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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:18 PM

Sounds a lot like a 6" Taiwan wrench I have. I have found it useful on small striped bolts, It grips tighter as you turn it. Wish I had a 10" like this also. 

I have a pair of these and they do work well! Use them a lot on pipe.


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:21 PM

I have a radial arm saw quietly rusting away out in the shed.

I had a radial saw . . .  scared the he11 out of me. Especially when ripping. I had it fire a cut off at my chest once. Lucky it didn't penetrate.


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:23 PM

I have a pair of these and they do work well! Use them a lot on pipe.

Those are awesome Kenny!  I have a pair and they bite as well or better than a std pipe wrench!


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:26 PM

. It was given as a Christmas gift several years ago, and it has been hanging on the wall since. It is a SKIL Combination Standard / Metric wrench.

I had something similar only it had an adjustment wheel like a crescent wrench. The jaws would flex under torque and slip.


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:49 PM

I have a couple of oil can push in spouts. Showing my age here, been a long time since a quart of oil came in a can.

I have a hardware store 30 miles away that still has about 10 cases of the old style quarts. Want me to pick some up and send them your way?

I'm thinking you won't want to push down too hard, and you may want to shake vigorously before pouring....

Edited by Cat385B, January 22, 2017 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:50 PM

I have a set of Chinese made vice grips that even I can bend the handle on once I manage to make them grip anything. I keep them out in plain sight in case anyone wants to "borrow" them. lol. So far no thieves have been that needy.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:56 PM

I still have a push spout in my tool box hasn't been used in forever but it's there.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 07:57 PM

Somewhere in with alot of old junk, I have a special ratchet that was for working on WWII tanks. It is a 36" handle on a hollow ratchet. There is a socket permanently attached which I think was 2 different sizes. It was in a group of stuff a guy sold me 30+ years ago. He laughed about the wrench and said he couldn't remember why he brought that home.

 

I have alot of other Christmas tools that sit in a drawer. They can do many things but, none well. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 08:19 PM

Don't really have one, I still use most of mine at one time or another.                                                                                                                      Roger


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 08:30 PM

Oh, you reminded me of another worthless one. Who has / had one of these sockets? This one still functions but the pins are rusting. Again will work on loose bolts / nuts. but forget trying any torque.

we had one that was different shaped trapezoid pieces of the same idea.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 08:32 PM

One of a few useless tools I have (Christmas gift).  Mine is a different brand, but made identical.  I tried it, but pretty lame.  

 

lame tool.jpeg

 


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 08:55 PM

The local Carquest has a few oil can spouts still on the shelf.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 09:12 PM

I once owned a square hood Sears Craftsman lawn mower. 

Actually it wasn't all that bad - unless I tried to mow the yard or something like that.


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 09:15 PM

I once owned a square hood Sears Craftsman lawn mower. 

Actually it wasn't all that bad - unless I tried to mow the yard or something like that.

Ouch!



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Posted January 23, 2017 - 03:11 AM

I once owned a square hood Sears Craftsman lawn mower. 

Actually it wasn't all that bad - unless I tried to mow the yard or something like that.

 

Ouch!

 

:rolling:

 

The beat up gt 18 I had blew 2 starter gears and the steering gear before I replaced the bushings in the starter and "fixed" the steering.

 

Actually I seen someone upgrade the steering bushing on one of those with a locking pillow block bearing.Great idea :thumbs:


Edited by EricFromPa, January 23, 2017 - 03:18 AM.





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