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Speed Handle???

Postby itsmehb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:17 pm

This speed handle (1/2 drive) is probably over 50 years old and it finally broke. The spring loaded ball bearing that held the handle on came apart. Since I left my 3/8th drive speed handle in a pick and pull last year I thought it would be a good time to get some new ones. Not so easy. I tried northern tool, lowes, home depot, sears, ace hardware, and the auto parts stores. Did they just quit making these? Any one seen any for sale, and can tell me where to go. To get a tool that is. LOL.
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Re: Speed Handle???

Postby Grumpfrompahrump » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:04 pm

I bought one at Napa a few years ago if that helps!
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Re: Speed Handle???

Postby oldestisuzuist » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:45 am

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Re: Speed Handle???

Postby itsmehb » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 pm

oldestisuzuist wrote:https://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-speeder-handle-95992.html
Comes in a 3/8" drive version also.
https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-dri ... 62700.html


Should have looked there, Thanks...

Tried NAPA'S website, no luck, probably have to go to the store
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Re: Speed Handle???

Postby Darby » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:10 pm

The air ratchet and now the battery impact wrenches have just about made the speed handle obsolete. If there's enough room to use the speed handle, there's enough room to use them.
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Re: Speed Handle???

Postby itsmehb » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:37 pm

Darby wrote:The air ratchet and now the battery impact wrenches have just about made the speed handle obsolete. If there's enough room to use the speed handle, there's enough room to use them.


Yes, that's true, and probably the reason there hard to find anymore. Mine is a Giller tool, and was able to go to Ace hardware and purchase a ball bearing and spring and fix the handle so it now stays on.
1990 Amigo, 2.3 5 speed (sold)
1991 Pick up (long gone)
2000 Amigo, 2.2 5 speed(sold)
1985 Trooper 1.9 4 speed (sent back to KS)
1989 Trooper RS 2.6 5 spd. Red

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