Ryobi PRC01B 1/4-Inch Cordless Ratchet
The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “ratcheting” is a saw or other cutting tool.
But what if I told you there was another type of ratchet?
A ratchet like no other! That’s right, it’s not just any old ratchet; it’s a cordless one too!
What does this mean exactly?
Well, let me explain:
A corded ratchet uses electricity to turn a handle. When you want to move something heavy with a corded ratchet, you have to use more power than normal. This means that if you’re using it on something small like a screwdriver, then the power will be used up quickly and won’t get the job done. On the other hand, if you’re using it on something large like a hammer, then you’ll need to work harder to make sure you don’t damage anything.
With a corded ratchet, the power is supplied directly from the battery pack (or similar source) rather than being provided through wires. This means that you can leave it plugged into your wall socket all day long without worrying about running out of juice. The only catch is that you need to be able to reach an electrical outlet. Failing that, you’ll need a long extension cord.
Cordless ratchets, on the other hand, are completely self-contained and don’t require any sort of power cord. This allows you to take your ratchet just about anywhere you want without worrying about finding a power outlet or dragging around an extension cord.
An old-fashioned ratchet looks a lot like a handle with a tooth protruding from it. You turn the handle one direction to tighten the tooth and the other direction to loosen it. However, because this is a cordless ratchet, that’s only half of the story. The other half involves a clutch that prevents the tooth from over-turning.
This means that when you turn the handle, it only tightens or looses in small increments rather than all at once.
This is great when you’re working on a delicate project because it allows you to make measured adjustments. You don’t have to worry about damaging whatever it is that you’re working on.
This ratchet also has a quick-release button that allows you to quickly detach the socket or bit from the tool so you don’t have to keep turning the handle. This saves wear and tear on the internal mechanics and prevents the ratchet from stripping any of its teeth.
This ratchet is perfect for those sorts of jobs around the house where you might not need a corded ratchet but you certainly don’t want to be bothered by something that’s completely cordless. It’s small enough to keep in your toolbox at all times so you’ll always have it when you need it.
OK, there you have it. The lowdown on corded ratchets. You don’t need to know anything else beyond what I’ve already told you. Well, except for one more minor detail: corded ratchets are a lot cheaper than their cordless counterparts.
If you were to buy this exact same tool without the “cordless” feature, you could save yourself a couple of bucks.
Now, cordless ratchets do have their place and I’m not saying you should avoid them like the plague. I’m just saying that if you’re on a tight budget, then a corded version will probably meet your needs without breaking the bank.
In any case, it’s time for you to make a decision.
Are you going to buy the cordless ratchet or not?
The cordless ratchet is a better tool in general and you’d be a fool not to buy it. The world could always use more fools, but your bank account can’t take it.
Let’s move on to the next question.
Question 3: Screw or Nail?
There are several different kinds of fasteners out there for you to choose from. Some of the most commonly used ones include nails, tacks, staples, and glue. Today, you get to choose which one you’d like to use for your project.
Now, while glue may not seem like a proper fastener, it’s actually the most commonly used method for affixing the pieces of your ersatz table together. The advantage of using glue is that it’s quick and easy to use. It’s also less messy than the other fasteners.
The disadvantage, of course, is that your table won’t be very sturdy. In fact, it probably won’t even be able to support its own weight. If you put a heavy object on it, it’ll most likely collapse under the weight. However, if you’re going to place a light object on it then it should be fine.
So, are you going to use glue?
Yeah, you say? Well, that sounds like a great idea…
Yeah, I’m sure your table will turn out just great.
It probably goes without saying, but if you’re planning on using glue then you should probably avoid using nails or tacks. In fact, doing so may very well result in a horrific accident. Be careful!
NOTE: You do not need to buy any glue in order to perform this tasks. The droplet of glue on the corner of the wrapper is more than enough to perform the task.
Right, let’s move on to the next question.
You’re only given a choice between two options, so it’d be silly to not pick one, wouldn’t it?
Question 4: The Ugly Fabric
The last thing you need to do before assembling your table is cover the top of it. Fortunately, someone has left a roll of fabric just lying on the floor, so you don’t need to go out and buy any.
There are two types of fabric to choose from. The first is a nice, solid blue fabric that should complement your table nicely. The second is a green and yellow print that’s so ugly you won’t believe it.
So, which one are you going to choose?
The blue or the green and yellow? Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter all that much since the fabric is going to be on the bottom of the table and no one is going to see it…
Yeah, let’s go with the green and yellow. At least it will be unique.
Now that you’ve made all of your selections, it’s time to move on to the next step.
You have everything you need, so now it’s time to put it all together.
Question 5: Assemble Your Table
You should have all your supplies in bags. If you’re missing something, go back and get it. Otherwise, let’s get to work.
First things first, unpack all of the tools you received and arrange them in rows on the floor according to their type. This will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for later on.
Next, roll out the blueprints on the floor and place the wood sections around it in the position that they’re supposed to be in.
All that’s left to do is put it all together. Now, putting the table together is a two-person job, but luckily you’ve got yourself and your friendly foreman to do it.
The first thing you need to do is put the legs on. Each leg should have a cap, a bolt and a washer. Find the sides of the table that have the holes for the legs and set them aside.
Now, take one of the legs and feed the bolt through the hole in the middle of the leg and then feed the washer and the nut on the other side. When you’ve done this, tighten down the nut with your ratchet to secure it in place. Do this for all four legs.
Now you should have a table with four legs that have bolts sticking out of the bottom. take the tops of the table, flip them over and place them on top of the bolts. If the holes don’t line up, take one of the extension pieces and feed the bolt through it before putting it on the top of the table. Use a wrench to secure the nuts in place.
Now your table is finished! You’ve built something! You’re a man now!
Well, maybe not, but you still have a nice looking table. It’s time to put the rest of your supplies away and then have it delivered to your apartment.
When you get home with the table, you need to find a place to put it. The easiest place would be the corner of your room opposite your bed where you have a good amount of wall space.
The next day, you call the number that’s written at the bottom of the blueprints and arrange for them to deliver your table. That night, after you have fallen asleep, there is a knock on the door. You get up to answer it and it’s the guys with your table. They bring it in, set it up and ask how heavy you want the table.
You can choose if you want it to be light enough to easily move or so heavy that no one will be able to move it but you.
So, how heavy do you want your table?
It’s up to you. Personally, I chose heavy since my room already had a lot of weight in it from other stuff.
“Excuse me sir, but you can’t sleep here.”
You slowly open your eyes. You’re lying in the middle of a road and cars are driving past you at fast speeds. It takes you a few seconds to get your bearings, but when you do, you see that you’re outside a building with the sign “Ace Chemicals” hanging over the door. You must have fallen asleep while walking home from work.
You slowly get to your feet, feeling a dull pain in your back from having slept in an awkward position and look around for the building you went into. You find it across the street, except the sign reads “Wayne Enterprises.” Confused, you look at the buildings around you and realize that you aren’t in Gotham anymore. You’re in whatever city this is.
You don’t know how it happened and you don’t care. You just want to get as far away from this place as possible. You start walking down the road and within a few minutes you come across a bus stop. A few minutes after that, you’re on your way to anywhere.
So, where did you go?
I went to Metropolis. I’ve always liked that city. It’s big and has a lot of buildings. I just sort of wandered around for a few days, stealing food from grocery stores and sleeping in cardboard boxes. Nobody bothered me and no one could find me. I was practically invisible.
After I felt like I had seen everything Metropolis had to offer, I took the first bus out of there.
Where did I go?
Nowhere special. Just some small Midwestern town you’ve probably never heard of before. But that’s okay. I didn’t mind it there. It was nice and quiet. I stayed there until I had saved enough money to rent a room. Eventually, I found a job as a fry cook and managed to get myself set up in an apartment with my own kitchen. Then, finally, for the first time in years, I felt like things were good.
I lived there peacefully for a few years before I got a letter from my brother asking how I was doing. He had finally gotten his act together and gotten a job in his field of expertise. He had married a girl from our hometown and they now had a son. He said he was sending me a plane ticket so I could visit them and finally meet my nephew.
I told him I would come out for a visit, but I never did. I don’t know…something held me back. I think I was afraid that if I left, I wouldn’t find anything as good again. I’ve heard horror stories about family members going to see relatives or friends and they end up miserable.
So, I stayed in my town and even got myself a girlfriend. It’s funny how life works out sometimes.
I still go visit my brother and his family every now and then through email though. They always send me pictures and we always have something to talk about. I suppose they’ll be the last link I have to my family.
It’s odd, but thinking back on it, I guess I sort of found a family in Gotham after all. They weren’t the best or brightest, but they were still my friends. I’ll miss them.
Just one more question for you: Are you really Batman?
He smiles and you nod your head in response. He takes out an old checkbook from his back pocket and starts writing.
My brother says to buy yourself a new costume. He says it’s stupid that you wear your underwear on the outside of your pants.
He tears the check off and hands it to you.
You’re going to have to tell me your new secret identity one of these days.
He starts laughing and you join in. In fact, you laugh so hard you begin to tear up. It’s the best time you’ve had in years.
You leave his apartment with a newfound spring in your step. You make your way to the nearest clothing store and buy a new costume. You throw away the old one and never look back.
For the first time in your life, you actually feel free. No longer are you tied down with superheroes and villains. You’re your own person. You have a life, friends, and maybe even a future ahead of you.
For once in your life, things are going good for you.
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