What is a ratchet extension?
Similarly, it is asked, how do you use a ratchet extension?
How to use an extension bar with a ratchet and socket
- Step 1 – Connect extension bar to ratchet. Connect the extension bar to the ratchet in exactly the same manner as you would connect a socket.
- Step 2 – Connect socket. The socket connects to the extension bar exactly as it would the ratchet.
Beside above, what does a ratchet do? A ratchet is a mechanical device that allows continuous linear or rotary motion in only one direction while preventing motion in the opposite direction. Ratchets are widely used in machinery and tools. The word ratchet is also used informally to refer to a ratcheting socket wrench.
Likewise, what is a socket extension?
Extensions, sometimes called "extender arms", attach to a socket on one end and a ratchet on the other end of the extension. These "extend" the length of the socket and allow access to nuts or bolts that are difficult to reach.
What does a ratchet and socket allow you to do?
A ratchet and socket combination allows the user to turn a fastener (a bolt or nut) without having to reposition the tool on the fastener. A ratchet socket combination with or without an extension allows the fastener to be tightened or loosened with ease.