I was looking something up recently, and realized that my 1250 large frame is 50 years old this year. It is still a very viable usable tool. I started to ponder what else I have that is the same age or older that I still use that has stood the test of time as well. I do have a few things, but for the most part everything is much newer. My hat is off to the fantastic Bolens engineering and manufacturing, and the industry we had back then that made this quality possible.