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Offline coolford

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Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:48:00 PM »
Can anyone enlighten me as to why Craftsman made such a wrench.  Over the years this is only the second one I have come across.

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 11:33:58 AM »
As to why Craftsman actually made a wrench of that style I don't know for sure but maybe they just tried a different design to promote sales. I have one of these I picked up a while back for $5 Canadian ( which is about $3.75 US ) I did some looking thru some old catalogs and it showed up in a 1953 booklet for a price of $2.95. The little booklet I have only shows a 14" version.

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 02:10:23 PM »
It's a cool looking wrench.
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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 05:33:23 PM »
The 14" size is the only size I have come across.

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 08:31:17 PM »
Definitely different. 
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 04:29:35 PM »
As to why Craftsman actually made a wrench of that style I don't know for sure but maybe they just tried a different design to promote sales. I have one of these I picked up a while back for $5 Canadian ( which is about $3.75 US ) I did some looking thru some old catalogs and it showed up in a 1953 booklet for a price of $2.95. The little booklet I have only shows a 14" version.
Does that mean you overpaid?

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 04:32:48 PM »
Did I overpay? I don't think so, If I see another for that price I'll buy it and send it to you.

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 05:34:03 PM »
Hello, I guess they tried a few handle patterns over the years. Here are 3 that I have here, not as nice as the 14" version shown. Also, these have the more common adjustment mechanism.Notice the fancy curved handle of the one at bottom :-) Regards, Lou
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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 06:37:02 AM »
Don't find many with the handle curving up, owner didn't know how to use a pipe wrench??

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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 01:51:24 PM »
Hello, Coolford. I didn't think of that!!! I see all kinds of mis-used tools at sales, but that is a new one!!
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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 01:57:48 PM »
Don't find many with the handle curving up, owner didn't know how to use a pipe wrench??
Yeah, but he did know how to use a cheater pipe! DAMHIKT
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Re: Fancy Craftsman 14" pipe wrench
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2019, 02:24:40 PM »
Hello, Papadan.  (DAMHIKT) "Don't Ask Me How I Know This" . You don't have to ask me, I found the meaning on the internet. :-)
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