Mini Ratchet Tool Set
Compact Mini Ratchet Tool SetMaker/DIY
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I wanted a mini 1/4" hex drive ratchet set at work for confined areas where large tools don't fit. There is a great set by Wadsworth, but $160 was a too pricey. So I picked up a $15 VIM Tools HBR3 and some hex drive bits from Menards. That way I could have every bit I needed and none that I don't. A quick trip to Solidworks, and some printing time later and I have the perfect mini ratchet set for my needs.
Native Solidworks file included, as well as conversions to Step, X_T, Fusion360, STL, and 3MF. Hopefully these files can be useful for you, or inspire your own designs.
Materials and methods
I printed my 3D Printed Parts in red Inland PLA.
The ratchet is a VIM Tools HBR3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Y05COI?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Bits were from Menards
SAE Nut Drivers: https://www.menards.com/main/tools/power-tool-accessories/drive-bits-accessories/performax-reg-hex-drive-sae-nut-setter-set-10-piece/c043399/p-1559284410649-c-10156.htm?tid=-6453942241528758819&ipos=1
Metric Nut Drivers: https://www.menards.com/main/tools/power-tool-accessories/drive-bits-accessories/performax-reg-hex-drive-metric-nut-setter-set-10-piece/c043400/p-1559284410585-c-10156.htm?tid=1328723502021735696&ipos=1
Magnetic Bit Holder: https://www.menards.com/main/tools/power-tool-accessories/drive-bits-accessories/performax-reg-magnetic-insert-drive-bit-holder/c044321/p-1444444260314-c-10156.htm?tid=4038674701672762665&ipos=1
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