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Offline John Bates

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Thank you Canada!
« on: June 09, 2016, 10:42 AM »
You guys in Canada have already seen these but they're new to us. Gearless ratcheting screwdrivers
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 03:59 PM »
Oh, they're sweet!  I've been using one for almost a year now.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 05:38 PM »
Hate to burst your bubble, but Snap-On has had ratcheting screwdrivers for decades. 
- Willy -

  "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. 
  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 05:43 PM »
Hi!

Yeah, but Snap-On's aren't gearless. To my knowledge Snap-On only has the F-Zero gearless ratchet(s).

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 05:52 PM »
Hi!

Yeah, but Snap-On's aren't gearless. To my knowledge Snap-On only has the F-Zero gearless ratchet(s).

Kind regards,
Oliver
 

Mine isn't in the category you mention, Oliver.  It sure does have toothed elements.  One can hear them when one uses them. 

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 06:03 PM »
I know that :) I have two classic and two soft grip. But the one the OP is talking about you hear nothing - no toothed elements. At least that is my understanding of gearless in this context? I still could be wrong though?

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 06:10 PM »
Ratcheting is a bit of a misnomer as it doesn't ratchet but turns silently. My understanding is that it's alien technology harnessed by Bluebirds and Angels. Could be wrong but that's never happened before. Colour looks good too!
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 06:30 PM »
Ah! Who needs silence when you can hear German Technology at work!  [smile]

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2016, 06:36 PM »
Exactly!  If you can't hear something happening, it must not be happening.  It's in the same category as unicorn farts and the like...   [big grin]
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2016, 06:41 PM »
When I saw the title of the thread I thought it might be a mispost from the General Friendly Chat subforum, and was expecting either something serious like "....for Ice Hockey" or "....for all of the SNL comedians" or, something sarcastic like: "....for Justin Bieber" or "....for Alanis Morisette"
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2016, 06:44 PM »
Exactly!  If you can't hear something happening, it must not be happening.  It's in the same category as unicorn farts and the like...   [big grin]

lol. Ok, I get it now :)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2016, 08:15 PM »
Where in Vancouver are they available? 
@chriswong

Hate to burst your bubble, but Snap-On has had ratcheting screwdrivers for decades.
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2016, 08:32 PM »
I have 4 of the SnapOn ratcheting screwdrivers. 

Have had to replace two of them, both old style and new style (replaceable shaft) as the ratchet was skipping.  Fortunately they offer lifetime warranty and no questions!

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2016, 10:55 AM »
Lee Valley sells the one shown at the bottom of the OP's photo.  They're designed by a BC company - did you know that?
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 12:08 PM »
Not only designed but made by them! Very impressed, well made and great feel to them.
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 12:58 PM »
I like it when my rachetty stuff goes all clickity-clack.  [smile]

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2016, 01:21 PM »
Haha! That's the sound of gears wearing out!
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Offline Holmz

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2016, 07:14 PM »
I am not sure what is the sound of silence is exactly, but in the song the "sound of silence" ... They sing, "The vision planted in my brain still remains".
The unicorns also reside there with Santa around a campfire like a Mel Brooks scene.

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2016, 10:46 AM »
Canada rocks.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Silent rachet driver
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2016, 12:29 PM »
I've always suspected that the silent "ratchet" drivers use 2 oppositely positioned one-way roller bearings.
Don't know if that is actually the case but I have drivers that are decades old that function similarly (silently) to the Rolgear. One is an Xcelite handle that is excellent and the other is some no-name thing that slips under moderately high torque.

The Rolgear looks nice.


Forgot to add; this is a simple explanation of how one-way roller bearings work
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2016, 03:45 PM »
Hey Michael,

I also suspect that it uses directional roller bearings or cams. What I really like is how easy and intuitive it is to reverse the "ratcheting" motion, or lock it altogether.  When I use the ratchet with my socket set, I always have to check which way it's turning.
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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2016, 04:42 PM »
Lee Valley sells the one shown at the bottom of the OP's photo.  They're designed by a BC company - did you know that?
I never heard of this company until I saw the posting.

I will look them up.

Do they sell direct to public?

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Re: Thank you Canada!
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2016, 03:40 AM »
I believe they do, contact Angela, she is very helpful. They can put you in touch with a dealer if it's easier.
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