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04-07-2011 12:21 AM  6 years agoPost 21
badastinner

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This tool is cool but i usually grab the spindle in the center where it doesn't matter...I've never ruined one either. this would be very helpful if your just checking thrust and radial bearings and just want to take the grips off and leave the spindle in the head.

No changes are permanent but...change is.

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04-07-2011 12:26 AM  6 years agoPost 22
classic

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This guy actually made them first.

http://www.cletuswrench.com/

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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04-07-2011 12:43 AM  6 years agoPost 23
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Uh oh. Based upon that last link, it looks like there might be a little bit of patent infringement going on there.

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04-07-2011 01:52 AM  6 years agoPost 24
Mike Fortin

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The Grippy is patent.

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04-07-2011 02:05 AM  6 years agoPost 25
ESWLFSE

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Why do I need to get the second bolt out?

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04-07-2011 02:11 AM  6 years agoPost 26
kcordell

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If you want to get the second grip off, you need to get the bolt out.

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04-07-2011 02:23 AM  6 years agoPost 27
BOOGIE

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I like it!

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04-07-2011 02:31 AM  6 years agoPost 28
rcjon

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If you want to get the second grip off, you need to get the bolt out.
Not on a Raptor.

My shop has always included a small vice with strips of leather glued to the jaws for such tasks.

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04-07-2011 02:32 AM  6 years agoPost 29
ESWLFSE

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Never had a problem just pulling the whole spindle through the second grip. Is there some reason to want to leave it in the dampers? My way the most bestestly Loctited bolt could stay that way.

But I do like it. What else could it be used for?

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04-07-2011 02:46 AM  6 years agoPost 30
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The Grippy is patent
Nope, the site just says patent pending.

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04-07-2011 02:48 AM  6 years agoPost 31
Wingman77

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Never had a problem just pulling the whole spindle through the second grip. Is there some reason to want to leave it in the dampers? My way the most bestestly Loctited bolt could stay that way.
I don't know what you are thinking but it is made for getting the second bolt out.

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04-07-2011 02:53 AM  6 years agoPost 32
ESWLFSE

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Understood, but I never bothered. Whenever I pulled my grips off for whatever reason whichever spindle bolt came loose first was removed. The other stayed in place on the spindle and I pulled the whole spindle out with grip #2.

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04-07-2011 03:04 AM  6 years agoPost 33
Cletus

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Too bad it's not an original idea

SHAME! .....It's a product originally designed by me, called the "Cletus Wrench" and I introduced the prototypes for beta testing at IRCHA Jamboree 2010.
Do a Google search for Cletus Wrench and see for yourself!

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04-07-2011 03:07 AM  6 years agoPost 34
BOOGIE

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I have been taking out main shafs for 5 or 6 years without this tool but if now they have a tool that makes the job EZ why not get one But if you rather use vice grips do it to it

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04-07-2011 03:08 AM  6 years agoPost 35
CX1

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nice to see Bobby doing well
nothing a thick piece of rubber or leather and a pair of vise grips can't handle.
reminds me of the flybar locking tool.

learn to work with your hands folks

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04-07-2011 04:57 AM  6 years agoPost 36
cdrking

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SHAME! .....It's a product originally designed by me, called the "Cletus Wrench" and I introduced the prototypes for beta testing at IRCHA Jamboree 2010.
Sorry to burst your bubble but this type of wrench has been around a long time in this hobby, just not mass marketed. It was in a model magazine in the late 90's if memory serves me correctly. Also there have been a few members on here and other sites making there own tool.

Snap-on tools has had the YA480 which is a small torque type screwdriver that uses a one-way bearing. This has been around even longer.

Nothing new at all.

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04-07-2011 01:45 PM  6 years agoPost 37
red_z06

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As far as patents go, patent pending is more potent than the actual patent.

My daily battle/task is to study patents and design around them. But, you can't design around what is not published.

Also, patent pending does not guarantee it will get awarded. Even if it was awarded, it can also get revoked if it is proven that it was in public domain before the patent application.

So, if Cletus was original, and it first became public knowledge at IRCHA, it can still be filed prior to 1year mark or IRCHA 2011.

Even if it is a genuine patent, unless you are dealing with millions of dollars, you can't protect is when someone copies the design.

One example is a bottle cap invented by one man that was copied by Lipton. After 5 years, he has won the case and was awarded $100,000. However, all that money went to the plaintiff's lawyer and he ended up with ZERO.

Patents are more like a land mine rather than a road block. You just need to tread carefully around them.

Patents are more dangerous to startup companies than to an established with stable financials. I knew it would never hold up in court but I had to bypass a claim of less than 4lb and less than 120cu.in size in the patent. So, I designed mine to be 4.01lb and 121cu.in just to be safe. If the competition filed for injunction, it could halt the production for months which could be devastating to any startup.

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04-07-2011 03:36 PM  6 years agoPost 38
McKrackin

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By kcordell-It's not about torque, it's the fact that you can hold the shaft while you turn the bolt on the other end.
The bigger the tool,the longer the handle.
You wouldn't want a 1/2" boxed end wrench to be longer than a 3/4" boxed end wrench.Would you?

See here?The Cletus Wrench is right.
And first

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-07-2011 03:41 PM  6 years agoPost 39
Steff Giguere

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At first I thought it was a joke...but now it seems real to me. Therefore another tool I need to get...might wait to get it at IRCHA.

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04-07-2011 04:07 PM  6 years agoPost 40
floop

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I like it. Good work. I'm sure I will have one. I've had this issue before.

The only problem is my spindles are all backwards. I wonder if they will make a two way bearing tool... lol

IT's what I do.

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