Why won’t my ratchet work ?

August 25th, 2008

There are all kinds of tools but I post quite a bit about socket wrench drive tools (ratchets etc). I wouldn’t have written about any for a while but the latest specimen from the flea market was in  such deplorable condition that I couldn’t help myself. The crud buildup and rust was so thorough that […]

Frugality or foolish ?

August 8th, 2008

When you’re working on a car or anything mechanical that requires the use of socket wrenches, you don’t start off turning your nuts or bolts with a ratchet. That is, unless you like to ruin ratchets. I ruined three before I found out what a “breaker bar” is. A breaker bar is what you use […]

J.T. Slocomb Company

August 3rd, 2008

Below is a micrometer caliper. In particular, this is a one inch outside micrometer caliper. It measures outside dimensions from zero to one inch by thousandths of an inch. A two inch outside micrometer would measure from one to two inches, and a three inch from two to three inches, etc. This particular “mic” was made […]

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