratchet wrench to loosen a bolt on a car chassis ( it was upside down) old wrench from the early 1940's Didn't seem to phase it at all, still have the ratchet wrench. Good luck with your block patching project. Use some red locktite on the threads of your plugs, will help seal them.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Really held up well giving the picture the other day of the long pipe cheater being lifted by the new Holland loader ! lol.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You can fix that breaker bar. Mine broke just like yours did. I welded it with 7018 rod and it has held up to a lot of torque.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I broke one too but in all fairness I was standing on it jumping up and down trying to get a harmonic balancer bolt loose. Ended up having to get a 3/4" drive wrench to break it loose.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor freight ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That?s true but the pin never fit quite right in the ratchet head had to shim it with a flat washer . I really keep hoping they will make one but they haven?t yet
 
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