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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #165 on: January 18, 2020, 12:34:45 PM »
I hit a couple of estate sales yesterday and found these =v= tools. I don’t often see the =v= marked ell handles.
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #166 on: January 18, 2020, 12:43:40 PM »
Hello, d42jeep. Nice find on the tools!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #167 on: January 18, 2020, 07:57:42 PM »
Thanks, Lou.
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #168 on: May 24, 2020, 12:56:56 PM »
Here’s a pretty clean set of early RHFT ratchets from the end of the =v= era.  The 1/2” and 3/8” still have the “New Ratchet” advertisement decal on their handles.  Also notice the stamps on the 3/8” handle are reversed.  So much for quality control. 

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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #169 on: May 24, 2020, 06:43:59 PM »
Came home Thursday with a 1/2" =V= Breaker Bar Ratcheting Adapter from 1954-69. 
I guess it would work on a sliding T, an ell, or a speed wrench as well.
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #170 on: May 24, 2020, 08:13:18 PM »
Also worked good on the older fixed head torque wrenches. I have an older Snap-On I use on one of the sliding t-bar's. They're kind of handy.
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #171 on: May 25, 2020, 04:50:16 AM »
I haven't had one of those apart in a long time.  Is it possible that the handle can be reversed?
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #172 on: May 31, 2020, 12:17:02 PM »
Hi Al
The answer to your question is No. The Round Head Fine Tooth or the Teardrop ratchet cannot be assembled backwards. These had to be miss forged or miss machined. I don't know if the forgings can be machined from either side. I'm thinking not. I'm pretty sure the finished forging is pretty close the the final machined product. So the mistake was probably in the original forging.
As long as we're on the subject, here are some pictures of my miss forged Craftsman ratchets. My favorite is the 1/2 inch teardrop with the wrong part number. It should be 44975 but this one is stamped 44976 which is the part number for the 15 inch long "breaker bar" ratchet.

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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #173 on: June 01, 2020, 01:17:53 PM »
That is a very unique find Todd!  I’ve seen a few with the stamps on the wrong sides of the handle, but not one with the wrong model number.

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