1891 German ''Weltrekord'' Ratchet Screwdriver - Restoration

添加 2020年08月22日
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:

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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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  • 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.

    • 🙌🙌👆👆💕💕Salutes For Alls, Happy Days, From COLUMBIA.. South American..💙💙🍺🍺🍺

    • ع

    • Not really a restoration is it, just a remake.. but okay, I appreciate the effort.

    • Asrugn

    • Ok ✅ I’ll

  • excellent work

  • Imagine in another 20-40 years, our children will be watching this piece again from another channel or from his children getting restored.

  • Немцы самые умные во всём.

  • Супер!!! А с пружиной монтаж))

  • Amazing

  • WOW.

  • Really amazing work, it's giving old tools a new life. It also preserves these old design that are much stronger than anything made nowadays.

  • Terampil, kreatif, alat2nya dan pengerjaannya yg sangat luas biasa.

  • That's moment when you have to use a screwdriver to help fix a screwdriver

  • Wow what a great tool I can’t see why that had to change it and make it out of garbage plastic parts

  • Is there anything you can’t restore ?

  • 100년전에 저걸만들었다니 저시대 독일인에 존경을표한다

  • Absolutely fucking beautiful you are awesome

  • Excelente

  • Number 1 you are

  • 와 씨발 미쳤다… 진정한 장인이다..최고

  • He's talented, he did a complete restoration in the same amount of time it took me to take a dump

  • Satisfying

  • Where did you get this

  • إبداع في الإصلاح

  • concordo

  • Good job

  • Good job

  • 🙄🙄

  • Hardwares stores are for quitters I just make it myself .

  • Emily

  • I gasped at that tool you had for making the round ball. That's such a clever thing i never thought about before

  • I would LOVE to have a screwdriver like this. (Modern provenance, of course.) Anyone know where you can get one with the fold-out handle? That looks incredibly useful and stable.

  • Amazing ❤

  • I bet this dude can even restore my broken hopes and dreams

  • That's really good, in 1891 this screw are good

  • Thank you for rescue this awesome tool from the past. Today such useful tools are not available.

  • You are truly an master artist

  • У нас до сих пор таких отвёрток на работе нет :-)

  • You made a new spring, but you didin't use it... you bought a new spring for replace the old one

  • Bravoo

  • Que bonita herramienta

  • Keren 👍👍👍

  • The level of technical knowledge and patience required to restore this piece is very impressive.

  • Swiss quality, great

  • Quá tuyệt vời

  • Nice

  • Sorry to say but you destroy it.

  • si será de los años 1800... solo los dueños lo sabrán

  • you need to buy a laser rust remover

  • what a wonderful tool

  • متعه متناهية الجمال وحرف رائعة رغم تكلفتها للوقت الطويل لأنجازها

  • Good job 👍👍

  • Ammmmazing

  • Wats crazy is no need for music or flashiness every second is captivating an idk why but was impressed on how he produced the lil metal ball

  • I have paused the video in the adverts. I have no intention to watch the video. But The Great CNlinks Algorithm has been suggesting this video all the time for months, and I want to see it disappear. Go away german weird screwdriver. there.

  • Good job broo

  • 1891년 ㅎㄷㄷㄷ

  • Increíble restauración. Enhorabuena

  • Je suis *vissé* à mon écran ! 😂

  • This is more of a remake than a restoration. And it would be nice if you told me about the welding scene in advance.

  • Awesome!

  • One of his relatives will be restoring this same item in 3020

  • Wow what a work

  • Osea, estaban más avanzados que yo 2021😱


  • Pretty job , pretty tool 👍

  • that not a restoration, but build new one..

  • Incredible

  • Something very satisfying about watching your video. Thanks 😊

  • 이걱 1891년ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 역시 기술력 차이

  • 불꽃튀기는거는 모자이크좀해주지? 개념이없는건가?

  • Por que não restaurou a madeira?

  • пРАпрадедушка всех нынешних трещоток ! Солидный такой и брутальный ! Настоящий немец !

  • This is mesmerizing

  • Like it's my

  • Tools can make thousands. 😂😂😂🛠️⚙️

  • Que lujo !!!!!! Impresionante restauración 💯💯💯💯💯👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 saludos desde Argentina 🇦🇷

  • "I make a new one" Now that's true craftmanship. Good work dude!

  • indonesia menyapa, nice nice nice

  • Keren,,,

  • So satisfying to watch

  • 買った方が安い


  • Amazing!

  • Very cool. Such attention to detail. I never thought of using my welder to add extra material either. Liked and subscribed.

  • Awesome device 🤠👍

  • Ước gì có 1 cây

  • Nice project, i like this

  • 14:57 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Kerej beautyful best for chanel

  • I have the same one, exactly the same. It is in mint condition, prestine factory condition. Looking to sell it, anybody interested?

  • Amazing work. 👍👍👍

  • а как узнали что именно 1891 год?

    • Not going to lie, I starting laughing when you made that ball. Some impressive engineering skills.

  • woah that is a great tool..even nowheredays

  • suarane dadi gae aku ngantok og

  • Wow would love to sit beside you and just learn your knowledge great stuff

  • #2:05 best part 😂

  • Такую отвёртку можно и девушке подарить:)

  • No doubt.. done great job... but not restoration.. u made a copy..

  • MasyaAllah ❤️

  • the level of craftmanship used in bringing this back to life is a real credit. superb and very well done