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Old 12-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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Does anyone know if a cheap, readily available hand crank handle for reels and such? Preferably one that rolls within itself. Looking for some to put on cord and hose reels. Only thing I have ever come up with is a 9/16 bolt and a piece of 1/2 pipe, either steel or pvc. Any other ideas?
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:49 PM
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Suicide knobs from a road tractor or a "spinny thingy" for a farm tractor would work well.

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:58 PM
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Go buy a large round file handle and drill it end to end for the bolt. Replace the bolt with a carriage bolt.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:57 PM
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Preferably one that rolls within itself.
McMasterCarr or Reid Supply have quite a few.
Not necessarily cheap for the folding ones.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:11 PM
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I've started buying all my knobs and handles from Zoro. This place continues to amaze me.

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Old 12-23-2013, 04:11 PM
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Thanks! I forgot about McM-C. And here I was trying to find it at Grainger....
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:03 AM
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A couple of good sources for handles, etc...

Carr Lane

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I suspect that a lot of the stuff sold by Zoro, McMaster, etc. comes from these places...
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:10 PM
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Bingo, the Carr Lane ones are what I'm looking for. Preferably the CL-3-RH.

Grainger used to carry them. Not no more. Can find the CL-2-RH on ebay, but prefer the larger one. I'll keep searching. They are out there, I just don't like the price.

dubby, didn't notice your post earlier, we were posting at the same time. I have found myself doing tons of business with Zoro this past year. I just wish they would ship from their Texas warehouse more, they rarely do, and it takes 4 days to deliver usually. Compared to regular Grainger, where I have it the next day. I just can't stand the search on Zoro. I always find it at Grainger and copy and paste the part numbers over to Zoro. But the coupons and promotions on Zoro, amazing!
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