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Offline Chillylulu

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And on July 15, 2017 $5 Bought:
« on: July 17, 2017, 02:14:53 PM »
Here's the funny thing: The cost of living in the Denver metro area has sky-rocketed. Average cost for a two bedroom apartment is over $1,600 per month.  My sons 2 bedroom, 960 sqft, single attached garage home sold for over $230k, a year ago.

But old tools?
I saw a garage sale sign a couple of blocks from home. I saw some tools so we stopped.  We agreed on a price for a set of Snap-On Torquemaster torque wrenches. A small in. lbs and a ft. lbs. In a nice carrying box.  The seller said she had more tools and camping stuff out back. I saw a pile of stuff rusting on a trailer bed. I asked her about it and she said that it was her metal scrap pile and that I could pick through it.  I put a pile of stuff together and asked her for a price. She said $5.00.  I asked if she was sure, she said that $5.00 would be more than she could get for scrap.

The big DOE wrench is an Armstrong, 1-7/8" x 2-1/8"

My Daughter thought that I was pulling her leg when I told her about the bung wrench...

The Cornwell ratchet was put back backwards, I think. More on that later....

The big wrenches and the Ford brake wrench made it to my pegboard.  Thew armstrong is the heaviest wrench I own.

After all that I pulled another $78.00 of tools together.  Probably not so smart, but I was on a roll. And they were only all less than $2.00.  Including the huge Snap-On Octo Grip screwdrivers.  One with a broke tip to trade in.

Good Day, but we only went out for lunch.

Chilly
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Offline wvtools

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Re: And on July 15, 2017 $5 Bought:
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 04:36:20 AM »
I usually get 30-40 for those Hoe's wrenches.  Was it frozen or working?

Offline leg17

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Re: And on July 15, 2017 $5 Bought:
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 04:39:07 AM »
What is that 'S' wrench?

Offline Chillylulu

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Re: And on July 15, 2017 $5 Bought:
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 09:21:44 AM »
No marks that I could find, other than those from a big forging hammer.

1-1/4" x 1-3/8"
Overall length is 20"
The business ends are 5/8" thick, the handle is 3/8" thick.

Chilly