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Offline woodland_hank

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Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:17:56 AM »
I'm looking for a couple Hinsdale double open end wrenches to complete a set.  It's a 6 wrench set and I have #3 and #4.  I'm looking for #1, #2, #5 and the smallest one which is 1/4 x 3/8.  Not sure if that one is #0 or how they designate it.  These wrenches are the Chrome Vanadium Steel ones with the big logos.  Looks like this:

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 03:21:53 PM »
I have the 5-piece set.  Don't know about a small small one.
They are generally available on the bay.
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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 03:39:15 PM »
Here is what AA says:  "Six models were available, with openings ranging from 1/4 to 1 inch, although the smallest 1/4x3/8 wrench is somewhat rare."
They go on to Picture # 1 through 5.  Their #1 is 7/16 by 1/2. And their #5 is 7/8 by 15/16.
Very curious.
This does not account for their 1/4 orrrrr their 1".
Any thoughts?
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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 09:21:24 PM »
There were 6 wrenches 0-5
1/4x3/8,  7/16x1/2,  9/16x19/32,  5/8x11/16,  3/4x25/32,  7/8x15/16

there were 3 different sets available
a 6pc set 0-5
and 2 5pc sets   0-4 and 1-5 
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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 07:20:17 AM »
So, there was no 1" wrench. And the Zero wrench appeared in two of the three sets-- but is uncommon.
Looks like I have some looking to do.
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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 01:48:38 PM »
I only ever found one, the 3 by the list.  Love that big proud logo.

   Only five more for me!   Lol.
The only bad tool is the one that couldn't finish the job.  Ironicly it may be the best tool for the next job.

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 08:14:43 PM »
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 07:53:00 AM »
I want to make some smaller wrench displays to compliment the big Williams display I recently made.  I've had these Hinsdale wrenches sitting around in a drawer (with numerous others) for a couple decades.  Time to show them off.  I'm on a kick to finish up stalled out projects from years past.  In the last 2 years I've accomplished a fair amount and am pleased with myself.  It feels good to get things done.

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 10:37:19 AM »


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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
"compliment the big Williams display"

If they come out as sweet as that one please make sure you include a photo for us to drool over.   :embarrassed:

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 12:08:19 PM »
The displays I have in mind will be very similar to the Williams but smaller.  I'm planning to cut vinyl with each brand's logo as well.  I have an old set of Craftsman DOE, a set of 1950's-60's Snap On angled DOE and the Hinsdale I'm looking for.  I might supplement with some other tools.  Somewhere on here I saw a collection of brace bits and a couple braces.  I have a bunch of my grandfather's bits that might make a nice display similar to that.

I have so many tools that I enjoy looking at.  I have my go-to standard tools that I use on a regular basis, but the rest are simply for display.  In the next 2 years I will be upgrading to a bigger house and will likely have a man-cave/rec room that will benefit from some wall hangings. 

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 03:43:52 PM »
Nice, I can't wait to see them.
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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 09:21:20 AM »
Well, I've resorted to ebay for the remaining wrenches.  I will have #'s 1-5 after they ship.  Anybody have a lead on the elusive #0 wrench?

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2018, 12:36:34 AM »
There are a lot of them on Amazon.

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Re: Looking for Hinsdale DOE Wrenches
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2018, 07:55:02 PM »
Yes Virginia, there is a number zero.