AMS 18'' and 22'' rubber-coated handles are made of chromoly and are coated with textured rubber.
The 18'' rubber-coated handles are available with signature series, 3/4'' threaded, 5/8'' threaded, and quick connect connections. 22'' models are only available with a 3/4'' threaded connection. Ratcheting handles are available with signature series, 3/4'' threaded, 5/8'' threaded, and quick connect fittings. They are made of durable carbon steel, and have an open-gear mechanism that allows for easy cleaning of the gear and cog. Quick connect ratcheting handles allow for reverse ratcheting.
Signature Series, Cross Handles
|351.54||18''||Rubber-Coated Cross Handle||1.1 lb.|
|351.56||18''||Ratcheting Cross Handle||2.4 lb.|
3/4'' Threaded, Cross Handles
|402.31||18''||Rubber-Coated Cross Handle||1.3 lb.|
|406.87||18''||Ratcheting Cross Handle||2.5 lb.|
|406.05||22''||Rubber-Coated Cross Handle||1.6 lb.|
5/8'' Threaded, Cross Handles
|406.04||18''||Rubber-Coated Cross Handle||1.1 lb.|
|406.80||18''||Ratcheting Cross Handle||2.1 lb.|
Quick Connect, Cross Handles
|306.06||18''||Rubber-Coated Cross Handle||1.3 lb.|
|306.07||18''||Ratcheting Cross Handle||2.4 lb.|
AMS Connection Types
AMS signature series, threaded, and quick connect connections are used to connect AMS cross handles or slide hammers to AMS extensions,auger heads, and samplers. Each connection type has advantages that will make it more appropriate for particular uses or users. Please take into consideration that not all items will be available in every connection type. Contact us if you are unsure which connection type to use.
Helpful Tips for Using Signature Series and Threaded Connections
AMS recommends using non-adhesive fluoropolymer tape and wrench-tightening AMS threaded and signature series connections to help prevent the components from being damaged during heavy use and to minimize wear and tear over time. This also helps prevent threaded components from being difficult to disconnect after use with a slide hammer, hammer-head cross handle, or after hard twisting with a standard cross handle or ratcheting handle.
AMS Signature Series Connections
Signature series components feature a heavier thread than 5/8'' threaded connections. They are generally more robust and last longer under heavy use. Signature components can be connected and disconnected with only 2 1/2 turns, and have less risk of galling. Our most popular slide hammers, augers, core samplers, and soil sampling kits are available with signature series connections.
AMS 3/4'' & 5/8'' Threaded Connections
AMS 5/8'' and 3/4'' threaded connections use standard, national course, threads. 3/4'' are used with the new AMS professional line of augers and samplers. 5/8'' connections are the most
common and least expensive. Augers, core samplers, probes, slide hammers, hammer-head handles, and kits are available with threaded connections.
AMS Quick Connect Connection
The AMS quick connect button-and-hex coupling system allows components to connect and disconnect faster and with less hassle than threaded or signature series systems. When in use,
the torque exerted on the system is placed on the hex – rather than threads – which makes the quick connect connection durable and prevents the components from binding together. Quick connect connections also allow for reverse augering with either a rubber-coated cross handle or ratcheting cross handle. Most augers and some soil sampling kits are available with AMS quick
connect connections, but the connections are not compatible with AMS slide hammers or the hammer-head cross handle.