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Offline Jimmy Joiner

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Re: Top USA Sockets and wrench brands
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 03:28:21 AM »
Wow cool list also thank you Don! There are so many obviously well made US brands, we didn’t have that capacity to produce with less population and smaller economy. I’m finding it very interesting. Jimmy

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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 06:34:24 PM »
Hello Jimmy, I'm not doing much anymore, but I still hunt for anything Perfect Handle or Plomb.
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
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Re: Top USA Sockets and wrench brands
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2019, 04:31:22 PM »
Australia’s famous brand is Sidchrome, they have been doing both Metric and imperial for decades, look on Australia’s EBay if you’re interested in good metric products.
Jimmy


Hi Jimmy,

Any ideas for low cost shipping to and from down under? 
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2019, 05:16:30 PM »
Yadda you ‘do’ have a tool collecting problem!!! I’m supposed to buy all your tools and bring them here not the other way around!!!
I’ll make some enquires there. A possible option, if you really want it, send them to me or I buy them and I can forward them for you or something. I’d be happy to help out.  I’ll get back to you re your question. Postage is a killer!

Jimmy
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Re: Top USA Sockets and wrench brands
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2019, 05:46:44 PM »
My first ratchet was a wright (which was available at Ontario stores at the time).   When my spark plug socket split, they just sent me a new one.   Still have that and use it when needed.   :smiley:

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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2019, 08:58:07 PM »
That’s great service by Wright, you’re talking highly of them years later due to that response. I’ll look for Wright items tomorrow morning.
Thank you
Jimmy

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Re: Top USA Sockets and wrench brands
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2019, 10:10:55 PM »
Loads of fun at the market this morning, digging through a few crates of spanners and sockets, looking for Made in USA!

No idea what they are or worth. I paid $15 Aus D ($10 US) for the nine pieces. Which includes 4 Aus Sidchrome  1/2” drive 14 series, sockets, 23mm, 15/16, 1”, 1 1/4”. These are sort after here, so should get a return if I ever wanted to let them go!! Which won’t happen!

What interests me due to your guys passion is the American stuff.

Top to bottom:
Billings Vitalloy 5/8 combo
Blackhawk Armstrong 4727 Hexite 9/16 - 5/8
SK F-1618 1/2”- 9/16 (interesting ends)?
Heyco Mercedes Benz W-Germany 14mm-17mm
Dufor (USA?)

Totally fun time had thanks to you guys!
Any information or stories regarding these wrenches appreciated.

Kind regards
Jimmy



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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2019, 11:33:53 PM »
DUFOR (USA?)
DUFOR is an Australian Brand from DULY & HANSFORD Pty Ltd. NSW. They made Pliers, Socket with Wrench sets in Metal Boxes, Socket sets, Ring & Open end Spanners, Ratchet Wrench's.
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2019, 12:20:05 AM »
Thanks Danks, I wasn’t convinced on it being USA.
I just didn’t see China Taiwan or Australia, cast, which most were.
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Re: Top USA Sockets and wrench brands
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2019, 05:36:04 AM »
The S-K is a flare nut wrench.
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2019, 03:07:35 PM »
Flare nut wrenches are somewhat special application wrenches used on tubing nuts.  Refrigeration, air conditioning, oil burners, etc....
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Re: Top USA Sockets and wrench brands
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2019, 05:01:08 PM »
@Jimmy " if I ever wanted to let them go!! Which won’t happen!"

Been there, done that.   Got the tools (somewhere) to show for it.

Last time i recall using a flare nut wrench was on the water line going into my furnace humidifier.   They're handy, but not usually the first thing i reach for.   

I may have posted an "overall" picture before of some of the wright wrenches that came with a tool box i purchased, but i will pull them out and post a newer pic.   

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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »
Per Alloy Artifacts the Blackhawk Armstrong Hexite wrench is 1940's-1950's era.  Take a magnifying glass to the label and you will see the tiny muscle arm logo.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....