Wednesday, September 12, 2012

W.F.M.C Super Deluxe Mini-Ratchet Tool Set

I first got my hands on a mini-ratchet set from Wadsworth Falls Manufacturing Co. back at the 2011 Kickstart Classic Motorcycle Ride.  At a gas stop, I noticed that one of the bolts had rattled out of a fellow rider's tappet block on his panhead.  Luckily the bolt was laying right behind the tappet block by the timer.  Unluckily, it was the back bolt which is tough to reach.  I asked if anyone had a really small ratchet with a phillips head driver.  Before I knew it, someone was handing me a little red box with a mini-ratchet plus a variety of bits.  The mini-ratchet made quick work of reinstalling the bolt and I was impressed by the workmanship that went into this pocket sized tool set.  

When I returned from the ride, I ordered a mini-ratchet tool set for myself.  I chose the 52 piece "Super Deluxe" set which came with the most bits and tools.  Here's what they are able to fit in 2-15/16” wide x 1 3/8” high x 4-7/8” long box:

Four tools

  • Super- Mini ratchet L, (4-9/16" long),WF-71
  • Screwdriver Handle
  • Extension 4-9/16", WF-70
  • Bit End Cap

  • Three 12-Bit Caddies with 44 Bits

  • 12 - hex bits: .050",1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", 5/16"
  • 8 -Metric Hex Bits: 1.5mm ,2mm, 2.5mm ,3mm ,4mm ,5mm, 6mm, 8mm
  • 9- slotted bits: #,0,#1, #2, #3,#4, #5, #8, #10, 1/4"
  • 5 - Phillips: P0, P1, P2, P3, P4
  • 1 - Reed + Prince
  • 8 - “6 spline” bits: T9, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40
  • 1- 1/4" Socket Adapter

  • The mini-ratchet has a short 12 degree arc for working on sensitive jobs that need a delicate "feel".  It also has the strength to produce 400-inch lbs. of torque when you need it.  The tool set is made in the USA with a lifetime warranty and can be picked up online for around $75.  Since space is a premium on a motorcycle, having a compact tool kit that can handle so many different jobs is a definite advantage.  I keep mine in my windshield bag, so it is easy to reach when I need it.

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