1891 German ''Weltrekord'' Ratchet Screwdriver - Restoration

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    It was around three months ago when I visited my friend that works at the steel waste. He made an amazing found. He found multible items that were in a very rough condition. They almost had some kind of concrete on them and a lot of heavy rust. This little screwdriver got my attention right away. It was not clearly visible what the function of it was, but I remember that I thought it might be some kind of ratchet mechanism. At home I posted a few pics of it in my Instagram story. It didn't took long for @hand tool rescue to reply, as he has the same screwdriver, just a slightly modern version of it, but similar mechanism. After some research I found some more pics and videos online. The brand is „Weltrekord“ made in Germany and it's called „Hebelschraubenzieher“ which meas „lever scredriver“. The model I found was the first ever designed one from 1891. Weltrekord later made some small changes on the design. Newer ones have a small collet to clamp the insert bits and even newer ones came with plastic handles instead of wood.
    At first I thought this will be a quick straight forward restoration project. It turned out to be a very tricky one. The most difficult part was definitely the disassembly, it took me three full days to get it in pieces. Heavy rust has done so much damage to all of the parts. Unfortunately the handle cracked when I removed it. I tried to restore it, but it became a huge mess and I decided to make a new one to have a nice and clean look. There's a 40 minutes version of this video on my Patreon page where I show how I tried to repair the handle. I had to weld up material on a lot of parts and machined and sanded it clean afterwards. That all worked perfectly fine. Some parts have still very slight pitting but overall it turned out very well. For the finish on the steel parts I decided to try nickel plating for the first time and it worked fantastic. I went with a brushed finish and with the nickel coat the parts turned out amazing. I really like the look of the nickel plated parts with the wooden handle.

    I hope you like my work and the video.

    Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:

    Adel AlSaffar
    Alex McGeorge
    Courtney Maleport
    David Barker
    Greg Marston
    Mellissa Marcus
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    Vickie Bligh
    Vince Valenti
    Xavier Carbel
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    Time and costs of this restoration:

    $5 wood for the handle
    $3 spring steel wire
    $10 vinegar for nickel solution
    I was working on this project for 2 weeks

    My camera:
    Panasonic HC-V180

    If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

    Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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    1. satan165

      its been obvious since day 1 you were destined to have 1M subscribers. but this is the first video where i see you truly exploiting that, and really milking so many procedures in a way youve not done in the past. this is a new dawn. i will support you brother in whatever you decide to do. been a patreon for a while, and will continue to be - this is why. this is beautiful, beautiful art and it calms me. you will have more subscribers that you could dream soon. well done.

      1. Benito Franklyn

        there's something wrong with your craft, if satan is that much into it, stop right now

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      5. Roy BAILEY

        Absolutely amazing beautiful job. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏


      Questo signore è un vero artista, complimenti.

    3. Pp Game

      Its funny how you need a screwdriver to make a screwdriver

    4. Giffy

      1891!? that's some good work. No wonder the Germans almost (or may have secretly) took over the world.

    5. Varangian af Scaniae

      What an ingenious tool. I don't get impressed by new inventions because today people have access to all kinds of tools. But old stuff, that's amazing.

    6. تسلية

      Your the best 😍😍

    7. propm

      holy shjit, that tool is genius! if I lived in 1891 I definitely would have wanted one of those! :D

    8. NoMoreCandies

      Please do not use a paintbrush, you are going to scratch the wooden handle, it might be dangerous.


      am i the only one just watching the first and last five seconds of those vids lmao

    10. Имя Фамилия

      В таких случаях предупреждать надо,я сварочную маску с собой не брал)

    11. ShellyRogers

      I am amazed!

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    13. Daniel W.

      Omg I was wondering what the handel looking part was. And it turned it into a ratchet. How freaking brilliant. I hate when people look to the past and think people were stupid and we are smarter because we live in the information age. Many of these people in the past were smarter or just as smart as people today. They lived for their times and progressed towards what was next. It's like climbing a ladder.

    14. Adil Khan


    15. Sajjad Ahmed

      Amazing screwdriver ! Even more amazing are the skills to restore and rebuild to original condition !


      where can I buy one of these??

    17. Edward seaton

      Just curious why you don't clean and lubricate first then disassemble.....

    18. Alisher Karimov


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    20. Daniel torito.mayor

      What a beautiful piece of tool....Bravo.

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      комментарий в поддержку ролика и канала, а также труда мастера.

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      Estoy agradecido

    25. Евгений Рябков

      Сама по себе отвертка просто феерическая

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      a vintage German ratchet screwdriver! To be sure that there is nothing better than quality! Bravo for the restoration!


      Superbe vidéo de restauration d'un tournevis à cliquet Allemand et d'époque ! Pour être sur qu'il n'y a pas mieux que la qualité ! Bravo pour la restauration !

    30. Anonymous

      If the Titanic is salvaged from the Atlantic then we know there is only one man who can restore it to it's former glory.

    31. megalanda

      This is not restauration. Restauration is a much harder work. For you, if a piece doesn't shine, it is garbage. Exactly the opposite of restauration tries to do, repair and preserve. Anyway, congrats for your talent. Even that is not easy.

    32. Jens Roth Elleringhausen

      Best greets from Germany, very relaxing watching your videos at sleepless nights. Fine work, go on.

    33. Alec Lipscomb

      What I wanna know is how the hell did it get bent in the first place?

    34. SenseiGichinFunakoshi

      Thats not a restoration! You basically build a new one

    35. John Wetzel

      99% of the time, I watch videos like this and think "hey, that's kinda cool how they used to do that" during the demonstration. This time: "Hell, where do I get one of those?!" The location and use of that folding handle looks a lot more practical than a regular ratcheting screwdriver or attaching a ratchet or wrench to a screwdriver.

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    37. Игорь Жариков

      Да отвертка ивана грозного

    38. Ansyar Hamrum

      👍👍 Btw can u made mini itx pc case???

    39. Ansyar Hamrum

      I made new one.... He easy to build it 😎😎😎 If me : i buy from shop 😅

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    41. Zed Zerps

      Do those minor flaws left bother you?

    42. Scott Mckee

      Making that ball was cool

    43. Bay Ari

      Sir, you are a Master of your craft!

    44. Frontbattles

      my mechanics losing his child in the supermarket: "I make a new one."

    45. J Grimm

      Perfect. The only thing I wish I could do is send you a big chunk of Brazilian hardwood for your future handles.

    46. Cosmo Cosmandoo

      bro what a crazy device

    47. Zac S

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    59. Arif M M

      Watching the ball bearing being made just blew my mind. I’ll make a new one!

    60. Mohammad Haydar

      wow, they creared this in 1891, good job btw

    61. gvovan

      делать чуваку явно нехрен.но класс!

    62. Mr. Stebb

      My primary take-away from this video is how badly I want a screwdriver like that.

    63. Chrisxantixemox

      The million dollar screw driver :O

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    67. Rueben Neveling

      This is just crazy. This guy really made a whole new screwdriver. The views on this video are extremely well earned.

    68. Fridelain

      You sandes the sides of the tip flat but they should be slightly concave, so that the end is a bit wider.

    69. Adam Grozny


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    71. Michael Steven

      I find beauty in this video..It's a real man thing.

    72. Eye Witness

      Germans r really genius race, no one can compete them till date. 🧑‍🔧🕵

    73. D3n1els

      4:26 ГЛАЗА

    74. Extreme Solutions

      Perfect job, respect

    75. Alpha Zulu

      Awesome tool from 1891 wow

    76. Viktor Veres

      You are a grandmaster of steel.

    77. Konstantin Bog

      Немцы хорошие вещи делали и делают

    78. Hasan Zeybek


    79. Bassline RN

      Félicitations pour ce travail extraordinaire ! Cet outil est une merveille, surtout au vu de sa date, 1891. Congratulations !

    80. José Francisco Beltrán Ponce


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    82. Donathan Lai

      So great ! It was such a clever and easy-to-use design in 1891.

    83. Mani kandan

      German products always best in the world

    84. Esala Senevirathne

      Wowww...I saw how to use that

    85. Esala Senevirathne

      How to use that...it has lots of stuff

    86. Esala Senevirathne

      Very neat calm and quite work...like that...

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    89. Константин Аманов

      Смотрел без остановки, обычно столько не смотрю, очень интересно и интересно было как этот инструмент работает, спасибо за видео👍

    90. Василий Лубенец

      слава мастеру реставратору

    91. NN Sharifov

      1000 lvl👍👏

    92. bhavin Dhanak

      Oh no my internet is down. The satellite is not working anymore. . . . . "i make a new one"

    93. JustTooChill

      this is why germany steamrolled through europe

    94. Just Jordan

      I see this is why 3D Printers exist

    95. george blair

      even just that fold out handle would be a nice upgrade for many screw drivers.

    96. Cables

      Love how this dude just sees a unusable object and says “i make a new one”.

    97. сергей аве

      грёбаный паяльник

    98. D I D A C T I C

      This is the most relaxing mechanical video ever.

    99. B Jolly

      Yes, I will take one please.

    100. Григорьев Сергей

      Наркотик для глаз