1891 German ''Weltrekord'' Ratchet Screwdriver - Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 22 אוג 2020
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.

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

    • Asrugn

    • Ok ✅ I’ll

    • Oke 👍

    • I really appreciate channels that are built on the author's talent rather than snobbing their privilege.

  • Incredible.

  • In 1891 they had devices to make this kind of complicated tools?!!

  • 2021年の俺はこれを作れない…

  • Very good

  • Probably the most satisfying 20 minutes for a long time.

  • wow thats a very smart way to remove an old screw

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  • Wow

  • مافي ولا عربي

  • With this skill set, there is no limit to

  • Nice job! I bet you could make some other bits for it too

  • Estornillador de lujo, pero la restauración seria una refabricación.

  • 원본은 어딜가고 세제품이 나타났네

  • No wonder they almost won gez...

  • 이건 복원이 아니고 새로 만드는거 잖아...

  • Very excellent...... 👌🏽

  • Yes, its just Screwdriver. Want to see Haunebu project? 🤭

  • Muy buen trabajo felicitaciones un gran abrazo desde santa fe Argentina

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  • I always fall a sleep whenever I watch your video... Thats why I watch over and over again when ever I can't sleep

  • You're really good I loved it I'll follow you It was really fun

  • That is so cool

  • Excellent creation ..Video as well the restoration.

  • 非常漂亮的修复工作。

  • Aku punya tapi dah rusak

  • Is this really a restoration or just a new build? Great work though

  • This is how you screw a screwdriver

  • Super

  • Лайк

  • This channel made me fall in love with sandblasting

  • Just incredible workmanship! Mesmerizing even

  • Kira kira kalau dijual laku berapa ya harganya?

  • skillful fingers

  • Restoration is another kind of craftsmanship!! 🔨let history last!

  • 와.. 금손

  • Really amazing... What a beaty classic tool!

  • Wow. Just wow. I wish I had that machine park

  • Isso não é uma chave de fenda alemã, irmão...os alemães tem chaves de fenda igual agente...isso é um cortador de acrílico.

  • 여긴 외국인 밖에 없나요 자랑스러운 한국인🤚

  • "And i have not job and money" "ILaward not givingg me views" "I want to handle my family "Ya I am worse than others-"🥺"',,,,,,,,,_............

  • Imagine that 100 years later Simeone find that and restore It

  • The disassembly is as much fun to watch as the cleaning, polishing and reassembly. The fabrication of new parts is so fascinating!

  • keren

  • Germans are so creative

  • Wow

  • Норм

  • Hipnoz

  • Although the work is beautiful from the beginning to the end, the most amazing part for me is how you make a new steel ball... This is incredible..

  • Она их не спасла🤣🤣🤣

  • nice tool

  • Woowww...

    • EVEN THE TOOLS FROM THAT ERA WERE A WORK OF ART. If we ever loose all of “TECHNOLOGY”, your skills will be worth more than gold my friend. As it is they are already.

  • I wish i could be like “ I make a new one” 😂 this man better not get no shits from his wife. Excellent work👍🏾

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

  • WHAT a beautiful peice of work. Your restoration and the tool itself. What quality!

  • روح شتري مفك احسن من هل حكي الفاضي

  • Espetacular ferramenta , e o seu trabalho é incrível 👏

  • Increible todo! 👏👏👏


  • Deutsche Qualität

  • I think it's amazing everyone who makes this type of content

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  • Nice mechanical.🤙

  • Ayni zamanda arkadaş, telefondan koku alma teknolojisini keşfetmiş.. Buralar hep emek koktu. Gerçekten ayakta alkışlanacak bir çalışma.. 👏

  • OMG!! My eyes....

  • До этой реставрации кто то её реставрировал да?

  • 再生回数見て、目が覚めたっw 良いものを長く使うって大切なことだなぁって心に響きました。

  • Why you didn't use ceramic media polishing in the end. That can repair the last small dot patches also with Chrome coating.

  • Xuất sắc

  • As of today, ~ 21,000 psychopathic narcissists thumbed down this amazing work of skill. Obvious sign of loser mentality. @ my mechanics - Beautifully filmed and effort! Thank you so much for sharing your skill and the genius behind pre 1900 CE engineering.

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  • Ok 👍

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  • That is one smart screwdriver since 80s wow!

  • Да она новой такой не была …

  • Can't believe someone made that in 1891 and now in another 130 years someone can restore it again

  • 당신은 뭔데자꾸 추천이 뜨시는 겁니까

  • hej jag talar engelska jag använder google translate för att ställa den här frågan vad gör du med allt när du återställer allt tack. This is I’m Swedish btw

  • :v

  • Kurtlar vadisinden çıktım bunu izledim uyuyorum şimdi eyw

  • شي فخم وعلى مستوى عالي من الإبداع والاتقان

  • Un mago

  • I made a new one

  • 이게 1891년 기술이라니... 독일은 미쳤어

  • 🔥

  • 와 쩌네..언제적 드라이버가 저런기술력으로 제작된거지..ㄷㄷ

  • Автор конечно молодец, так восстановить отвёртку 👍👍👍

    • EVEN THE TOOLS FROM THAT ERA WERE A WORK OF ART. If we ever loose all of “TECHNOLOGY”, your skills will be worth more than gold my friend. As it is they are already.

  • 굿

  • I make a new one. I love seeing that and watching what goes into making anything. Love your videos!

  • genius

  • โคตรคลาสสิค

  • 👍

  • Km dr indo kan.?

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  • คุณค่าทางใจ

  • 잘 고치네요

  • Incredible

  • He is not scared of germs!😨😷🤢🤮

  • Nice work, love it.

  • Amazing