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Offline surfer_squirrel

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Strange tools
« on: November 30, 2010, 08:54:27 PM »
I'm in possession of two unique Craftsman tools, both of which I purchased in the 50s'. One is a 3/8 drive t-handle ratchet (the ratchet mechanism is centered in the t-handle). I continue to use it to this day. Remember that craftsman has a guarantee to replace any tool that breaks? This is one they cannot replace.

I also have a hydraulic rivet gun, which I use regularly. I haven't seen one like it anywhere in my travels.

Has anyone here seen either of these tools before?

If anyone is interested in seeing what these tools look like, I could post photos of them. 
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Re: Strange tools
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 08:55:22 AM »
I'm in possession of two unique Craftsman tools, both of which I purchased in the 50s'. One is a (the ratchet mechanism is centered in the t-handle). I continue to use it to this day. Remember that craftsman has a guarantee to replace any tool that breaks? This is one they cannot replace.

I also have a hydraulic rivet gun, which I use regularly. I haven't seen one like it anywhere in my travels.

Has anyone here seen either of these tools before?

If anyone is interested in seeing what these tools look like, I could post photos of them.

I remember that in my dads tool box. 


It was something inbetween the two as I remember. 
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Re: Strange tools
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 09:38:42 PM »
I'll have to take a photo of mine and post it. It has the ratchet part at the center like the one you posted, but the T portion is flat and has the the Craftsman label embossed on one side of the handle. I will also post a photo of my hydraulic riveter. When people see them for the first time, I get some weird looks.  ;D
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Re: Strange tools
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 07:26:09 AM »
I'll have to take a photo of mine and post it. It has the ratchet part at the center like the one you posted, but the T portion is flat and has the the Craftsman label embossed on one side of the handle. I will also post a photo of my hydraulic riveter. When people see them for the first time, I get some weird looks.  ;D
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Re: Strange tools
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 07:15:07 PM »
Yes I have seen the T ratchet. I have seen air rivet guns, but I don't remember ever seeing a hydraulic one.

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Re: Strange tools
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 02:04:16 AM »

I also have a hydraulic rivet gun, which I use regularly. I haven't seen one like it anywhere in my travels.

Has anyone here seen either of these tools before?



I saw one in my fathers old tool box before, I'd have to ask my brother if he's the one who took it.

 

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