Why are T-handle wrenches so expensive?

Casper250

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Dec 12, 2000
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I don't get it, it's a socket welded to 2 steel rods and a set of 8 is $60? What gives? :silly:
 

super rat

Ass Clown at DRN
Mar 31, 2001
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It's not how much it cost to make it's how much people are willing to spend. T handles are worth the money.
 

GETMETOCA

Can't Wait For Tuesdays
Mar 17, 2002
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Did you try Sear's?? Craftsman set was half that.
 

mdkuder

Who me?
Feb 4, 2001
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I bought mine, which are deep sockets, for $35. If I had to do it over I would go with the ratcheting t-handle and use the sockets and extensions I already have.
 

Patman

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Dec 26, 1999
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Why are 4T exhausts so spendy? Because people want them.
Why are Hummer H2's becoming less expensive than 2 years ago? Less people are wanting them.
Why do people spend $500 for a 4 stroke exhaust to gain 2hp at peak but they won't drop the same to make their bike handle better? Can't see or hear it.

I have a T handle that I swap 1/4" drive sockets out on. Slightly less handy as having one of every size until you lay the one you need down somplace and can't find it. With the sockets your almost forced to keep them in a pocket or snapped back on the holder.
 

JasonJ

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Jun 15, 2001
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Because the English have a pattent on the T handel design and we all know the English are partial to taxing Tea. :p
 

thumbs

Tony 'da Rat
Oct 16, 2000
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This is the one that I use.

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Removable sockets on each end (8, 10 & 12mm) I can almost strip my CR down to the frame with this one tool. My KTM is a different story.
 

JPIVEY

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Mar 9, 2001
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I bought a set of Motopro T's, paid over 90 bucks for them , I was so Jazzed with them until I read this thread, now I feel like I got gropped.

But hell, still worth it.
 

Jaybird

Apprentice Goon
Mar 16, 2001
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Charlestown, IN
I've wrenched for over 30 years and have never owned (or used) a tee handle.
 

Lorin

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Jun 25, 1999
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I only started using t-handles a few years ago, but really like the convenience, etc., that they provide. Makes for quick adjustments, tear-downs, etc.... I think I gave around $40 for the motion pro set.
 

yz250roost

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Oct 16, 2000
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If you know how to weld....make your own, that's what my buddy did. He just bought himself a bunch of sockets 1/4", then bought some metal rod that would fit nicely inside the 1/4", then he just spot welded the two together, took another shorter piece of metal rod, and spot welded it perpendicular to the other rod, and there you have a T handle, they've never broken in the past 12 years we've been riding together,
 

Jaybird

Apprentice Goon
Mar 16, 2001
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Charlestown, IN
Better to weld a tee on top of a 1/4" extension. (shrug)
 

yz250roost

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Oct 16, 2000
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true, never thought of that one...
 

Rich Rohrich

Moderator / BioHazard
Jul 27, 1999
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Originally posted by Jaybird
I've wrenched for over 30 years and have never owned (or used) a tee handle.

LOL, same here, never owned a t-handle. :thumb: Eric and I were having this same discussion last Sunday in his shop.

I'll use his t-handles on occasion to break side cover and case bolts loose only because I'm afraid someday my 35 year old Snap On 1/4" swivel head ratchet will give up the ghost so I try not to put excessive torque on it. That ratchet is the first real tool I got when I was 10 years old and I've grown sort of fond of it. It's like a little chrome plated friend. :worship:

When I was pulling the engine out of Billy Who's bike at DW01 he came up to me and asked where my t-handles were. I told him I never use them and he looked at me like this :scream: He walked away shaking his head like I was from Mars as I spun bolts out just as fast using my trusty 1/4 & 3/8 swivel head tools. :)
 

MrLuckey

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Feb 9, 2000
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When I go for a T-handle the only one I use is part of a socket set. The really nice thing I like about it is that the top bar has a detent in the middle to hold it centered but it can be slid to either side to act like a spinner. I break a bolt loose, slide the bar over and use one finger to spin away. I doubt I'd ever use a rigid T-handle.