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Offline Bad 31

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Blue Grass Tools
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:03:38 PM »
Anyone here a collector of Blue Grass tools? I have a few pieces and living in the deep south I doubt I'll see enough to make a set of anything. Drop me a message and maybe we can work up a trade. Steve

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Re: Blue Grass Tools
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 04:52:29 AM »
Not a collector but I recently came across a Bluegrass 8" adjustable.  The adjuster was frozen to the screw.  I had to smack the adjuster with a chisel to break it free of the screw and was able to save the screw by taking it out very carefully.  (This was after a couple days soaking in vinegar and weeks left in the parts washer solvent tank).  I replaced the adjuster with some brand X item - the plating doesn't match, the adjuster seems to be nickel plated.  The adjuster was a wee bit larger than the original and I had to file the opening for the adjuster to spin freely.  So it's a hack job but it now works well. 
If you're interested I'll send a photo.
Al

The middle wrench in the photo resembles an old Snap-On or Blue-Point, doesn't it?

Edit- the chrome is better than it looks in photo - appears dull
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 06:11:09 PM by amecks »
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Offline bill300d

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Re: Blue Grass Tools
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 04:31:53 PM »
Probably Thorsen, they made a similar version to Snap On.
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Re: Blue Grass Tools
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 06:29:02 PM »
Glad to hear that you solved your wheel problem. I have an 8" Blue Point adjustable with a ruined wheel and haven't yet found a good one of the correct size and type.
I especially want to repair it because it has a misspelling on the handle
WISCONSEN
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