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Old 04-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hand crank for stabilizers?

Totally noob question here - but what the heck is the name of the hand crank tool that you use with the stabilizers on the trailer (in my case, a 2012 27FB Flying Cloud in case they're different from year to year or trailer to trailer).

The one that came with the trailer didn't last more than a few trips. The head wasn't permanently affixed and fell off. I'd like to replace it with something similar but MUCH sturdier but I don't even know what name I'm searching for (or size for that matter - it's the same size as the WD jacks on the ProPride - that's another reason I want to replace the tool - was using an impact wrench to raise/lower those and broke the roll pin inside one of the jacks! )

Thanks in advance for your insights and alternatives if you have suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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Um, jack hand crank, I guess. Not sure what cost comparison is, but tool mfrs, like Craftsman make a speedy driver that takes sockets...3/4" in this case. It's kind of a blast from the past. I bought one when I was in automotive school, but everybody uses power now. I assume they still make them.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #3
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Here you go:

Speeder Wrench from Craftsman.com
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Harbor freight has the speed wrenches in ⅜" and " drives as well at much lower cost than Craftsman or Snap-On. I got a deep well socket as the shallow ones tend to come of when really cranking on the on post jacks on either the Hensley or ProPride jack stands.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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Great. Thank you muchly!
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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Are you out of the two year warranty?
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If you need more selection you might try etrailer.com

Replacement Handle for Scissor Jacks (BAL-24SJ) Redline Accessories and Parts BAL-24033

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Are you out of the two year warranty?
No, but the tool was junk and replacing it with junk doesn't make sense to me. The Craftsman one dzn posted (with a deep hardened socket) looks like a better solution for me.
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Thanks Switz and Airrogant.
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You can always get the adapter to go in a cordless drill. It is so much better than the hand crank.
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You can always get the adapter to go in a cordless drill. It is so much better than the hand crank.
That's what I do - use a cordless drill. Also makes cranking the Hensley so much quicker and easier.

Make sure to select the right setting on the torque selector of the drill so the stabilizers don't accidentally slam into the ground and start lifting the trailer.
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I have been using a cross wrench for taking off lug bolts. It works well and you can spin the wrench and it is much easier than the dog leg crank thing. I have the crank but I use the cross wrench. No need for a drill with a cross wrench. This is assuming your jacks are lubed and in good shape. I am also assuming a standard Bal Jack with the nut on the end of it.

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