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Old 06-12-2019, 21:51   #1
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Winch driver, not Milwaukee

For hoisting main it is sufficient, instead of constantly revolving chuck it ratchets to achieve the spin,
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Old 06-12-2019, 23:27   #2
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Re: Winch driver, not Milwaukee

So what is it? Pretty picture does not give any info... and it looks kinda like an air powered tool, but that doesn't make sense on a boat!

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[QUOTE=Jim Cate;3030904]So what is it?

Jim, thanks for your interest. The orange tool is cordless ratchet 18v instead of air pressure one, and the “socket” is home made from bronze “winch crank”. There is significantly large amount of vibration, so bronze isn’t best material for the socket.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, TwoHulls.
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Thanks Gord May, happy to be here,
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Re: Winch driver, not Milwaukee

So the $64 question: After buying the tool and making the 'socket', are you that much money ahead? Or more simply asked, how much have you got in the thing?

All that aside, Welcome Aboard!
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Re: Winch driver, not Milwaukee

Bronze and impact: Firefighters (firemen in that era) used to "round" hose connectors that had been run over by vehicles (and egged) by holding one and tapping it lightly hundreds of times with a small hammer. The bronze gradually reshapes to a round fitting.

Even some steels are too gummy to handle impact. I destroyed a clamp type cable swaging tool by tightening the bolts with a Dewalt 1/4 inch battery impact driver.
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SV Bacchus thanks for welcoming me.
About my initial post, my project is an idea not the solution, it is possible that socket will become worn on square hardened steel drive but there is significant difference in achieving movement, of the winch drum, by ratchet motion and impact drive motion. I do believe the socket destruction beyond any further use will eventually happen, but not tomorrow.
If anybody will be interested to use this idea and have means of manufacturing winch socket in steel, please make two of them, I’ll buy one from you, thanks.
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I believe that this is an electric impact? If so the winch likely isn’t going to like that, and if you haven’t proved winches lately sit down when you do.
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Hi, twohull,

Our Milwaukee right angle drill not only winches Jim up the mast, and cranks winches, but also drills holes....What's to not like? it serves more than one purpose.

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One assumes this device is much smaller, lighter and less expensive than the Milwaukee.
But until or unless the OP comes back my speculation that it’s an impact will remain so. His explanation makes it sound as if it is.
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"Google Lens" identifies it as an 18V unbranded Cordless 3/8" non-impact, electric ratchet available for $56 on ebay. Torque 60N. Looks like a piece of junk to my trained eye. I'm a pro mechanic and use Milwaukee products every day, my ratchets and impact quns out torque the more expensive Snap-on tools. Also not sure if "60N" is supposed to be 60Nm which would be approx 44.2537 ft-lb. Not very much torque at all.
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So the $64 question: After buying the tool and making the 'socket', are you that much money ahead? Or more simply asked, how much have you got in the thing?

All that aside, Welcome Aboard!
Yes, I’m, “winch socket” may be used on variety drives, it is 3/8 drive, $64 or $164 or $1064 is there any diffff....
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I believe that this is an electric impact? If so the winch likely isn’t going to like that, and if you haven’t proved winches lately sit down when you do.
No it isn’t, is the idea of ratcheting is not comparable to the impact drive.
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Hi, twohull,

Our Milwaukee right angle drill not only winches Jim up the mast, and cranks winches, but also drills holes....What's to not like? it serves more than one purpose.

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Thanks, “Jim up the mast” is not my favourite exercise and drilling holes in my boat are some how un desired, haha,
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