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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2015 - 04:57 PM

All the years bidding on items I've never bidded on two items 15 seconds apart. I was watching one item on my phone & the other on my desk top. Both items came from the same seller.

 

This lady was selling her husbands grandfathers tools. The torque wrench is like new only used twice. The die set looks like its almost new. I have a lot of taps & a few dies but not a complete set of dies. My torque wrench I have was given to me when I was about 13 years old from my uncle. It's a dial face Snap On that goes to 600 lbs. I've never liked it because I have never needed that much torque. I have always liked the balance beam torque wrench because of the long arm. 

 

I got the torque wrench for $14.27 & the Die Set for $20.50 shipping is around $9. for both.

 

Torque wrench.JPG Die set2.jpg Die set1.JPG


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Both look like new!  You did well.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:17 PM

I think you got a good deal!

 

I like the torque wrenches that "click" at the set torque.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Nice!  I have that same Craftsman torque wrench.  It was my father's.  I grew up using that, until he got a "clicker" style.  The old balance beam worked fine though.  I like to see people use these older tools.  I laugh when I see people "collecting" tools that I use in my shop on a regular basis.  =)


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Nice score! I've got the same tap and die set, you'll be well pleased with it
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Posted March 26, 2015 - 12:57 PM

 I laugh when I see people "collecting" tools that I use in my shop on a regular basis.  =)

 

Or ask "what's that used fort?" when they are in the shop. Carbon arc torch usually gets lots of attention.  :D


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 01:05 PM

Should this be in the addicted thread?
"When you're bidding on two auctions at once with two different devices"

Glad you got them
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Posted March 26, 2015 - 01:11 PM

I appreciate the old stuff no matter what it is. I haven't done much engine work until recently getting into these tractors two years ago. I have given away & lost track of loaned items so much I think I'll purchase a few more tools to replace them. 

 

I like the clicker torque wrenches but never owned one. I bought the torque wrench mostly because of the story, the box, & knowing I will be needing it soon rather than dealing with the Snap On that I have. I'm not a HF fan when it comes to power tools & most of whats out there is junk. 

 

I jumped on the die set because of the quality of the older tools & they are selling for twice what I paid for the more heavily used sets.

 

Thanks everyone for your comments.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 01:16 PM

Should this be in the addicted thread?
"When you're bidding on two auctions at once with two different devices"

Glad you got them

Alan it used to be worse for me. E bay just recently added the countdown clock next to the item your bidding on. Before you had to keep refreshing the item back & forth to see how much time you had or like me I used a stopwatch  :D



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Posted March 26, 2015 - 08:55 PM

There is something about old tools. It sure would be fun to visit with all the people who have handled them. 


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 09:36 PM

Love my vintage Craftsman and S-K tools.


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Got these items Saturday morning. Just like desribed like new, hardly looks like they have been used no rust anywhere. Very happy.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Nice score!!!


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Great deal, :thumbs:  the older Craftsman stuff is great, very well made stuff. I try to pick up any of it when I find it.


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